Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club

Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club


Hello all, 💛🖤

The sprint training at 19.00 with both myself @⁨Claire Athletics⁩ is cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

All other groups are ok.

Thank you 😊
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 performances💪🏻

🖤U 13 Boys💛
Sam Foster
Javelin 3rd 🥉20.24 New pb

Cian Tough
75m Hurdles 4th 16.09 New pb

Garyn Tough
800m 2nd 🥈2.23.86 New Pb

Evan Davies
800m 2.48.54 New Pb

🖤U13 Girls💛
Megan Chantell
1000m walk 1st 🥇6.18.73 New Pb
100m 15.11

🖤U15 Boys💛
Ben Parker
100m 1st🥇 11.66
LJ 1st 🥇5.93
Nos Galan 1993
*Sunday Junior Training Run 10am*🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️

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*🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️

Weather permitting ☔
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*🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️

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 🎉 This week’s men’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)🏆

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 women’s winner this week is Corinna Jones from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club, our men’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) 🥇

Thank you to all of you who keep taking part in the challenge each week 🙏. Don’t forget you can still sign up to next week’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 beginner to experienced, seniors and juniors.

Training nights are Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm

Operating as usual

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 💪💪


****Club Info & FAQ’s****


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

🏆All juniors 6pm at the track (currently £14 per month which includes 8 sessions - paid by direct debit the 1st of each month)

🏅Adult running session 7pm - £2 per session

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

🏆 Under 11 & new junior starters 6pm (Included in the monthly £14)
🥇All other juniors 7pm - (included in the monthly £14)
🏅Seniors track & road sessions 7pm - £2 per session

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

There is currently a waiting list for Under 11’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. 👍

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 👍

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

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

AVAAC committee

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Please get behind him and donate what you can. #welshairambulance #dragonsback #gofundme


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Welsh cross country championship. big teams, fast racing, bringing home the medals 🥇 still punching above our weight 🥊


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


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 Valley’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


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

Garyn Tough U15 won a 🥉bronze medal in 800m

Ben Parker U17 Won
🥇Long jump

Well done boys your doing the club proud👏

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 ⛷ ❄️ 🛷 ⛸ 🏒

“Winter Olympics alphabet bingo”

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 😉

We will post a word of the day every day of the games here goes!😉👍👍👍💪


Great to see numbers return to all age groups this evening after our Christmas break, the club had decided that all tonight’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 - £155 was raised for the cause & has been donated via their just giving page ❤️ 👍


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 can’t think of a more deserving “celebrity” 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.


Some of our under 11’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 competitions👍. We look forward to next years events at our track The Ron Jones Stadium Aberdare #partnerships


Tuesday Training at Ron Jones Stadium Aberdare.
Juniors 6pm-7pm.
Seniors 7pm-9pm.
Old and new members always welcome!🖤💛


A great day for the club returning to team racing at the Cardiff x challenge and the Gwent league💪 teams out in all age categories!
Onwards and upwards 🖤💛

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 👏

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 doesn’t take payment.
The club bank details are on the site many thanks


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


⚠️Junior Mountain Race opportunity⚠️
Please see details of upcoming Fan Fawr Fell Race junior programme. Saturday 2nd October- registration from 11am. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿⛰
NB. Marshall’s required for the junior race if anyone is free 👍🏻


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. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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 🥇
300m gold 🥇
100m bronze 🥉
200m bronze 🥉

This is on the back of competing at Manchester last weekend in the National AAA champs and bringing home a long jump Silver 🥈 and 300m silver 🥈
Well done Ben 💪👍💛🖤


🖤💛INFO below for all parents of children aged 4-9 currently on our waiting list.🖤💛

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

🖤💛 Team AVAAC 🖤💛


🏃🏃🏃Second round of the flying 5 tonight!🏃🏃🏃

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;

💢 Please can athletes register with Pip from 6.30pm
💢 Please be aware that the track is in full use by our juniors until 7pm.
💢As 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 👍

Look forward to seeing you all 👍👍👍

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 he’s doing 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours…

Please see below the link so sponsor him, this is such a good cause and we are asking everyone to sponsor Paul.. even if it’s just £1


Here’s a picture of Kathryn and Liz supporting Paul on leg 8


Tuesday night Athletics Club, 6pm juniors - 7pm seniors, don’t forget to sign on via the link in your e-mail, weather is looking good 🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛


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Monday beginners/ social senior Club below, let’s have a huugggeeeee turnout! 6.30pm from the track car park, just £1.00

Everyone welcome


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Good evening,

Please can the athletes parents who has trained with us on the below list, please drop us a message!

Thank you.

Rowan Jones
Sally Jones
Iwan Jenkins


As of this evening 11.05.21 all junior membership is frozen this means we will not be accepting any new members at this time. If your child would like to attend please message us so we can add you to a waiting list.
We thank you for your patience
Team AVAAC 🖤💛


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Link for Monday social/beginners Club below, please sign on before you turn up.

6.30pm from the athletics track car park, everyone welcome just £1.00


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***Tuesday club night***
Juniors (6pm) Seniors (7pm) Tuesday Club track sessions are back! - we've seen some great turnouts for the first sessions! ***NOTE***
We are now able to take on new juniors (over 8's)


Seniors can book here ...


Juniors please book here.....


See you there..

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Club is on tonight @ 6.30pm meeting at the usual car park at the track… nice and easy miles… everyone welcome, just £1.00 per session, please fill in the form below if your coming along…. IF ITS RAINING WE’RE STILL TRAINING!!!



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Hello all,

Club is on tonight @ 6.30pm meeting at the usual car park at the track… nice and easy miles… everyone welcome, just £1.00 per session, please fill in the form below if your coming along…. IF ITS RAINING WE’RE STILL TRAINING!!!



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🖤💛 Tuesday training 💛🖤

At last club Senior training is resuming on Tuesday 27th April 7pm at the Ron Jones Stadium.

You need to be a current member to train with us so get those renewals done folks, and the good news is we are taking new members 👍🏽

Any questions just drop us a message 💪👍

Team AVAAC 💛🖤

Photos from Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletic Club's post 26/04/2021

🖤Great to see racing starting back yesterday💛

🖤We had a few seniors out and they all done incredible💛

🖤💛Matthew Jacklin finished in an incredible 2hrs 48m in the Cheshire elite marathon

🖤💛Andrew Reddy finished in 1hr 20 and Paul Jones finished 1hr 48m at the shepperdine half marathon.

💛If you want to join the team then drop us an inbox and we will give you our session options🖤


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Hey all, just a quick reminder that Monday beginners/social group is back Tonight at 6.30pm from the track car park, we will be running the roads... if your coming along please sign on using the form below...

Thank you


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