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Golden Mark Gold Friday 16 December 2016

Indoor Rowing

There is more to Mark Gold than meets the eye. On Saturday last, 10th December, he caught the 6am train to London to compete in the British indoor rowing championships, held in the velodrome at the Olympic Park.

So how did he get on? He only won the gold medal in his category, rowing the final, over 1,000m, in 3:25.7, more than 18 seconds ahead of the silver medallist.

Next stop the world Friday 16 December 2016

Ceri Jones 2016

Cardiff's Ceri Jones is still only 17 but has already amassed an impressive array of qualifications and experience.

An all-round athlete, coach, event organiser and official, she has just been selected to officiate at next year's world athletics and para-athletic championships in London.

Ceri will be part of the photo-finish team at the para-championships and will be working in the call room at the IAAF world championships.

Congratulations to Ceri.

 

Warning!! Wednesday 14 December 2016

Most athletes will be aware that, in 2016, UK Athletics introduced a regulation that, throughout the UK, all athletes have to be registered with their regional associations in order to compete.

In 2017, the rule will be enforced strictly so it is essential that if you want to compete you MUST register.

Cardiff in the Inter Regional Sunday 11 December 2016

Jacob Reynolds 2016

Cardiff athletes, wearing their regional vests, were prominent at the Welsh Athletics inter-regional cross country championships held in Brecon yesterday, helping South Wales to the overall title.

Pride of place goes to the under seventeen women where Cardiff athletes filled six of the first ten positions, including all the medal places.

Outright winners were Jacob Reynolds (under 13 boys), Abi Fisher (under 17 women), Ciaran Lewis (under 20 men) and Bethan Evans (under 20 women).

More honour for Jake Thursday 8 December 2016

Jake Heyward 2015

Cardiff's Jake Heyward has enjoyed the best season of his career so far and, for his achievements, he was named the Carwyn James Young Sportsman of the Year at Monday night’s Wales Sport Awards.

The pinnacle of his season was representing Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the European Youth (Under 18) Championships in Tiblisi, Georgia, where he won the 1500 metres gold medal. In addition he retained his Welsh Senior 800m championship title and won the UK Under 20 championship at 1500m.

Congratulations Jake - well deserved.

Indoor medals Tuesday 6 December 2016

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During a busy weekend for the sport, the Welsh Athletics junior grand prix was held at NIAC in Cardiff on Sunday last, 4th December, and numerous Cardiff athletes were amongst the large numbers who entered.

As one of the first indoor events of the winter season, the grand prix incorporated the South Wales and East Wales indoor championships for under 13, under 15 and under 17 athletes and Cardiff athletes were prominent amongst the medal winners, especially in the two older age groups.

Dan's the man Sunday 4 December 2016

Dan Nash 2016

Wearing his Cardiff vest for the first time, Dan Nash took an early lead in the senior men's race at yesterday's third round Gwent Cross Country League and held it to the end, holding off his Bristol rival in what he described as a tough race. Despite winning, Dan could not count in the Cardiff team score as his transfer from East Cornwall will not be through until 1st January.

Christmas Closure Dates Friday 2 December 2016

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Cardiff International Sports Campus has announced its closure dates over the Christmas period.

The stadium will close at 10pm on Thursday 22nd December and re-open as normal on Tuesday 3nd January 2017.

The club canteen will be closed after clubnight on 22nd December and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. The Academy will also re-start on 9th January.

Charlotte clinches GB place Saturday 26 November 2016

Charlotte Arter 2016

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter produced one of the best performances of her career to take second place in the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Liverpool today after an intriguing tussle with seasoned Great Britain international and three times winner Gemma Steel.

The Liverpool race counts as the official trial for the Great Britain team to take part in the European Cross Country Championship and second place today guarantees Charlotte her place in the team.

Cardiff athletes win support Thursday 24 November 2016

Bethan Davies 2015

Welsh Athletics has announced its list of athletes to be supported and the list includes ten from Cardiff AAC.

Three athletes have been placed in the Commonwealth Games Podium Support category which means that they are regarded as having the potential to finish in the top six at the next Games. The athletes are Bethan Davies (20k walk), Brett Morse (discus) and Rhys Williams (400m hurdles).

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