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National record for Bethan Sunday 2 July 2017

Bethan Davies 2015

Cardiff's Bethan Davies took a big chunk off her personal best time to win the 5,000m walk at the British championships and trials today and, in the process, set a new GB National record of 21:21.52. Naturally this is also a club and Welsh best.

In the women's long jump, also held today, Rebecca Chapman produced a big legal personal best of 6.54m to take the silver medal and break Gill Regan's long-standing club and Welsh record of 6.52m, set in 1982.

Schools champions Saturday 1 July 2017


The Welsh Schools athletic championships were held in Cardiff today and many Cardiff AAC club members were picking up medals on behalf of their schools.

Double gold medal winners were Ben Hillman (80m hurdles & long jump), Jay Morse (shot put & discus) and Cassey Grimwade (discus & hammer) whose winning hammer throw also broke her own club record as did Jay Morse's discus throw and Lana Culliford's win in the 300m hurdles.

Rhys hangs up his spikes Thursday 29 June 2017

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's international 400m hurdler Rhys Williams has officially announced his retirement from athletics and can look back on his achievements with great pride.

Rhys had wanted to end his career in the red vest of Wales at the Commonwealth Games next year but a persistent injury has prevented him from training properly and he has come to the difficult decision that time has run out.

Club best for Charlotte Wednesday 28 June 2017

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

A new club record for the senior women's 200m was set by Charlotte Wingfield, competing for her native Malta and taking the gold medal in the Games of the Small Nations in San Marino on 3rd June.

Having equalled the old record of 23.84 seconds in May, Charlotte improved to 23.78 in June.

YDL team roars ahead. Monday 26 June 2017

YDL 2017x

Taking full advantage of a home fixture, Cardiff's YDL (upper age group) team dominated the third round match yesterday, winning by a huge 168 points and leapfrogging Team Avon to take the top spot in the division and a guaranteed entry to the regional final in Yate on 23rd July.

Weekend wonders Monday 26 June 2017

Jake Heyward 2015

While the YDL team was demolishing the opposition in Cardiff, other club members were breaking personal and club records at home and abroad.

Tom Marshall, Jake Heyward, and Charlotte Arter all set personal bests at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford while Kiara Frizelle set a new club standard for the under 17 girls' 1500m, Bethan Davies set new club and Welsh records for 20k walk in Leeds and Tom Britt long jumped a personal best 6.09m in Swansea. 

Club record and title for Jac Tuesday 20 June 2017

Jac Palmer 2017

Cardiff's Jac Palmer hit top form in Bedford on Sunday to take the gold medal in the hammer throw at the England Athletics under 23 championships. Not only was his winning throw of 65.88m a personal best and club senior record, but he pushed into second place Taylor Campbell who is currently leading the under 23 UK rankings. Jac is lying third in the UK.

Also coming home with a gold medal was Jake Heyward who won a tactical race to take the 1500m title and enhance his selection chances for the European Junior championships.The selection qualifying time is 3:45.00 which should be well within Jake's capability in the right race.

Hot stuff Sunday 18 June 2017

Carwyn Jones Stuttgart 2016

On perhaps the hottest day of the summer so far,Cardiff's road runners were on hot form in today's Caerphilly 10k, taking second, third and fourth places in the senior men's open race and first and third in the ladies' race.

With Carwyn Jones second, Dan Nash a close third and James Hunt fourth, this was a good warm up for the trio's half marathon in Stuttgart next weekend.

Cardiff 1-2 Friday 16 June 2017

Tom Marshall

Hot on the heels of their exploits at the Welsh championships last Saturday, Tom Marshall (Welsh silver at 800m) and Rowan Axe (gold at 1500m) travelled to Watford on Wednesday evening, looking for fast times over 1500m. And, wow, did they get them!

Tom won the 1500m A race in a career best time of 3:37.62 with Rowan a close second in a big personal best of 3:38.12. These times take them respectively to third and fifth on the all-time best Welsh lists and to eighth and ninth on the current UK rankings. They are also both within the A standard qualification to be considered for the Welsh team at the Commonwealth Games. 

Open meeting a success Friday 16 June 2017

Open Mtg June 17

Around 130 young athletes, full of enthusiasm, were at the Cardiff AAC stadium last Sunday to take part in the open meeting organised by the Cardiff Academy.

A well chosen series of events occupied a few hours of a pleasant Sunday morning, producing good competition and results.

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