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Howard Brown Saturday 28 July 2012

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We are very sad to hear that Howard Brown, father of longstanding club member Gwenno Brown, has passed away. Howard was an enthusiastic supporter of the club and, as a timekeeper, regularly helped out, travelling to fixtures with the UK Women's League and National Junior League teams. He was himself a keen runner. The club's sympathies go to Gwenno and her family.

NJL team holds on Thursday 26 July 2012

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Despite a depleted team, Cardiff's National Junior League team repeated its first round performance and held on to sixth place at its second round match held in Swansea on Sunday last, 22 July. With only one match left (the first round was cancelled because of the weather) Cardiff will hope to retain its place in the Midland Premier South division.

Club record at international Tuesday 24 July 2012

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Although the Welsh team struggled against strong opposition in last Saturday's SIAB schools' international at Ashford, there were some encouraging performances from Cardiff athletes. Ellie Atkinson (pictured) took the bronze medal in the 1500m and, in the process, set a new under 17 girls club record of 4:32.71. The previous record had been held by Amanda Pritchard who went on to become a British international. Tasia Stephens continued her good form, taking the silver medal in the javelin with a throw of 40.24m.

Cardiff Juniors win again Sunday 22 July 2012

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Cardiff's team that competes in the Welsh under 15 league had a convincing victory again yesterday in the third round league match at Hereford. Cardiff scored 827 points against second placed Hereford & County's 746 and now have an overall lead of 3,381 points with Hereford second on 1,916. Two individual league records were set, by Jake Heyward who clocked 2:05.88 in winning the under 15 boys' 800m and by Ryan Grimwade who threw the under 15 boys' hammer 39.04m. Ryan also won the high jump (1.35m) and the javelin (43.55m) while Jake, stepping down in distance, won the 200m race 2.

Get well soon Sophie Saturday 21 July 2012

Cardiff AAC sprinter Sophie Walpole (14) and her family had a nasty shock when, only last Wednesday, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Sophie was operated on yesterday, Friday, and, thankfully, the tumour was benign and was removed. She is in the high dependency unit of the UHW Heath Hospital and is already recovering well. Her parents said that her recovery has been truly amazing considering she only had surgery yesterday. Sophie is coached by Helen James and all in her coaching group and in Cardiff AAC wish Sophie well and hope to see her back training before too long.

Fifteen in schools team Monday 16 July 2012

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Fifteen Cardiff AAC members have been included in the Welsh Schools' athletics team to contest te SIAB schools' international at Ashford in Kent on Saturday next, 21st July. Jac Palmer has been named as captain of the boys' team and joins Cardiff colleagues Jacob Preece, Jack Gooch, Ciaran Lewis, Adrian Lawrence, Ryan Cooper, Tom Trotman and Matteo Holmes. Completing the team are Georgia Morgan, Ellie Atkinson, Olivia Evans, Rebecca Evans, Annabel Curle, Bethan Hill-Howells and Tasia Stephens.

Regional records fall Sunday 15 July 2012

Jac Palmer

Cardiff athletes were responsible for setting new records at the Welsh Inter Regional Championships held in Cardiff yesterday, 14th July. Jac Palmer, 16, (pictured) again improved his club record in the hammer with a throw of 63.52m, which was not only a championship record but also improved the age group best set by Welsh olympic competitor Shaun Pickering. Anaxa Da Silva won both the senior men's 100m and 200m, establishing a championship best of 22.06 in the latter.

Cosmeston win for Cardiff Friday 13 July 2012

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Cardiff AAC Men's team successfully defended their title at the popular Cosmeston Relays on Wednesday evening, 11th July. Jon Peters took Cardiff into an early lead by winning the first stage and in doing so won the Peter Hains Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the first stage each year. This trophy is given in memory of Alex Hains' dad who organised the relays for many years. Chris Moss increased the club's lead on stage two before handing over to Elsidig Ibrahim who maintained our substantial lead. Carwyn Jones led the team home running narrowly outside of his own lap course record set last year but posting the fastest time of the night.

Sixth Paralympics for Tracey Wednesday 11 July 2012

Tracey Hinton

Cardiff's Tracey Hinton was yesterday named in the Great Britain team for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. For Tracey, who lost her sight at age 4, this will be her sixth Paralympic Games, having taken part in every edition since 1992. She is a multi medallist, having won silver in the 200m and 400m as well as bronze in the 100m in 1992; silver in the 800m and bronze in the 200m and 400m in 2000. Tracey has also won medals in the International Paralympic Committee World Championships and, only last month (June), won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the IPC European Championships in Holland.

Triple success for Elliot Tuesday 10 July 2012

Elliot Slade

On 13th June, Cardiff's Elliot Slade ran a personal best 800m and broke the 1:50.00 barrier with a fine 1:49.85 which placed him fifth in this season's UK under 20 rankings (he is still only 17). On Saturday last, July 7th, Elliot probably exceeded his own expectations and gained a triple success at the Aviva Welsh Schools National track & field championships in Brecon, winning his speciality 800m in a record time and receiving two pretigious awards..

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