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PBs at BMC GP Saturday 18 May 2013

Elliot Slade

A contingent of Cardiff AAC athletes travelled to Sollihull today, 18th May, in search of good competition and fast times at the British Milers' Club grand prix and were well rewarded with personal best performances.

Elliot Slade went to the top of the latest UK under 20 rankings with a personal best 800m time of 1:48.93. Close on his heels, making a debut in the 5000m, Mike Ward clocked 14:36.26 to go second in the UK in the under 20 age group.

PBs also came from Kate Seary (2:13.14 in the 800m) which pushed her to 6th in the under 17 UK rankings and Dani Cocking (4:44.38 in the senior 1500m).

Second place for juniors Tuesday 14 May 2013

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Cardiff's Welsh under 15 league team travelled to Hereford on Saturday last, 11th May, for the first round of this year's series.

In poor weather conditions (rain and cold blustery wnds), Cardiff produced 20 individual winners to score a total of 1113 points, 129 behind Cardiff Archers' 1242.

These two teams are well ahead of the others and Cardiff will be aiming to return to the top of the division in the remaining matches.

Winning start for senior men Saturday 11 May 2013

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Cardiff's British Athletics League team got off to a perfect start by winning the opening match of the season, held today at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Fresh from his European leading time a few days earlier, European Champion Rhys Williams led by example and won the opening track event, the 400m hurdles, in 50.03, an excellent time in the difficult conditions; a very strong headwind in the home straight and no meaningful opposition. Paul Bennett matched his team mate by winning the 400m hurdles B race.

Cardiff win followed Cardiff win and the final result was a clear win by 12 points from demoted Premiership team City of Liverpool.

Rhys off to flying start Thursday 9 May 2013

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams got his season off to the best possible start, winning an international 400m hurdles in Namur, Belgium, yesterday in his fastest time for three years.

Rhys dominated the race to clock 49.11 secs, almost two seconds ahead of second placer Ben Sumner.

This time makes Rhys, the reigning European champion, the first Welsh athlete to hit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard and in comfortably inside the British Athletics 'A' standard (49.40s) for the World Championships in Moscow this summer.

 

 

 

Weekend roundup Tuesday 7 May 2013

Tom Marshall and Carwyn Jones

Cardiff was to the fore in the Cardiff Bay 5 mile road race yesterday, Monday 6th May, with Tom Marshall, Carwyn Jones and James Mills coming home in first, second and third spots. Tom and Carwyn were side-by-side with 600m to go but Marshall’s pace over the final turns was enough to secure the victory.

Meanwhile, in Kawasaki, Japan, London 2012 Olympian Gareth Warburton opened his 800m season with a 1.48.11 at the IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix.

At the BUCS universities championships in Bedford, David Guest took the long jump title with 7.19m, Emily Brown took silver in the 2000m steeplechase and Mica Moore was third in the 100m

Fourth place again Monday 6 May 2013

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Cardiff's National Youth Development League team for under 15 and under 13 age groups travelled to Bristol on Saturday last, 4th May, for round one of this year's series and matched the fourth place achieved by the under 20/under 17 team a week earlier.

Cardiff produced 13 individual event winners to score 377 points, behind the winning team Rugby and Northants but ahead of Bristol & West and Notts AC.

Trail running champions Sunday 5 May 2013

Rhianwedd Price

Cardiff collected two titles at the Welsh junior trail running championships held in Nany yr Arian, Aberystwyth on Saturday 4th May.

Eight Cardiff athletes made the trip and returned with three gold and two silver medals.

Gold medals went to Rhianwedd Price (under 20 women - pictured), Anna Lawson (under 18 women) and Ciaran Lewis (under 16 men)

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

 

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