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Second in Snowdon Monday 26 October 2015

Mike Kallenberg

Cardiff's Mike Kallenberg finished in second place in the tough Snowdon Marathon, held on Saturday last, 24th October.

The Snowdon is one of Britain's toughest marathons, ascending by 3000 feet over the 26+ miles course, and this year's event was held in heavy rain. 


Kallenberg held his form superbly over the closing miles, coming home a little over two mins back on Kent athlete John Gilbert (who set a new course record of 2:33.38) and barely 10 seconds outside of the old course record.

Another Gold for Aled Thursday 22 October 2015

Aled Davies gold 2015

World Record holder Aled Davies secured another world championship in Doha this morning (35° and sunny!) when he took the gold medal in the category F42 shot put at the IPC Athletics World Championships.

In second place to Sajad Mohammadian of Iran for the first four rounds, Aled took the lead with his fifth round effort of 14.88m (a championship record) and improved to 14.95m in the final round.

Great Start to Cross Country Monday 12 October 2015

The first round of the 2015-16 Gwent League was held in Bridgend yesterday, 11th October, with a huge turn out of Cardiff athletes.

No fewer than 87 juniors and 23 senior athletes wearing Cardiff vests all contributed to some excellent individual and team results.

Leading the way were the under 15 girls with Abi Fisher, Carys Bill and Kiara Frizelle in first, second and third places and Jessica Wadey in sixth; the entire scoring team of four in the first six.

GB debut for Mike Kallenberg Thursday 8 October 2015

Mike Kallenberg

Cardiff's Mike Kallenberg (24), who is in the RAF, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the IAU 50k World Championship in Doha, Qatar, on Friday 4th December 2015.

With a best of 2:19.39 marathon time set earlier this year, Mike is stepping up to the 50k distance.

The race will be held over 10 laps of 5k each.

Good luck to Mike.

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 6 October 2015

AGM image

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held at 8pm in the club room on Thursday 19thth November.

The canteen will close at 7.45pm.

All paid up members of the club are encouraged to attend the AGM as it is an important occasion and the opportunity to hear about the activities of the club in the past year, to ask questions and to make decisions about the future.

Road Mile Championships Saturday 3 October 2015

Jacob and Ben Reynolds 2015

Welsh Athletics again held its Road Mile Championships in the Cardiff Civic Centre today, 3rd October, and Cardiff athletes won medals in virually every age group from under 11 to masters.

First up onto the podium was Ben Reynolds, making his debut in a Cardiff vest, to win the under 13 boys' championship with brother Jacob taking the silver medal.

James Vincent easily won the under 17 boys' championship, Jack Gooch the under 20s' (he actually won the senior race also as the two age groups were combined), Kath Marshall the senior women's and evergreen James Thie the Masters.

Back to normal on Monday Friday 2 October 2015

Apart from a few minor items, the alterations to our club room are complete and we shall be opening as usual, with the canteen available as normal, on Monday next, 5th October.

All members, parents and friends are, of course, welcome in the clubroom and we are grateful for your patience and understanding over the past month or so while the room has not been available.

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.

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