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Fast 10k for Cardiff duo Tuesday 13 March 2012

Alex Hains

The Trafford 10k, held last Sunday 11th March, saw Cardiff AAC athletes take second and third places, both breaking the hallmark time of 30m and setting personal bests in the process. Joe MacDonald, who has recently joined Cardiff, placed second in a time of 29.08m, followed closely by Alex Hains (pictured) in 29.34m. Both athletes improved their personal best times by the best part of a minute. Joe's time puts him in 3rd place on the 2012 UK rankings for 10k and would have placed him 6th for the whole of 2011. Alex's time puts him in 5th place for 2012.

NOTICE TO TRACK RATS Friday 9 March 2012

NOTICE TO TRACK RATS Please note that there is NOT an open meeting next Wednesday, 14th March. Please contact Ian Dwight for further information. Sorry for the confusion.

Deadline for Road Relays Friday 9 March 2012

Ieuan Thomas

The Welsh Road Relay Championships will be held at Llandow on Sunday 25th March and the closing date for entries is next Wednesday, 14th March. The club's senior men's team should be strong and bidding for victory and the junior teams will also be expected to do well. Those wishing to be selected for the junior teams MUST contact the team managers straight away.

10 Cardiff athletes in team Wednesday 7 March 2012

George Griffiths

Welsh Schools Athletic Association has announced its team that will take part in the UK Schools Games at the London Olympic Stadium on 9th May. Ten Cardiff AAC athletes are in the team, including George Griffiths (pictured) who was the overall winner at the Welsh Sportshall Athletics final on Sunday last. The UK Schools Games will be one of the official test events for the London Olympic Games and these young athletes will be among the first to experience the Olympic facilities.

Double win for Ieuan Tuesday 6 March 2012

Ieuan Thomas

Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas (pictured) took both the senior and under 23 titles in the Welsh 5k road championship held in Bute Park, Cardiff, last Sunday 4th March. Lying second approaching the finish line, Ieuan produced a storming finish to overtake leader Marc Hobbs for a clear win. Cardiff's James Thie was third in the senior race and Adam Bitchell finished fourth but took the under 23 silver medal. Rebecca Evans won the under 17 women's gold medal. Paul Bevan took second place in the VM50 category and Catherine Hayes matched this in the VW40 age group.

Gwent League Trophy Saturday 3 March 2012

Jake Heyward 2012

The final Gwent League fixture was held today at Blaise Castle, Bristol in ideal conditions. The under 11s suffered from a sudden, but thankfully brief, downpour but the remaining races were held under blue skies and a cold wind. Conditions underfoot were excellent. Cardiff's younger athletes had a highly successful afternoon with Jake Heyward (pictured receiving his championship medal) completing his clean sweep of winning all five fixtures. Lucy Dennis won today and was the overall champion of the under 11 girls age group and John Cove won the under 15 boys'race to clinch the overall title. Jack Gooch took the under 17 title, finishing second today.

Final Gwent League Thursday 1 March 2012

CXC10

The final round of the 2011-12 Gwent Cross Country League will take place on Saturday next, 3rd March, at Blaise Castle, Bristol. Cardiff runners are currently leading the under 15 and under 17 boys' team competitions and the under 20 women's while star under 13 Jake Heyward will be looking to make it a clean sweep of winning all five races.

We are the champions Saturday 18 February 2012

Jake Heyward

Cardiff athletes had plenty to celebrate at the Welsh Cross Country Championships held at St Fagans, Cardiff today, with four team championships and four individual titles. Jake Heyward (pictured) continued his domination of the under 13 boys' age group with a convincing win by 22 seconds from the second placer. Rebecca Evans took the under 17 women's title, Gwenno Brown the under 23 women's and Jorge Thomas was the first senior man home but had to be content with the silver medal as Dewi Griffiths (under 23) was actually the first in the combined race. Meanwhile, in Birmingham, Joe Thomas smashed his indoor personal best once again to take fourth place in a world class international 800m race and move to seventh in the latest world rankings with 1:46.35, a new Welsh record.

Cross Country reaches peak Friday 17 February 2012

Debbie Rees

With the Welsh Cross Country Championships taking place in Cardiff tomorrow, Saturday 18th February, there were some encouraging performances at the fourth Gwent League fixture of the season, held at Brecon last Saturday 11th February. Pride of place went to Cardiff's former club captain Debbie Rees (apologies for the quality of the picture) whose convincing win in the senior women's race underlined her good form. Jake Heyward (under 13 boys) continued his winning streak and John Cove and Ciaran Lewis were first and second in the under 15 boys' race.

Turkish Delight for Joe Sunday 12 February 2012

Joe Thomas

At the UK Indoor Championships and World Championship Trials, held in Sheffield today, 12th February, Cardiff's Joe Thomas dominated the men's 800m to win in another indoor personal best time of 1:47.26; which is also a stadium record. Joe led from the gun and, at the bell, accelerated away from the field to win by 25 or more metres and thus confirmed his place in the British team for the World Indoor Chamnpionships to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in March. Joe's time places him equal 9th on the latest world rankings and his run of superb form indicates a lot more to come.

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