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Here comes summer Friday 12 April 2013

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Suddenly the winter season of road, cross country and indoor athletics is virtually over and another summer season beckons.

On Saturday week, 20th April, the first outdoor meeting of the year will be held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. The former Welsh senior league has been re-vamped into an open meeting specially designed to encourage all athletes to compete and test early season form. All club athletes in the senior, under 20 and under 17 age groups should take part as good quality competition is planned. To see the full conditions and the timetable, go to the event page in Track & Field Events (see side menu bar).

A week late (Sunday, 28th) the new National Youth Development League kicks off with the club's U17/U20 team travelling to Birmingham. Again, go to the event page for full details.

TRACK RE-OPENED Tuesday 9 April 2013

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The much needed temporary repairs to the track have been completed and it is available again for training and competition.

However, in order to protect it until a major overhaul is carried out, the inside lane and home straight jumping runways will continue to be coned off and should not be used for training.

Stadium manager Tony Collins also asks all athletes to check that they are using the correct length spikes (6mm) please. He also hopes that these arrangements do not cause too many problems for athletes and coaches and any feedback would be welcome.

Sportshall Champions Monday 8 April 2013

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Four Cardiff AAC athletes contributed to a winning performance by the Cardiff & Vale under 15 boys six strong team at the Sportshall Athletics national final, held at the LG Arena, NEC, Birmingham yesterday, 7th April.

Leading the team was Kristian Jones who was second overall, followed by Tom Trottman (5th), Ryan James (12th) and Harry Hillman (25th).

TRACK CLOSURE Wednesday 3 April 2013

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In order to carry out urgently needed repairs, the track will be closed for training next Monday, 8th April.

The stadium management regrets the inconvenience that this will cause and hopes that all athletes will understand that these vital repairs need to be completed.

Success on the road Saturday 30 March 2013

Jon Hopkins and Rowan Axe


While the attention has been on cross country, Cardiff AAC's Joe MacDonald beat a classy field in windy conditions to take victory at the Wilmslow Half Marathon last Saturday, 24th March.


Joe won ahead of several Great Britain Internationals, stopping the clock in 64:54, setting a personal best time and taking victory by half a minute.

His victory rounded off a good weekend for the club which also saw victory and a second spot at the Atlantic College 10km for Tom Marshall and Jon Peters.

Medals at SIAB international Monday 25 March 2013

John Cove Ciaran Lewis Kate Seary

Cardiff AAC athletes helped the Welsh schools teams to silver and bronze medals at the SIAB schools international cross country match at Dynefwr on Saturday last, 23 March.

The silver medal winning under 17 boys' team included John Cove (10th), Ciaran Lewis (13th) and Nick Jones (32nd) while Kate Seary (9th) and Ellie Atkinson (17th) helped the under 17 girls' team to bronze.

Pictured are John Cove, Ciaran Lewis and Kate Seary.

Well done Mike Sunday 24 March 2013

Mike Ward

Cardiff's Mike Ward fully justified his selection for the Great Britain team, finishing third best of the six man British squad in the World Junior Cross Country championships in Bidgoszcz, Poland, today, 24th March.

In bitterly cold conditions, over a testing course, and with the race dominated by athletes from Africa, Mike finished in a creditable 51st place out of 110, the 7th best placing by a European athlete.

The British junior men's team finished in ninth place.

This will have been a great experience for Mike and he should be proud of his achievement.

Cardiff athletes in Welsh teams Wednesday 20 March 2013

Matthew Edwards

Cardiff AAC will be well represented in the Welsh schools' team that will contest the annual SIAB Schools cross country international to be held at Dinefwr Park, near Llandeilo, on Saturday next, 23rd March.

Alongside the schools' event, the Home Countries international for junior and senior age groups will also feature Cardiff athletes.

This event is the highlight of the schools' cross country season and Wales hosts the match against Scotland, All Ireland and England once every four years.

 

Road relay medals at Llandow Monday 18 March 2013

Dianne Hains Jake Heyward Adam Johansen Brandon Tu

Cardiff AAC teams collected medals in all age groups except senior women at the annual Welsh road relay championships, held at a dry but bitterly cold Llandow race circuit yesterday, 17th March.

Gold medals went to the under 13 girls team (Annwen Gammon, Caitlin Exton, Amber Harding and Lucy Dennis) and senior men (Jon Peters, Jon Hopkins, Tom Marshall and Carwyn Jones) whilst Sophia Vella won the under 11 girls straight race.

Fastest legs of the day were recorded by Lucy Dennis, Kate Seary and Jon Hopkins.

A Winning Night Sunday 17 March 2013

Race Night March 2013

Around a hundred Cardiff AAC members and friends gathered on Friday night, 15th March, for an evening of "horse racing" and enjoyment at the Cardiff High School Old Boys Club in Whitchurch.

Secretary Ann Cooper and husband Tony had organised the occasion to raise funds for the club and it was a great success, with Barclays Bank matching pound for pound what the club generated, pushing the total for the evening to a magnificent £1600.

 

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