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Weekend successes Tuesday 5 May 2015

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

Cardiff athletes were competing for their universities in the BUCS championships in Bedford whilst others were contesting the Cardiff Bay 5 mile race.

In Bedford, Jonathon Bailey set a big new life time best in winning the high jump and clearing 2.01m while Jonathan Hopkins won the 3000m steeplechase with 8:46.27, also a personal best.

Charlotte Wingfield set a new Maltese national record for the 100m with her 11.79 seconds, in second place; she was also second in the 200m. 

YDL juniors start with a win Sunday 3 May 2015

Jay Morse 2014

Cardiff's under 13/15 team travelled to Cheltenham yesterday for the first round of the UK Youth Development League (Lower Age Group) and achieved a great winning start.

With several athletes scoring double individual wins, Jay Morse stood out with three, winning the under 15 Discus A, Hammer A and Shot Put B. His winning discus throw of 43.73m was a club record and places him second on the latest UK rankings.

World and personal bests Tuesday 28 April 2015

Tom Trotman 2015

The domestic season got off to a good start on Sunday last, 26th April, with the first round of the re-vamped Welsh League taking place in Cardiff.

Nearly 300 athletes took part and produced numerous excellent performances and personal bests, including an unofficial new world record for Cardiff's Aled Davies in the category F42 discus with a throw of 52.85m.

New club record lists Saturday 25 April 2015

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Club Chairman Graham Webb has researched the records and has produced club record lists for under 13 boys and girls.

These rankings can be seen by going to the Cub Records pages.

If anyone knows of any performances that are better than those listed, please let us know.

Virgin Mini Marathon Wednesday 22 April 2015

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Nine Cardiff athletes have been chosen by Welsh Schools to take part in the Virgin mini-marathon in London on Sunday next, 26th April.

The mini marathon is the curtain raiser held over the final three miles of the official London Marathon course, finishing in front of the VIP stands in The Mall. Olympic champion Mo Farah is a former winner of the mini-marathon.

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.

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