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Juniors slip to Premier 2 Friday 26 July 2013

David Callan

Despite some valiant performances on their home track yesterday, 29th July, Cardiff's National Youth Development League (under 20 and under 17) team finished in fifth place. Along with Cheltenham & County Harriers, Cardiff will hope to regain its place in the Midlands Premier 1 division next year.

Normal summer weather conditions returned with several torrential downpours interspersed with warm sunshine and blustery wind.

Cardiff produced numerous good performances and event winners but could not overcome the big gaps in the team.

TRACK CLOSURE Wednesday 24 July 2013


The track at Cardiff International Sports Stadium will be closed next Monday, 29th July, to enable essential repairs to the track surface to be carried out.

The stadium apologies for the inconvenience to users but says that the Astro Turf area will be available if athletes wish to use it.

Juniors on course to final Tuesday 23 July 2013

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Cardiff's Welsh under 15 league team will expect to qualify for the Welsh final in Brecon on 15th September.

The third round of four of the East division was held in Newport last Saturday, 20th July, and Cardiff scored 1228 points, a mere 37 behind Cardiff Archers.

The final qualifying round will be held in Cwmbran on 18th August. 

SIAB results Monday 22 July 2013

John Cove third

Cardiff AAC supplied ten athletes for the Welsh Schools team that travelled to Morton Stadium, Santry Park in Dublin for the annual SIAB schools international on Saturday last, 20th July.  

The best performances came from John Cove (pictured) who took third place in the 1500m, Tasia Stephens who was third in the javelin with a season's best and Jake Heyward (a late replacement for Dafydd George and still only 14) who set a personal best and under 15 club record of 1:59.93 in the 800m.

World Record for Aled Sunday 21 July 2013

Aled Davies

Aled Davies has struck gold again and set a new world record of 14.71m in winning the category F42 shot put at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) world championships in Lyon, France.

Aled, who won gold and bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, broke his own world record. He will be competing again in the F42 discus on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Aled and good luck for the double on Tuesday.

Euro fifth for David Saturday 20 July 2013

David Omoregie

Despite another excellent run, Cardiff's David Omoregie missed out on the medals, finishing 5th in the final of the European Junior Championships 110m hurdles in 13.49 seconds, close to the personal best he had set in the first round.

David had run superbly to qualify for the final at the Championships being held in Rieti, Italy.

Don't forget Sunday Thursday 18 July 2013

Club open June 2013

The second of the Sunday morning Cardiff AAC informal competitions will be held on Sunday next, 21st July, at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The first one was successfully held on 16th June and, despite poor weather, more than 60 athletes took part.

Registration is from 10.15 to 10.30 and the first event is at 10.45. The final event is at 12.00.

All under 11, under 13 and under 15 athletes are encouraged to take part as this is a great way to experience competition without too much pressure.

Round up Thursday 18 July 2013

Ibrahim Mike Kallenberg Chris Moss Cosmeston

Cardiff's team of Alex Hains (missing from the photograh), Chris Moss, Elsidig Ibrahim and Mike Kallenberg were easy winners of the Cosmeston relays on Wednesday, 17th July.

The same day, Rhys Williams shaved a further 100th second off his personal best time, clocking a new club record of 48.84 for the 400m hurdles in Luzern, Switzerland. Rhys was narrowly beaten into third place but was ahead of sixth placed Johnny Dutch (USA) who is currently ranked second fastest in the world.

Cardiff juniors finish in style Saturday 13 July 2013

Sarah Omoregie

Cardiff's National Youth Development League team (under 13 and under 15) completed its 2013 campaign in fine style by winning the fourth and final fixture today at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

In sweltering conditions, Cardiff amassed 534 points, to finish 19 points clear of second placed, Welsh rivals, Swansea Harriers.

Elliot Slade in Euro team Tuesday 9 July 2013

Elliot Slade

Cardiff's Elliot Slade, who is coached by Arwyn Davies, has been added to the Great Britain team for the European Junior Championships to be held in Rieti, Italy from 18 to 21 July.

Elliot (18), who goes in the 800m and has a personal best time of 1:48.93 set in May, is an experienced international having taken part in the World Youth Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011. He is currently ranked 4th in the UK and 7th in Europe.

He joins club mate David Omoregie who has been selected in the 110m hurdles.

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