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Golds for Bethan & David Tuesday 23 June 2015

Bethan Davies

Cardiff's Bethan Davies and David Omoregie won gold medals at the Under 23/20 trials and championships in Bedford on Saturday and Sunday last 20/21 June.

David took victory in the 110 m hurdles and with it an automatic Great Britain selection for the European Under 23 championships in Tallinn, Estonia, in July.

Bethan's event, the 20k walk, was actually the trial for the senior World Championships in China. Her winning time was a new Welsh and club record but fell short of the automatic qualifying time for the GB team.

Muti multi-event medals Monday 22 June 2015

Thomas Britt 2015

Cardiff's multi-event athletes were in Swansea on Saturday last, 20th June, for the Welsh Athletics and Welsh Schools combined multi-event championships and won medals in all age groups except under 13 boys.

All-rounder Thomas Britt leapt to fourth place on the UK under 15 boys' pentathlon rankings with a personal best score of 2552 points, which included event best performances in the shot put, long jump and 800m. Lauren Evans set a personal best otdoor pentathlon score of 3126 points in winning the under 17 girls' title.

Champion & Club Record Monday 15 June 2015

Rhianwedd Price USA 2015

Cardiff's Rhianwedd Price produced a brilliant finish to win the American NCAA championship 1500m on Saturday last, 13th June, in Eugene, Oregon.

Her time of 4:09.56 was a personal best, improved her own club record and confirmed her in third place on the latest UK rankings.

Clearly in excellent form, Rhianwedd is now set to make her GB debut in next weekend's European Team Championships in Russia.

Why not become an official? Sunday 14 June 2015

Becoming an official in athletics is not difficult and, by going through a simple course, anyone can achieve the basic qualification.

If you are interested in getting involved, Welsh Athletics organises courses and the next one will be in Swansea on 1st July. This course provides a Level 1 Assistant qualification and covers all the disciplines of the sport, both track and field events. It is an ideal introduction, especially for parents of young athletes who could then help at events where their children are competing.

Congratulations Barrie Owen Saturday 13 June 2015

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Cardiff AAC offers warmest congratulations to Barrie Owen, President of Swansea Harriers AC, on his award of the M.B.E for services to athletics in Wales in the Queen's birthday honours, announced today.

Barrie has made a massive contribution to Welsh Athletics as well as to his club and this recognition is richly deserved and well overdue.

Many congratulations, Barrie.

What's going on? Wednesday 10 June 2015


Most people have now heard that changes are being planned for Cardiff International Sports Stadium – but what are they really - not just the rumours?

Here are the facts:

The stadium is owned by Cardiff Council which, in order to save money and avoid possible closure, has agreed to transfer the long-term management to a partnership that has been created between Cardiff and Vale College and House of Sport.

Senior women's team spirit Tuesday 9 June 2015

UKWAL June 2015

Cardiff's senior women showed great team spirit in their second round match of the UK Women's Athletic League held in Bristol on Sunday last, 7th June finishing in a creditable fifth place.

Cheered on by inspiring team manager Sharon Heveran, the team finished on a high note with a resounding victory in the 4x400m relay despite the fact that yteam captain Rhianon Linington-Payne sustained a pulled muscle in the 4x100m event (her fourth of the day) and was unable to run.

Senior men in danger zone Tuesday 9 June 2015

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Cardiff's senior men's team travelled to Southampton on Saturday, 6th June, and, despite the heroic efforts of those who competed, finished in seventh place, slipping into overall eighth and at risk of relegation to Division 2 of the British Athletics League.

With two rounds to go, there is every chance of avoiding relegation and Cardiff certainly has the potential to put out a team that is not only capable of keeping its place in this division but of regaining a place in the Premier Division.

Welsh U15 team wins Sunday 7 June 2015

Isabel Breeden 2015

A record turn-out of Cardiff athletes (approximately 150) finished top of the table (just) in the second round match of the Welsh Athletics under 15 league, held yesterday, 6th June, in Newport. The league itself also enjoyed a record number of 535 athletes.

Cardiff AAC pipped Cardiff Archers into second place by 4 points, Cardiff amassing 1569 to Archers' 1564, with Newport Harriers in third place with 652.

Well done Welsh Athletics Thursday 4 June 2015


Welsh Athletics' Sprints Open meeting, held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium last night was a great success and must surely be repeated on a regular basis.

The event was blessed with a beautiful summer's evening with a light following wind.

Such was the support from athletes that no fewer than 17 heats of the 100m were needed and 13 for the 200m. A second round of 100m races needed a further ten heats.

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