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Solid start for YDL campaign Monday 2 May 2016

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Cardiff's upper age group UK Youth Development League team set off at 6am yesterday for the long trip to Plymouth and produced a steady opening performance, finishing in fourth place behind three composite teams.

The early matches in this league are traditionally beset with availability problems and this year was no exception. Revision for exams and injuries are typical issues but this match also suffered from a clash with the BUCS championships in Bedford and a BMC meeting being held in Millfield on Monday.

Close second for Jake Sunday 24 April 2016

Jake Heyard Minimarathon 2016

As they entered the Mall approaching the finish, Cardiff's Jake Heyward and Stroud's Tom Mortimer were shoulder to shoulder and it appeared that Jake would have the edge until a sprint over the final 20m pushed him into second place by the smallest of margins, but well ahead of the third placed.

The mini marathon, held over the final three miles of the London Marathon course, is of high quality and a second placing is an excellent performance from Jake. Unfortunately he just missed out on a meeting with Prince Harry who was presenting the awards to the winners.

The races counted as the British Championships and, in the under 15 girls' race, Kiara Frizelle was an outstanding third, followed closely by Abi Fisher in sixth and Carys Bill in 20th.

The challenge is on Sunday 24 April 2016

Carter Staples Jav 2016

Having just pipped Swansea for the divisional title last year, Cardiff's UK Young Athletes League (U15/U13) had to settle for third place in the season's opening round at Newport on Saturday 23rd April.

Missing some of its more experienced athletes who have moved up an age group and with points machine Carter Staples injured (but filling in to throw the javelin and put the shot - that's team spirit), Cardiff nevertheless scored numerous wins and, with three more rounds to come and not many points separating the top three teams, should move up the table. 

Entry deadline Wednesday 20 April 2016

Hurdles

The summer season is already underway and the South Wales Regional Championships will be held in Brecon on 14th May.

The closing date for entries is 28th April (a week tomorrow) so get your entries in now to avoid a last minute rush.

Please also remember that your club subscription and Welsh Athletics registration fee needs to be paid up to date or your entry may be refused.

Off to London Tuesday 19 April 2016

London Mini Marathon 2016

Cardiff AAC will be well represented in next Sunday's London Marathon  and Mini Marathon.

Running in the main event, and raising money for their chosen charities, will be Alan Wadey, Jen Stone and Huw Phillips, while ten Cardiff athletes have been selected to represent Welsh Schools.

Excellent Road Relay results Sunday 17 April 2016

6 stage team 2016

Cardiff's senior men's and women's road relay teams produced excellent performances in the National 12 and 6 stage championships in Birmingham yesterday, finishing 11th (out of 67 teams) and 12th (out of 50 teams) respectively.

Oustanding individual performances included Charlotte Arter's third fastest long leg and Kath Marshall's sixth fastest short leg.

And a special mention for veteran Nat Lane who celebrated his 40th birthday a week ago and brought the men's team home on the final leg.

Bethan in GB team for Rome Wednesday 13 April 2016

Bethan Davies 2015

Cardiff's Bethan Davies has been selected for the British team that will take part in the biennial IAAF World Race Walking Championships in Rome on 7-8 May.

Bethan, who holds the Welsh record and is third best on the UK all-time list, will contest the 20k senior women's race.

Back to winter Monday 11 April 2016

Road Relay 2016

After the spring-like weather in Cardiff on Saturday, winter returned for the Welsh Road Relay championships held in Bargoed's Parc Cwm Darran yesterday, 10th April.

Despite a bitterly cold, strong and gusting wind that faced the runners for half the lap and made running into it very challenging, Cardiff teams ended the day with two sets of team gold medals, one of silver and one of bronze.

Better late than never Monday 11 April 2016

Although Cardiff AAC has a very talented group of young athletes, the older ones can win medals too.

After a delay in compiling the results, the Cardiff Master Women 45 ladies' team has been awarded the gold medals at the Welsh Cross Country Championships, held in Swansea on 27th February.

Congratulations to Helen John, Cerys Ash and Jen Stone.

Run Jump Throw a success Sunday 10 April 2016

RJT 2016

The weather was kind, with sunshine and a light wind, the athletes enjoyed it and the organisation was good.

The first edition of the Run Jump Throw competition for under 15 athletes was held yesterday at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium and was a welcome first of the season event.

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