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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.

New club record for Rhys Sunday 19 May 2013

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams looks to be heading for his best ever season as he set a new personal best time of 48.90 for the 400m hurdles at the Loughbrough International today. Once again, fellow Olympian Jack Green failed to finish.

In winning his speciality event, Rhys consolidated his position at the top of the UK and European rankings and improved his previous best of 48.96 (set in the 2010 European Championships) by 0.06 second.

Cardiff's Tom Marshall set a new personal best in winning the 1500m in 3:44.84. Gareth Warburton clocked 3:46.53 in the same race.

PBs at BMC GP Saturday 18 May 2013

Elliot Slade

A contingent of Cardiff AAC athletes travelled to Sollihull today, 18th May, in search of good competition and fast times at the British Milers' Club grand prix and were well rewarded with personal best performances.

Elliot Slade went to the top of the latest UK under 20 rankings with a personal best 800m time of 1:48.93. Close on his heels, making a debut in the 5000m, Mike Ward clocked 14:36.26 to go second in the UK in the under 20 age group.

PBs also came from Kate Seary (2:13.14 in the 800m) which pushed her to 6th in the under 17 UK rankings and Dani Cocking (4:44.38 in the senior 1500m).

Second place for juniors Tuesday 14 May 2013

Welsh Jnr Lg 2009

Cardiff's Welsh under 15 league team travelled to Hereford on Saturday last, 11th May, for the first round of this year's series.

In poor weather conditions (rain and cold blustery wnds), Cardiff produced 20 individual winners to score a total of 1113 points, 129 behind Cardiff Archers' 1242.

These two teams are well ahead of the others and Cardiff will be aiming to return to the top of the division in the remaining matches.

Winning start for senior men Saturday 11 May 2013


Cardiff's British Athletics League team got off to a perfect start by winning the opening match of the season, held today at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Fresh from his European leading time a few days earlier, European Champion Rhys Williams led by example and won the opening track event, the 400m hurdles, in 50.03, an excellent time in the difficult conditions; a very strong headwind in the home straight and no meaningful opposition. Paul Bennett matched his team mate by winning the 400m hurdles B race.

Cardiff win followed Cardiff win and the final result was a clear win by 12 points from demoted Premiership team City of Liverpool.

Rhys off to flying start Thursday 9 May 2013

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams got his season off to the best possible start, winning an international 400m hurdles in Namur, Belgium, yesterday in his fastest time for three years.

Rhys dominated the race to clock 49.11 secs, almost two seconds ahead of second placer Ben Sumner.

This time makes Rhys, the reigning European champion, the first Welsh athlete to hit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard and in comfortably inside the British Athletics 'A' standard (49.40s) for the World Championships in Moscow this summer.




Weekend roundup Tuesday 7 May 2013

Tom Marshall and Carwyn Jones

Cardiff was to the fore in the Cardiff Bay 5 mile road race yesterday, Monday 6th May, with Tom Marshall, Carwyn Jones and James Mills coming home in first, second and third spots. Tom and Carwyn were side-by-side with 600m to go but Marshall’s pace over the final turns was enough to secure the victory.

Meanwhile, in Kawasaki, Japan, London 2012 Olympian Gareth Warburton opened his 800m season with a 1.48.11 at the IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix.

At the BUCS universities championships in Bedford, David Guest took the long jump title with 7.19m, Emily Brown took silver in the 2000m steeplechase and Mica Moore was third in the 100m

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