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Cardiif AAC Training Sunday 15 July 2018

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As from today the track at Cardiff International Sports Stadium, at Leckwith, is not available for training. Over the next 2 months the track and infield will be refurbished, therefore will not be available for training until mid September. The Club Room will operate as normal on club nights, Monday and Thursdays. The Academy training will be held 6pm to 7pm, inside the Dome Unit opposite the track. The Dome Unit can be used by senior groups from 7pm.

Club Chairman Bernie Plain, has agreed an arrangement with Barry Harriers Secretary Fred Malkin, that Cardiff athletes can use Jenner Park for Training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Entrance to stadium via Gladstone Road.

Bernie Plain will make inquiries whether it is possible that club athletes can train at Jenner Park on oher evenings. Bernie thanked Fred Malkin for being so helpful towards our club athletes, during disuption of club training while refurburbishment takes place.

Charge per athlete for Jenner Park training will be £1.50. Some MD groups will meet in Club room, and train in local parks.    

Cardiff's Senior Ladies Team Thursday 12 July 2018

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Cardiff's Senior Womens Team Manager Sharon Hevaron, reported last Thursday before Sundays Division 1 match (2) in London, that her team was very strong. Saw Sharon near end of Saturdays Welsh Schools Championships in Cardiff. Sharon was looking worried. Met Sharon as she was leaving stadium, asked how her team was, her reply was team is in tatters.

Imagine my surprise upon seeing on club FB page, that Cardiff's UKWL team had won the second match in London. Andrew Seary BAL Team manager went with tee shirts for the team, and took a couple of team photos. Had to wait till team results were posted on Power of 10 to see team individual results. No team positions are available at moment. Once results were sighted, it was no surprise the team had won the match. With (9) 1st places won in A and B events. Team also had (5) 2nd places, thus were stacking up a good number of team points. 

Like the men's BAL team, the UKWL ladies team members also doubled up on events. The only event not covered was s/c, only 3 club runners took part in s/c, an event that few runners concentrate on. 

BAL Senior MenTeam Tuesday 10 July 2018

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It was no surprise that Cardiff's Senior men's Premier League team finished 7th out of 8 teams last Saturday in Bedford, with only Swansea Harriers (8th place) already in relegation position. Unless Cardiif can raise a decent team for the final fixture on the 4th August in London, they will be relegated.

There are many reasons why athletes do not compete in BAL team, yet on paper our senior men should be able to compete with the top teams in the Premier League. Rather than holding a post mortum on last Saturdays result, far better to be positive, and work towards supporting BAL Team manager Andrew Seary, and Club Captain Brett Morse, in fielding a team that will retain our place in the BAL Premier League in 2019.   

Those that did turn out last Saturday did their best, plenty of athletes doubling up in events to gain points that may well count in keeping our BAL team in the Premier League. Brett Morse was not well, yet competed in three events. He was beaten for first time in BAL meetings, in his main event throwing the Discus, with Shaftesburt Barnet Nicolas Percy fine throw of 63.17, with Brett best throw being 56.66. Brett also took part in Hammer and Shot Putt events.

Cardiff Senior BAL & UKWL Friday 6 July 2018

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This weekend is an important time for our lead senior club Track & Field teams, as both teams need good results. The men's BAL team after 2 matches in Premier League this season. Cardiff hold 5th place with 9pts. Team manager Andrew Seary has had a difficult task, with so many team members not being available to compete at Bedford. Again clashes with Welsh Schools Championships, and other events, means a number of team members are having to double up in order to win points for team. The event in Bedford, mean London clubs will have strong teams. Birchfield Harriers (Birmingham) are runaway leaders, with two wins, Sheffield are second. Cardiff will be competing against the Swansea team, with same problem of clashing fixtures.

BAL club captain Brett Morse will be leading team from front, in Discus competition, fresh from last weeks win, his 4th British Championship Gold medal. Brett has won 10 British championships Discus medals, and has not lost a BAL compitition. Brett has been selected for GB team taking part in the World Cup on 14th/15th July in London.

Andrew will be working hard on trying to improve team, right up to competion on Saturday.   

British Athletics Championships Sunday 1 July 2018

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After the first day of the British Athletics Championships held in Birmingham 1st to 2nd July, a meeting that is also a Trial for GB teams taking part in the European U23 and Senior Championships in Berlin , Germany in August.

Brett Morse won his 4th Discus SM title with a throw of 58.90m. Brett has won senior men titles in 2012, 2013, 2015 and this year. Brett is having a good season with consistent discus throw results. With his seasons best throw of 61.71 on the19th June in the Cardiff AAC Young Throwers meeting.

Brett coaches his younger brother Jay Morse in U20 discus. Jay has been selected for the GB team in the European Youth (U18) Championships in Gyor, Hungary from 5th to 8th July 2018. 

Aled Davies F42 was 1st with a discus throw of 48.86m.

Ieuan Thomas was 2nd in the 3km SW S/C final in 8.33.88. only 0.76secs behind the winner. Ieuan has also achieved British Athletics standard in 3km SM S/C, for the European Senior Championships, held in Berlin, Germany in August.