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Academy off to a flying start Tuesday 29 April 2014

Academy 28 April 2014

Cardiff's brand new Academy for young athletes got off to a great start last night with an enthusiatic group of Academy members enjoying their first session and wearing their smart new Academy T-shirts.

Sessions for mainly under 11 members take place on Mondays and for the under 13s on Thursdays.

Last night's session was directed by Welsh Athletics network officer Ryan Spencer-Jones who led a mass warm up followed by shuttle relays that even the coaches joined in and enjoyed. 

Welsh League reminder Monday 28 April 2014

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Can anyone who is intending to compete at next Sunday's (4th May) Welsh League and open meeting, please inform track and field chairman Andrew Seary (andrew.seary@ntlwotld.com) as soon as possible?

This is required for pre-registration and seeding purposes and he needs name, age group and event personal best.

Events are available for age groups under 17 and Under 20/senior and up to six athletes per club can enter.

UKY Development league Monday 28 April 2014

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The club's UK Youth Development League (upper age group) team travelled to Stoke on Sunday for the first of this year's series.

With a heavily depleted squad, the team finished sixth and need to produce much stronger teams if is to avoid relegation.

The athetes who travelled performed valiantly but could not make up for the many events where we could not field a competitor.

Key job for James Friday 25 April 2014

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Cardiff's James Williams has landed a key position within Welsh Athletics as he was today announced as the new Head of Operations with wide ranging reponsibilities.

Chief Executive Officer, Matt Newman, said: “James was the outstanding candidate at interview and we are all looking forward to him joining the leadership team". 

This new position has been created as part of a reorganisation of the top level administration and gives James responsibility for the overall administration of athletics' governing body in Wales, reporting directly to the chief executive.

Entry deadlines Thursday 24 April 2014

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This is a reminder to let everyone know that the deadline for entries to the Regional Track & Field championships (to be held in Cardiff on Saturday 24th May) is the week after next on Thursday 8th May. Late entries will not be accepted so make sure that your entry gets in on time.

The deadline for the Welsh Senior Championships (Cardiff on 31 May and 1st June) is 15th May, for the U17 & U20 championships (Wrexham on 14th June) it is 29th May and for the U13 & U15 championships (Swansea on 3rd August) it is 17th July.

These dates will come around quickly.

Welcome to Brett and Ryan Tuesday 22 April 2014

Brett Morse

Cardiff AAC is delighted to welcome leading British throwers Brett Morse and Ryan Spencer-Jones as members.

For Brett, who was brought up in Penarth, it is a home-coming of course as he joined Cardiff as a junior and was an important member of the Young Athletes League team. After spending a few years with premiership club Birchfeld Harriers, Brett has decided to re-join his home club and everyone is delighted to see him back.

Ryan is a Welsh Athletics Network officer and spends a great deal of his time helping Cardiff AAC with its future development. He has played a key role in the creation and launch of the Cardiff Athletics Academy and felt that it was a logical move to join the club as a competitor.

Another track season Wednesday 16 April 2014

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With a welcome improvement in the weather, another track and field season is about to start.

The season will kick off in Cwmbran a week Saturday (26th) with the first round of the Welsh Junior League and, the following day (Sunday 27th), the older age group team of the UK National Development League travels to Stoke.

Fixtures then come thick and fast with the younger UK Development league on 3rd May, the Welsh Senior League on 4th May and then, on Saturday 10th May, Cardiff will host the first rounds of the British Athletic League and the UK Women's League.  

Mini marathon champs Sunday 13 April 2014

Iolo Hughes, Ciaran Lewis, Christian Lovatt, John

Cardiff's John Cove produced a superb performance in today's London Mini Marathon to place 6th out of 275 finishers and help his Welsh team to equal first place in the British Athletics Under 17 Road Championships. Close behind in the scoring team was Ciaran Lewis in 22nd and Nick Jones was 64th.

Other excellent performances came from Jake Heyward who was 13th in the under 15 boys' race and Abi Fisher who was 22nd in the under 13 girls' race.

Fastest relay leg for Ieuan Sunday 6 April 2014

Ieuan Thomas 2014

Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas (pictured on the left) produced the equal fastest long leg of the day at the National 12 stage road relay championships held at Sutton Park, Solihull, yesterday.

Running the first leg, Ieuan brought the Cardiff team home to the first hand-over in first place alongside Andrew Butchart of Central AC, both athletes being timed at 24:20.

On the short legs, Tom Marshall ran the 13th fastest and Mike Ward the 18th.

Commonwealth qualifier Sunday 6 April 2014

Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's Adam Bitchell set a personal best time of 28:50.43 for the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational meet in California on Friday last, 4th April.

This time gives him the Welsh A qualifying standard set for this year's Commonwealth Games by a long way, the standard having been set at 29 minutes.

Adam is studying at New Mexico University and is coached by World Masters indoor triple champion James Thie.

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