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Juniors on the up Monday 30 June 2014


Cardiff's UK Youth Development League team (upper age group) is on the brink of retaining its league position after a much improved fourth place at the third round match in Milton Keynes yesterday, 29th June.

Yesterday's result was the outcome of a great all round team effort with athletes willing to take on unfamiliar events for the sake of the team.

Medals for Brett & Ryan Sunday 29 June 2014

On the third and final day of the British championships in  Birmingham today, Cardiff's Brett Morse (silver) and Ryan Spencer-Jones (bronze) both secured medals.

Although ranked number one in Great Britain, Brett had to concede first place in the discus to 22 year old Zane Duquemin. Brett's best throw of 60.26m was a mere 12cms behind Zane's winning 60.38m.

Zane had earlier taken the silver medal in the shot put with 18.00m, pushing Ryan into third spot. Ryan's best put was 17.23m.

Schools medals Sunday 29 June 2014


Welsh Schools held their combined events championships in Newport yesterday, 28th June, and Cardiff athletes reached the medal podium in most of the age categories.

Talented Harry Hillman, winner of his age group for the past two years, stepped up to the under 17 boys' category and won again. His score of 3002 for the five events included a personal best 100m hurdles of 13.49.

Defending champion in the under 20 men's age group, Matthew Collins had to be content with the silver medal this year.

Bronze medal for Ieuan Saturday 28 June 2014

Ieuan Thomas 2014

Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas won the bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase at today's British championships and European trials in Birmingham. in the same race, Jonathan Hopkins, in only his fourth race in this event, finished a creditable sixth.

Elsewhere, Cardiff athletes found the competition hard, with Rhys Williams managing only fourth in the 400m hurdles and Gareth Warburton and Joe Thomas both missing out on a place in the 800m final.

Dewi Hammond, however, made it safely through to the semi finals of the 100m tomorrow, when Brett Morse and Ryan Spencer-Jones will be competing in the discus and shot put respectively.

Holding their own Tuesday 24 June 2014


Cardiff's National Youth Development League (lower age group) team was involved in an extremely close third round competition at Solihull on Sunday last 22nd June. With only 7.5 points covering second to fourth places, Cardiff finished fourth with 497 behind Birchfield (504.5) and Rugby & Northants (499).

With one round left, Cardiff is lying in overall third place with equal league points with Birchfield but having scored more match points.

On top of the world Monday 23 June 2014

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff athletes took on the best in Britain at the weekend's England under 20 and under 23 championships in Bedford.

The star of the show was David Omoregie's world leading win in the 110m hurdles. His time of 13.17 (against the wind) takes him to the top of the world rankings as well as being a European, British, Welsh and club record.

Jac Palmer once again improved his own Welsh and club records in the under 20 men's hammer with a throw of 67.23m, which earned him the silver medal.

Relays championships Thursday 19 June 2014

Welsh Jnr Lg 2009

Welsh Athletics will be holding championship competitions for under 13 and under 15 4x100m relay teams (boys and girls) on Tuesday 15th July; before the start of the Welsh International at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Cardiff AAC intends to enter teams and if you are interested in taking part, please let one of the Welsh Junior League team managers know as soon as possible as entries close on 29th June and have to be made through the club.

GB team place for Ciaran Tuesday 17 June 2014

Ciaran Lewis 2014

Cardiff’s Ciaran Lewis made a return trip to the Lake District on Saturday last, 14th June, to take part in the UK trials for the European Mountain Running championships and was rewarded with selection for the Great Britain junior team.

The European championships take place in Gap, France, on 12th July and the junior race is over an 8.1k mountain course.

Ciaran (17) qualified by placing fourth in the trial and is the youngest in the British team, having two more years in the under 20 age group.

Rhys goes top Monday 16 June 2014

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams showed a welcome return to form with a 48.95 400m hurdles in Geneva on Saturday, 14th June, that takes him to the top of the UK rankings.

After being stuck around 50 seconds in his first few races and then false starting in Oslo mid-week, Rhys needed to produce his training form in a race and this he has now done, with a time that is only just outside his personal best of 48.84. In a close race, Rhys was pushed into second place by Thomas Barr of Ireland, who set a national record in the process.

Wrexham medals for Cardiff Monday 16 June 2014

Jake Heyward 2014

A contingent of Cardiff athletes made its way to Wrexham on Saturday last, 14th June, for the Welsh under 20 and under 17 championships and returned with 32 medals between them.

Double winners were Jake Heyward (800m & 1500m), Ryan Grimwade (high jump & pole vault) and Anax Da Silva (100m & 200m) while Jac Palmer broke his own under 20 club record with 65.10m to win the hammer title.

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