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Cross Country Heroes Sunday 28 February 2016

WXCCH 2016 Senior Women

Cardiff athletes were out in force at the Welsh Cross Country Championships, held yesterday, 27th February, at Swansea's Singleton Park. On a bright, sunny day on a course that was undulating and very sticky in places, Cardiff vests were to the fore in every age group and brought home great individual and team performances.

Jake Heyward returned to racing with a bang to win the under 17 men's gold medal and lead his team to silver. Other individual medallists were Elis Finlayson (Yr 5 boys' silver), Carys Bill (under 15 girls' silver), Ciaran Lewis (under 20 mens' silver), Morgan James (under 15 boys' bronze), Bethan Evans (under 17 women's bronze), Jessica Hegarty (under 20 women's bronze) and Lucy Marland (senior women's bronze).

National & world records Sunday 28 February 2016

Bethan Davies 2015

At the UK National indoor championships in Sheffield today, Cardiff's Bethan Davies and Aled Davies set new indoor UK national and world records respectively.

In taking the gold medal, Bethan improved her own UK record for the 3,000m walk by almost two seconds with a time of 12:44.99 whilst Aled (competing in the able bodied championship but with the F42 6kg shot) improved his own indoor F42 shot put world record to 16.14m.

University medals and PBs Tuesday 23 February 2016

The British Universities indoor championships were held in Sheffield over last weekend and several Cardiff athletes were competing for their universities.

David Omoregie won the gold medal in the 60m hurdles for Loughborough and his time of 7.77 seconds in his heat was faster than his UK rival David King produced in the Glasgow International on the same day. Lucy Griffiths took the silver medal in the women's shot put with a personal best throw of 13.88m, Rebecca Chapman was second in the long jump and Jonathan Hopkins won bronze in the 3000m, also with a personal best time of 8:14.65.

Final Reminder Thursday 18 February 2016

Tthe Welsh Cross Country Championships will be held on a new course at Singleton Park Swansea on Saturday 27th February and the final date to get your entry in is the day after tomorrow, February 20th

The first race (for under 11 boys) is at 10.30; with the last race (for senior men) at 14.55.

World Record for Omoregie Tuesday 16 February 2016

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's David Omoregie has received the good news that the IAAF has ratified his 2014 time for the 60m hurdles (7.50) as an under 20 world record, equalling the time set by the Greek Konstadinos Douvalidis in 2006.

The delay in ratifying David's time is because Wilhem Belocian had run 7.48 earlier the same day; but it has not been submitted as a record as it did not meet the reqirements and the IAAF had to wait for confirmation.

Indoor Silvers and Bronze Monday 15 February 2016

Kiara Frizelle 2016

Whilst many were experiencing the mud of the Gwent League, other Cardiff athletes were enjoying the comfort of competing indoors against the best in Britain at the England Athletics indoor championships, held in Sheffield on Saturday and Sunday.

Silver medals were won by Sarah Omoregie in the under 17 women's shot put, Lauren Evans in the under 17 women's high jump and Kiera Frizelle in the under 17 women's 1500m. Sarah's shot put of 13.83m improved her own club and Welsh records and took her to second place on the latest UK rankings. James Vincent, recovering from a throat infection, took the bronze medal in the under 17 men's 1500m in a personal best indoor time of 4:06.80.

Mud, glorious mud Sunday 14 February 2016

The fourth round of the Gwent Cross Country League was held in Monmouth yesterday. On a cold day with constant drizzle, the course quickly churned up to provide all the runners with generous coverings of mud; none more so than Morgan James who took a tumble and finished completely covered. He still finished fourth.

Cardiff had a good turnout of runners with high finishers although only Carys Bill finished first; in the under 15 girls race.

Ready for the Half? Friday 12 February 2016

With the Cardiff/World half marathon only weeks away, Cardiff sports shop RunandBecome, which sponsors the club's Athlete of the Month award, is organising a workshop to advise on the final preparations.

The workshop will be held at the store at 100, St Mary Street Cardiff on Tuesday evening, 16th February from 7.00 to 8.30pm and entry is free of charge. The session will be led by performance coach Rory Coleman.

Running for your money Thursday 11 February 2016

Three of Cardiff's enthusiasts (Alan Wadey, Jen Stone and Huw Phillips) will be raising money for their chosen charities by running in the Virgin London Marathon on 24th April.

All three are also team managers with the junior club teams and will be grateful for any donations to help them reach their fund raising targets.

Relay glories Tuesday 9 February 2016

Indoor relays 2016

Included in the indoor Welsh International last Sunday at the NIAC in Cardiff were under 13 and under 15 4x200m relays and Cardiff teams won three of the four races and came second in the other. The under 15 boys fielded two teams and came first and third overall.

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