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Bronze becomes silver Monday 2 December 2013

12 stage relay 2013 silver

Cardiff's bronze medal in this year's 12 stage road relay has been upgraded to silver following the withdrawal of the gold medal from Belgrave, whose team has been disqualified after one of its runners was found guilty of a doping offence.

In addition, Cardiff's Joe McDonald will be recorded as having run the fastest long leg.

Third Gwent league Monday 2 December 2013

Blaise Castle XC 2012

The third round of the 2012-13 Gwent Cross Country League will take place next Sunday, 8th December, at Bath University and all those wishing to take part should inform the relevant team by text or phone manager straight away.

Cardiff is leading the team rankings in four age groups (under 17 and under 20 men and women and under 13 girls) and is well up in others so a good turn out next Sunday will consolidate our positions. 

Changes at the top Friday 29 November 2013

Bernard Plain

At a well attended AGM held in the club room last Thursday, 21st November, new leadership was voted in. Kay James (President) and Paul Darney (Chairman) stood down after two years in office and Bernie Plain was elected as the new President and Graham Webb as the new Chairman.

Bernie told the meeting that it was an honour to be President of such a great club and that he would do his best to make sure that there was just as great a future.

Andrew Seary was elected as a life member for the outstanding contribution that he had made to the club.

Cardiff is top club in Britain Saturday 23 November 2013

12 stage relay 2013 silver

Hot on the heels of being crowned Welsh Athletics club of the year, Cardiff AAC has topped the poll to become British club of the year.

Cardiff AAC took 32% of the vote, with Bristol & West AC second with 29%, Edinburgh AC third with 21% and Derry Spartans AC fourth with 18%.

With voting open to anyone interested in athletics, to win the vote is a remarkable achievement given the opposition and the much greater number of clubs in England and Scotland.

James and Tom on form Monday 18 November 2013

James Thie and Tom Marshall

For Cardiff's James Thie and Tom Marshall (pictured together at the recent Welsh road mile championship), the weekend could hardly have gone better.

Competing as a master for the first time, James (35) was the first home in the 35-39 age group at the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships held in Cardiff on Saturday, 16th November. Meanwhile, Tom, who is coached by James, was travelling to Leeds where, on Sunday, he set a new personal best time in the 10k at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k, breaking the 30 minute barrier for the first time.

World half in Cardiff Friday 15 November 2013

Cardiff half Marathon

The IAAF World Half Marathon Championship will be held in Cardiff in 2016, the IAAF announced today.

Building on the success of the established Cardiff Half Marathon, UK Athletics and Welsh Athletics, supported by the Welsh Government and Cardiff County Council, presented a convincing case to the IAAF Council at its meeting in Monaco.

This is something for Cardiff to look forward to and congratulations go to all those involved in the successful bid.

Vote for Cardiff Thursday 14 November 2013

12 stage relay 2013 silver

Having taken several Welsh Athletics awards, Cardiff AAC is one of four clubs shortlisted for British Athletics Club of the Year and we need all the votes we can get.

We are up against Edinburgh AC, Bristol & West AC and City of Derry Spartans AC so please, everyone, go to the British Athletics website and vote now. Voting closes on Wednesday next, 20th November.

To access a direct link to the voting click on "more" and then on the voting link.

Ffion wins again Wednesday 13 November 2013

Gwent League 2013

Cardiff's Ffion Price is enjoying excellent form as she comfortably won the second Gwent Cross Country League fixture of the season at Bridgend last Sunday, 10th November. Ffion won the senior women's race and, as a result, also topped the rankings for the under 23 and universities categories. Suzanne Turvey was tenth in the senior women's race in a field of 223 runners.

In the senior men's race, Cardiff provided two of the top three finishers, Jon Hopkins coming in second and followed by Andrew Hunt in third. James Thie was tenth.

A star of the future. Tuesday 5 November 2013

David Omoregie

Cardiff's David Omoregie, together with his coach Mike Guest, has been selected to join the prestigious British Athletics Futures Programme for 2013-14.

This is a reward for David's outstanding season, during which he reached the final of the 110m hurdles at the European Junior Championships as well as setting a personal best decathlon score and finishing as number one junior in the UK at 110m hurdles and number three in the decathlon. 

Multi events results Monday 4 November 2013

Welsh Athletics logo BEST

Cardiff athletes had a busy day at the Welsh Athletics and Welsh Schools multi event competitions held at the NIAC in Cardiff yesterday, 3rd November.

Welsh championship medals were awarded in the under 13 and under 15 age groups and Cardiff girls won in both these categories, Sofia Vella taking the under 13 gold medal with 1763 points over her four events. The under 15 event was a five event pentathlon and the girls' competition was won by Lauren Evans (2991 points) closely followed in second place by Sarah Omeregie with 2952 points.

The under 17 age group was not a championship event but the boys competition was won by Ryan Grimwade.

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