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Weekend roundup Sunday 8 February 2015

Blaise Castle 2015

The fourth round of this season's Gwent League was held today at Blaise Castle, Bristol. With a clear blue sky, no rain but cold and soft underfoot, conditions could hardly have been better.

Amongst the best performers for Cardiff were Ciaran Lewis (a clear winner of the under 20 men's race), Jessica Hegart (second in the under 20 women's race) and Ffion Price (third in the senior women's race).

Cardiff girls excel Saturday 7 February 2015


At the British Cross Challenge held at Milton Keynes today, Cardiff's younger girls produced some excellent performances.

After her fourth place at the Cardiff Cross Challenge in January, Abi Fisher improved to an outstanding second place at Milton Keynes in the under 15 age group.

National record for Charlotte Friday 6 February 2015

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

Cardiff's sprinter Charlotte Wingfield clocked 7.60 seconds in her heat of the senior women's 60m at the recent Welsh indoor championships, a time which equalled the National Indoor Record of Malta, her country of birth.

Charlotte (20), who is coached by Matt Elias, has dual Maltese/British nationality and is planning to visit Malta in March to join the Maltese female national team on a training camp in preparation for the forthcoming GSSE and European Games.

Congratulations Charlotte.

Gwent League 4 Monday 2 February 2015

WA XC Ch 2013 Senior Men

The fourth Gwent League Cross Country match is on Sunday next February 8th at Blaise Castle in Bristol. The course is relatively flat so will be another easy course for everyone to have a go at.

Cardiff AAC is leading the team scores for under 15 boys, under 20 men and under 17 women and is well placed in most of the other age groups so a good turn out on Sunday will help to consolidate or improve these positions before the final round of the season.

BUCS Cross & Indoors Sunday 1 February 2015

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Cardiff athletes made their marks yesterday, 31st January, both indoors and over the country.

At the BUCS (universities) cross country championships in Brighton, Jonathan Hopkins (representing Cardiff Met) was the best performer, finishing 12th out of a field of 314 in the A race. Next home was Rowan Axe (St Mary's) in 33rd followed closely by Matthew Edwards (Cardiff Met) in 38th. Owen Haswell (Bangor) was 134th.

In the women's race, Emily Brown (Cardiff Met) was 88th out of 497.

Grants to Cardiff athletes Wednesday 28 January 2015

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Four of Cardiff's most promising young athletes have been awarded grants from the Ron Pckering Memorial Fund to help them with their athletic careers.

Jake Heyward (15 - 800m), Ryan James (17 - hurdles), Jac Palmer (18 - hammer) and Paul Bennet (21 - hurdles) are the recipients this year but Cardiff athletes regularly feature in the awards lists.

Advice on how and when to apply for grants is available on the Fund's website www.rpmf.org.uk/.

Aled and James star Sunday 25 January 2015

Welsh Indoors 2014 James Vincent Jake Heyward Jose

A world record and two clean sweeps of medals marked an excellent two days of the Welsh Indoor Championships for Cardiff AAC this weekend, 24/25 January.

Aled Sion Davies, now coached by Ryan Spencer Jones, improved on his own world F42 world record with a throw of 15.56m to take the bronze medal in the senior men's shot put.

pb's for vaulters Friday 23 January 2015

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While, on Sunday last, 18th January, the runners were contesting the Cardiff Cross Challenge, indoors at the NIAC personal bests were being set in the Vault Cardiff series.

Jasper Hawkins (16) cleared 3.01m, Meg Hodgson (14) cleared 3.01m and Lois Hillman (also only 14) cleared 2.51m.

Cardiff Cross Challenge Thursday 22 January 2015


With plenty of Cardiff athletes entered, this year's British Athletics Cardiff Cross Challenge, held last Sunday 18th January and now in its 18th year, lived up to its reputation as a quality event.

With strong fields in all age groups, the best Cardiff performances came from Jonathan Hopkins (4th in the senior men's race), Rhys Jones (4th in the under 15 boys) and Abi Fisher (also 4th in the under 15 girls).

GB senior debut for David Wednesday 21 January 2015

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's and Wales' latest hurdles star David Omoregie will represent the Great Britain senior team for the first time at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match on Saturday next, 24 January.

David (who only turned 19 in November) won bronze at last year's World Junior Championships in America and is currently leading the UK indoor senior rankings for 60m hurdles with the 7.87 seconds he recorded last weekend in Cardiff.

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