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Medals and PBs aplenty Sunday 16 August 2015

Ffion and Jac Palmer 2015

Cardiff athletes completed the first day of the Welsh Under 15 and Under 20 championships in Newport yesterday, 15th August, with medals and personal best performances. Of the 23 medals won, just over half were achieved with individual best performances which is extremeny encouraging.

Cardiff athletes were first second and third home in the Under 20 800m through Nicholas Jones, Elliott Richards and Dafydd George whilst brother and sister hammer throwers Jac and Ffion Palmer (pictured) both won medals, Jac securing the Under 20 gold with a championship best performance and Ffion (still only 15) taking silver in the Under 20 women's event with a personal best.

Something for everyone Thursday 13 August 2015

Jen Stone Sarah Maurice Kay Chapman

There are plenty of Cardiff AAC members who like to go running just for the enjoyment of it and to keep fit and healthy. One of these is Jen Stone who has started up a Ladies Running Group.

Jen stresses that this group is to encourage "social" runners and that all ages and abilities are welcome.

Pictured are Jen with Sarah Maurice and Kay Chapman before setting off. 

Mixed fortunes for seniors Tuesday 11 August 2015

UKWAL June 2015

Cardiff's senior men's and women's teams were in action last weekend with the men competing in Liverpool on Saturday, 8th, and the ladies in Wigan the following day, Sunday 9th.

Although taking only one individual event victory, excellent team support saw the women achieve their best result of the season, finishing in a fine third place and securing their place in the UK Women's Athletic League Division one for a further season.

On the other hand, the men, with a seriously depleted team, could only finish eighth and last of the teams and are relegated to Division two of the British Athletics League.

Welsh League Final Tuesday 11 August 2015

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The final of the new-format Welsh League was held in Swansea on Sunday 9th August and included Cardiff athletes looking for end of season competition.


Having competed for the BAL team in Liverpool the day before, Ciaran Lewis, Matthew Richardss and Ryan Grimwade won their respective events in Swansea to complete a busy weekend for them.

Up-date and reminder Saturday 8 August 2015

Work in the club room will definitely start on Monday next, 10th August and is expected to continue until the end of September.

During this period the room will not be available for club use but members, parents and friends are welcome to use the Brecon Carreg room which is at the far end of the long corridor from the clubroom. In addition, use may be made of the stadium foyer although work will be taking place in part of this for a couple of weeks.

General use of the stadium and the track and field facilities is not affected and the club will carry on much as normal.

Another summer's day Tuesday 4 August 2015

WJL Aug 2015 U15 athletes

Adfter the soaking at Swansea the previous weekend, it was not much better in Hereford on Saturday last, 1st August, for the final round of the Welsh Junior League. With sunshine, sudden downpours of rain and a blustery wind, nobody would have been surprised had it snowed.

Overcoming it all, Cardiff's young athletes were determined once again to make their marks and sailed through to the Welsh final in Newport on 23rd August as overall winners of the under 15 (boys and girls) and under 13 (boys and girls) categories.

More Champions Monday 3 August 2015

U15 4x100m 2015B

Welsh Athletics 3000m and relay championships were incorporated into the Welsh International held last Wednesday, 29th July and Cardiff athletes did not leave empty handed, collecting seven 3000m and three relay championship medals.

Gold medal winners were Kiara Frizelle in the under 15 girls' 3000m whilst the relay teams benefited from their baton changing practice to win both the under 13 girls and under 15 girls' 4x100m championships. The Cardiff B team took the bronze medals in the under 15 girls' race.

Club room news Wednesday 29 July 2015

Members will be aware that changes are being made at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Within the club room a mezzanine floor is going to be installed and it is expected that work will start on Monday 10th August. The room will also be re-decorated and refurbished.

The work will take 6-8 weeks and, during this period, the room will not be available to us.

A summer sport? Monday 27 July 2015

The day was cold, with relentless, driving rain. It eased for an hour or so in the afternoon but returned for the final hour. These were the conditions that Cardiff's UK Youth Development League (upper age group) had to contend with in Swansea yesterday, Sunday 26th July, for the final round of this year's series.

Despite absentees, all credit must go to those athletes (and officials) who turned out to support their team and to ensure that Cardiff finished fourth and secured its place in the Midlands Premier division for next year.

Weekend personal bests Thursday 23 July 2015

Jack Gooch 2015

Three Cardiff AAC athletes set personal best times at the BMC Grand Prix in Oxford last Saturday, 18th July.

New member Katherine Marshall reduced her best time for 800m to an excellent 2:04.28 to join Rhianwedd Price (2:04.02) as a very powerful club pairing over the distance.

Also in the 800m, Jack Gooch (pictured) set a new personal time of 1:53.04 while, in the mile, Rowan Axe set a personal best of 4:04.99.

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