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Silver for Ciaran Tuesday 31 May 2016

Ciaran Lewis 2014

Cardiff's Ciaran Lewis took the silver medal at the European Mountain Running Trials held in Whinlatter Forest, Lake District, on Saturday last, 28th May over a 8.25km course.

The trial counted as the England Athletics official championship and, by coming in the first two, Ciaran should have clinched his place in the British team for the European championship in Arco, Italy, on 2nd July.

Meanwhile, in Belgium, Rhys Williams won an international 400m hurdles race in 49.22, his best time this year and within the Olympic qualifying time of 49.40.

Clear win for juniors Monday 30 May 2016

Jasper Hawkins 2016

On a glorious sunny day that was marred only by a gusting wind that was over the limit for some events, Cardiff's UK YDL (U17/U20 age groups) scored a convincing win in the second round match in Newport yesterday, 29th May.

After coming fourth in the first round match in Plymouth, Cardiff AAC has improved to second place overall, only one point behind the league leaders.

PBs at BMC GP Sunday 29 May 2016

James Vincent 2014

It was well worth the trip to Watford last night to take part in the British Milers'Club Grand Prix meeting as six Cardiff athletes returned home after producing personal best times.

Leading the charge was Katherine Marshall who is hoping to represent her native New Zealand at the Rio Olympic Games. Katherine edged closer to the two minute barrier with 2:03.90 for the 800m.

Big PB for Jonathon Monday 23 May 2016

Jonathon Bailey

Cardiff's Jonathon Bailey improved his high jump best by a massive 6cms when he cleared the bar at 2.09m during yesterday's Loughborough International.

A strong wind made it tricky for all competitors except the 100m sprinters so Jonathon's performance was particularly good.

Personal bests were also recorded by 400m runner Owen Smith who was timed at 46.81 for the one lap race and Sam Gordon with a legal 10.43 for the 100m. 

Summer in Swansea Monday 23 May 2016

Nia Grundy 2016

The forecast had promised early rain but sunshine later. No such luck - there was heavy rain for most of the day along with cold and wind. These were the conditions for the second round of this season's UK YDL (lower age group) at Swansea last Saturday 21st May. Luckily, the high jump and pole vault competitions could be held indoors.

After finishing third in the first round on 24th April, Cardiff took second place behind Swansea on Saturday, pushing Cardiff Archers into third spot. After two rounds, Cardiff AAC and Cardiff Archers both have 9 league points, with Archers narrowly ahead on match points.

Season's best for Rhys Friday 20 May 2016

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams showed that he is returning to good form with a season's best time of 49.85 for 400m hurdles, for fifth place in the international event at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting (Czech Republic) today, 20th May. This time takes him to the top of the latest UK rankings.

At the same meeting, David Omoregie could manage only eighth place in the 110m hurdles with 13.93.

GB call-up for Kristian Thursday 19 May 2016

Kristian Jones 2015

Cardiff's Kristian Jones has been rewarded for his fine early season form with a call-up to the Great Britain junior 4x100m squad for the Loughborough Intenational on Sunday next. This follows his personal best times at 100m (10.53) and 200m (21.23) in the opening British Athletics League match in Cardiff on 7th May.

Kristian will also contest the individual 200m in the Welsh team, along with a host of club-mates.

Treasurer needed Thursday 19 May 2016

The club is looking for someone to take over as treasurer from Steve Davies.

Steve has been an excellent treasurer for the past two years but has been forced reluctantly to step down because of pressure in his day job. 

If you are interested to help the club in this way (or can suggest someone who is) please contact chairman Bernie Plain (07976 368 543) as soon as possible. You can be assured of plenty of help in what is an important role.

Regional championships Sunday 15 May 2016

Regional Championships 2016

On a sunny day but with a cold wind early on, the South and East Wales regional championships were held in Brecon yesterday, 14th May. Cardiff athletes usually do well in these championships and yesterday was no exception with Cardiff vests to the fore in most of the events.

Triple gold medal winners were Luca Contino (under 15 boys' 100m, high jump and shot put) and Harri Wheeler-Sexton (100m hurdles, pole vault and long jump) while siblings Ffion and Jac Palmer each took gold in their respective hammer competitions; Ffion once again breaking her own club record with 52.93m and Jac setting his best throw of the year, very close to his own personal best.

Lucky Friday 13th Sunday 15 May 2016

Aled Davies

Friday the 13th is said to be an unlucky date, but not for Cardiff's Aled Davies who, last Friday broke his own category F42 shot put world record with a new personal best throw of 16.13m at the IPC grand prix in Arizona.

Aled, who is coached by Ryan Spencer Jones, is aiming to improve on the bronze medal he won at the Paralympics in London 2012 and could not have wished for a better start to the year.

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