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YDL Upper Midland Premier

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Last Sunday started with rain, then cloudy and humid, finally we had warm sunshine with a breezy wind, that affected sprinters times. After finishing 2nd in their first meeting at Swansea, Cardiff's Team won their home fixture, beating 2nd placed Avon by 41pts.To organise the event prior to meeting requires a lot of work by team managers Debbie Bull and Jen Stone. To hold the event, requires graded officials, volunteers including parents, in order to make the meeting a success.

There were many fine performances on the day, too many to single out athletes, the exception being the U20W 4x100 relay team who broke the club record recording 49.38. Team. Seren Wenham: Hannah Longden: Nia Grundy: Issie Tustin.

Cardiff and Avon teams are equal on 11pts with Avon holding 1st place due having the most team points over the 2 fixtures. Of the 6 teams in the League, 3 teams are compositive teams made up from clubs within the areas of Avon, Devon and Corwall and West Wales, leaving the remaining club teams of Cardiff, Cheltenham and Swansea to compete against them. 

Both Cardiff's YDL are what they say, they are development teams leading from U11's to Under 20s athletes. The younger age group team is about fun, learning about their event(s) and being able to compete in competitions. The older age group YDL team takes place when education is at a key time in athletes lives, with exams clashing with team meetings. The U20/17 team is also a lead into senior athletics that start at 20,with the U23 age group.

The official results can be seen here.