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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

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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

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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.

Tom Marshall 7th in London Tuesday 28 May 2013

Tom Marshall in 12 stage 2008

Cardiff's Tom Marshall was seventh in the prestigious Bupa Westminster Mile, held in London on Sunday last, 26th May, in a time of 4:05. Team mate James Thie was in 14th place (4:10) and Tom Marley 16th (4:14).


Also in London, Tommy Davies finished an excellent 10th in the London 10k, with Carwyn Jones following him home in 26th place.


Meanwhile, at the Bedford International Games, Emma Pullen won the A 400m in a fast 53.51 which puts her in 13th place in the UK rankings.



Cardiff top in Region Sunday 26 May 2013

Cardiff athletes dominated the South Wales regional championships held at Newport yesterday, 25th May.

In generally good but occasionally breezy and cold conditions, Cardiff athletes won 162 medals, plus another 15 in the East Wales championships that were held in conjunction.

European 400m hurdles Champion Rhys Williams, looking to test his flat speed, won the 400m in a personal best time of 46.69 from Gareth Hopkins (48.74) and Daniel Dell (50.79). the 400m was just one of 15 events where Cardiff won all three medals.

Thank you Barclays Bank Tuesday 21 May 2013

Cheque presentation 20 May 2013

Cardiff AAC has benefited from Barclays Bank's Matchfunding Scheme to the tune of £750 and business manager Sharon Greer visited the club last night to present a cheque to club treasurer Graham Webb.

Sharon explained that the Barclays scheme is specifically designed to help voluntary groups and matches pound for pound what the group itself raises, up to a maximum of £750. She said that she was delighted to help Cardiff AAC and was very impressed with the enthusiasm of the young athletes who would benefit.

Also present was  Jeff Gorwill of LWC Drinks Limited who generously donated a hamper of drinks as a prize.

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