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Welsh awards for Cardiff Tuesday 1 October 2013

Rory McKerlich

An all round successful year for Cardiff AAC has been recognised by Welsh Athletics and the club has picked up four national awards.

Individual honours go to Rory McKerlich (pictured) and John Penny and two separate awards (Track and Field club of the year and Off Track club of the year) go to the club as a whole.

Calling all milers Wednesday 25 September 2013

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If you fancy your chances over a mile, Welsh Athletics has created a Welsh mile road race championship, the first of which will be held in Cardiff Civic Centre on Saturday week, 5th October.

 

There are championship races for all age groups from under 11 to masters (male and female) and the closing date for entries is next Monday, 30th September so you need to hurry if you want to enter.

View from the top Sunday 22 September 2013

Ciaran Lewis Ffion Price  Gwynant Jones Rebecca Evans

The 850 miles round trip to Scotland was well rewarded as Cardiff AAC's athletes all performed brilliantly and helped the Welsh team to medals in every age group of the British and Irish Junior mountain running championships, held in Achray forest, Aberfoyle, yesterday, 21st September.

King of the mountains was Ciaran Lewis who took the gold medal in the under 16 boys' age group and led the Welsh team to the bronze medals. Ciaran was the only non English athlete to get to the top of the podium as every other individual and all the team championships were won by English athletes.

Ciaran is pictured with the other Cardiff athletes (Ffion Price, Gwynant Jones and Rebecca Evans) in the Welsh team.

A mountain to climb. Wednesday 18 September 2013

WA Mountain team 2012

On Friday, September 20th, five Cardiff AAC athletes will begin the long journey up to Aberfoyle in Scotland where they will represent Wales in the British and Irish Junior Mountain Running International.

They are Gwynant Jones (under 19 men's 7.0k), Ffion Price, Rebecca Evans and Anna Lawson (under 19 women's 4.9k) and Ciaran Lewis (under 16 boys' 4.9k).

UK Schools Games Wednesday 18 September 2013

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The eight Cardiff athletes (pictured - left to right - Melissa Roberts, Tasia Stephens, Kristian Jones, Ryan James, Kate Seary, Ciaran Lewis, Dafydd George, John Cove) performed well in Sheffield last week end at the UK Schools Games.

Tasia Stephens took pride of place with her bronze medal in javelin with John Cove just missing out with fourth place in the 1500m.

Great end to season Sunday 15 September 2013

Keith Matthews

Despite generally miserable conditions for athletics, Cardiff's young athletes finished their season with a flourish at the final of the Welsh Athletics under 15 league, held today, 15th September, at Penlan athletic track in Brecon.

After a ding dong battle all day, Cardiff finished in an excellent second place to winners Swansea Harriers, with Cardiff Archers third.

8 in UK Schools Games team Monday 9 September 2013

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Eight Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected to represent Welsh schools in the Sainsbury's UK Schools Games to be held in Sheffield from 12 to 15th September. The Games cover several sports and the athletic events will be on Saturday and Sunday next, 14th and 15th.

The eight athletes are Kristian Jones (4x100m relay), Ryan James (400m hurdles and 4x400m relay), Dafydd George (800m), John Cove (1500m), Ciaran Lewis (1500m steeplechase), Melissa Roberts (300m and 4x300m relay), Kate Seary (800m) and Tasia Stephens (javelin).

Good luck to you all.

Double win in Cardiff 10k Sunday 8 September 2013

Ieuan Jones and Megan Tatnell 2013

The 2k fun run that preceded the 10k race, held today in Cardiff's city centre, saw two Cardiff AAC winners. Ieuan Jones (13) and Megan Tatnell (15) won the boys' and girls' races respectively.

 

Ieuan and Megan are pictured receiving their medals from Wales and British Lions rugby star Alex Cuthbert who was the official starter of the races.

Cardiff medals in Bedford Monday 2 September 2013

Ciaran Lewis

Cardiff athletes returned from the national championships in Bedford over the past weekend with medals plus valuable experience for the future.

Versatile Harry Hillman took two medals, a silver in the event for which he is better known, the under 15 boys' 80m hurdles (in a Welsh age group and club record time of 11.02), plus a bronze medal in the pole vault where he cleared 3.40m.

Other medallists were Ciaran Lewis (pictured receiving his medal) who set a pb winning bronze in the 1500m steeplechase and Tasia Stephens, also taking bronze in the under 17 women's javelin.

A big weekend ahead Wednesday 28 August 2013

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Cardiff athletes will be making the journey to Bedford this weekend to take part in the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 age group championships. These championships attract athletes from all over the UK and are, in effect, the British championships.

Representing Cardiff AAC will be Kristian Jones, Ryan James, John Cove and Ciaran Lewis (under 17); Melissa Roberts, Kate Seary, Ellie Atkinson, Erin Hayes and Tasia Stephens (under 17);  Jake Heyward and Harry Hillman (under 15). These have all had to achieve standards just to be able to enter the championships and we wish them all the best of luck.

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