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Mini Marathon challenge Friday 4 April 2014

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Fourteen Cardiff athletes have been chosen by Welsh Schools to take part in the Virgin mini-marathon in London on 13th 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, making his debut in the Marathon itself, is himself a former winner of the mini-marathon.

Triple world champion Monday 31 March 2014

James Thie and Tom Marshall

Cardiff's former club captain and British international athlete James Thie (35) travelled to Budapest last week for the World masters indoor championships and returned home after winning an astonishing three gold medals.

James' gold rush started last Thursday (27th) with victory in the M35 3000m in a time of 8:20.84. He returned the following day to win the M35 800m with 1:53.56. On Saturday, James won his heat of the M35 1500 to qualify for the final on Sunday when he clinched his third gold medal.

What a performance. Well done James.

David clinches scholarship Tuesday 25 March 2014

David Omoregie 2014 Euro record

Things keep getting better for Cardiff's rising star David Omoregie.

David's performances and potential have caught the eyes of the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund trustees and he has been selected as one of the first five recipients of the Jean Pickering Olympic Scholarships which were established to support athletes in their progress to Rio 2016.

Third spot for Mike Sunday 23 March 2014

Mike Ward 2014

Cardiff's Mike Ward was an excellent third in a close finish to the under 20 men's race at the Home Countries international cross country at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, yesterday, 22nd March.


Only narrowly beaten for second place, Mike led the Welsh team to third place.



In the same race John Cove was 16th, Ciaran Lewis 25th and Nick Jones 30th (representing Welsh schools).

Gwent League champions Friday 21 March 2014

The Gwent Cross Country league has announced its awards for the 2013-14 season and Cardiff athletes have received numerous individual and team prizes.

Particularly pleasing is the overall junior club championship plate for all age groups from under 20 down.

Individual titles went to James Thie (senior men), Ffion Price (under 23 women), Emily Chirighin (novice girls), Ciaran Lewis (under 17 boys), Rhys Jones (under 15 boys) and Elliot Richards (junior men).

Cardiff dominates relays Monday 17 March 2014

Tom Marshall Ieuan Thomas James Thie Carwyn Jones

On a glorious Spring day yesterday, Sunday 16th March, in the new venue at Pontypridd's Ynysangharad Park, Cardiff AAC teams won a hatful of medals in the annual Welsh Athletics road relays.

The day started with Emily Chirighin's clear win in the under 11 girls'race (the under 11 races are not relays) and ended with the senior men's commanding win by over a minute in their event, thus retaining the title that they won last year.

Another award for Tanni Friday 14 March 2014

Tanni Grey- Thompson

Cardiff AAC life member Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of a select band of Welsh men and women who have been honoured in the inaugural St David Awards for "extraordinary achievements".


Following her career as one of the first superstars of Paralympic athletics, Cardiff born Tanni has gone on to become one of the country's leading spokespersons for disabled sport. Born with spina bifida, Tanni has been wheelchair bound from an early age but overcame her disability with outstanding success as her 15 medals (11 gold) at the Paralympic Games testify.

Indoor PBs Tuesday 11 March 2014

David Omoregie

Although David Omoregie's world class junior 60m hurdles time of 7.50 (placing him the second best ever) was by far and away the highlight of the under 20 international held at NIAC on Sunday last, 9th March, numerous Cardiff athletes posted personal best performances, which auger well for the outdoor season ahead.

David's hurdles time improved his previous best of 7.62 by a huge margin and he is now looking forward to the IAAF World Junior Championships in June. It will also be interesting to see what he can do over the higher, senior hurdles where he has already shown his ability indoors.

Inter-Counties cross country Sunday 9 March 2014

Jake Heyward 2014

A good number of Cardiff athletes travelled to Birmingham yesterday, 8th March, to test themselves against the best of Britain in the national inter-counties cross country championships.

Although the ground conditions were muddy and heavy going, the weather was dry but chilly.

The best performance of the day by a Cardiff athlete was Jake Heyward's excellent 10th place (out of 280 finishers) in the under 15 boys' race.

David on fire Monday 3 March 2014

David Omoregie 2014 Euro record

David Omoregie's run of fine form continued in Sheffield at the England championships over the weekend when he smashed his previous best to set British and European under 20 records for the 60m hurdles.

In both the heats and final of his event, he clocked identical times - 7.62 - to eliminate the previous best of 7.65 set by James Gladman a year ago.

Perhaps he could have gone even faster if he had tied his shoelaces (see picture)!

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