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Kings of the road Sunday 9 October 2016

Six Stage relay 2016 gold

Cardiff's senior men clinched the title "kings of the roads" by winning the national six stage road relay in Birmingham's Sutton Park yesterday. After a ding-dong battle with Swansea over the latter stages, Tom Marshall outran former Cardiff member Jonathan Hopkins to bring the Cardiff team home to a magnificent victory. To underline Cardiff's superiority, the Men's B team was the first B team to finish, in 19th place and, to complete a perfect day for Cardiff, the senior ladies' team was also in the medals, taking the bronze.

The photograph of the winning team was kindly provided by Mark Shearman.

Bernie's bid for the board Thursday 6 October 2016

Bernard Plain

Cardiff AAC chairman Bernie Plain has put his name forward for a position on the board of directors of Welsh Athletics.

The election will take place at Welsh Athletics' AGM in Llandrindod Wells on 29th October and Bernie is seeking the support of all Welsh clubs as he believes that it is important that the board includes members who have practical experience of the challenges of managing clubs on a day to day basis.

Easy win for Jacob Sunday 2 October 2016

Jacob Reynolds 2016

Cardiff's Jacob Reynolds was a comfortable winner of the under 13 boys' Welsh road mile championship held yesterday in Cardiff's Civic Centre. Leading from the gun, Jacob finished some 100m ahead of the field to collect the gold medal.

The senior men's championship was won by Tom Marshall and Kath Marshall made it a family double by winning the senior ladies' race. Cardiff's other gold medal winner was Nia Clatworthy in the under 15 girls' championship.

James Thie in AW Saturday 24 September 2016

James Thie AW 2016

Former Cardiff AAC club captain, and now successful coach, James Thie was featured in this weekend's edition of Athletics Weekly in a two page spread.

 

A former successful athlete himself (he was fourth in the 2004 world indoor championships over 1500m), James has built an enviable reputation as a coach with a group of talented athletes that include numerous Cardiff AAC members. Steve Morris represented great Britain in the recent Rio Paralympic Games and was sixth in the T20 1500m. 

Medals for Ciaran and Jess Thursday 22 September 2016

Ciaran Lewis and Jessica Wadey 2016

Cardiff's Ciaran Lewis and Jessica Wadey both returned with medals from the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships, held in the Lake District last Saturday, 17th September.

Ciaran is an experienced mountain runner and took the individual silver medal in the under 20 men's race, leading the Welsh team to the bronze medal.

Jessica was making her Welsh mountain running debut and was part of the Wales bronze medal winning under 17 team, finishing in 15th in the individual race.

Busy weekend for Rachel Tuesday 20 September 2016

Rachel Matthews 2016

Cardiff's Rachel Matthews returned from the British Masters championships, held at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium on Saturday and Sunday last, with silver and bronze medals as well as a fourth placing.

On Saturday, Rachel took third place in the W40 category 400m and fourth in the 1500m. She returned on Sunday to take 2nd place in the W40 800m in a season's best 2:27.48.

Also competing in a Cardiff vest was Phil Rees who was the bronze medallist in the M75 discus.

Gold again for Aled Tuesday 13 September 2016

Aled Davies

Cardiff's Aled Davies struck gold again by winning the F42 shot put at the Paralympic Games in Rio yesterday; to add to the gold medal in the discus and the bronze in the shot put that he won at the London games four years ago.

Aled's winning distance of 15.97m was a little short of his own world record but was better than every one of his rivals' attempts. The silver went to Iran and the bronze to South Africa. 

Golds for the Golds Sunday 11 September 2016

James Millie Bethany Gold 2016

It was a golden day today for the Gold family as James (14) and Bethany (13) won the boys'and girls'family 2k fun run at the Cardiff 10k in Cardiff's city centre today. And to add to the family success, Millie (not yet 9) was officially second behind Bethany in the girls' race.

The siblings are pictured receiving their awards from BBC's Casualty actor George Rainsford.

The Academy is back Thursday 8 September 2016

Junior Club Logo April 2018

The popular Cardiff Athletics Academy has started back and registration is taking place on Monday and Thursday evenings (6-7 pm) in the Cardiff AAC club room.

As a result of high demand, the number of places for new Academy members is limited and will unfortunately only be available on a first come first served basis.

An experience Tuesday 6 September 2016

YDL Final 2016

The final of the UKYDL (upper age group) in Bedford on Sunday last, 4th September, provided extremenly tough competition and, although finishing eighth, Cardiff's athletes will have learned from the experience.

Showing great team spirit, Cardiff produced seven individual event winners as well as two club records. In the under 17 men's discus, Jay Morse won with a personal best throw of 52.67m, improving Matthew Field's previous best of 51.12m set five years ago. The under 17 women's 4x300m relay team (Lana Culliford, Jessica Wadey, Jessica Hill & Naomi Reid) set a new record of 2:54.26.

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