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Cross Country & Road Sunday 16 September 2018

Ffion Price 2015

Autumn road races are well under way, with the cross country season starting on Tuesday. The first of  the Cardiff & Vale Schools Cross Country League meetingS (Boys) races at Pendcoedre School in Barry. On Wednesday the (Girls) races will be held at the same venue. Many Cardiff runners take part in these competitions, that are viewed as development races.

USA Colleges cross country season started on 1st September. With the Memphis Twilight XC Classic, in Tennessee.

Cardiff's Ffion Price was 1st with Bethan Evans in 28th place. 

Track Opening Delay Friday 7 September 2018

CISS

Have received an urgent email from Club Manager this afternoon regarding the track opening date. Due to contractor delays the work suppose to be commencing last Tuesday, will not start until the middle of September.

Emails have been sent out to all paid up members of the Academy for the Autumn term, informing them of track completion delay. Monies paid in advance will be carried forward to following term. A new date for commencing the Academy sessions is Monday 5th November 2018.

The track opening delay affects all athletes and coaches that hold sessions at Leckwith during the winter months. Since the track closed week begining 15th July, we are nearly 2 months later, with no track completion date. Coaching sessions have been held at stadium for throws using outside throwing area, and a football pitch near stadium entrance.

Cardiff 10km & Fun Run 2km Tuesday 4 September 2018

Matt Clowes

 

Last Sunday 2nd September saw thousands of runners taking part in the Cardiff 10km and Fun Run races, held in dry warm weather. Cardiff AAC had 33 runners, with 18 males, and 15 females, covering U18 to Masters age groups.

Our senior men took pride of place in the 10km race, with Matt Clowes 2nd, (pictured) Jake Smith 3rd, Dan Nash 9th and James Hunt 12th. Dewi Griffiths (winner) led from gun, flying through 5km in 14.14 (28.28 10km pace), with a chasing pack of 4 runners including Matt Clowes and Jake Smith in 14.33, 19secs behind Dewi.  

Over the last 5km Matt reduced a tiring Dewi lead, to 8secs at finish, by running a well judged race. Matt will be representing England team, in the Cardiff Half Marathon that includes a Commonwealth competition. His selected follows a series of top class road performances, and included in our BAL team (5km 2nd 14.14.96) held in Cardiff last June. Matt, is self coached covers a lot of mileage on his own, as many endurance runners do, and have done for years.

Cardiff's senior ladies also had excellent results, with Clara Evans (3rd female), Lucy Marland 7th, and Cary Hughes 8th. These 3 runners have achieved consistant good results on the road, and in cross country racing.