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Ben the best in Britain Tuesday 15 August 2017

Ben Hillman 2017

Cardiff's Ben Hillman is developing into a very good all-round athlete and proved it over the weekend by winning the under 15 boys' Octathlon title at the England Athletics championships in Manchester.

Ben's winning score of 4,336 was 176 points ahead of the silver medallist. Ben Henson was fourth in the same competition while Tom Britt was 7th in the under 17 decathlon and Harri Wheeler-Sexton was 9th.

Gold for Christian's team Sunday 13 August 2017

Christian Malcolm WCH2010

When Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay team beat the USA to take the gold medal for the first time at a world championship last night, following the women's silver medal, how many knew that the coach to the successful squads is none other than Cardiff AAC's own Christian Malcolm.

Christian was recruited by UK Athletics a couple of years ago to guide the sprint relay teams and has been hugely successful.

Christian was himself an ever-present in the GB sprint relay team, invariably running the first leg, and would have been the automatic choice for the Olympic gold medal winning quartet in 2004 had not illness forced him out of the team at the last moment.

World best in Cardiff Sunday 13 August 2017

Anthony Whiteman 2017

Despite the competing attraction of world championship athletics on television, 129 runners turned up at the Cardiff International Sports Campus yesterday for the Night of Endurance, which concluded the 2017 Summer series.

With two 10k races and 6 over a mile, the highlight was the setting of a world best time for a mile in the 45-50 age category by former GB international athlete Anthony Whiteman who had travelled to Cardiff specially for the attempt. Paced for the first two and a half laps by James Thie, Whiteman crossed the line in 4:10.00. The existing world best time was 4:16.09.

Nail biting finish Wednesday 9 August 2017

Ben Reynolds 2017

With the lead changing through the day and with only the relays and long jump to go, there was only one point separating Cardiff AAC and Cardiff Archers in the final of the Welsh Junior League in Newport on Saturday last, 6th August.

Cardiff AAC was bidding to make it three championships in a row but, in the end, their superior relay teams saw Cardiff Archers take the title with 1131 points against Cardiff AAC's 1092.

New throwing initiative Friday 4 August 2017

Kieran Grimwade 2014

The first of what will become a regular series of throwing competitions took place at Cardiff International Sports Campus on Tuesday evening.

Called the Cardiff AAC Young Throwers Invitational and held under the umbrella of Cardiff AAC, the idea was initiated by Brett Morse, Lisa Grimwade and Ian Leek and supported by the general committee.

The competition is a closed event by invitation only and primarily for children/young adults U13 to U20s, with occasional guest throwers. At present numbers are restricted to six for each event.

Recent round-up Tuesday 1 August 2017

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Cardiff athletes have been busy over the past few weeks and some notable individual performances have been recorded.

After his triumph in the European under 20 championships, Jake Heyward proved that it was no fluke by clocking a personal best and club record time of 3:42.12 in Belgium on Saturday last. This takes Jake to No.1 in the UK age group in 2017.

And again Wednesday 26 July 2017

Yate July 2017

If the weather was bad in Newport on Saturday, it was even worse in Yate on Sunday for the area final of the UK Youth Development League (upper age group); heavy rain meant the event was abandoned after 47 of the 76 events.

With two teams automatically qualifying for the national final in September, Cardiff wanted to emulated last year's appearance in the final.

Finalists again Tuesday 25 July 2017

Nia Clatworthy 2017

On a typical summer's day (cold, windy and intermittent rain), Cardiff's Welsh Junior League team comfortably qualified for the all-Welsh final, finishing second at Newport on Saturday last.

Cardiff has won the national final for the past two years and will be looking to make it three in a row. The final is in Newport on 6th August.

More gold for Aled Monday 24 July 2017

Aled Davies 2017

He entered the event as the favourite; and how he justified it.

On Saturday evening, in the Olympic Staddium London, Aled Davies won the F42 shot put title at the World Para Athletics championships with a massive throw of 17.52m which was more than three metres ahead of the silver medallist and more than a metre better than his own world record of 16.13m.

Brilliant gold for Jake Saturday 22 July 2017

Jake Heyward 2017 Euro U20 champ

Cardiff's Jake Heyward ran a brilliant tactical race to win the gold medal and become European under 20 champion at 1500m this afternoon in Grosseto, Italy.

Taking the lead around 150m from the start, from this point on Jake controlled the race. The pace hotted up at the bell and Jake opened up a lead of about five metres. His speed over the final 400m meant that no-one was able to reduce the gap and Jake crossed the finish line the clear winner in 3:56.73.

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