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Welsh Junior League Wednesday 13 June 2018

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On another very warm day, the second Welsh Junior League match took place at Cardiff Met Uni track, home to Cardiff Archers team. In a close match with some good results from Cardiff team members, highlight was the U15B 4x100 Relay team winning their race in a new League and club record of 46.44. Unfortunately there are no Welsh or National records for this age group.

Relay team. Ben Vincent, Thomas Charles, Luca Logue Fomseca, Lewis Rochfort Shugar.

In Power of 10 ranking list, their time is ranked 2nd in UK. Well done boys, and Team Manager Mark Vincent.

The League title is a two horse race between Cardiif Archers and our club. The Welsh JL includes U11, U13, and U15 male and female age groups. In past seasons the club struggled to field teams in U11 and U13 age groups, that has changed with pro active club team managers now able to field stronger teams, closing the points gap between our team and the Archers, who are very strong in these age groups.    

UKAWL Match 1 Friday 8 June 2018

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Cardiff's Womans team appeared with our BAL mens team in Cardiff International Sports Campus. Sharon Heveran Team manager reported before the match that Cardiff had a strong team, Sharon was proved right with our womans team winning the opening match by 20pts. the team was a mix of experienced senior athletes and youthful members of club. An example was in the 1500m with Ffion Price SW winning A race in 4.23.97, and U20 Kiara Frizell winning B race in 4.31.61. Rebecca Chapman Commonwealth Games athlete, won the long in a seasons best of 6.30. Sally Peake joined Cardiff from Birchfield Harriers, won the Pole Vault 4.00, and Megan Hodgson 1st in B PV. Sally Peake also came second in the Triple Jump A 11.32, with Eliza Durall 2nd in B Triple Jump in 10.42. Another example of youth and experience athletes was in the 3km with U20 A runner Abi Fisher 3rd, and senior woman Lucy Marland winning B race in 10.05.27. Lucy is returning to competitive running following a long injury issue.

Charlotte Wingfield had a busy day 3rd A 100m, 200m A 1st and member of 2nd place 4x100 team. In high jump more good team points were earned with A High Jump 2nd Hannah Tapley 1.70, and Lauren Evans 1st in B High Jump. So it is easy to see that many good team points were being achieved across many events.

BAL Match 2 Tuesday 5 June 2018

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Following the teams fine 3rd place in the first meeting, expectations were for a similar result at our home fixture, unfortunately that was not the case, prior to meeting the team was missing a number athletes, but still hoped to finish in top 4 teams. Our 6th place team finish means that the next fixture in Bedford on 7th July, will be key to consolodate the teams position in the Premier League. Hence a good team turn out for match will be necessary.

The match was held in beautiful warm weather, with the Paracute display Unit dropping onto stadium infield as planned at 11am before the meeting started. Besides the usual food and drinks units at stadium, the Welsh Guards had a stand, and there were units for use by children. Many people sat on the grass at the Dome end of stadium, enjoying the weather and as usual, the water jump in the steeple chase races.

The match included the UKAWL Division 1 teams, that included our senior womens team. It was an added bonus for spectators with so much action happening throughout the meeting.     

YDL Upper Midland Premier Wednesday 30 May 2018

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Last Sunday started with rain, then cloudy and humid, finally we had warm sunshine with a breezy wind, that affected sprinters times. After finishing 2nd in their first meeting at Swansea, Cardiff's Team won their home fixture, beating 2nd placed Avon by 41pts.To organise the event prior to meeting requires a lot of work by team managers Debbie Bull and Jen Stone. To hold the event, requires graded officials, volunteers including parents, in order to make the meeting a success.

There were many fine performances on the day, too many to single out athletes, the exception being the U20W 4x100 relay team who broke the club record recording 49.38. Team. Seren Wenham: Hannah Longden: Nia Grundy: Issie Tustin.

Cardiff and Avon teams are equal on 11pts with Avon holding 1st place due having the most team points over the 2 fixtures. Of the 6 teams in the League, 3 teams are compositive teams made up from clubs within the areas of Avon, Devon and Corwall and West Wales, leaving the remaining club teams of Cardiff, Cheltenham and Swansea to compete against them. 

British 10km Champioships Thursday 24 May 2018

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Last Saturday the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB's included the British Championships, with qualifying times for the European Championships in Berlin, August 2nd to 11th. Top UK class runners taking part in races, had the qualifing standards in mind.

Following her recent good race results, Charlotte Arter continued her success by winning the British Womens 10,000m title, her first British track title, Her time of 32.15.71 was well within the European Championships womens qualifying standard. Charlotte interviewed after the race, said the pace maker went off too fast, only two European runners followed the pace maker. Charlotte stayed with the main group until 5km, then speeded up, solo running the next 5km, taking her 100m clear of the main group, runnig her last 1km faster than the 1st and 2nd placed Europeans in front of her. Charlotte said the loves running in this event, the crowd support was fantastic, I'm really happy.

YDL Upper Midland Premier Monday 14 May 2018

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Team Managers Debbie Bull U20/17 (Men), and Jen Stone (Women). Debbie Bull reported a great start to the 2018 campaign, with many new faces joining forces with the more established members of the team. in Match 1 at Swansea on the 29th April. A lovely sunny morning turned bitterly cold later in day. Time delays to the match timetable, unfortunately cost us team points, as some athletes weren't able to make their events.

However a massive well done to those that stepped up at short notice, to help the team out in the relays races. Well done you did us all proud.

Thanks to all officials and parents who helped us on the day, much appreciated as always.

BAL Friday 11 May 2018

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Our Senior Men BAL team, and Senior Women UKWAL team are the flagship teams in our club. Taking on the best Track & Field athletes and teams in the UK. Competition is of the highest standard in many events. Thus points are hard won. 

Cardiff Senior Men's team has returned to the Premier League after being relegated in 2014. The event was held in Leigh west of Greater Manchester, yet host club is from Sheffield. The date clashed with BUCS and a Welsh Championship 5km road race in Cardiff. Thus a weakened team went to Leigh fearing the worse. Other clubs were affected by BUCS resulting in Cardiff finishing in 3rd place, we would do well in getting the same result in Cardiff next month.

Team members on the track scored 176pts while on the field 104pts were scored. Three team members won first place. Joe Reid 800m (A) 1.52.45, Brett Morse Discus Throw (A) 58.62. Chinua Ebereonwu High Jump (B) 1.85. Sam Blake was 2nd in (B) 800m 1.52.32. Curtis Matthews supported Brett in field events 1st in (B) Discus Throw 44.31. 

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. 

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