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Helen is the new President Friday 20 November 2015

Helen James

At last night's Annual General Meeting, Helen James was elected the new President of Cardiff AAC, following Bernie Plain who had completed  his two year term.

Speaking after her election, Helen said that, having joined the club when she was 15, she could never have expected, one day, to be its President. She regarded it as a great honour.

Helen is only the second woman, after Kay James, to be President.

Big win for Charlotte Tuesday 17 November 2015

Charlotte Arter 2015

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter (pictured at the UKWAL this summer) pulled off an important victory in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k in Leeds on Sunday last, 15th November.

In only her second 10k since 2012, she beat a quality field of British women to win in a personal best time of 33:03.

Now back living in Cardiff after completing her studies in the USA, we can look forward to further improvements from Charlotte.

In the men's race, Jonathan Hopkins was 29th in 30:52 and Mike Kallenberg was 45th in 31:18.

Dave Hawthorn Funeral Friday 13 November 2015

 Dave Hawthorn

The funeral service for Dave Hawthorn will take place at the United Reform Church Van Road Church, Van Road, Caerphilly on Tuesday, 24th November, at 11.15am.

The funeral service will be preceded by a family only service at Thornhill Crematorium.

Top Welsh award for David Thursday 12 November 2015

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's David Omoregie was honoured at last Saturday's Welsh Athletics award ceremony senior male Track Athlete of the Year.

In his first year as a senior David, who is studying at Loughborough University, had won the gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the European under 23 championships and concluded the season in second place on the UK rankings with a personal best time of 13.50secs.

Congratulations to David.

Cardiff leading the field Wednesday 11 November 2015

On a perfect day for cross country, dry and cool and a little muddy underfoot, the second round of the Gwent Cross Country League was held in Cardiff's Llandaff Fields last Sunday, 8th November.

With more than a hundred and twenty Cardiff athletes taking part, it was great to see so many club vests on display. And with Cardiff athletes prominent in all the age groups, there are 10 team medals up for grabs, with the club leading in four categories.

Dave Hawthorn Monday 9 November 2015

 Dave Hawthorn

Cardiff AAC is saddened to learn that Dave Hawthorn, a life member, coach and former team manager, passed away yesterday.

Just over a year ago Dave (69) had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease but was determined to carry on with his coaching and had been at the track as usual as recently as last Thursday. He was taken into hospital yesterday.

A busy weekend Sunday 8 November 2015

Cardiff athletes were out in force this weekend with competitions indoors and out. The second round of the Gwent League was held in Cardiff's Llandaff Fields whilst the multi-event athletes were competing for titles at the NIAC in Cardiff. And, on Saturday, a group of Cardiff cross country runners had travelled to Milton Keynes for the British Cross Challenge.

Cardiff Gwent League Thursday 5 November 2015

Gwent League 2014

The second round of this season's Gwent Cross Country League takes place in Cardiff's Llandaff Fields on Sunday next (first event at 12 noon) and, after making a great start in Bridgend on 11th October, Cardiff will hopefully exceed the record turnout last year.

All those intending to compete should, by now, have informed the relevant team managers but there is still time if you have left it late.

Contact your team manager straight away.

Awards for Graham and Clive Sunday 1 November 2015

Graham Finlayson

At yesterday's Annual General Meeting of Welsh Athletics, Cardiff AAC Life Member Graham Finlayson received the Award of Honour for his services to Welsh athletics and former President and Chairman Clive Williams was made a Life Member of Welsh Athletics.

Graham, who received the BEM, is also a former President of the club and is one of Wales' and Britain's most respected and experienced cross country and road race organisers. He has been the driving force behind both the annual Cardiff 10k road race and the Cardiff Cross Challenge since their inception. Graham is a former middle distance runner.

Clive Williams is also a life member of the club and is well known as a statistician and historian of Welsh Athletics. He was involved in the merger of Birchgrove and Roath Harriers that created Cardiff AAC. Clive is also a former middle distance runner.

Second gold for Aled Wednesday 28 October 2015

Aled Davies 2012

Aled Davies completed a very satisfactory week's work when he won his second gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha today.

Having already won gold in the F42 shot put, Aled won the F42 discus throw with a distance of 49.59m, ahead of silver medallist Guofeng Kang (China) and an improvement on his own official world record of 48.87m. Aled had led the competition from the first round and his winning throw was over 6m further than Kang's.

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