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Juniors off to a strong start Monday 20 April 2015

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At Yate on Saturday last, 18th April, Cardiff's UKYDL team for the under 20 and under 17 age groups got the season off to a good start, taking third place in the Midlands Premier Division. As the first two teams were composite (made up of more than one club), Cardiff's performance was the best for a single club.

Within the team's performance, Jac Palmer stood out. In his first competition of the year, he broke his own Welsh and club hammer records with a fine throw of 70.88m which is only 00.62m short of the UK qualifying standard for this year's European Junior Championships. It also takes him to second place on the UK under 20 rankings.

Super Super Sunday Monday 20 April 2015

Super Sunday 2015

Cardiff Athletics Academy's second "Super Sunday" competition was held yesterday, 19th April, in bright sunshine but with a cold wind.

A record turnout of over 70 athletes saw enthusiastic competition and good results.

Regional entry deadlines Friday 17 April 2015

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The South and East Wales regional championships will take place on Saturday, 23rd May at the Spytty Stadium in Newport and the dealine for entries is Thursday 7th May.

The championships cover all age groups from under 13 to senior and all club members are encouraged to enter.

Cardiff always does well at these championships which are also a stepping stone to regional representation at the Inter Regional Championships later in the season.

Club records for Rhianwedd Monday 13 April 2015

Rhianwedd Price

Cardiff's Rhianwedd Price, currently studying at Mississippi State University, has improved one of the club's oldest records with two personal best performances. 

Her time of 4:11.67 to win the 1500m during the Florida Relays on 3rd April improved on Kim Lock's 4:13.12 set over 32 years ago, in 1982.

Rhianwedd had earlier clocked 4:32.74 for the one mile, indoors, which is also superior to Kim's best outdoor record of 4:37.70.

Track season starts Friday 10 April 2015

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Suddenly the winter is over and the summer track season is upon us and all those days of training in the cold and wet should see their reward.

On Saturday 18th April, the UK YDL team (under 17/20) travels to Yate and will hope to get the season's campaign off to a strong start. If you have not yet let your team manager know of your availability, please do it now.

Only two athletes can take part in each event in the UK YDL so the following week's open Welsh League meeting in Cardiff (Sunday 26th April) is the place for those athletes not in the team. There is no limit on the numbers of athletes who can enter the Welsh League competitions and all Cardiff athletes are encouraged to turn out on their home track.

Talent spotting Friday 10 April 2015

Think you might be good at long jump or high jump; or throwing; or pole vault? Never tried it?

Cardiff and Vale schools are holding a talent identification session at Whitchurch High School – Lower School site on Wednesday April 29th, from 3.30pm till 5.15pm.  This is specifically for technical events; including pole vault, hurdles, race walking, all jumps and all throws.

Cardiff featured in AW Saturday 4 April 2015

Cardiff AAC has been featured in a full page article in the week's edition of the sport's popular magazine Athletics Weekly which is read not only by fans in Britain but also around the world.

Throughout its history Cardiff's rivals have always known that its athletes and teams are never to be taken lightly and a quick look at the roll of honour demonstrates the quality of the club and its athletes over many years.

PBs in the USA Monday 30 March 2015

Elliot Slade

Several Cardiff AAC athletes are currently studying and competing at universities in the USA and producing good performances.

In the 800m, Elliot Slade was back to his best, setting a new PB of 1:48.91 indoors on 1st March. His previous best was set in 2013 (1:48.93).

Also indoors, Mike Ward set new times for the mile (4:06.35 on 21st February) and 3000m (8:10.22 on 14th February) with Rhianwedd Price also running her best mile time (4:32.74 on 28th February) and 1000m (2:45.65 on 30th January).

Track and Field season Wednesday 25 March 2015

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With the winter season of cross country and road running behind  and the clocks to go on this weekend, athletes will have been planning their competitions over the summer season.

The first team competition (the UK YDL upper age group) is on 18th April, less than four weeks away.

Cardiff retains title Monday 23 March 2015

Tom Marshall and Kate Seary

Cardiff's senior men's team took the gold medals at the Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships, held yesterday 22nd March at Pontypridd's Ynysangharad Park, retaining the title won in both 2014 and 2013.

The senior women matched the men, also winning gold, as did the under 17 women.

The under 17 men's teams took siver and bronze.

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