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Aled and Steve go to Rio Saturday 30 July 2016

Steve Morris

Cardiff AAC will have two representatives at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Aled Davies will be representing Team GB in the F42 shot put and discus while Steve Morris will be contesting the T20 1500m.

Aled of course will be defending the title that he won four years ago in London.

Good luck to both.

Endurance club record & PBs Thursday 28 July 2016

Jacob Reynolds 2016

Following its successful sprints evenings, Welsh Athletics organised an Endurance Open Meeting at Cardiff International Sports Campus yesterday evening and was rewarded with numerous personal best performances and a Cardiff AAC club record.

European Youth Champion at 1500m, Jake Heyward got the evening off to a good start by winning the first heat of the 800m in a personal best time of 1:50.53.

Later in the evening, Jacob Reynolds knocked five seconds off his personal best to improve his own under 13 boys 1500m club record with 4:37.27, taking him to seventh on the UK rankings.

Cardiff athletes in team Thursday 28 July 2016

James Vincent 2014

Cardiff AAC is well represented in the under 18 and under 16 teams to represent Wales in the Celtic Games international between Wales, Scotland and Ireland that takes place in Swansea on Saturday 6th August.

Leading the under 18 men's team is Jake Heyward (800m) who is joined by clubmates James Vincent (1500m) Tom Hanson (shot put) and Kieran Grimwade (hammer throw). The under 18 ladies' team includes Naomi Reid (800m), Bethan Evans (1500m), Abi Fisher (3000m), Sarah Omoregie (shot put) and Lauren Evans (high jump), with Catrin Lord (long jump), Megan Hodgson (pole vault) and Ffion Palmer (hammer) included as a development team.

Bedford here we come Sunday 24 July 2016

YDL U 25 July 2016

Cardiff's UK YDL (upper age group) team demolished the opposition in the fourth and final round match at Yeovil yesterday, winning by 81.5 points and qualifying outright for the national final in Bedford on 4th September.

Within a fine all-round team performance there were some magificent individual contributions, not least in the women's steeplechase.

Congratulations to the whole team and especially to the team managers and especially to Debbie Bull who has championed this team for so many years.

Wins for Elliot and Rhys Saturday 23 July 2016

Elliot Slade

Competing at the Morton Games in Dublin last night, Elliot Slade set a big new personal best for 800m, winning the international race in 1:47.70. His previous best was 1:48.91 indoors. Elliot has been studying in the United States at Villanova University.

Also at the Morton Games, Rhys Williams won the international 400m hurdles in 49.50.

Charlotte picked for Rio Friday 22 July 2016

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

Cardiff AAC member Charlotte Wingfield has been selected to represent her home country Malta in the Rio Olympic Games.

As Maltese champion, she will compete in the 100m and 200m, events where she recently took the bronze medals at the Small States of Europe Athletic Championships. She was also bronze medallist at the Mediterranean under 23 championships and represented Malta at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

Athletics last night Thursday 21 July 2016

WA International 2016

Whilst the Welsh Athletics International was going on at the Cardiff International Sports Campus, the third round of this year's SSAFA 5k road races was taking place and Cardiff athletes were prominent in both events.

In the SSAFA race, Cardiff filled second, third, fourth, seventh and eighth places through Carwyn Jones, Mike Kallenberg, Ciaran Lewis, James Hunt and Stephen Morris, whilst at Leckwith James Vincent set a personal best in the One Mile and Carys Bill won the Welsh under 17 women's 3000m championship gold medal.

Great team spirit Monday 18 July 2016

Scarlett Russell 2016

Cardiff's UK Youth Development League (lower age group) team travelled to Cheltenham on Saturday last, 16th July, for the fourth and final round of this year's campaign.

Team Managers Jen Stone and Annie Hillman thought that the team, weakened through absences, would struggle but a great team spirit throughout the day saw the squad come through to finish an excellent second behind league leaders Swansea, who go on to the national final. Cardiff has an outside chance of joining them, depending on a paper comparison of all the runners up.

Honours for Sarah and Tom Monday 18 July 2016


With numerous Cardiff AAC athletes in the Welsh schools team that competed in the annual SIAB schools international between Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland on Saturday last, it was Sarah Omorehgie and Tom Hanson who came away with the honours.

Sarah was one of only two Welsh event winners, taking the girls shot put, while Tom's second place in the shot put with a personal best 16.20m earned for him the Most Meritorious Performance by a Welsh boy.

Euro gold for Jake Sunday 17 July 2016

Jake Heyward 2016

Athlete of the month in June, Jake Heyward has staked his claim for the award again in July by taking the gold medal at the European under 18 championships in Tbilisi, Georgia yesterday, 16th July.

After winning his heat, despite being tripped, Jake went into the final as the fastest European on display and the clear favourite. Despite slight illness in the days leading up to the final, Jake won a relatively slow, tactical race in 4:00.64 and is European champion.

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