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British Athletics' Club of the Year 2013


Liverpool Cross Country Thursday 4 December 2014

A good number of Cardiff athletes travelled to Liverpool last Saturday, 29th November, for the Cross Country Challenge races.

Amongst numerous good performances those of Naomi Reid and Abi Fisher stood out, with Naomi finishing an outstanding fifth (out of a field of 93) in the under 15 girls' race and Abi close behind in 7th place.

In the under 20 women's race, Kate Seary was 21st, just ahead of Ellie Athkinson in 25th. There were 138 runners in the combined under 20 and under 17 women's race.

Coaching position for Adrian Monday 1 December 2014

Adrian Palmer 2014

Welsh Athletics has appointed Cardiff's Adrian Palmer to one of its newly created coaching roles, that of Field Coach Development Manager.

Adrian takes up his position today and will have leadership responsible for the development of all field event coaches in Wales. It is a full time appointment, based between the National Indoor Arena and Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Adrian (45) joined Cardiff AAC as a teenager and rapidly developed into one of Wales leading hammer throwers, holding the club record for many years with a personal best throw of 62.56m. He has been coaching for a number of years and has guided his son Jac to be one of Britain's leading young throwers; in the process taking his father's club age records one by one. He has also been coaching Commonwealth medallist Carys Parry as well as assisting Brett Morse.

Gwent League 3 Tuesday 25 November 2014

Gwent League 2014

After more great Cardiff AAC performances at the second league match in Llandaff Fields we move on to the third Gwent League match on Saturday December 6th. These races will be held at Penlan Leisure Centre in Brecon where the course is relatively flat.

Last year we had lots of individual winners at the end of the season and won the prize for the top Junior Club – let’s see if we can do it again this year!

Please let the team managers know as soon as possible if you intend to take part.

Academy News Monday 24 November 2014

The autumn term will finish shortly and has been a great success. The next term will start on 5th January and we are now taking reservations. 

There were long queues on the first days of term last time so, to avoid this and to secure your place, we strongly recommend that you confirm your place now.

Please contact Academy administrator Lyn Davies either in the club room on Monday or Thursday or by email to her at l.davies97@ntlworld.com. Payment of the Term's fee of £24 per Academy Member will need to be paid at the same time.

John Penny thanked at AGM Friday 21 November 2014

John Penny and Bernie Plain 2014

In opening the Annual General Meeting of the club, held last night in the club room, President Bernie Plain paid tribute to John Penny's long membership and service to the club in many roles. John (80) has decided to give up coaching and Bernie presented him with a memento of the club's appreciation.

Four distinguished members were elected as life members for their outstanding contributions: Alex Donald, Matt Elias, James Thie and James Williams. Each has made an important contribution as an athlete as well as in other ways to the successes of the club and their elections as life members were warmly received.

Officials Courses Thursday 20 November 2014

Being an official at an athletics meeting can be interesting and rewarding and it is not too difficult to become qualified.

Next week, Welsh Athletics is organising a course specially for Cardiff AAC members and friends who are interested to become officials. The course is over two evenings, next Monday 24th and Thursday 27th in the Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Leckwith and will be from 7pm until 9pm each evening. On Monday, general rules will be covered and Thursday will focus on field events.

The sport cannot operate without officials so we would encourage as many as possible to give it a try. Please contact Garry Jones (garryjones333@btinternet.com) as soon as possible. 

Welsh Inter Schools XC Wednesday 19 November 2014

Naomi Reid 2014

Cardiff athletes were out representing their schools on Saturday last, 15th November, at the Welsh inter-schools cross country championships in Brecon.

Running for Y Pant school, Naomi Reid (pictured at this year's Welsh road relay championships) was the winner of the under 15 girls' age group with Abbi Fisher second.

John Cove was second in the senior boys' race and Ellie Atkinson was second in the senior girls' race. Tomos Nesham was third in the under 15 boys.

Cardiff awards at Dinner Monday 17 November 2014

Ciaran Lewis 2014

Cardiff scooped seven awards at the annual Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame dinner held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on Saturday night last.

David Omoregie was the runaway winner of the Junior male track and field Athlete of the Year for his outstanding season that culminated in a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ciaran Lewis (pictured with Jamie Baulch) picked up the Junior off-track Athlete of the Year for his achievements in mountain running where he has represented both Wales and Great Britain.

Record Turnout for League Monday 10 November 2014

Jon Hopkins 2014

In perfect weather conditions and over a brand new course at Llandaff Fields, more than 100 Cardiff AAC athletes took part in the second round of this season's Gwent Cross Country League yesterday, 9th November.

Cardiff's runners excelled with individual winners Jon Hopkins (senior men) and Kate Seary (under 20 women) dominating their races and many others contributing to team successes.

Muti event medals Tuesday 4 November 2014

Thomas Britt and Graham Webb

The combined Welsh Schools and Welsh Athletics multi event championships were held at the NIAC, Cardiff, on Sunday last 2nd November, with Cardiff athletes representing their schools and/or club.

Cardiff AAC gold medallists were Sarah Omoregie (under 16 girls schools champion), Jordan Fender (uner 18 boys school champion) and Thomas Britt (under 15 boys Welsh champion). Thomas is pictured being congratulated by club chairman Graham Webb.

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