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Ladies first Thursday 14 July 2016

Cosmeston relays 2016

Cardiff AAC were represented by no fewer than five ladies' teams at the popular Cosmeston Relays, held in Cosmeston Park, Penarth last night.

The A team of Ffion and Rhianwedd Price and Emily Brown were not only the winners of the senior ladies category but were first home of the entire race, including all the men's teams.

Juniors off to final Monday 11 July 2016

Evie Wong

With the advantage of a home match, Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team were clear winners of the fourth round match at Cardiff International Sports Campus on Saturday last 9th July.

 

Cardiff, along with Cardiff Archers, Rhymney Valley AC and Newport Harriers are qualified from the South East division to the national final and Cardiff will be looking to retain the title that they won last year.

 

The Welsh final will be held in Newport on Sunday 20th August.

 

 

Senior women slip Tuesday 5 July 2016

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After finishing a creditable fifth in the first round match of this year's UK Women's Athletics League, Cardiff's senior ladies slipped to seventh place last Sunday, 3rd July, at the Lee Valley stadium in London.

Cardiff finished the day on a good note by winning the final event, the 4x400m relay but now need an improved performance in the third and final round on 7th August in Manchester in order to retain its place in this division.

Senior men still lead - just Monday 4 July 2016

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With a team depleted by clashes with other events, Cardiff's British Athletics League team slipped to fourth place in the third round match held in Kingston on Saturday last, 2nd July, but still lead the division overall by one point.

With Brett Morse and Curtis Mathews competing in seven events between them, the team finished on a high note by winning both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

With one match to go, a strong team is needed for the final round to assure promotion to Division one.

Schools champions Sunday 3 July 2016

Lauren Evans 1 and Isobel Breeden 2

With plenty of Cardiff athletes representing their schools, the Welsh Schools championships were held in Cardiff yesterday; on a day that was warm and sunny (but a little windy) after early rain.

Championship best performances were achieved by Kristian Jones (senior boys' 200m in 21.82), Sarah Omoregie (middle girls' shot put with 14.23m) and Ffion Palmer, who also set new Welsh and club records in the middle girls' hammer with 55.53m.

Double gold medals were achieved by Kristian Jones (100m & 200m) and Lauren Evans (middle girls' high jump and 80m hurdles).

Sprinters galore Thursday 30 June 2016

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With Cardiff AAC sprinters turning out in force, the second Welsh Athletics sprints open meeting went ahead last night in Cardiff and, despite the damp, dreary and chilly conditions, a favourable wind that, for most races was within the legal limit, helped to produce numerous personal best performances.

Seventy two athletes (including thirty five from Cardiff) contested ten heats of the 100m, with Cardiff athletes winning seven of them.

GB vest for Jake Wednesday 29 June 2016

Jake Heyward 2015

Cardiff's Jake Heyward (17), who joined the club when he was only ten, has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 1500m at the first ever European youth championships, to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 14th to 17th July.

The youth championships are for athletes aged 16 or 17 on 31 December 2016.

Jake is the current UK under 20 champion at 1500m as well as Welsh senior champion over 800m and has improved his 1500m time by over 10 seconds this year.

Rhys in Euro team Tuesday 28 June 2016

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams, former European champion at 400m hurdles, has been included in the Great Britain team for the European Athletics championships which take place in Amsterdam next week.

Ranked number two in the UK with 49.22, Rhys clinched his place after coming third in the British Championships last weekend. He now has a good opportunity to secure his second Olympic qualifying time and persuade the selectors to add him to the team for Rio.

The final beckons Monday 27 June 2016

Ffion Palmer 2015

Cardiff's UK Youth Development League (U20/U17) team finished an excellent second in the third round match in Carmarthen yesterday, 26th June.

After finishing third in the first round in Plymouth and then winning in Newport, Cardiff and Team Avon both have 14 league points although Team Avon has more match points, which technically places them as the leaders. If Cardiff can win the final round in Yeovil on 24th July, the team will qualify for the national final in Bedford on 4th September, thus emulating last year's achievement by the U15/U13 team.

Another gold for Bethan Sunday 26 June 2016

Bethan Davies

Just as Aled Davies is unbeatable in his events, Bethan Davies is by far the best British race walker of the moment and, today, proved this once again by winning the 5000k walk by over a minute at the British Athletics championships and Olympic trials in Birmingham.

Bethan's time of 22:03.82 improved her own personal best time by three seconds. The day before, she had been in Poland in an unsuccessful attempt to achieve the qualifying standard for the 20k walk.

Also at the trials, Aled yet again improved his own personal best (and, naturally, his own world record) in the F42 shot put with a throw of 16.38m

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