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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.

More glory for juniors Tuesday 27 October 2015

CAAC logo

Cardiff AAC has been proclaimed Welsh Junior Club of the Year in recognition of its successes in the Welsh Junior League and the UK YDL.

Awards have also gone to Jac Palmer (Welsh Junior Track & Field Athlete of the Year) and to Ceri Jones who is the Young Official of the Year.

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.

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