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National medals won Monday 27 February 2017

Kiara Frizelle 2016

Nineteen Cardiff AAC athletes travelled to Sheffield over the weekend for the England Athletics Under 15/17/20 championships and to experience important competition against the best in Britain.

Pride of place goes to Kiara Frizelle who took the gold medal in the under 17 women's 1500m by a big margin and in a personal best time of 4:35.00. Perhaps the busiest athlete was Ben Hillman who contested the under 15 boys' 300m, taking the silver medal, as well as the long jump (for 5th) and the 60m hurdles (6th). Amelia Reynolds was the silver medallist in the under 20 women's 200m and Megan Hodgson took the bronze in the under 17 women's pole vault.

Cross country champions Sunday 26 February 2017

Carys Hughes Jen Stone Charlotte Gaughan Lucy Marl

Well, it was cross country! The Welsh Championships were held in Singleton Park, Swansea yesterday and the weather lived up to its forecast. Although the early races were blessed with reasonable conditions (a tricky wind but fairly dry), heavy rain soon arrived and did not stop, making the course muddy and the conditions cold and very wet.

Despite the weather, Cardiff AAC athletes did well winning six individual and five team medals.

External throws area Friday 24 February 2017


Work has started to the external throws training area involving the installation of concrete paths and other improvements.

This work will take around ten days and throwers wishing to use the facility need to check first with the stadium staff. 


Welsh team Friday 24 February 2017

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Cardiff AAC is well represented in the Welsh Athletics under 20 and under 18 team to take on England in the indoor international at Cardiff's NIAC on 5th March.

Seventeen Cardiff athletes are included in the team with eight filling the eleven individual event places in the under eighteen women's team.

Gwent League results Sunday 19 February 2017

The fourth round of the Gwent Cross Country League was held last Sunday, 12th February, in miserable conditions at a bleak Glebelands Park in Newport. With minimimal shelter in near freezing conditions (the only consolation was that the rain held off), Cardiff coordinator Mark Gold was wise to advise Cardiff runners to wear leggings and t-shirts in their races.

More Irish performances Sunday 19 February 2017

James Vincent and Ciaran Lewis 2017

Hot on the heels of Tom Marshall's indoor mile, several Cardiff athletes travelled to Armagh (this time in the north) on Thursday, 16th February, for the international Armagh 5k road race (for men) and 3k (for women).

Ciaran Lewis and James Vincent were part of a Welsh Athletics development team and both returned home with personal best times for the distance, Ciaran clocking 14.48 and James 15.22 minutes in a high quality international race.

Tom runs sub-four Friday 17 February 2017

Tom Marshall 2017

Cardiff's Tom Marshall joined club-mate Ieuan Thomas as a member of the sub-four-minute mile club in the AIT indoor grand prix at Athlone, Ireland, on Wednesday, 15th February.

Running at a perfectly judged pace, Tom closed a big gap to the leaders over the final two laps to finish third in an international race in a time of 3:59.84. 

The race can be seen within the video of the meeting HERE.

Juniors star indoors Tuesday 14 February 2017

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The Welsh Athletics junior age groups indoor championships were held at Cardiff's NIAC on Saturday and Sunday last and, as usual, Cardiff athletes collected plenty of medals and personal bests.

Several athletes took part in multiple events including Ben Henson (4 events - 2 medals), Ben Hillman (3 events - 3 medals), Lauren Evans (3 events - 3 medals) and Tom Britt (3 events - 3 medals).

A busy weekend Monday 13 February 2017

Ieuan Thomas 2014 half marathon

Cardiff athletes were in action in the Gwent Cross Country League and the Welsh Indoor Junior Championships as well as at the UK Championships/Team Trials in Sheffield.

Those venturing north to Sheffield were rewarded with four personal bests and one seasonal best whilst those travelling to Newport for the Gwent League had to endure miserable conditions (a separate report will be posted later).

New club records Friday 10 February 2017


Cardiff's age group record lists are of of very high quality and these records are not broken very often. In 2016 just six new records were set.

Brooke Annandale improved Lauren Evan's under 13 girls' long jump record to 4.62m, Cassey Grimwade improved Ffion Palmer's under 15 girls' hammer mark to 43.19m, Jay Morse improved Matthew Field's under 17 men's hammer record to 52.67m and the under 17 women's 4x300m relay team (Lana Culliford, Jessica Wadey, Jessica Hill & Naomi Reid) set a new best time of 2:54.26.

Jac Palmer posted a new senior men's hammer record of 64.81m and Bethan Davies set a new time of 1:33.48 for the 20k race walk.

All the records, updated to January 2017, will be posted on the club notice board and can be seen on the website.


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