Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club

Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club

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Hello all, ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค

The sprint training at 19.00 with both myself @โจClaire Athleticsโฉ is cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

All other groups are ok.

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
This was The Aberdare Valley AAC back in 1978, we were competing in the Welsh League Division 1. This is the first picture showing off our new vest colours.
Spotted at Windsor 1/2 Marathon - looking comfortable going into lap 2!
Congratulations to all the Junior Aberdare Avaac athletes who were selected to compete today in the Welsh inter Regional Championships in Carmarthen.
All the athletes came away with some excellent performances๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ–คU 13 Boys๐Ÿ’›
Sam Foster
Javelin 3rd ๐Ÿฅ‰20.24 New pb

Cian Tough
75m Hurdles 4th 16.09 New pb

Garyn Tough
800m 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ2.23.86 New Pb

Evan Davies
800m 2.48.54 New Pb

๐Ÿ–คU13 Girls๐Ÿ’›
Megan Chantell
1000m walk 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡6.18.73 New Pb
100m 15.11

๐Ÿ–คU15 Boys๐Ÿ’›
Ben Parker
100m 1st๐Ÿฅ‡ 11.66
LJ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡5.93
Nos Galan 1993
*Sunday Junior Training Run 10am*๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Meet at the outside of the track for a steady run, distance progresses on an individual basis.
All ages and abilities catered for.
No charge for the session.
*Sunday Junior Training Run 10am*๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Weather permitting โ˜”
Meet at the outside of the track for a steady run, distance progresses on an individual basis.
All ages and abilities catered for.
No charge for the session.
*Sunday Junior Training run 10am*๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Meet at the outside of the track for a steady run, distance progresses on an individual basis.
All ages and abilities catered for. No charge for the session.
Well done to our Weekly30 Run Challenge competitors at the weekend - the results are now in for Week 15 ๐ŸŽ‰ This weekโ€™s menโ€™s winner is Matt Brown (5th win) from Littledown Harriers Running Club, Bournemouth, UK, the female winner was Corinna Jones (2nd win) from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club and the team win goes to Lonely Goat Running Club (6th win)๐Ÿ†

Thanks to each and every one of you who took part in the challenge, you can find the full results here http://bit.ly/Wk30Run15. You can sign up to Week 16 of our Run Challenge here: https://bit.ly/Wk30Run.

#running #englandathletics #ukrunchat
Well done to everyone who took part in Week 13 of our Weekly30 Run Challenge! Our womenโ€™s winner this week is Corinna Jones from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club, our menโ€™s winner is David Wilson (4th win) from Littledown Harriers Running Club, Bournemouth, UK and our team winners are Littledown Harriers Running Club, Bournemouth, UK (7th win) ๐Ÿฅ‡

Thank you to all of you who keep taking part in the challenge each week ๐Ÿ™. Donโ€™t forget you can still sign up to next weekโ€™s challenge here https://bit.ly/Wk30Run and you can also find the full results here: http://bit.ly/Wk30Run13

#running #ukrunchat #challenge #englandathletics

Friendly and welcoming athletics club in the heart of the Valleys! We cater for all abilities; from

Operating as usual

03/09/2022

Good luck to all our runners & everyone else taking part in the Roman run (Brecon to Merthyr) today, a fantastic friendly well organised event! Go for it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘

03/09/2022

Great effort again this morning in our first Saturday of the month park-run. Some cracking performances & big personal bests for some of our members thanks to all those who helped out ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช

24/08/2022

So so proud of our club member Gareth Jones, what an incredible achievement ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

So it's done, we made it from Conwy Castle to Cardiff Castle in 5 days 12 Hours. I set out with Little Harri's ashes and his two teddies in Friday not knowing what lay before us. My purpose was to take them on a journey through Wales and out of respect give him the journey he so much deserves. There where times I'd look up and ask for guidance and times I'd be shouting for god's sake help me out, but overall the experience having this honour to deliver him back to his parents will stay with me forever.

I thank you all for the support and over the next few days I will read every comment and feel so much love.

From someone that's been to a place he never thought he'd get out of to completing a challenge that didn't exist till Friday, I'm telling you to never give up and no matter how hard it gets perceiver because in the end something will work out.

Much love to you all โค๏ธ

For Harri and all those that can't.

23/08/2022

What a great picture of Gareth Jones and the team, Gareth has made it to Brecon as part of his 300 mile ultra, he finishes in Cardiff in the next day or so, the club are so proud of you ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’› Mental health wanderer ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

11/08/2022

Hi all We have to canx 6-7 for the Rio group (youngest group) normally coached by Richie, Paul,claire,Hollie,Caitlyn,Bethan tonight only, due to coach availability back on Tuesday ๐Ÿ‘
Sorry again if anyone knows of parents not in this group can you update them?
Regards Paul

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 23/07/2022

Ben becomes a British Champion

Aberdare Athletics Club duo Ben Parker (long Jump & 400 meters) & Isaac Scott (high jump) had the honour of representing Wales on Saturday 16th July in the annual British Schools Track & field Championships at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast

The event is the highlight of the Welsh Schools Athletic Association summer programme & saw the top athletes from English Schools, Scottish Schools, Welsh Schools and hosts Irish Schools compete over a 7-hour timetable.
๏ฟฝA team of 63 athletes (30 boys and 33 girls) from more than forty schools across Wales were selected to represent the Welsh Schools Athletic Association Team in this showpiece event.

For Isaac this was his first International having only recently started focusing on the high jump. To gain international honours so early in his athletics career is a fantastic achievement.

Both athletes gained valuable experience competing against the very best junior athletes Britain has to offer with Ben excelling taking the Gold medal in the Long Jump with a fantastic jump of 7.01m

He followed up this tremendous effort by winning the bronze medal in the 400 meters in a fantastic time of 50.32 seconds

For his achievements he was also awarded one of the Charlie & Mona Hughes Awards which go to the most meritorious performances at the event (male and female). Congratulations to both Isaac Scott and Benjamin Parker, they have done their Country, school & Club very proud indeed!

Timeline photos 21/07/2022

Keep working and your dreams will come true ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."

Jake Wightman ๐Ÿฅ‡

23/06/2022

Huge well done to one of our future stars Caitlyn Jones representing Wales ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ in the U18 international Mountain running cup in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น. Good Luck and remember Richie Gardinerโ€™s up hill mantra โ€œtap tap, tap tap, tap tapโ€.

23/06/2022

*** THURSDAY TRAINING ***

SENIOR CLUB SESSION @ 7PM from tonight, meeting at the track.
All newcomers welcome! Remember your first session is free! What you got to lose? ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

21/06/2022

*** TUESDAY TRAINING ***

SENIOR CLUB SESSION @ 7PM from tonight, meeting at the track.
All newcomers welcome! Remember your first session is free! What you got to lose? ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

19/06/2022

*** PLEASE SHARE *** ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

Are you interested in joining our senior team? If you would like a trial session before committing to membership, then your first time with us is free, EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 7pm meeting at the athletics track
We look forward to meeting you!

11/06/2022

2 teams of 20 club runners out this weekend at the Welsh castles relay great to be back!

13/05/2022

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’› Calling all women...the AVAAC women's team are looking for new members and we would love you to join us...if anyone is interested please let us know.

All abiliites welcome beginners to seasoned pros, the group has coaches that can help support as well as club training nights you can integrate into when you feel comfortable.

We would love to arrange a weekend morning team run and a coffee to welcome you to the team ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 25/03/2022

Good luck to 2 of our athletes Caitlin Jones and Garyn Tough who represent Welsh schoools in the SIABB International Cross Country Event at Pembrey Tomorrow.
Have a great race we are all behind you ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

20/03/2022

****Club Info & FAQโ€™s****

***WE ACCOMMODATE ALL ABILITIES, FROM BRAND NEW BEGINNERS TO THE ACCOMPLISHED ATHLETE, WE INVITE EVERYONE TO COME AND GIVE IT A GO***

TRAINING DAYS & TIMES......
TUESDAY nights - track & field training/Running adults & juniors (8 years and over)

๐Ÿ†All juniors 6pm at the track (currently ยฃ14 per month which includes 8 sessions - paid by direct debit the 1st of each month)

๐Ÿ…Adult running session 7pm - ยฃ2 per session

THURSDAY track & field training (adults & juniors)(juniors 8 years and over)

๐Ÿ† Under 11 & new junior starters 6pm (Included in the monthly ยฃ14)
๐Ÿฅ‡All other juniors 7pm - (included in the monthly ยฃ14)
๐Ÿ…Seniors track & road sessions 7pm - ยฃ2 per session

All first timers - 1st session is free.........

There is currently a waiting list for Under 11โ€™s which we review monthly - if you want a child put on the list please message us thier details and we will get back to you when a space becomes available. ๐Ÿ‘

EXPECTATIONS FROM OUR JUNIOR MEMBERS
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Please note we try to provide quality coaching to our junior members and we will provide excellent value & many benefits to them through this sport, however, the club expects all juniors to become members and to compete for the club, (the same as any rugby or football club) our coaches do not give their time to train juniors solely for other sports or to child mind. Memberships are reviewed annually, if juniors do not compete their membership will not be renewed in order to allow other juniors on the waiting list the opportunity to compete.

Kit required will be trainers or track spikes (spike length no more than 6mm no studs/boots)

We will endevour to provide coaching for all aspects of athletics to all abilities from the age of 8 and upwards.

Athletics is a multi disciplined sport, we cater for athletes aged 8 to 80 and have competitors of those ages. We are always on the lookout for any help, if you do have some spare time and would like to help out please see one of the coaches/committee members on club night ๐Ÿ‘

For any further information pop along to one of our training evenings - everone is welcome, no previous experience required ๐Ÿ˜Š

We hope this assists at this time, hope to see you at one of our sessions

AVAAC committee

Help me raise funds to help save lives in Wales, organized by Richard Gardiner 07/03/2022

Help me raise funds to help save lives in Wales, organized by Richard Gardiner

Hey guys as some of you may or may not know our incredible chair has been set with an amazing challenge..

Please get behind him and donate what you can.

https://gofund.me/5d993b2d

Help me raise funds to help save lives in Wales, organized by Richard Gardiner In September 2022 I will be embarking on the โ€œDragonโ€™s Back Raceโ€ inโ€ฆ Richard Gardiner needs your support for Help me raise funds to help save lives in Wales

26/02/2022

Welsh cross country championship. big teams, fast racing, bringing home the medals ๐Ÿฅ‡ still punching above our weight ๐ŸฅŠ

19/02/2022

Today saw us get teams out for the Gwent league fixture at Blaise castle, wind and Rain didnโ€™t stop our runners doing our little club proud.
Always punching above our weight ๐Ÿ’ช

12/02/2022

Today we see the Welsh Schools Cross Country championship being held at Penlan Arena Brecon.

We are proud to say we have a runner representing Glamorgan Valleyโ€™s Schools in every age category race today so a huge good luck and well done on your selection to

Year 7 Boys
Caius Davies

Year 7 girls
Emily Mathews

Junior boys year 8 & 9
Cian Tough
Garyn Tough

Junior girls year 8 & 9
Isabelle Jacklin
Isobelle Lewis

Middle boys year 10 & 11
Aiden Jones
Aled Evans

Middle Girls year 10 & 11
Caitlyn Jones
Nia Reddy
Skyla Robbins
Abi Jarvis
Jess Davies

Senior Boys year 12
Garyn williams

Senior girls year 12
Chloe Pigott

08/02/2022

The Welsh Indoor Championships held at NIAC saw two of our clubs athletes bring home some silverware.

Garyn Tough U15 won a ๐Ÿฅ‰bronze medal in 800m

Ben Parker U17 Won
๐Ÿฅ‡Long jump
๐Ÿฅˆ200m
๐Ÿฅˆ400m

Well done boys your doing the club proud๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 03/02/2022

Hi all with the Winter Olympics starting tomorrow We have devised a small cross training challenge for our junior and senior athletes to do at home each day of the competition โ›ท โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿ›ท โ›ธ ๐Ÿ’

โ€œWinter Olympics alphabet bingoโ€

I will post how it works, the Bingo card and the Alphabet key!

You can also collect a bingo card tonight at track or print one from here ๐Ÿ˜‰

We will post a word of the day every day of the games here goes!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช

11/01/2022

Great to see numbers return to all age groups this evening after our Christmas break, the club had decided that all tonightโ€™s subs would be donated to Aberdare RFC in light of damage caused at their facility. A great club that has supported us in our time of need. A big thank you to all those who attended club this evening and donated extra - ยฃ155 was raised for the cause & has been donated via their just giving page โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

31/12/2021

As another turbulent year draws to a close for our small Athletics club we sadly miss once again one of the highlights of the racing calendar for our Aberdare Valley, the Nos Galan Road Race.

But just like the shining light that he is to our club, Mr John Cooper our club President did not let the traditions surrounding this event become victim to the current situation.

With little to no fuss he attended the grave of Guto at Llanwonno and ran the traditional route back to Guto square in Mountain ash, we canโ€™t think of a more deserving โ€œcelebrityโ€ to carry that torch today.

Thank you John Cooper for all you do for our club and community and for setting such an example for our athletes from 8-80 you never miss a beat!
Happy and healthy new year to everyone.
๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

27/11/2021

Some of our under 11โ€™s with club President John Cooper sending A big thanks to Cardiff Throws for the donation of some top kit from the proceeds of their summer competitions๐Ÿ‘. We look forward to next years events at our track The Ron Jones Stadium Aberdare

19/10/2021

Tuesday Training at Ron Jones Stadium Aberdare.
Juniors 6pm-7pm.
Seniors 7pm-9pm.
Old and new members always welcome!๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

16/10/2021

A great day for the club returning to team racing at the Cardiff x challenge and the Gwent league๐Ÿ’ช teams out in all age categories!
Onwards and upwards ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 25/09/2021

A huge well done to 2 talented Aberdare valley Athletes, Caleb Richards and Ben Parker who today had the honour of representing Wales at the SIAB Schools International held at Derby.
Caleb threw a new pb of 47.89m in the hammer and Ben jumped a new pb of 6.44m in the long jump.
Da iawn lads ๐Ÿ‘

Aberdare Valley AAC 14/09/2021

Aberdare Valley AAC

Here is the membership link for new members who have recently attended, please complete the process and pay the membership via Bacs as the site doesnโ€™t take payment.
The club bank details are on the site many thanks

https://membermojo.co.uk/avacc

Aberdare Valley AAC Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletics Club extends a warm welcome to all visitors of this site. Based in the Aberdare Valley at the brand new state of the art Ron

13/09/2021

โš ๏ธJunior Mountain Race opportunityโš ๏ธ
Please see details of upcoming Fan Fawr Fell Race junior programme. Saturday 2nd October- registration from 11am. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟโ›ฐ
NB. Marshallโ€™s required for the junior race if anyone is free ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

03/09/2021

Good luck to Joe Reardon and Caitlin Jones who will be competing for Wales at the British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships in County Down, Northern Ireland tomorrow. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 15/08/2021

As the dust settles on another weekend of welsh championships Track and Field Athletics we celebrate one of the clubs very talented junior members.
Ben Parker one of our under 15 juniors took part in a number of events this weekend and came away with more silverware representing AVAAC.

Long jump gold ๐Ÿฅ‡
300m gold ๐Ÿฅ‡
100m bronze ๐Ÿฅ‰
200m bronze ๐Ÿฅ‰

This is on the back of competing at Manchester last weekend in the National AAA champs and bringing home a long jump Silver ๐Ÿฅˆ and 300m silver ๐Ÿฅˆ
Well done Ben ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค

14/07/2021

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›INFO below for all parents of children aged 4-9 currently on our waiting list.๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

RCT will be hosting Athletics camps during summer hols at Ron Jones Stadium Aberdare, they will be trialling Welsh athletics Starting Blocs programme that is coming into schools soon

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th August

10-12pm โ€“ 4-6 year olds, more info and to book click here. https://welshathletics.coordinate.cloud/event/105888
1-3pm โ€“ 7-9 year olds, more info and to book click here https://welshathletics.coordinate.cloud/event/105889

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’› Team AVAAC ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

22/06/2021

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸƒSecond round of the flying 5 tonight!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

Tuesday evening sees the second round of our seniors event the Club 5 Mile Handicap run. All members are welcome to take part in the event.

A few reminders for tomorrows run;

๐Ÿ’ข Please can athletes register with Pip from 6.30pm
๐Ÿ’ข Please be aware that the track is in full use by our juniors until 7pm.
๐Ÿ’ขAs in past years the event will run off a point system each race, where the top ten will be awarded Thier prizes at our club presentation evening - Every runner has a chance of making the top 10 as it is run off a handicap system ๐Ÿ‘

Look forward to seeing you all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 13/06/2021

Amazing to see one of our club members and junior coach still going on his 48 challenge!

Paul Jones is going the 4x4x48 goggins challenge.. this means heโ€™s doing 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hoursโ€ฆ

Please see below the link so sponsor him, this is such a good cause and we are asking everyone to sponsor Paul.. even if itโ€™s just ยฃ1

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-jones-731?utm_term=k9vq39eZY

Hereโ€™s a picture of Kathryn and Liz supporting Paul on leg 8

01/06/2021

Tuesday night Athletics Club, 6pm juniors - 7pm seniors, donโ€™t forget to sign on via the link in your e-mail, weather is looking good ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›

24/05/2021

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Monday beginners/ social senior Club below, letโ€™s have a huugggeeeee turnout! 6.30pm from the track car park, just ยฃ1.00

Everyone welcome

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