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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.

Another record for Jake Monday 14 January 2013

Jake Heyward

Jake Heyward is proving to be just as unbeatable indoors as over the country and proved this again yesterday. At the Cardiff Met indoor GP2 at the NIAC indoor arena, he won the under 15 boys' Welsh Championship 3000m in a Welsh record time of 9:26.28 breaking the previous record by over 3 seconds. This followed a Welsh record run of 2:04.2 in the 800m the previous week. Cardiff was well represented at NIAC yesterday, with numerous good performances

Enfys' award Friday 11 January 2013

Enfys Hawthorn

Enfys Hawthorn was presented with her Meritorious Award for services to athletics in Wales by Welsh Athletics President John Penny last night. She received her award in the club room during a break from her work in the canteen where she has been a familiar face for many years.

New honour for Christian Wednesday 9 January 2013

 Christian Malcolm

Cardiff's Christian Malcolm will serve a four year term on the British Olympic Association's Athletes’ Commission after being elected from a group of 21 candidates voted for by Olympians who have competed at a summer or winter Games since Sydney 2000. Upon hearing of his election, Christian said, “It’s an honour to be a part of the BOA Athletes' Commission and I believe that we have a fantastic opportunity to help shape the way that the BOA looks following the most amazing year of Sport Great Britain has ever seen. I’m excited about meeting with the other members of the Commission and helping to make a positive difference to something that I am very passionate about, which includes ensuring that the interest of the athletes remains at the forefront of the organisation's aims and objectives.”

Multi event successes Monday 7 January 2013

Francis Baker

Cardiff athletes produced excellent performances at the England Athletics multi event championships held in Sheffield on 5th and 6th January. Contesting the indoors heptathlon, new recruit David Omoregie won the under 20 gold medal with a score of 4,791 points. In the senior event, Francis Baker (pictured) came sixth with 5,112 whilst David Guest who competes for Cardiff as a higher performance athlete showed a welcome return to form to take third place with 5,258 points. David's younger brother Stephen came seventh in the under 20 contest with 4,275 points.

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