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Club room news Wednesday 29 July 2015

Members will be aware that changes are being made at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Within the club room a mezzanine floor is going to be installed and it is expected that work will start on Monday 10th August. The room will also be re-decorated and refurbished.

The work will take 6-8 weeks and, during this period, the room will not be available to us.

A summer sport? Monday 27 July 2015

The day was cold, with relentless, driving rain. It eased for an hour or so in the afternoon but returned for the final hour. These were the conditions that Cardiff's UK Youth Development League (upper age group) had to contend with in Swansea yesterday, Sunday 26th July, for the final round of this year's series.

Despite absentees, all credit must go to those athletes (and officials) who turned out to support their team and to ensure that Cardiff finished fourth and secured its place in the Midlands Premier division for next year.

Weekend personal bests Thursday 23 July 2015

Jack Gooch 2015

Three Cardiff AAC athletes set personal best times at the BMC Grand Prix in Oxford last Saturday, 18th July.

New member Katherine Marshall reduced her best time for 800m to an excellent 2:04.28 to join Rhianwedd Price (2:04.02) as a very powerful club pairing over the distance.

Also in the 800m, Jack Gooch (pictured) set a new personal time of 1:53.04 while, in the mile, Rowan Axe set a personal best of 4:04.99.

Entry deadlines Tuesday 21 July 2015

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REMINDER - Entries for the Under 15 and under 20 Welsh Athletics Track and Field Championships (and the senior 10,00m and all age groups walks) close on Thursday of this week (that's the day after tomorrow) at 5pm. The championships are on 15/16 Agust in Newport).

The Welsh 5k road race championships (under 17 upwards) will be held on 1st August in Tredegar and entries close on Monday next 20th July.

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Juniors triumph Saturday 18 July 2015

YDL Swansea July 15

Going into today's fourth and final round of this year's Youth Development League (Lower Age Group), Cardiff and Swansea both knew that they had to win in order to qualify for the UK national final in Birmingham on 5th September.

In near perfect weather conditions, Cardiff and Swansea swapped the lead throughout the day with rarely more than a few points separating them. In the final half hour, however, Cardiff chalked up some important victories before its relay teams secured the final overall win, with Cardiff AAC overhauling Swansea by a clear thirty points and Cardiff Archers further behind in third place. 

Long day for juniors Tuesday 14 July 2015

Tom Britt 2015

Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team set off early for Hereford on Sunday last, 12th July, for the third round match of this year's league but, with the match timetable finishing late, arrived back in Cardiff later than expected.

The under 13 and under 15 age groups finished the day on top whilst the under 11s were second.

In the under 13 100m Carter Staples improved Malcolm James' 40 year old club record with a fine time of 12.36 which is also a Welsh and Championship best. He will be aiming for a 200m time in the YDL match next weekend.

Nineteen in Welsh Schools team Monday 13 July 2015

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The Welsh Schools team to take part in the annual schools international in Grangemouth, Scotland, on Saturday next 18th July includes nineteen Cardiff AAC athletes.

The annual match, against teams from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland is the highlight of the schools' athletics summer calerndar and an important stepping stone for these young athletes.

Cardiff AAC has traditionally supplied a big part of the Welsh team and we wish them luck.

Euro gold for David Sunday 12 July 2015

David Omoregie ECH U23 2015

Cardiff's David Omoregie clinched the gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the European under 23 championships in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday. Leading from the gun, David was a clear winner in 13.63 seconds, into a minus 1.5m/sec wind. Team mate David King was fourth.

David is now adding to his medal collection, having won the bronze at last year's IAAF world junior championships.

David had qualified comfortably for the final, winning his heat in 13.85 seconds into a slight headwind, and as the fastest qualifier had gone on to the final as the favourite.

Schools champions Tuesday 7 July 2015

Alice Nottingham 2015

Cardiff athletes were to the fore at the Welsh Schools Athletics championships held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Saturday last, 4th July.

With excellent weather, Cardiff members were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals including numerous doubles.

In the field, Tom Hanson and Jay Morse each set a championship best performance in winning the junior boys' shot put and discus respectfully. Tom's winning throw of 15.75m takes him to the top of the UK under 15 rankings whilst Jay is already top in his discipline.

Welsh Record for Bethan Tuesday 7 July 2015

Bethan Davies 2015

In a close race to the finish, Cardiff's Bethan Davies (photograph taken by Peter Morris) was narrowly beaten for the gold medal in the 5k walk at last weekend's British Championships by the UK leading Joanna Atkinson but, in the process, set a new personal best and Welsh record. Bethan's time was 22:06.46 behind Atkinson's 22:03.55.

Elsewhere, Brett Morse duly won the discus title but is still short of the qualifying distance of 65m to make the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Beijing later this year. He has until 26th July to achieve the mark.

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