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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.

Senior men promoted Saturday 6 August 2016

Kris Jones Jason Copsey John Cove 2016

With an all-round team performance, Cardiff's senior men's team clinched promotion to Division 1 of the British Athletics League by winning the fourth and final match of the season at Nottingham today.

Cardiff had started well with Jac Palmer winning the first field event (the hammer) and Paul Bennett and Ryan Cooper taking the A and B races of the first track event (400m hurdles). Maintaining momentum, Cardiff finished well clear and are the Division 2 champions.

Treasurer needed Wednesday 3 August 2016

The club urgently needs someone to take over as treasurer from Steve Davies.

Steve has been an excellent treasurer for the past two years but has been forced reluctantly to step down because of pressure in his day job. 

If you are interested to help the club in this way (or can suggest someone who is) please contact chairman Bernie Plain (07976 368 543) as soon as possible. You can be assured of plenty of help in what is an important role.

Cardiff second in final Monday 1 August 2016

Welsh Athletics logo BEST

Cardiff athletes travelled to Swansea yesterday for the final of the Welsh Athletics League and were rewarded with second place behind local rivals Swansea Harriers, scoring 900 points to Swansea's 1189 with Brecon AC third.

Elsewhere over the weekend, David Omeregie won the UK Inter-Counties 110m hurdles title in 13.37, his second best ever time but which, unfortunately, was wind assisted. David had won his heat in a legal 13.53. James Griffiths achieved a big personal best in the 100m with a legal heat time of 10.44; his previous legal best was 10.64.

Aled and Steve go to Rio Saturday 30 July 2016

Steve Morris

Cardiff AAC will have two representatives at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Aled Davies will be representing Team GB in the F42 shot put and discus while Steve Morris will be contesting the T20 1500m.

Aled of course will be defending the title that he won four years ago in London.

Good luck to both.

Endurance club record & PBs Thursday 28 July 2016

Jacob Reynolds 2016

Following its successful sprints evenings, Welsh Athletics organised an Endurance Open Meeting at Cardiff International Sports Campus yesterday evening and was rewarded with numerous personal best performances and a Cardiff AAC club record.

European Youth Champion at 1500m, Jake Heyward got the evening off to a good start by winning the first heat of the 800m in a personal best time of 1:50.53.

Later in the evening, Jacob Reynolds knocked five seconds off his personal best to improve his own under 13 boys 1500m club record with 4:37.27, taking him to seventh on the UK rankings.

Cardiff athletes in team Thursday 28 July 2016

James Vincent 2014

Cardiff AAC is well represented in the under 18 and under 16 teams to represent Wales in the Celtic Games international between Wales, Scotland and Ireland that takes place in Swansea on Saturday 6th August.

Leading the under 18 men's team is Jake Heyward (800m) who is joined by clubmates James Vincent (1500m) Tom Hanson (shot put) and Kieran Grimwade (hammer throw). The under 18 ladies' team includes Naomi Reid (800m), Bethan Evans (1500m), Abi Fisher (3000m), Sarah Omoregie (shot put) and Lauren Evans (high jump), with Catrin Lord (long jump), Megan Hodgson (pole vault) and Ffion Palmer (hammer) included as a development team.

Bedford here we come Sunday 24 July 2016

YDL U 25 July 2016

Cardiff's UK YDL (upper age group) team demolished the opposition in the fourth and final round match at Yeovil yesterday, winning by 81.5 points and qualifying outright for the national final in Bedford on 4th September.

Within a fine all-round team performance there were some magificent individual contributions, not least in the women's steeplechase.

Congratulations to the whole team and especially to the team managers and especially to Debbie Bull who has championed this team for so many years.

Wins for Elliot and Rhys Saturday 23 July 2016

Elliot Slade

Competing at the Morton Games in Dublin last night, Elliot Slade set a big new personal best for 800m, winning the international race in 1:47.70. His previous best was 1:48.91 indoors. Elliot has been studying in the United States at Villanova University.

Also at the Morton Games, Rhys Williams won the international 400m hurdles in 49.50.

Charlotte picked for Rio Friday 22 July 2016

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

Cardiff AAC member Charlotte Wingfield has been selected to represent her home country Malta in the Rio Olympic Games.

As Maltese champion, she will compete in the 100m and 200m, events where she recently took the bronze medals at the Small States of Europe Athletic Championships. She was also bronze medallist at the Mediterranean under 23 championships and represented Malta at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

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