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Olympic qualifier for Kevin Tuesday 29 September 2015

Kevin Seaward 2015

Cardiff member Kevin Seaward (pictured after the race), who runs for his native Ireland, ran his best ever marathon in Berlin on Sunday last, 27th September, to finish in 21st place in 2:14.52, a personal best by four minutes and a time that achieves Ireland's qualifying time of 2:17 for the Rio Olympoic Games next year.

Kevin was the first home of three Irish athletes who all finished under the qualifying time.

His time takes him to second on the Cardiff AAC all time marathon list behind Dennis Fowles and pushes current club President Bernie Plain into third spot.

Start of Cross Country Sunday 27 September 2015

CXC10

With the track season barely finished, cross country is about to re-start with the first round of the Gwent League at Newbridge Fields on 11th October ( less than two weeks away).

The Bridgend course provides an ideal start to the series as it is very flat except for a small hill in the woods.

Road Mile Championships Wednesday 23 September 2015

Elliot Slade 2014

Welsh Athletics is again holding its road mile championships around Cardiff's Civic Centre on Saturday 3rd October, the day before the Cardiff Half Marathon.

 

Having won numerous medals in last year's event, including a clean sweep in the senior men's race (Elliot Slade, pictured winning), James Thie and Matthew Edwards), this is an excellent opportunity for Cardiff athletes to mount the podium again.

Club Record in Cornwall Monday 21 September 2015

Jay Morse 2015

Jay Morse and Bethan Gammon, both looking for end of season competition, competed in the Newquay and Par Open Throws competition in Cornwall yesterday, 20th September).

Jay (pictured) broke his own under 15 boys' discus record with a throw of 49.36m while Bethan improved her shot put personal best with a put of 8.30m

Jay improved his No.1 ranking in the UK and is close to breaking the 50m mark.

Aled in World team Thursday 17 September 2015

Aled Davies

Aled Sion Davies has been included in the great Britain team, announced today, to contest the IPC World Championships that take place in Doha from 22nd to 31st October.

Aled (who is coached by international shot putter Ryan Spencer Jones) will take part in the shot put and discus in the F42 category. He is the defending champion and world record holder in both events and is strongly tipped to retain both titles.

Best Presentation Night Monday 14 September 2015

Over 200 Cardiff AAC members and parents attended the annual Presentation of Awards evening last night, held for the first time at the Cardiff City Stadium, the record turnout reflecting the growth and success that the club has enjoyed in the past few years.

Presenting the awards were special guests, club captain and Great Britain Olympian Brett Morse and Welsh Athletics’ Emma Wiltshire, who won no fewer than six gold medals at the recent World Transplant Games in Argentina.

10k successes Thursday 10 September 2015

Morgan James 2015

Cardiff AAC teams were first and second in the Cardiff 10k held last Sunday, 6th September.

In the 30th edition of this popular annual race, and with more than 5,000 runners, the club's senior men's team (Ieuan Thomas, Jon Hopkins, Mukhtaar Farhan and Elsidig Ibrahim) was first and the ladies' team (Lucy Marland, Megan Bowen, Liz Davies and Rhian Jones) was second.

Fifth best in the UK Sunday 6 September 2015

YDL Final 2015

Cardiff's junior YDL team showed that it can hold its own with the best when it finished in an excellent fifth place at the UK Youth Development League (U15/U13 age group) national final at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham yesterday, 5th September.

Having already won the Midland Premier division, Cardiff had been an automatic qualifier for the final.

Up with the best Friday 4 September 2015

Tom Hanson 2015

Eleven Cardiff athletes travelled to Bedford last weekend (29 & 30 August) for the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 championships, which are, in reality, UK championships.

Showing that they can hold their own with the best in Britain, Amelia Reynolds, Jay Morse and Tom Hanson each returned home with a silver medal.

Amelia Reynolds won her heat of the under 17 women's 300m and went on to come second in the final in the excellent time of 38.78 seconds, a club record that improves Dawn Higgins' time of 40.10 set 23 years ago, in 1992.

Clean sweep in Bute Town Mile Monday 31 August 2015

Runners

Cardiff athletes took the first three places in the Bute Street Mile, held yesterday 30th August.

Tom Marshall was first home in a time of 4.24, closely followed by Adam Davies in 4.28 and Matthew Edwards in 4.30.

In the junior races, Carys Bill and Lloyd were also winners.

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