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Mini marathon champs Sunday 13 April 2014

Iolo Hughes, Ciaran Lewis, Christian Lovatt, John

Cardiff's John Cove produced a superb performance in today's London Mini Marathon to place 6th out of 275 finishers and help his Welsh team to equal first place in the British Athletics Under 17 Road Championships. Close behind in the scoring team was Ciaran Lewis in 22nd and Nick Jones was 64th.

Other excellent performances came from Jake Heyward who was 13th in the under 15 boys' race and Abi Fisher who was 22nd in the under 13 girls' race.

Fastest relay leg for Ieuan Sunday 6 April 2014

Ieuan Thomas 2014

Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas (pictured on the left) produced the equal fastest long leg of the day at the National 12 stage road relay championships held at Sutton Park, Solihull, yesterday.

Running the first leg, Ieuan brought the Cardiff team home to the first hand-over in first place alongside Andrew Butchart of Central AC, both athletes being timed at 24:20.

On the short legs, Tom Marshall ran the 13th fastest and Mike Ward the 18th.

Commonwealth qualifier Sunday 6 April 2014

Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's Adam Bitchell set a personal best time of 28:50.43 for the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational meet in California on Friday last, 4th April.

This time gives him the Welsh A qualifying standard set for this year's Commonwealth Games by a long way, the standard having been set at 29 minutes.

Adam is studying at New Mexico University and is coached by World Masters indoor triple champion James Thie.

Mini Marathon challenge Friday 4 April 2014


Fourteen Cardiff athletes have been chosen by Welsh Schools to take part in the Virgin mini-marathon in London on 13th April.

The mini marathon is the curtain raiser held over the final three miles of the official London Marathon course, finishing in front of the VIP stands in The Mall. Olympic champion Mo Farah, making his debut in the Marathon itself, is himself a former winner of the mini-marathon.

Triple world champion Monday 31 March 2014

James Thie and Tom Marshall

Cardiff's former club captain and British international athlete James Thie (35) travelled to Budapest last week for the World masters indoor championships and returned home after winning an astonishing three gold medals.

James' gold rush started last Thursday (27th) with victory in the M35 3000m in a time of 8:20.84. He returned the following day to win the M35 800m with 1:53.56. On Saturday, James won his heat of the M35 1500 to qualify for the final on Sunday when he clinched his third gold medal.

What a performance. Well done James.

David clinches scholarship Tuesday 25 March 2014

David Omoregie 2014 Euro record

Things keep getting better for Cardiff's rising star David Omoregie.

David's performances and potential have caught the eyes of the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund trustees and he has been selected as one of the first five recipients of the Jean Pickering Olympic Scholarships which were established to support athletes in their progress to Rio 2016.

Third spot for Mike Sunday 23 March 2014

Mike Ward 2014

Cardiff's Mike Ward was an excellent third in a close finish to the under 20 men's race at the Home Countries international cross country at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, yesterday, 22nd March.

Only narrowly beaten for second place, Mike led the Welsh team to third place.

In the same race John Cove was 16th, Ciaran Lewis 25th and Nick Jones 30th (representing Welsh schools).

Gwent League champions Friday 21 March 2014

The Gwent Cross Country league has announced its awards for the 2013-14 season and Cardiff athletes have received numerous individual and team prizes.

Particularly pleasing is the overall junior club championship plate for all age groups from under 20 down.

Individual titles went to James Thie (senior men), Ffion Price (under 23 women), Emily Chirighin (novice girls), Ciaran Lewis (under 17 boys), Rhys Jones (under 15 boys) and Elliot Richards (junior men).

Cardiff dominates relays Monday 17 March 2014

Tom Marshall Ieuan Thomas James Thie Carwyn Jones

On a glorious Spring day yesterday, Sunday 16th March, in the new venue at Pontypridd's Ynysangharad Park, Cardiff AAC teams won a hatful of medals in the annual Welsh Athletics road relays.

The day started with Emily Chirighin's clear win in the under 11 girls'race (the under 11 races are not relays) and ended with the senior men's commanding win by over a minute in their event, thus retaining the title that they won last year.

Another award for Tanni Friday 14 March 2014

Tanni Grey- Thompson

Cardiff AAC life member Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of a select band of Welsh men and women who have been honoured in the inaugural St David Awards for "extraordinary achievements".

Following her career as one of the first superstars of Paralympic athletics, Cardiff born Tanni has gone on to become one of the country's leading spokespersons for disabled sport. Born with spina bifida, Tanni has been wheelchair bound from an early age but overcame her disability with outstanding success as her 15 medals (11 gold) at the Paralympic Games testify.

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