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Third Gwent League Sunday 6 December 2015

Gwent League 2015

After the huge turnout at Llandaff Fields a couple of weeks ago, a much smaller group of Cardiff athletes travewlled to Blaise Castle, Bristol for the third round of the Gwent League.

The conditions meant that  the athletes had to deal with running into a very strong wind right from the start, which really took it out of them and even the best athletes were affected. Nevertheless, the athletes that were there produced some excellent individual performances, although the overall team scores suffered.

The weather was so blustery that on arrival it was decided not to put the tent up and just take shelter under the huge oak tree next to the café. This proved the right thing to do as later in the day several tents were lifted off the ground and blown around.

Mike Kallenberg 8th Saturday 5 December 2015

Mike Kallenberg

Cardiff's Mike Kallenberg, making his debut in a Great Britain vest, finished an excellent eighth in the inaugural 50k world championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday, 4th December.

To avoid high temperatures, the race started at 6 o'clock in the evening and Mike's finishing time was 3:02:01. The winner was an American, followed by three Kenyans.

Mike's British team mate Michael Crawley did not finish.

Christmas Closure Dates Wednesday 2 December 2015

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium has announced its closure dates over the Christmas period.

The stadium will close at 10pm on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open as normal on Saturday 2nd January 2016. During the intervening period, the stadium will open on 29th December from 4pm until 10.30pm and on 30th December from 9.30am until 4.15pm.

The club canteen will be closed from Monday 21st December and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016. 

NOTICE TO THROWERS Tuesday 1 December 2015


The outside throwing area is closed for the time being as repairs are needed to the throwing cage.

The stadium manager has informed us that this work is being treated as "urgent" and will do his best to make the area available again as soon as possible.

Watch this space for further news.

Charlotte again Sunday 29 November 2015

Charlotte Arter 2015

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter continued her run of excellent form in Liverpool yesterday with a fine 12th position out of 291 finishers in the senior women's race at the British Cross Challenge - the highest quality of the series so far as places in the British team for the European Cross Country Championships were being decided. In the same race, Jessica Hegarty finished 79th overall and 28th in the under 23 category.

Other notable performances came from Jonathon Hopkins (44th out of 574 in the senior men's race), Abi Fisher (25th out of 95 in the under 15 girls' race), Ben and Jacob Reynolds (16th and 20th respectively in the under 13 boys' race) and Naomi Reid (26th in the under 17 women's race).

Relay glory for Cardiff Sunday 22 November 2015

Jon Hopkins 2015

At today's Welsh Cross Country Relay Championships, held in cold but otherwise perfect conditions in Bridgend, Cardiff fielded numerous teams and finished in medal positions in almost every age group.

The senior women's and men's teams brought the day to a perfect finish to win both championships, Charlotte Arter bringing the ladies home to a comfortable win and Jon Hopkins running a stunning last leg to take the team from third to first place.

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.

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