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TRACK CLOSURE TONIGHT Thursday 31 January 2019

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As a result of the Met Office issuing an Amber weather warning TODAY, for rain and snow, with a wind chill temperature of -5c, from 6pm to 9pm.

This will result in unacceptable training and hazardous transport conditions.

The Club has consulted the stadium management, and the decision has been made to CANCEL all training at the stadium, TONIGHT. 

Cardiff Athletes Abroad Wednesday 30 January 2019

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Last Saturday a number of Cardiff athletes competed abroad, as well as those in who have been in training camps in Spain and South Africa.

In an Indoor Meeting in the Czech Republic, Jonathon Bailey jumped 2.00m in the Senior men's High Jump event.

Meanwhile Owen Smith opened up his Indoor season with a 47.30 400m  in the Vienna Indoor Classic, in Austria.

Michael Ward in USA, produced a personal best performance over 3km, winning in 7.57.88 at the UW Invitational, Seattle, Washington State. Michael must like this track, as he did his previous 3km pb on the same track 12 months ago.

Welsh Athletics Junior Open Meeting Friday 18 January 2019

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Welsh Athletics held the 2nd day of the Junior Indoor Championships Sunday 6th January, that included the Welsh Regions, and the South West of England Region. Cardiff athletes competing won in Track events 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. In Field events they won 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.

When one considers that our track was out of use from mid July to the first week in November, when the new track was available for training, except it has no line markings. At moment, a provisional date has been set for track line marking to take place at the end of March. Our Track athletes won 21 medals, and Field eventers 5 medals. Field events have been more effected by the track closure. Only in the Long Jump and Pole Vault events, did Cardiff athletes compete and gain medals. Track events covered 60m, 60mH, 800m and 1500m. In the U17M 800m, Cardiff runners won all Podium medals. 

Nos Galan 2018 Monday 14 January 2019

Checking official race  results of 2018 Nos Galan, Cardiff's Oliver Reynolds won the 10-11age group Boys race. Ellis Finlayson won the 11-13 age group Boys race, and Jacob Reynolds won the 14-15 age group Boys race. In the Elites race 22 Cardiff runners took park. In the Fun run Cardiff had 5 runners, with one lady runner, related to one of the Cardiff runners.

No teams were shown in the Elites results, 210 finishers. In the Fun run, teams results were shown with 903 finishers.

Going back to Cradiff runners in races. Following home Oliver Reynolds in 10-11 race was Jack Farrell, and Caleb Finlayson. Ellis Finlayson 11-13 was the only Cardiff runner. Also competing in the 14-15 age group race was Lloyd Sheppard, Lloyd Jones, Ben Farrell, Ben Hughes, and Lili Jones.

Parkrun Cardiff 5th January 2019 Sunday 6 January 2019

A new womens Parkrun UK record time of 15.50 was achieved by Cardiff's Charlotte Arter in finishing 2nd overall, only beaten by 1 second to a SM, 903 finished the race. Went to watch race to support runner am coaching, and give a support shout to other Cardiff and runners seen passing me in race. Due to numbers in race it was difficult to spot Cardiff runners who wore all sorts of tops.

A leading group of men and Charlotte shot past me by the weir about 1km from start, they were really going fast, with Charlotte tucked in with them. Following my support at weir, once field thinned out, walked to point, just before 400m from finish. Got a good view of runners running past house up towards me. Charlotte breathing hard was running alongside 1 man, watched they passed 400m point, just before they got out of sight around a bend, could see Charlotte opening up a short lead.

Welsh Senior Indoor Championships 2019 Tuesday 1 January 2019

Last Saturday and Sunday the above Championships was held at NIAC. Events also include some Welsh Junior Championships In the senior events, there was a surprise in the SM 60m final, with race favorite Sam Gordon, and his club mate Jeremiah Azu both being disqualified, especially as they recorded the two fastest heat times.

Included in the meeting, was an International Heptathlon for SM, and Pentathlon for SW.

Cardiff medalists

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SW 60mH Lauren Evans 2nd 8.86 Silver. SM 800m Ben Reynolds 2nd 1.57.21 Silver. SW 800m Lizzie Harris 2nd 2.11.09 Silver. U15B 800m Ben Farrell 2nd 2.08.08 Silver.