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Silver medal for Adam Saturday 15 June 2013

 Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's Adam Bitchell took the silver medal in the under 23 men's 5000m at the England championships held today in Bedford.

Several Cardiff athletes made the trip to Bedford for what are, in effect, the championships of the UK.

Charlotte Arter took 4th place in the final of the under 23 women's 1500m (4:27.00) whilst, in the final of the under 20 men's 100m, Dewi Hammond set a new pb of 10.49 in 5th place and Sam Gordon also ran a pb (10.65) in 7th. The wind speed was, however, just over the limit. Mica Moore equalled her pb of 11.80 in placing 8th in the final of the under 23 women's 100m. Again the wind speed was over the limit.

Elsewhere, in the under 20 age group, Mike Ward qualified for tomorrow's final of the men's 1500m (3:54.40), Elliott Slade did likewise in the men's 800m (1:54.31) as did Ryan Lee in the men's 400m (48.37). Paul Bennett is through to the final of the under 23 men's 400m hurdles (54.03).

Nike visit a success Friday 14 June 2013

James Vincent

An audience of club members and parents listened to an interesting presentation by Nike on monday last, 10th June.

Mark Jones, along with club members Emma Peters and Melanie Stephenson, who work at the Nike store in Cardiff City centre, gave a comprehensive demonstration of the products and services that Nike can offer.

Closing date TODAY Thursday 13 June 2013


This is a last minute reminder to all under 13 and under 15 athletes that the closing date for entries to the Welsh Championships is TODAY, Thursday 13th June.

The championships will be held on 29th and 30th June in Cardiff and entries can be made online. Go to www.welshathletics.org.

All athletes should compete in the champinships so don't delay.

Tough opener for women Tuesday 11 June 2013


A much depleted Cardiff UK Women's League team travelled to Southampton on Sunday, 9th June, for the first round of this year's campaign to maintain its place in division one.

The 12 woman team performed heroically but could not overcome the gaps and finished seventh out of eight teams. With two rounds to go, more complete teams should be able to pull themselves out of the relegation zone.

Juniors miss out by one point Monday 10 June 2013

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In a nail bitingly close competition in Hereford on Saturday last, 8th June, Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team came second to Cardiff Archers by a single point. Cardiff amassed 1,282 points against the Archers' 1283.

The league embraces three separate age groups and Cardiff came out a clear top in the under 13 and under 15 boys and girls, but slipped to third in the under 11s.

Cardiff head for promotion Sunday 9 June 2013

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Cardiff's senior men's British Athletics League team produced a solid all round performance in the second round match at the Linford Christie stadium, London, yesterday, to remain on course for promotion back to the Premiership division.

With two rounds to go, Cardiff and Liverpool head the table with 15 points each, three points clear of third placed Windsor, Slough Eton & Hounslow and seven points clear of fourth placed Kent AC.

Nike visit next Monday Wednesday 5 June 2013


The next Cardiff AAC parents' evening (next Monday, 10th June) will include a presentation by Nike of their products and services.

Nike will cover footwear and other sportswear as well as explaining and offering gait analysis

The presentation will start at around 6pm and discount vouchers will be on offer.

Mixed results for juniors Monday 3 June 2013

Gwenno Waddington

Cardff's National Youth Development League teams both travelled to Rugby over the weekend for the second round matches in this new league.

The under 15/under 13 team produced an improved performance over the first round outing, again finishing fourth but only nine points behind third placed Birchfield Harriers. This keeps the team in fourth place overall with two matches to go.

PBs at BMC Grand Prix Sunday 2 June 2013

Mike Ward 2013

Cardiff's Tom Marshall and Mike Ward (pictured in the recent regional championships) both set new personal best at the British Milers' Club Grand Prix in Sheffield yesterday, 1st June.

Tom came second in the A 1500m race in a time of 3:41.87 while Mike Ward set a new personal standard of 3:48.11. Also in the 1500m were James Thie (3:48.04) and Stephen Morris (4:03.82).

In the women's 800m, Danni Cocking set a new best of 2:11.38 while Joe Maynard did likewise, clocking 1:48.28 in the men's race.

Closing dates looming Thursday 30 May 2013

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Now that the track season is in full swing, it is time to enter championships.

The first closing date for Welsh Championships is Monday 3rd June. Yes, NEXT MONDAY. Others follow soon after so don't miss them.

All athletes should enter the Welsh championships, especially as Cardiff members did so well in the recent regional championships.

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