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The Academy is back Thursday 8 September 2016

The popular Cardiff Athletics Academy has started back and registration is taking place on Monday and Thursday evenings (6-7 pm) in the Cardiff AAC club room.

As a result of high demand, the number of places for new Academy members is limited and will unfortunately only be available on a first come first served basis.

An experience Tuesday 6 September 2016

YDL Final 2016

The final of the UKYDL (upper age group) in Bedford on Sunday last, 4th September, provided extremenly tough competition and, although finishing eighth, Cardiff's athletes will have learned from the experience.

Showing great team spirit, Cardiff produced seven individual event winners as well as two club records. In the under 17 men's discus, Jay Morse won with a personal best throw of 52.67m, improving Matthew Field's previous best of 51.12m set five years ago. The under 17 women's 4x300m relay team (Lana Culliford, Jessica Wadey, Jessica Hill & Naomi Reid) set a new record of 2:54.26.

Big win for David Monday 5 September 2016

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's David Omoregie secured the biggest win of his career on Saturday last, 3rd September, at the prestigious ISTAF international in Berlin, clocking a legal personal best time of 13.24 and beating Rio Olympic fourth placer Pascal Martinot-Largarde (also 13.24) in a dip finish. Trailing in sixth place was Wilhem Belocian who had beaten David to the World Junior gold medal two years ago.

This time confirms David at number two in this year's UK rankings for 110m hurdles and sixth on the all-time list.

Near miss for South Sunday 28 August 2016

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With excellent contributions from Cardiff athletes, the South Wales region narrowly missed out on taking the Welsh inter regional championship in Brecon yesterday, placing second behind West Wales.

South Wales topped three of the six age groups with Cardiff AAC athletes winning events in each category.

Champions again Monday 22 August 2016

WJL Final 2016

Cardiff AAC once again showed that it is Wales' best junior club by winning the Welsh Under 15 League final in Newport yesterday.

Leading from early in the day, Cardiff's lead grew and grew to an ultimate margin of over 100 points over second placed Cardiff Archers; despite the pole vault being cancelled, in which Cardiff would have done well. In 2015 Cardiff won by 94 points.

Issie Tustin and Daniel John collected the well deserved trophy from Welsh Athletics President Lynette Harries who remarked how good it was to see such enthusiasm.

Kings and queens of the road Monday 22 August 2016

Ieuan Thomas

The Welsh 5k Road championships were held at Merthyr Mawr on Saturday 20th August, and, despite the poor conditions, Cardiff AAC scored a double victory, taking the team titles in both men's and women's races.

Ieuan Thomas took the individual senior men's title with Ciaran Lewis third (first under 20 man home) and James Hunt fourth (second under 20).

For the senior women, Camilla Barnes was 4th, Emily Brown 6th and Heddwyn Daniel 7th.

Best wishes to Alex and Ava Thursday 18 August 2016

Alex Hains and Ava Hutchinson

Alex Hains and Ava Hutchinson will be getting married in Ireland on Saturday and Cardiff AAC wishes them every success and happiness in their future life together.

Now living in Leicestershire, Alex joined the club 15 years ago and has been a regular on the middle and long distance running scene. Ava represented her native Ireland in the marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as in the European Cross Country Championships the same year.

Medals and PBs Monday 15 August 2016

Jessica Wadey 2016

The Welsh under 20 all age groups championships were held in Newport on Saturday and Sunday just passed and Cardiff AAC athletes chalked up numerous medal winning and personal best performances.

Double gold medal winners were: Jacob Reynolds (under 13 boys' 800m & 1500m); Kristian Jones (under 20 men's 100m & 200m); Naomi Reid (Under 17 women's 1500m & under 20 women's 800m).

Classy Naomi and Jake Wednesday 10 August 2016

Naomi Reid 2016

Amongst several excellent performances by Cardiff athletes at last Saturday's Celtic Games in Swansea, two stood out. Running in their Welsh vests, Naomi Reid and Jake Heyward each won their under eighteen 800m races comfortably but it was the manner of their races that caught the eye. Jake is, of course, the European champion at 1500m but both he and Naomi have made big steps up this year in their racing abilities.

Jake set a new Celtic Games rcord of 1:50.61 (just outside his personal best) and Naomi was named the Welsh female athletes' performance of the day.

Ladies emulate the men Monday 8 August 2016

UKWAL 2016

Cardiff's senior ladies UK Women's Athletic League team were not to be oudone by the men and also won their final round match, in Manchester yesterday, narrowly beating Woodford Green & Essex Ladies by two points, with Blackheath and Bromley AC further behind in third.

The ladies thus preserve their position in Division 1 and both men's and women's teams go into next season one division below their respective premierships.

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