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Closed on Monday Thursday 2 May 2013

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The club will be closed next Monday, 6th, as it is a Bank Holiday.

Back to normal on Thursday.

Also DO NOT FORGET that entries for the regional championships close on 9th May; next Friday. Don't leave it until the last minute - do it now.

 

GB vest for Beth Davies Wednesday 1 May 2013

Bethan Davies 2013

Cardiff's Bethan Davies has been rewarded for her record breaking win in the national 20k walking championship with a place in the great Britain team to contest the European Cup of Race Walking to be held in Dudince, Slovakia on 19th May.

In last Sunday's national championships, Beth produced one of the fastest ever 20km debuts by a British woman in taking her first National title at the University of Warwick venue. 

Bethan competed in her first race walking race only a year ago and has made remarkable progress as she clocked 1.44.15 for a new Welsh Record and to move to 12th on the UK All Time list. In the early stages of the race, she walked stride for stride with fellow Welsh athlete Heather Lewis but began to pull away shortly before the halfway mark which she passed in 50.19 well inside her previous best for the distance.

The competition in Slovakia will be a big step up for Betan and we wish her the best of luck

Solid start for junior team Monday 29 April 2013

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Cardiff's Under 20/Under 17 team travelled to Birmingham yesterday, 28th April, for the first round of the new National Youth Development league.

Team manager Debbie Bull expressed quiet satisfaction with the team's performance and was pleased with a fourth placing amongst strong competition

 

Double debut for twins Tuesday 23 April 2013

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Rhianwedd Price (pictured), wearing her Cardiff vest for the first time, dominated the women's 3000m at last Saturday's Cardiff Open Meeting, winning from Bethan Strange in a personal best time of 10:10.71.

Twin sister Ffion, also representing Cardiff for the first time, was first in the under 20 women's 600m in 1:39.54.

Making a welcome change from the usual dismal weather associated with early season athletics, the opening event of the year was held in near perfect conditions with only an occasional cold wind spoiling the unexpected sunshine.

Cardiff in London Sunday 21 April 2013

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Cardiff AAC was well represented in London today, with athletes in both the Marathon and the Mini Marathon.

Mike Kallenberg, completing his first marathon, finished in the good time of 2:37.07 whilst, in the Mini Marathon, John Cove finished an excellent 8th of 69 runners to help his under 17 boys' team to 6th place. Lucy Dennis finished 11th in the under 13 girls' race and Kate Seary was 13th in the under 17 girls' race.

Parents' evening - Monday Saturday 20 April 2013

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The next in the series of parents'evenings will take place in the club room on Monday next, 22nd April, between 6 and 7 o'clock.

 

Former club British League and Welsh team manager and coach Dave Hawthorn will be talking about how to prepare for competition.

 

Don't forget Thursday 18 April 2013

Club night 15 April 13

Judging by the huge number of athletes who turned up for training on Monday last (see picture of a small section only), Cardiff can look forward to sending full teams to its matches and championships.

There are also deadlines for entries to championships and the first one to put in diaries is 9th May when entries for the South and East Wales regional championships close. The championships will be in Newport on 25th May and late entries will not be accepted. Read on for more information.

Relay bronze for Cardiff Saturday 13 April 2013

12 stage relay 2013 silver

Cardiff's crack squad of road racers took on the best in Britain and came home with the bronze medal in today's national 12 stage road relay championship at Birmingham's Sutton Park where 72 club teams completed the race.

The team, which included British internationals Mike Ward and James Thie, were led off by Tom Marshall and, after leading for four of the twelve legs, were brought home by James Thie.

Here comes summer Friday 12 April 2013

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Suddenly the winter season of road, cross country and indoor athletics is virtually over and another summer season beckons.

On Saturday week, 20th April, the first outdoor meeting of the year will be held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The former Welsh senior league has been re-vamped into an open meeting specially designed to encourage all athletes to compete and test early season form. All club athletes in the senior, under 20 and under 17 age groups should take part as good quality competition is planned. To see the full conditions and the timetable, go to the event page in Track & Field Events (see side menu bar).

A week late (Sunday, 28th) the new National Youth Development League kicks off with the club's U17/U20 team travelling to Birmingham. Again, go to the event page for full details.

TRACK RE-OPENED Tuesday 9 April 2013

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The much needed temporary repairs to the track have been completed and it is available again for training and competition.

However, in order to protect it until a major overhaul is carried out, the inside lane and home straight jumping runways will continue to be coned off and should not be used for training.

Stadium manager Tony Collins also asks all athletes to check that they are using the correct length spikes (6mm) please. He also hopes that these arrangements do not cause too many problems for athletes and coaches and any feedback would be welcome.

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