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Clean sweep in Whitchurch Sunday 30 April 2017

Cardiff 5k 2017

Cardiff's senior men took individual gold, silver and bronze medals at today's Welsh Championship 5k road race held around the streets of Whitchurch this evening.

With the streets thronged with hundreds of enthusiastic spectators, last year's winner Tom Marshall, just back from warm weather training in Portugal, retained his title in a record time of 14m35. Carwyn Jones was second and James Hunt third to clinch the team title for Cardiff.

A wake-up call Tuesday 25 April 2017

YDL lower 2017

A depleted Cardiff YDL (lower age group) team travelled to Yate on Saturday last, 22nd April, for the first match of the season.

The team performed magnificently and, against the odds, finished in third place, 12 points ahead of Cardiff Archers and only 19.5 behind second placers Yate & District AC.

Marathon results Tuesday 25 April 2017

Cardiff's Clara Evans produced a personal best time in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon, setting a big new personal standard of 2:46.03.

In the Mini-Marathon, which is always of a high standard, Jacob Reynolds and Kiara Frizelle excelled, placing seventh in the under 13 boys' and under 17 girls' races respectively.

Aled on fire Monday 24 April 2017

Aled Davies 2012

Cardiff's Aled Davies is in the form of his life and has set two more world records in the last fortnight.

Currently training and competing in the USA with coach Ryan Spencer Jones, on 8th April Aled smashed his own record for the F42 shot put with a throw of 17.40m.

He followed this up on Saturday last, 22nd April, by setting a new world standard of 54.85m in the F42 discus.

Advice to parents Tuesday 18 April 2017

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Readers of Athletics Weekly may have spotted an interesting article a few weeks ago that offered helpful advice to parents of young athletes.

Written by a sports psychologist, many of the points made are relevant to clubs such as ours, especially as they relate to the younger members so we thought it would be a good idea to reproduce the article in full.

Danni takes over as treasurer Friday 14 April 2017

Danni Mill

Danni Mill has now officially taken up her position as treasurer of the club. She was formally elected at the AGM last November but could not actually start until now as she was working away from Cardiff for six months, having taken up a new position with one of the country's leading supermarkets.

Danni is a qualified accountant who joined the club as an athlete and has taken an interest in coaching, especially younger children. With Hannah Prettty, she developed the concept of forming an Academy within the club, which she and Hannah are leading and which has gone from strength to strength.

Men & women in top ten Sunday 9 April 2017

Matt Clowes 2017

On a glorious day with clear blue skies and little wind, Cardiff's senior men's and women's road relay teams both finished in the top ten in the national twelve and six stage relays at Sutton Park yesterday, 8th April.

The women's team finished in seventh place while the men's team ended in tenth after leading the field for the first five stages.

Season tickets available Sunday 9 April 2017

CISS

For those who use the Cardiff International Sports Campus more than once a week, it is worth considering a season ticket, now available.

For juniors aged 16 and under, the cost is £60 for six months or £120 for a full year. For those over 16, six months cost £105 and 12 months £210. Daily admission charges are currently £2.10 and £4.20 respectively.

Club record for Ffion Thursday 6 April 2017

Ffion Palmer 2015

In her first competition of the year, at the Bath Field Events Fest on Sunday last, 2nd April, Ffion Palmer (17) set a new senior women's record in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 48.92m, improving Beth Sewell's record of 47.82 set in 2010.

Ffion had been hoping for 50m plus so this record is likely to be improved again this year.

 

Also in Bath, brother Jac opened his season with 61.50m with the senior hammer and Bethan Gammon was close to her best with 44.37m, also in the hammer throw.

Successes in the Bay Sunday 2 April 2017

Bay 10k 2017

Cardiff athletes were to the fore in the Cardiff & Vale College Cardiff Bay 10k and 2k road races today. On a sunny day, with spectators lining the course, Cardiff athletes dominated the senior and junior events.

Making her debut for Cardiff, Clara Evans was a clear winner of the women's 10k while Matthew Clowes was second in the men's race behind GB international Dewi Griffiths.

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