The long trek to North Wales for the 2011 Welsh cross country championships, held yesterday, 19th February was rewarded for four of Cardiff's runners with championship winners' medals.
Kate Seary (pictured receiving her award) won the under 15 girls' race, Michelle Allen the under 20's, Debbie Rees the senior women's and Rowan Axe took the under 20 men's title.
Cardiff AAC member and Cardiff High School pupil Tom Bevan, 16, is the new teenage champion of green issues in South Wales.
Tom (pictured with his fellow champions) competes for the club in the 400 hurdles and 400 flat in the UK Young Athletes League and is one of five champions announced for the whole of Wales who will have the responsibility of promoting 11 actions that people across Wales can take to reduce their carbon footprints.
He succeeds previous Climate Change Champion Rose Stevens, 15, as a figurehead for a national push to make the country greener.
Cardiff's Joe Thomas produced an outstanding personal best time indoors to win today's UK Championship 800m at Sheffield in 1:47.87; also a stadium record.
His winning time was inside the qualifying time for the European Indoor Championships (1:48.00) and Joe has thereby achieved his first target for this year, to be selected for the Great Britain team which will travel to Paris in March.
After winning his heat in a relatively comfortable 1:50.51, Joe dominated the final despite a late effort by runner up Andrew Osagie.
Thursday 10 February 2011
The next round of the Gwent League will be held at the Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan, Brecon on Saturday next, 12 February.
All athletes intending to run should, if they have not already done so, inform the appropriate team manager (Paul Darney for men and Ceri Morris for women) straight away.
Please also note that the date of the fourth and final round has been changed to Sunday 13th March.
A Belgian runner has set a new world record after completing an astonishing 365 marathons in as many days in seven countries.
Stefaan Engels, 49, (pictured)crossed the finish line on his final race in Barcelona, Spain, after pounding the roads in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. in the last year.
Are you a hurdler looking for extra advice? Or are you interested in coaching hurdling? Or are you thinking of trying hurdling?
On 19th, 20th and 21st April there will be a hurdles training camp at Swansea University that could be just for you.
Are you interested in the challenge of taking part in the London Mini Marathon on 17th April 2011?
A team from Wales will be participating and selection for this will be based on the results of the Welsh Cross Country Championships on 19th February. Entries close on 11th February so if you are interested it is essential that you let your team manager or Julie Jones in the club office know as soon as possible.
Cardiff's Joe Thomas continued his build up to a hoped for place in Britain's team for the forthcoming European Indoor Championships with a solid 800m win in yesterday's Celtic Cup match at UWIC's indoor arena.
His winning time of 1:49.19 was an improvement on his performance in the Welsh indoor champoionships the previous weekend and he went on to help Wales to a win in the final event of the day, the mixed (men and women) medley relay.
After an incredible six races in six days, Cardiff's Tracey Hinton added a T11 400m silver (1:01.39) to her 200m bronze in another medal double.
“I’m really pleased with that,” said the five-time Paralympian. “My mum passed away a year ago and it’s my first major championship without my family here. I wanted to do that for her and I’m really chuffed.”
On conclusion of her intense World Championships programme and looking ahead to the Paralympic Games in London, she admitted that the new chapter in her life deserved a new challenge.
Cardiff's paralympian Tracey Hinton took the bronze medal in the women's 200m (T11) at the International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand with a time of 26.98 sec.
Tracey (pictured at the 2010 Welsh Championships with coach and guide runner Darrell Maynard) could win a second medal as she has qualified for the final of the 400m, clocking the second fastest heat time.
Tracey narrowly missed a medal in the 100m where she came fourth.