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Near miss for South Sunday 28 August 2016

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With excellent contributions from Cardiff athletes, the South Wales region narrowly missed out on taking the Welsh inter regional championship in Brecon yesterday, placing second behind West Wales.

South Wales topped three of the six age groups with Cardiff AAC athletes winning events in each category.

Champions again Monday 22 August 2016

WJL Final 2016

Cardiff AAC once again showed that it is Wales' best junior club by winning the Welsh Under 15 League final in Newport yesterday.

Leading from early in the day, Cardiff's lead grew and grew to an ultimate margin of over 100 points over second placed Cardiff Archers; despite the pole vault being cancelled, in which Cardiff would have done well. In 2015 Cardiff won by 94 points.

Issie Tustin and Daniel John collected the well deserved trophy from Welsh Athletics President Lynette Harries who remarked how good it was to see such enthusiasm.

Kings and queens of the road Monday 22 August 2016

Ieuan Thomas

The Welsh 5k Road championships were held at Merthyr Mawr on Saturday 20th August, and, despite the poor conditions, Cardiff AAC scored a double victory, taking the team titles in both men's and women's races.

Ieuan Thomas took the individual senior men's title with Ciaran Lewis third (first under 20 man home) and James Hunt fourth (second under 20).

For the senior women, Camilla Barnes was 4th, Emily Brown 6th and Heddwyn Daniel 7th.

Best wishes to Alex and Ava Thursday 18 August 2016

Alex Hains and Ava Hutchinson

Alex Hains and Ava Hutchinson will be getting married in Ireland on Saturday and Cardiff AAC wishes them every success and happiness in their future life together.

Now living in Leicestershire, Alex joined the club 15 years ago and has been a regular on the middle and long distance running scene. Ava represented her native Ireland in the marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as in the European Cross Country Championships the same year.

Medals and PBs Monday 15 August 2016

Jessica Wadey 2016

The Welsh under 20 all age groups championships were held in Newport on Saturday and Sunday just passed and Cardiff AAC athletes chalked up numerous medal winning and personal best performances.

Double gold medal winners were: Jacob Reynolds (under 13 boys' 800m & 1500m); Kristian Jones (under 20 men's 100m & 200m); Naomi Reid (Under 17 women's 1500m & under 20 women's 800m).

Classy Naomi and Jake Wednesday 10 August 2016

Naomi Reid 2016

Amongst several excellent performances by Cardiff athletes at last Saturday's Celtic Games in Swansea, two stood out. Running in their Welsh vests, Naomi Reid and Jake Heyward each won their under eighteen 800m races comfortably but it was the manner of their races that caught the eye. Jake is, of course, the European champion at 1500m but both he and Naomi have made big steps up this year in their racing abilities.

Jake set a new Celtic Games rcord of 1:50.61 (just outside his personal best) and Naomi was named the Welsh female athletes' performance of the day.

Ladies emulate the men Monday 8 August 2016

UKWAL 2016

Cardiff's senior ladies UK Women's Athletic League team were not to be oudone by the men and also won their final round match, in Manchester yesterday, narrowly beating Woodford Green & Essex Ladies by two points, with Blackheath and Bromley AC further behind in third.

The ladies thus preserve their position in Division 1 and both men's and women's teams go into next season one division below their respective premierships.

Senior men promoted Saturday 6 August 2016

Kris Jones Jason Copsey John Cove 2016

With an all-round team performance, Cardiff's senior men's team clinched promotion to Division 1 of the British Athletics League by winning the fourth and final match of the season at Nottingham today.

Cardiff had started well with Jac Palmer winning the first field event (the hammer) and Paul Bennett and Ryan Cooper taking the A and B races of the first track event (400m hurdles). Maintaining momentum, Cardiff finished well clear and are the Division 2 champions.

Treasurer needed Wednesday 3 August 2016

The club urgently needs 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.

Cardiff second in final Monday 1 August 2016

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Cardiff athletes travelled to Swansea yesterday for the final of the Welsh Athletics League and were rewarded with second place behind local rivals Swansea Harriers, scoring 900 points to Swansea's 1189 with Brecon AC third.

Elsewhere over the weekend, David Omeregie won the UK Inter-Counties 110m hurdles title in 13.37, his second best ever time but which, unfortunately, was wind assisted. David had won his heat in a legal 13.53. James Griffiths achieved a big personal best in the 100m with a legal heat time of 10.44; his previous legal best was 10.64.