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Grants success Thursday 28 January 2016

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As a mark of the potential talent of Cardiff's young athletes, six have been awarded development grants by the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.

Grants are specifically aimed at helping young athletes who have shown above average talent and Cardiff athletes usually feature in the annual lists.

Outdoors and In Monday 25 January 2016

Naomi Reid 2016

On Saturday 23rd, the third Cardiff Met indoor GP was held at Cardiff's NIAC and yesterday, 24th, cross country took centre stage with the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Blackweir.

With heavy overnight rain, the course at Blackweir was muddy and heavy but, fortunately, the weather stayed dry and the conditions were not too bad (it was cross country!).

Cardiff athletes were to the fore in most of the races with Ciaran Lewis (5th in the under 20 men) and Carys Bill (5th in the under 15 girls) the highest placers. 

Six Cardiff athletes for Wales Friday 22 January 2016

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Wales takes on England in the British Cross Country Challenge in Cardiff's Blackweir on Sunday next, 24th January, and Cardiff AAC is represented in every age group team.

Jonathan Hopkins and Lucy Marland are in the senior men's and women's teams respectively while Jack Gooch and Jessica Hegarty are in the under 23 teams and Ciaran Lewis and Megan Bowen are in the under 20 teams.

Charlotte second in Bermuda Tuesday 19 January 2016

Charlotte Arter 2015

Charlotte Arter's fine form earned her a trip to Bermuda for the annual Bermuda 10k on Sunday last, 17th January, where she finished the mixed race in 8th place and the second woman, in a time of 35:48, just behind England's Faye Fullerton (35:37). Also in the Bermuda 10k was Adam Bitchell who finished in fourth place in 33:22.

The day before, Charlotte and Adam had both taken part in high quality street mile races, Adam winning his in 4:26.5 and Charlotte placing fifth in 4:53.3.

Also avoiding Britain's weather is Katherine Marshall who set a new personal best time of 4:46.71 in winning the Cooks Classic one mile in New Zealand on Saturday last. Katherine comes from New Zealand and was representing her local club Te Awamutu.

More medals on day 2 Sunday 17 January 2016

Kiara Frizellee and Naomi Reid 2016

The Cardiff medal rush continued on the second day of the Welsh Athletics junior indoor championships with a number of Cardiff athletes also adding to their medals won on day one.

One of the classiest performances came again from Kristian Jones who not only added the 200m gold to that of the 60m he won yesterday but, with a blistering run from the outside lane, demolished his indoor personal best with a time of 21.76 secs., not far off his outdoor best for the distance. In the field, Tom Trotman set a lifetime best of 2.00m with a first time clearance to win the under 20 men's high jump.

Carys tops the bill Saturday 16 January 2016

Carys Bill 2016

Cardiff's Carys Bill led from the gun to dominate the under 17 women's 3000m at day one of the Welsh junior age groups indoor championships at the NIAC in Cardiff.

But Carys's was just one of numerous excellent Cardiff performances, with medals and personal bests coming thick and fast.

Great run by Charlotte Tuesday 12 January 2016

Charlotte Arter 2016

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter produced one of her best performances to date in the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country race last Saturday, 9th January.

Running in the Great Britain vest for the first time, Charlotte was always in touch with the leaders and, with a strong finish, was fifth in the race and the third British athlete to cross the line, contributing valuable points to her winning team.

More indoor performances Monday 11 January 2016

Kristian Jones 2015

Yesterday, the day after the successful indoor regional championships, older Cardiff athletes produced more good performances at the Cardiff Met GP2.

One of the best was Kristian Jones' indoor personal best of 21.90 to clearly win the 200m. This time is not far off his outdoor best and augurs well for the future.

Indoor medals haul Sunday 10 January 2016

Jacob Reynolds 2016

On a day when it was far better to be competing indoors than out, Cardiff athletes turned out in force for part two of the under 13, under 15 and under 17 Welsh regional championships at the NIAC yesterday, 9th January.

The star performance of the day was Jacob Reynold's huge win in the under 13 boys' 800m, setting a new Welsh record of 2:20.52. Jacob is still only 11.

The under 17 boys and girls were particularly successful with clean sweeps of all the medals in the 800m and 1500m (both boys and girls).

Off to Edinburgh Thursday 7 January 2016

WA XC Ch 2013 Senior Men

Six Cardiff athletes will be representing Wales in the annual Celtic International to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday (9th) as part of the Great Edinburgh XCountry series.

Taking on teams from Scotland, Ireland and Ulster will be Naomi Reid (under 17 girls), Megan Bowen (under 20 women), Ciaran Lewis and Jack Gooch (under 20 men), Kate Seary and Jessica Hegarty (under 23 women).

Good luck to all of them as well as to the Welsh teams.

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