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Winning start for senior men Saturday 11 May 2013

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Cardiff's British Athletics League team got off to a perfect start by winning the opening match of the season, held today at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Fresh from his European leading time a few days earlier, European Champion Rhys Williams led by example and won the opening track event, the 400m hurdles, in 50.03, an excellent time in the difficult conditions; a very strong headwind in the home straight and no meaningful opposition. Paul Bennett matched his team mate by winning the 400m hurdles B race.

Cardiff win followed Cardiff win and the final result was a clear win by 12 points from demoted Premiership team City of Liverpool.

Rhys off to flying start Thursday 9 May 2013

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams got his season off to the best possible start, winning an international 400m hurdles in Namur, Belgium, yesterday in his fastest time for three years.

Rhys dominated the race to clock 49.11 secs, almost two seconds ahead of second placer Ben Sumner.

This time makes Rhys, the reigning European champion, the first Welsh athlete to hit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard and in comfortably inside the British Athletics 'A' standard (49.40s) for the World Championships in Moscow this summer.

 

 

 

Weekend roundup Tuesday 7 May 2013

Tom Marshall and Carwyn Jones

Cardiff was to the fore in the Cardiff Bay 5 mile road race yesterday, Monday 6th May, with Tom Marshall, Carwyn Jones and James Mills coming home in first, second and third spots. Tom and Carwyn were side-by-side with 600m to go but Marshall’s pace over the final turns was enough to secure the victory.

Meanwhile, in Kawasaki, Japan, London 2012 Olympian Gareth Warburton opened his 800m season with a 1.48.11 at the IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix.

At the BUCS universities championships in Bedford, David Guest took the long jump title with 7.19m, Emily Brown took silver in the 2000m steeplechase and Mica Moore was third in the 100m

Fourth place again Monday 6 May 2013

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Cardiff's National Youth Development League team for under 15 and under 13 age groups travelled to Bristol on Saturday last, 4th May, for round one of this year's series and matched the fourth place achieved by the under 20/under 17 team a week earlier.

Cardiff produced 13 individual event winners to score 377 points, behind the winning team Rugby and Northants but ahead of Bristol & West and Notts AC.

Trail running champions Sunday 5 May 2013

Rhianwedd Price

Cardiff collected two titles at the Welsh junior trail running championships held in Nany yr Arian, Aberystwyth on Saturday 4th May.

Eight Cardiff athletes made the trip and returned with three gold and two silver medals.

Gold medals went to Rhianwedd Price (under 20 women - pictured), Anna Lawson (under 18 women) and Ciaran Lewis (under 16 men)

Closed on Monday Thursday 2 May 2013

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The club will be closed next Monday, 6th, as it is a Bank Holiday.

Back to normal on Thursday.

Also DO NOT FORGET that entries for the regional championships close on 9th May; next Friday. Don't leave it until the last minute - do it now.

 

GB vest for Beth Davies Wednesday 1 May 2013

Bethan Davies 2013

Cardiff's Bethan Davies has been rewarded for her record breaking win in the national 20k walking championship with a place in the great Britain team to contest the European Cup of Race Walking to be held in Dudince, Slovakia on 19th May.

In last Sunday's national championships, Beth produced one of the fastest ever 20km debuts by a British woman in taking her first National title at the University of Warwick venue. 

Bethan competed in her first race walking race only a year ago and has made remarkable progress as she clocked 1.44.15 for a new Welsh Record and to move to 12th on the UK All Time list. In the early stages of the race, she walked stride for stride with fellow Welsh athlete Heather Lewis but began to pull away shortly before the halfway mark which she passed in 50.19 well inside her previous best for the distance.

The competition in Slovakia will be a big step up for Betan and we wish her the best of luck

Solid start for junior team Monday 29 April 2013

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Cardiff's Under 20/Under 17 team travelled to Birmingham yesterday, 28th April, for the first round of the new National Youth Development league.

Team manager Debbie Bull expressed quiet satisfaction with the team's performance and was pleased with a fourth placing amongst strong competition

 

Double debut for twins Tuesday 23 April 2013

Rhianwedd Price

Rhianwedd Price (pictured), wearing her Cardiff vest for the first time, dominated the women's 3000m at last Saturday's Cardiff Open Meeting, winning from Bethan Strange in a personal best time of 10:10.71.

Twin sister Ffion, also representing Cardiff for the first time, was first in the under 20 women's 600m in 1:39.54.

Making a welcome change from the usual dismal weather associated with early season athletics, the opening event of the year was held in near perfect conditions with only an occasional cold wind spoiling the unexpected sunshine.

Cardiff in London Sunday 21 April 2013

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Cardiff AAC was well represented in London today, with athletes in both the Marathon and the Mini Marathon.

Mike Kallenberg, completing his first marathon, finished in the good time of 2:37.07 whilst, in the Mini Marathon, John Cove finished an excellent 8th of 69 runners to help his under 17 boys' team to 6th place. Lucy Dennis finished 11th in the under 13 girls' race and Kate Seary was 13th in the under 17 girls' race.

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