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Weekend wonders Monday 26 June 2017

Jake Heyward 2015

While the YDL team was demolishing the opposition in Cardiff, other club members were breaking personal and club records at home and abroad.

Tom Marshall, Jake Heyward, and Charlotte Arter all set personal bests at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford while Kiara Frizelle set a new club standard for the under 17 girls' 1500m, Bethan Davies set new club and Welsh records for 20k walk in Leeds and Tom Britt long jumped a personal best 6.09m in Swansea. 

Club record and title for Jac Tuesday 20 June 2017

Jac Palmer 2017

Cardiff's Jac Palmer hit top form in Bedford on Sunday to take the gold medal in the hammer throw at the England Athletics under 23 championships. Not only was his winning throw of 65.88m a personal best and club senior record, but he pushed into second place Taylor Campbell who is currently leading the under 23 UK rankings. Jac is lying third in the UK.

Also coming home with a gold medal was Jake Heyward who won a tactical race to take the 1500m title and enhance his selection chances for the European Junior championships.The selection qualifying time is 3:45.00 which should be well within Jake's capability in the right race.

Hot stuff Sunday 18 June 2017

Carwyn Jones Stuttgart 2016

On perhaps the hottest day of the summer so far,Cardiff's road runners were on hot form in today's Caerphilly 10k, taking second, third and fourth places in the senior men's open race and first and third in the ladies' race.

With Carwyn Jones second, Dan Nash a close third and James Hunt fourth, this was a good warm up for the trio's half marathon in Stuttgart next weekend.

Cardiff 1-2 Friday 16 June 2017

Tom Marshall

Hot on the heels of their exploits at the Welsh championships last Saturday, Tom Marshall (Welsh silver at 800m) and Rowan Axe (gold at 1500m) travelled to Watford on Wednesday evening, looking for fast times over 1500m. And, wow, did they get them!

Tom won the 1500m A race in a career best time of 3:37.62 with Rowan a close second in a big personal best of 3:38.12. These times take them respectively to third and fifth on the all-time best Welsh lists and to eighth and ninth on the current UK rankings. They are also both within the A standard qualification to be considered for the Welsh team at the Commonwealth Games. 

Open meeting a success Friday 16 June 2017

Open Mtg June 17

Around 130 young athletes, full of enthusiasm, were at the Cardiff AAC stadium last Sunday to take part in the open meeting organised by the Cardiff Academy.

A well chosen series of events occupied a few hours of a pleasant Sunday morning, producing good competition and results.

Bethan walks it Sunday 11 June 2017

Bethan Davies 2015

One of the class acts at yesterday's Welsh Championships, held in Cardiff, was Bethan Davies' victory in the 3000m walk. Having led from the start, GB international Bethan won easily but just missed out on a new Welsh and personal record. Her winning time of 12:26.45 is by far the best time in the UK this year.

On a very successful day for Cardiff AAC, club athletes took medals (usually gold) in nearly all the men's championship events and in many of the women's, with clean sweeps in the men's 100m and the women's high jump.

Announcement Friday 9 June 2017

Mark Gold 2017

Cardiff AAC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gold as administrator.

Mark has recently retired from the Army with the rank of Captain after a distiguished career, having seen active service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and elsewhere. He has also received the George Medal for bravery which was presented to him by HM The Queen.

Steve and Aled in Para team Thursday 8 June 2017

Aled Davies 2012

Cardiff's Steve Morris and Aled Davies have both been included in the Great Britain team for the World Para Athletics Championships to be held in London later this year.

Steve and Aled are both experienced Olympic athletes and represented Great Britain in the Rio Games last year. Aled is, of course, the world record holder in F42 shot put and discus and will contest both events in London, where he will be the favourite.

Senior women move up Monday 5 June 2017

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After finishing fourth in their first round fixture, Cardiff's UK Women's Athletic League team improved to second place in the second round, held in Bedford on Saturday last, 3rd June.

The team is in striking distance of promotion to the premier division and a win in the third and final round would probably do it.

Tough of the track Sunday 4 June 2017

Carwyn Jones and Matt Clowes 2017

After winning the first match of the 2017 series, Cardiff's BAL team was missing several of its top points scorers for the second round in Swansea yesterday but still managed third place.

Amongst the heroes of the day, Matt Clowes stood out. After a dominant run to win the 1500m, he was back on the track a mere 15 minutes later to contest the 5,000 along with team mate Carwyn Jones. What an athlete!

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