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Universities title for James Wednesday 27 February 2013

James Thie

Former Cardiff AAC club captain and British international James Thie took the gold medal in the 3000m at the British Universities indoor championships held in Sheffield last weekend, 22 to 24 February.

 

Also in Sheffield, decathlete David Guest had a busy day, contesting the high jump, long jump (silver medal with 7.33m) and shot put while Mica Moore took the silver medal in the women's 200m.

 

Harry Hillman continued his run of good form to take the silver medal in the under 15 boys' 60m hurdles at the England Athletics indoor championships in Birmingham over the same weekend.

Schools successes Sunday 24 February 2013

Erin Hayes and Ciaran Lewis

On Saturday last, 23rd February, many Cardiff AAC athletes were representing their school district (either Cardiff and the Vale or Glamorgan Valleys districts) in the Welsh Schools Nation Cross Country Championships that were held in Brecon.

 

There was overall success for the Cardiff and the Vale district and pictured with the overall Championship trophy are Erin Hayes (Middle Girls Captain) and Ciaran Lewis (Middle Boys Captain). Cardiff AAC had 4 athletes who were individual winners; Mike Ward, Ellie Atkinson, Jake Heyward and Lucy Dennis.

Harry stars indoors Wednesday 20 February 2013

Indoors

The star turn at the final Welsh Indoor championship of the season, held last Sunday 17th February, was triple gold medal winner Harry Hillman. Harry(14) jumped to 3rd in the UK rankings in winning the under 15 boys' high jump with 1.80m, which equalled his Welsh record. In winning the 60m hurdles in 8.58secs he went to No.1 in the UK. Meanwhile, at the British Athletics grand prix at Birmingham on Saturday, Joe Thomas achieved the qualifying time and was automatically selected to represent Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg the first weekend of March.

Cardiff regain XC title Saturday 16 February 2013

WA XC Ch 2013 Senior Men

Cardiff's senior men turned out in force to take the Welsh Cross Country Championship today, at Glan Usk Estate near Abergavenny, with arch rivals Swansea relegated to second place. Rowan Axe was the first Cardiff runner home in fourth place but solid packing by the next five scorers saw Cardiff safely home. Hot favourite Jake Heyward easily won the under 15 boys' championship but will face a sterner test in the national inter-counties championships in Birmingham in a few weeks time.

Joe wins in Sheffield Monday 11 February 2013

Joe Thomas

Cardiff's Joe Thomas retained his British championship 800m title with a win at the championships (which incorporated the European indoor championship trials) in Sheffield yesterday, 10th February. Winning the race by the closest of margins, Joe's time of 1:48.55 was the same as second placer Mukthar Mohammed. Also at the championships, Tom Marshall set a personal best of 3:48.94 to take fifth place in the 1500m and Gary White set a season's best of 15.81m for fourth in the triple jump. Meanwhile, 30 junior athletes made their way across the Severn Bridge to Bath University on Saturday where the fourth Gwent League races this season were being held.

Key cross country ahead Thursday 7 February 2013

WXCCH2012

The cross country season picks up momentum again with the fourth round of the Gwent League taking place at Bath University on Saturday next, 9th February. The Welsh cross country championships take place in Crickhowell the following Saturday, 16th, and the deadline for entries closes on Sunday next, 10th, so if you have not already informed your team manager of your intention to run, you need to do so immediately.

A busy weekend Tuesday 5 February 2013

Rowan Axe

Numerous Cardiff athletes were in action last weekend but several deserve special mention. Rowan Axe ran a fine race to take fourth place in the British Universities Cross Country Championships in Leeds on Saturday while, back in Cardiff, Megan O'Sullivan set a Welsh indoor under 20 record in the triple jump. In Karlsruhe, a fit again Joe Thomas clocked 1:48.04 in an international 800m.

Calling all club members Tuesday 29 January 2013

CAAC logo

This is a reminder to all club members that annual subscriptions were due on 1st January and should be paid as soon as possible. Welsh Athletic registration fees also have to be paid to enable athletes to compete and these must be paid along with your club subscription. The club then pays them over to Welsh Athletics. The club is an entirely voluntary organisation (nobody gets paid) so we need you to pay your subscriptions so that we can continue to provide to you the facilities that you need.

More success on day 2 Monday 28 January 2013

Elishka Coupar and Caitlin Exton

More medals and pesonal bests came Cardiff's way yesterday, on day 2 of the Welsh Indoor championships at NIAC Cardiff. Jake Heyward added to his collection, winning the under 15 boys' 1500m while Kate Seary took the under 17 women's 1500m, Anax Da Silva won the senior men's 200m and Francis Baker triumphed in the senior men's pole vault. Meanwhile, in Valencia, Spain, David Omoregie produced five personal bests to take the bronze medal in an international under 20 heptathlon with a lifetime best score of 5,067 points and David Guest also set a personal best score of 5418 points to win the under 23 event.

Championships suit Cardiff Sunday 27 January 2013

Jake Heyward

Cardiff AAC athletes gathered a sackful of medals on the first day of the Welsh Indoor championships held at NIAC, Cardiff, yesterday. Gold medallists included Adam Mohsin, Mellissa Roberts, Megan O'Sullivan, Joe Thomas, Rhiannon Linington-Payne, and Jake Heyward. Jake (pictured) demonstrated his versatility, switching between cross country and indoor track racing, by adding the under 15 boys' 800m title to the 3000m title he won a couple of weeks ago.

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