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Special talents Wednesday 11 June 2014

School choir 2014

Did you know that five of Cardiff's young athletes are the best in Britain - not in athletics, though, but in singing.

Yes, Cesia Lewis, Sara Jones, Carwyn Hastings, Megan Hastings and Luned Jones are all members of the Ysgol Iolo Morgannwg, Cowbridge, school choir that won this year's BBC Songs of Praise junior choir of the year competition.

Ladies head for the top Sunday 8 June 2014

UKWAL June 2014

Cardiff's UK Women's Athletic League team triumphed today in their second round match at Newham in London, winning their match convincingly from second placed Bristol & West with home team Newham & Essex Beagles pushed into third place.

After placing third in the first round match in Cardiff on 10th May, Cardiff is now second overall; a similar strong performance in the third and final match in Portsmouth on 6th July would clinch promotion and vindicate team manager Sharon Heveran's vow to get the team back up "where they deserve to be".

Juniors do well Sunday 8 June 2014

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Cardiff's Welsh Junior League team peformed well in the season's third round match at Newport on Saturday, 7th June, with the under 11 boys topping their age group and the under 15 boys and girls comfortably winning theirs.

Clean sweeps were recorded in the under 15 boys' 1500m and hammer events and several Cardiff athletes achieved double individual wins.

Seniors hold their own Saturday 7 June 2014

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After leading the match for the first two hours, Cardiff's British Athletics League team today eventually finished fourth in a competition that was, overall, more demanding than the first round in Cardiff on 10th May.

Cardiff finished with 270 match points, only 18 fewer than in Cardiff but had to concede first place to City of Manchester (third in Cardiff) with Shaftesbury Barnet second and Birchfield Harriers third.

Winners for Cardiff were Brett Morse, Gareth Warburton and Richard Tremblen while Anax Da Silva set a 400m personal best of 49.03 and Ryan Leonard a javelin best of 62.64m

Cardiff athletes for Glasgow Friday 6 June 2014

Rhys Williams

Welsh Athletics has revealed a 33 strong team for this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Cardiff athletes comprise no less than one third. In addition, Phil Banning and James Williams will be the team managers.

Those selected are: Adam Bitchell (10,000m), Aled Davies (Discus - F42), David Guest (Decathlon), Tracey Hinton (100m - T2), Curtis Mathews (Decathlon), Brett Morse (Discus), Matthew Richards (Hammer), Ryan Spencer-Jones (Shot Put), Joe Thomas (800m), Gareth Warburton (800m) and Rhys Williams (400m Hurdles).

Juniors improve Thursday 5 June 2014


Cardiff's team in the UK Youth Development League (upper age group) improved its position at the second round match in Cheltenham on Sunday last, 1st May, finishing fifth of the six teams.

Hit once again by absences through exams and clashes with the Welsh Championships, the team nevertheless showed great team spirit on the day, with several athletes competing in multiple events to help the points situation.

Mountain medals Tuesday 3 June 2014

Gwynnant Jones  Ciaran Lewis  Rebecca Evans 2014

The 600 miles round trip to te Lake District was worthwhile for Cardiff's Gwynnant Jones, Ciaran Lewis and Rebecca Evans as they all returned with medals from the home countries mountain running international on Sunday last, 1st June.

Representing Wales under 20 teams, Rebecca was third in the women's race while Ciaran and Gwynnant were second and third respectively in the men's race. The under 20 men's team was placed first.

Decathletes qualify Monday 2 June 2014

Curtis Mathews

Cardiff's two leading decathletes have both achieved the qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

After completing three of the gruelling 10-discipline events in six weeks (and two on consecutive weekends), both Curtis Mathews and David Guest topped the standard of 7,300 points in Malaga last weekend (31 May - 1 June). Curtis achieved a personal best points total of 7,378, including five personal bests, while David Guest, showing a welcome return to form after injury, scored 7,394.

Cardiff's Francis Baker also took part in the event, totalling 6,211 points for nine events before pulling out of the 1500m. 

Juniors third again Sunday 1 June 2014

Sarah Omoregie

Cardiff's NYDL (U13 & U15) team travelled to Birmingham yesterday, 31st May, for the second round of this year's league series and, again, came an excellent third in the team rankings, matching their performance in the first round.

Stars of the day included triple winners James Vincent, Lauren Evans and Sarah Omoregie.

Welsh Championships - 2 Sunday 1 June 2014

800m 2014

The second day of the Welsh Championships produced a further clutch of medals and personal bests for Cardiff athletes.

In the 200m, Cardiff's Sam Gordon took his revenge, inching out Dewi Hammond by one hundredth of a second with Lemarl Freckleton third, Richard Tremblen fourth, Gareth Hopkins fifth and club captain Rhys Knapman sixth. 

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