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Welsh Championships - 1 Saturday 31 May 2014

Dewi Hammond and Sam Gordon 2014

With so many Cardiff athletes on display, the first day of this year's Welsh Championships and Commonwealth Games Trials could have been mistaken for a club championship.

Indeed, the final of the men's 100m was composed entirely of Cardiff athletes, with Dewi Hammond pipping Sam Gordon for the title.

One of the highlights of the field events was 18 year old Jac Palmer's fourth place in the hammer throw with a new Welsh under 20 record with the senior hammer of 58.54m, removing Olympian Shaun Pickering's mark from the record books.

Be proud of your club Friday 30 May 2014

This weekend sees one of the highlights of the Welsh Athletics season when the Welsh Championships and Commonwealth Games trials take place in our home stadium in Cardiff.

The entry lists include a huge number of Cardiff athletes and it would be great to see every one of them wearing the Cardiff AAC vest.

Good luck to every one of you and "fly the flag for Cardiff".

Use it or lose it Wednesday 28 May 2014

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The first round of the UK National Development League for older athletes took place on 28th April and Cardiff came last of the six clubs.

Exams and warm weather training meant that the team was heavily depleted but a repeat performance in Cheltenham next Sunday, 1st June, is likely to mean relegation.

This is an excellent level of competition for under 17s and under 20s and we need to do well to retain this opportunity.

Gold for Curtis Monday 26 May 2014

Curtis Mathews

Cardiff's Curtis Mathews triumphed in the England Athletics decathlon championship, held in Bedford on Saturday and Sunday last 24/25 May, to take the gold medal with a score of 7005 points.

Curtis had been lying second after the first day's five events behind Bridgend's David Guest (who competes for Cardiff as a higher claim member) with 3716 against David's 3854 points.

Cardiff dominates Sunday 25 May 2014

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Despite awful conditions - continuous rain throughout the day and cold - Cardiff athletes turned out in force at the combined South and East Wales regional championships held in Cardiff yesterday, 24th May, and were rewarded with probably a record number of medals.

Amongst many excellent performances, there were clean sweeps of medals in the under 15 boys' 800m, the under 15 girls' 1500m, the under 15 girls' hammer, the under 17 girls' 1500m, the under 20 men's 200m, the under 20 men's 800m, the under 20 men's 1500m, the senior men's 800m and the senior women's 400m.

Silver medal for Ciaran Thursday 22 May 2014

Ciaran Lewis 2014

Fiollowing his win in the Porthkerry 5 mile trail race, Cardiff's Ciaran Lewis travelled to Lancashire for the UK Inter-Counties Fell Running Championship on Sunday last, 18th May, and returned home with the silver medal. The gold went to Max Wharton of Yorkshire.

Ciaran (17) was representing South Wales in the under 18 men's race and, along with Kyle Davies (9th), also took the silver medal in the two-man team race.

Under 15s lead the way Tuesday 20 May 2014

Jay Morse 2014

The second round of the Welsh Junior League took place in Cwmbran on Saturday last, 17th May and, once again, Cardiff came second overall.

Lacking numbers in the under 11 and under 13 age groups, the under 15 boys and girls performed strongly, producing numerous winners.

With two round to go before the final in Brecon, Cardiff is well placed to challenge for the lead.

UK best for David Omoregie Sunday 18 May 2014

David Omoregie 2014 Euro record

Cardiff's David Omoregie is flying over the hurdles. In the Loughborough International today he set a new British record for the junior 110m hurdles of 13.23 seconds, the fifth fastest in the world of all time.

Afterwards, David commented that "Obviously it’s a really good time, and I think it’s the joint fastest in the world at the moment. I’m so happy with it; compared to last year I’ve just come on so much and it’s all credit to my coach – I’ve just got to keep it going all the way to Oregon now!”

Cardiff athletes pack team Wednesday 14 May 2014

When the Welsh team to compete in the Loughborough International on Sunday next, 18th May, was announced yesterday, it looked almost as if the Cardiff men's team had been selected en bloc. Perhaps this was not surprising after the club's excellent outing in the BAL premiership on Saturday.

Nineteen men and three women will make the journey looking for good early season performances.

Brilliant day for Cardiff men Sunday 11 May 2014

Tim Fry and David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's senior men's and women's teams excelled themselves at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium yesterday where, in difiicult weather conditions (a strong and gusty wind and occasional rain), the men's team came second in the opening round of this year's BAL Premiership Division and the women's team was third in their UK Women's Athletic League Division 2 match.

A separate report will follow on the women's team.

In a team competition, the contribution of every single team member is important as every point counts and it is invidious to highlight individual performances. However, that of David Omoregie stands out as, in his first ever race over the senior 110m hurdles he clocked, into a 2m/sec headwind, an outstanding 13.92 seconds which easily beats the qualifying time (14.62 over the senior hurdles) for the IAAF world junior championships later this year.

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