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Academy Notice Tuesday 8 May 2018

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Please note, there is no Academy training this week.

Academy training will be back to normal week beginning Monday 14th May.

Kind regards

Academy Staff

Cardiff Road Running Sunday 6 May 2018

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Cardiff's Charlotte Arter has had more great success on the Road racing  scene. In April Charlottle won the Brighton 10km in 32.17 the secord fastest time in UK. In the same event Cardiff's Dan Nash was secord in his first marathon in 2.22.55 presently ranked 7th in UK ranking list. 

Yesterday evening in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Charlotte won the Welsh 5km title in 15.40 a course record, her time was only 1 sec off the Welsh record, for 5km women road times.

In same meeting at Whitchurch, following his win in the Newport 10km Ieuan Thomas was 2nd in the men's race, with Tom Marshall 4th. Mens race was won by Jon Hopkins of Swansea. There was a strong group of Cardiff runners taking part in race.   

Club Web Site Friday 4 May 2018

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Since last March have been operating the club web with assistance from John Lister the web master over the last 10yrs. My main role in athletics is coaching (Paul Darney Level 4 MD Performance Coach). When approached by John to take on the web site reports etc., agreed if John gave me his support, especially when he gave me a 37 page web manual.

Eventually started in March, and into April. However since the last news report (15th April) have experienced problems with the operating system. Met John, and we have a short term solution. To resolve situation, will mean making changes in the operating system, and the current web design could be up graded, this will not affect web continuing to operate, while any changes are made. 

Academy Competitions Sunday 15 April 2018

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The club's Track and Field (T&F) season starts next Saturday, 21st April at Swansea, with the Youth Development League (YDL)for (U13/U15) age groups. 

Last Thursday during Academy 6pm to 7pm time, a number of open competitive events were held. Weather was dry with a chilly eastly wind. Our club hopes athletes and parents enjoyed the evening, and look forward to the coming T&F season.

Commonwealth Games Sunday 8 April 2018

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Cardiff's Bethan Davies secured a BRONZE Medal in the 20km Womens Walk today. Australia Gold Coast Athletics, on Currumbin Beach Front was the scene for the first athletic events of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Bethan's last race before going to Australia was in Lugano, Switzerland finishing 3rd in very cold weather. 

Todays race was held in hot and humid conditions. Bethan was in 4th place for much of the race, but the race leader Claire Tallent (Australia) already on 2 (RED) cards, in making her final effort to win race, was (RED) carded for third time, and disqualified, 2km from finish.                                  

After the race, Bethan said, she was aware that walkers in front had a few (RED) cards, and kept to her pace, just doing her own thing, and hoped someone in front came unstuck, and they did.

World Half Marathon, Spain Tuesday 27 March 2018

Charlotte Arter 2018

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter was part of a Great Britain team of 6 ladies taking part in World Half Marathon Champioships, held in Valencia, Spain last Sunday. The same event was held in Cardiff 2016.

Charlotte qualified for GB team, by finishing 3rd in the trial race on 3rd March. Following her selection Charlottee (coached by Chris Jones) said her aim in race, was to be in first three GB runners to finish race. That's exactly what Charlotte did, finishing 2nd GB runner in 71.52 (31st). Her time was down on her trial race, however race report said, all runners had to face a strong wind against them, for first half of the race.

Charlotte is now eligible to compete for Wales, achieved by her residency time living in Wales.  

Cardiff Invitational Hammer & Discus Competition Friday 23 March 2018

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A series of Hammer & Discus events are to be held at Cardiff International Sports Campus. Events will be held during the coming season, from April to October. Competitors taking part, will be by invitational only. Anyone interested in taking part in these events, should please contact Lisa Grimwade via email lisagrimwade@yahoo.com giving their name and contact details, including their telephone number, and for further details of events.

Invitations will be sent out on a fair rotational basis. Note that events will be held on evenings, numbers taking part will be limited due to fading light, especially towards end of summer season.                                          

YATE & District AC Wednesday 21 March 2018

Despite the snow and bitter eastly wind over the weekend, and up to last night. Spring is around the corner, with clocks going forward an hour on Saturday night. The first OPEN MEETING for Throws & Jumps meeting, takes place at Yate & District club, on Saturday 24th March.

Provisional event start time.

THROWS:                                                                        

11.30am.   HAMMER

12.00pm.   HIGH JUMP

  1.00pm.   DISCUS  

  2.30pm.   JAVELIN   

  3.30pm.   SHOT                              

Lugano Trophy Lugano Italy Sunday 18 March 2018

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Cardiff's Bethan Davies in finishing 3rd in 20km walk in Lugano, broke her personal best time by 1min 11 seconds. Bethan’s walk of 1hr 31.53secs is Number 2 on the UK All time list, for Womens 20km walk. 

Bethan will go next month to Commonwealth Games in Australia with a realistic chance of winning a medal in 20km Walk. The Commonwealth Games athletic events, start than less than a months time. Bethan's walk result will give her a huge boost in confidence, going into 20km walk in Australia.   

UK CAU Inter Counties XC Saturday 17 March 2018

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This years event was again held at Loughborough. Day was dry, but ground soaked from thawing snow, with pools of water around course. The event also incorporated the conclusion of the XChallenge xc series of five races, with best three race results counting towards prizes. Majority of runners in races represented their County teams, seeking individual medals, or team medals.

 

Cardiff's runners had some excellent results. James Hunt 6th in senior men, against top class UK senior men opposition.            

Jake Heyward 3rd in U20M was an excellent result, after running 3.43.35 (i) 1500m, showing his racing talent on and off track. Jake also won XChallenge overall U20 title. First in Cardiff last October, fourth on another muddy course at Liverpool last November, to add to his third place at Loughborough.

Abigail Fisher had another excellent result 15th U17W just three days following her win at Brecon. Surely with more rest days, her position in race would have surely led to a higher position in race. 

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