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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

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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

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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.

TRACK STILL CLOSED Thursday 24 January 2013

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THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED TONIGHT, THURSDAY, BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUING ADVERSE WEATHER. THE CLUB WILL NOT BE OPERATING BUT HOPEFULLY WE SHALL BE BACK TO NORMAL BY MONDAY.

Cross Country beats the snow Monday 21 January 2013

Andy Vernon

Despite the widespread snowfalls that affected most of the country, the McCain Cardiff Cross Country Challenge went ahead as planned yesterday, 20th January. Numerous Cardiff athletes braved the conditions and, once again, consistent Jake Heyward produced a fine run, coming second in the under 15 boys' race behind Edinburgh athlete Josh Kerr. In the primary schools girls' race, November's athlete of the month, Sofia Vella, came home in first place. Excellent third places were achieved by Seren Allin in the under 15 girls' race and Lucy Dennis in the under 13 girls' race.

Cardiff athletes in teams Friday 18 January 2013

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Cardiff AAC has 11 athletes in the Welsh teams that have been selected for the Celtic Cross Country international match taking place (weather permitting) at the Cardiff Cross Challenge on Sunday next, 20th January, in Blackweir. Other Cardiff athletes will be running for their school teams so the club will be well represented throughout. The first race is at 11.15am.

How to avoid injuries Wednesday 16 January 2013

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The latest in the programme of parents' evenings was held in the club room on monday of thie week (14th) and was a talk on "Growth Related Injuries in Young Athletes" (and how to avoid them). A well attended session listened to club Track and Field Chairman Andrew Seary, who is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist, explain the potential injury problems of the growing athlete, how to recognise them and what to do.

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