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Six go to Delhi Thursday 19 August 2010

 Christian Malcolm

The Welsh athletics team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi was announced today and includes six Cardiff AAC athletes. The successful ones are Rhys Williams (400mH), Christian Malcolm (100/200m), Joe Thomas (800m), James Thie (1500m), Gareth Warburton (800m) and Bryone Raine (pole vault). In addition the team management will be led by Cardiff's former international 400m runner Mike Delaney.

Matt Elias ends with a pb Wednesday 18 August 2010

Matt Elias

Matt Elias has finally decided to hang up his spikes. The last race of a fine athletic career was for the club's BAL team on 31 July when Matt ran a personal best time in the 110m Hurdles (actually, it was the first time he had tried this event!) of 15.29 - not bad. Primarily a 400m hurdler, Matt has gathered an enviable collection of medals from the European Championships and Commonwealth Games and narrowly missed an Olympic medal in Athens in 2004.

Season heading to a climax Sunday 15 August 2010

BAL Kingston 22 Aug 2009

One of the club's most successful seasons for many years heads for its climax over the next two weekends. Next Saturday (21st August) the British League team will head for Liverpool in its bid to clinch promotion to the Premiership division at the top of British Club athletics. The following day (22nd) will see the Welsh Junior League final in Brecon and, one week later, the National Junior league team contests the promotion match in Derby.

Interested in coaching? Thursday 12 August 2010

All the best athletes need coaching and becoming a coach can be a very rewarding experience. If you are interested in making a start in coaching, there is a programme of courses, to be held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium and organised by Welsh Athletics, that will suit you.

So near ... and yet so far Monday 9 August 2010

Malcolm and Lemaitre in Barcelona

This dramatic picture of Christian Malcolm and Christophe Lemaitre crossing the line in the final of the 200m in Barcelona was kindly provided by European Athletics. The thickness of a vest, one hundredth of a second, separated Christian from the gold medal after he had led the race up to this point.

Reflections from Barcelona Friday 6 August 2010

Rhys Williams Barcelona 2010

Barcelona was hot, humid and, for six days, the centre of the athletics universe. The large group of supporters from Cardiff was in the stadium every day and their loudest cheers were naturally for Christian Malcolm, agonisingly missing out on gold in the 200m, and Rhys Williams (pictured immediately after his race) winning silver in the 400m hurdles.

End of season for YAL team Thursday 5 August 2010

NYAL 2010 Birmingham

Cardiff's National Young Athletes' League team ended another successful season at the Area Finals in Birmingham on Sunday last, 1st August. Cardiff finished a respectable sixth in a competition that was dominated by home club Birchfield Harriers.

Women's team on top Wednesday 4 August 2010

Emma Peters WCH2010

Cardiff's UK Women's League team has returned to Division 1 after winning all three of this season's matches. Club captain Emma Peters (pictured) led her team to victory by winning the 400m B, coming third in the 400m hurdles A and running the last leg of the 4x400m relay. At Liverpool on Saturday last, 31 July, Cardiff clinched promotion by taking first place ahead of Enfield & Haringey, who will join Cardiff in Division 1 next year.

BAL team stays on course Monday 2 August 2010

BAL Kingston 22 Aug 2009

Cardiff's British League team could be heading to re-join the elite of British men's clubs after finishing third in the third round match at Bromley on Saturday last, 31st July. After placing second in each of the first two rounds, and with one match remaining, Cardiff holds the second promotion spot with a healthy four point margin over third placed Kent AC.

PRESENTATION EVENING Wednesday 28 July 2010

ADVANCE NOTICE The club's 2010 annual presentation evening and disco will be held on Sunday 12 September from 6.30 to 10.00pm. Last year´s event was such a great success that a larger venue was needed; so this year it will be at the Earl Haigh Club in Whitchurch. This annual event is a marvellous opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the past season both for the teams and the individuals who have performed well. Tickets are only two pounds each and will be available in the club room. Put this date in your diary and come along and have a great evening.

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