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GB vest for Owen Wednesday 21 February 2018

Own Smith

Cardiff's Owen Smith, enjoying a run of fine form, has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham from the 2nd to 4th March.

Ranked second in the UK with the 47.03 he clocked in Vienna on 18th February, Owen should be in the final line-up for the 4x400m that is scheduled as the traditional finale to the championships.

Bethan walks it Sunday 18 February 2018

Bethan Davies

Leading from the gun, Cardiff's Bethan Davies lapped every other athlete in the race to win the gold medal in the 5,000m walk at the British Athletics indoor championships in Birmingham today in a time of 21:25.37.

The dominant athlete in the race, Bethan set an inaugural indoor British record for the distance and was less than four seconds outside her outdoor best, showing excellent form in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in April.

UK bronzes for Sam and Tom Saturday 17 February 2018

Sam Gordon

Bronze medals were won today by Cardiff's Sam Gordon and Tom Marshall at the British Athletics indoor championships in Birmingham.

Athlete of the month Sam's bronze was in the 60m where he set a new personal best time of 6.67 in both the semi-final and final; while Tom set a season's best of 3:47.52 in the 1500m.

Cardiff third in Armagh Friday 16 February 2018

Armagh 2018

Cardiff's men took third place in the Armagh 5k road races last night, with Swansea first.

Matt Clowes (13th), Carwyn Jones (38th), James Hunt (59th) and Ciaran Lewis (71st) were the scoring four, Mike Kallenberg having fallen and was unable to finish.

In the ladies' 3k, Kiara Frizelle (29th in the race) was the first junior to finish and Abi Fisher (37th in the race) was the third junior to finish.

Fourth Gwent League Monday 12 February 2018

U15 Brecon

The fourth round of the 2017-18 Gwent Cross Country League was held at Pontypool Park yesterday in freezing conditions with snow and wind as well as the challenge of the most hilly course that many of the athletes will have encountered.

Although the team was depleted owing to the Welsh indoor junior championships and the Welsh 10k road championship on the same weekend, 56 Cardiff athletes all represented the club with pride and strength; and all of them finished their races when there was a large number who did not, so every Cardiff athlete should hold his or her head high.

Welsh junior championships Sunday 11 February 2018

Harvey Reynolds and Aaron Jolly

Cardiff AAC vests were on display yesterday at the first day of the Welsh Athletics junior championships held at Cardiff's NIAC and plenty of championships medals were won including thirteen golds.

The Reynolds brothers achieved a family double with Jacob dominating the under 15 boys' 1500m and then watching older brother Ben score an equally convincing win in the under 17 boys' 1500m, the next race on the track. James Vincent was an easy winner of the under 20 men's 1500 and Jeremiah Azu was a clear winner of the under 20 men's 60m.

British best for Jake Monday 5 February 2018

Jake Heyward 2018

Cardiff's Jake Heyward, the current European under 20 1500m champion, broke Ian Stewart's under 20 3000m indoor record at NIAC yesterday.

Jake's time, rounded down to the official 8:00.93, shaved Ian's previous record of 8:01.4 set in 1968.

Ian Stewart went on to become one of Britain's most successful middle distance runners and, with the world junior championships taking place in Finland in July, Jake could not have got 2018 off to a better start.

Grants for eight Sunday 4 February 2018


Eight Cardiff AAC athletes have been awarded grants from the Ron Pickering memorial fund in the annual distribution that has been announced.

They are Jake Heyward, Sarah Omoregie, Kristian Jones, Jay Morse, Kiara Frizelle, Jeremiah Azu, Cassey Grimwade and Lana Culliford.