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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.

Where is he now? Sunday 25 July 2010

Peter stafford and Christian Milz.

Peter Stafford was the club’s British League team manager before handing over to James Williams last year. He also worked for Welsh Athletics as Competition Manager before landing a prestigious job with European Athletics, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Peter is pictured (left) with Christian Milz, the Director General of European Athletics.

Kath Elias is chairman Friday 23 July 2010

Kath Elias and John Penny

Cardiff's former general secretary and current membership secretary Kath Elias has been elected as chairman of the Schools' International Athletic Board (SIAB), thus adding a further chapter to her already long and impressive list of achievements in the sport. Kath is pictured being congratulated by Welsh Athletics President John Penny.

David Guest misses medal Thursday 22 July 2010

David Guest

David Guest, who competes for Cardiff's British League team as a higher competition athlete (he is first claim to Bridgend) just missed out on a decathlon medal at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada. Although amassing a personal best score of 7,691, David could manage only fourth place, missing out after a closely contested event by the agonisingly small margin of 60 points to third placed Marcus Nilsson of Sweden.

Ffion shines in Glasgow Tuesday 20 July 2010

Ffion Bodilly

Cardiff's Ffion Bodilly was the only Welsh winner in the schools international held in Glasgow last Saturday, 17th July. In tricky conditions, Ffion, 15, won the high jump with a leap of 1.70m, only one centimetre short of her personal best of 1.71m, which she set in a Young Athletes League competition and which puts her into equal third place in the current UK under 17 rankings. The picture of Ffion (competing in the Welsh Champiponships) was provided courtesy of DEphoto.

Nail-biter for YAL team Sunday 18 July 2010

YAL Rugby May 2010

Cardiff's Young Athletes' League team has qualified for the area final in Birmingham on 1st August after an anxious wait for the result of rival Yate's match; which would decide which club would go through.

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