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Gwent League 2 Friday 13 November 2009

Alex Hains

Cardiff followed the success of the first Gwent League in the second fixture held last Sunday at Bath University. On a cold wet day, and on a tough course that is feared and sometimes avoided, Mike Ward added a second victory in the under 15 boys' race, folowing his win in Bridgend on 11th October. Particularly impressive was Ava Hutchinson who won the senior ladies' race. Alex Hains (pictured) was third in the senior men's race.

Meet John Dagata Monday 9 November 2009

John Dagata

Welsh Athletics' new head coach John Dagata will be in Cardiff on Thursday next, 12 November specially to meet club coaches. He will be in the Cardiff club room between 8.30pm and 9.30pm for a get to know you session and all club coaches (and anyone else that is interested) are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Gwent League round 2 Wednesday 4 November 2009

The second round of this season's Gwent Cross Country series takes place on Sunday next at Bath University. After Cardiff's success in the first round held on 11th October in Bridgend, the club is looking for a repeat performance, or even an improvement. More Cardiff athletes took part in the first round than for many years and another big turnout is expected.

Has Jimmy got the X Factor? Thursday 29 October 2009

Jimmy Watkins

Jimmy Watkins, Cardiff's former Great Britain international 800m runner, was featured in last week's Athletics Weekly, not for his running but for his musical ability. He is the lead singer and guitarist in the band Strange News From Another Star (with fellow Cardiff athlete Harry Jones as drummer) that performs regularly around Cardiff and district and was featured in the recent BBC Wales Swn Festival.

A run (or walk) in the park Monday 26 October 2009

Park Run

Do you know what PARKRUN is? If you are not a dedicated runner (or even if you are) and fancy an easy run in beautiful surroundings, you should give PARKRUN a try. There is one in Cardiff every Saturday morning through Blackweir. There is no barrier to age, ability or shape and it is free to enter.

More honours for Cardiff Thursday 22 October 2009

John Penny

Last Saturday, 17th October, the Annual General Meeting of Welsh Athletics was held at Llandrindod Wells. John Penny was duly installed as the new President and takes over from Alan Currie. John was a Vice President for seven years and will be President for the next two years. Other Cardiff members honoured by Welsh Athletics were John Lister, Mary Webb, Mary Lister and Alyson Hourihan.

Road relay teams excel Tuesday 20 October 2009

4 stage team 2009

Cardiff's teams can be pleased with their performances in the national road relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham last Saturday, 17th October. The women's team (pictured) came in a brilliant 8th out of 88 teams, the highest ever placing by a Cardiff ladies' team. The men achieved a highly creditable 17th out of 88 teams.

Cardiff one two again Monday 19 October 2009

Simon Lawson

Cardiff's Simon Lawson (pictured during the race) was the surprise winner of yesterday's Cardiff Half Marathon with one of the pre-race favourites Mike Johnson second. Simon's time of 1:05.50 was a mere one second outside his own Great Britain Junior record for the distance set earlier this year in Bath. Mike took a massive six and a half minutes of his previous best to finish in 1:06.04.

Road relay teams in action Friday 16 October 2009

Tom Marshall in 12 stage 2008

Tomorrow, Saturday 17th October, club teams will contest the national 6 and 4 stage road relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham. These prestigious races attract the very best club teams from the whole of the UK and Cardiff has a fantastc reputation having won the men's 6 stage in 1999 and finishing high up on many other occasions. The women's 4 stage relay is equally renowned and Cardiff is fielding a strong team this year. Pictured is Tom Marshall in last year's race.

Half marathon bids Thursday 15 October 2009

Mike Johnson

The re-vamped and re-launched Cardiff Half Marathon takes place on Sunday next, 18th October, with the 9 o'clock start and finish at the City Hall. Bidding for possible victory in a bigger than ever field of 11,000 will be experienced club athlete Mike Johnson (pictured) as well as European Junior silver medallist Simon Lawson.

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