Cardiff's Nat Lane (pictured, right, on the victory podium) took third place and the bronze medal in the inaugural Commonwealth Trail Running Championship held in Anglesey today, 25th September.
Held over a multi terrain course of some 55k, including a stretch along the beach, to come third in a field of approximately 100 runners from the Commonwealth is a fine achievement for Nat who was representing Wales.
Former Cardiff stalwart Richie Gardiner, who is enjoying a spell of excellent form, went two better to take the gold medal with Andrew Davies second.
Congratulations to both Nat and Richie.
PHOTOS NOW IN THE GALLERY
The 2011 annual Presentation of Awards was held this evening, 11th September, and numerous club athletes received their awards from Great Britain international athlete Joe Thomas and Welsh Athletics President John Penny.
Amongst the most popular awards are those voted by the athletes themselves and the recipients who were present are pictured. From left to right are Tom Trottman, Jamie Leigh Bowen, Olivia Evans, Amber Harding, Lara Durrani and Jamaul Whyte.
The Commonwealth Youth Games will take place in the Isle of Man, beginning next week. A multi sports festival, the athletics events will be held from 9th to 11th September.
Three Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected for the Welsh team; Ffion Bodilly in the high jump, Elliot Slade in the 800m and Matthew Field in the discus and shot put.
This will be a final opportunity for these athletes to produce good end of season performances and we wish them all the best of luck.
The Great Britain team needed Wales to produce its first gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu today.
Swansea's Dai Greene ran a beautifully controlled but determined race to win the 400m hurdles in style.
All Wales can be proud of Dai.
Congratulations also to his coach, former Welsh national coach Malcolm Arnold.
Four Cardiff athletes have been selected for the Welsh team to take part in the UK Schools Games which takes place in Sheffield, starting tomorrow 1st September.
The four are Anax da Silva, who is in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay, Jonathan Bailey in the high jump, David Callan in the pole vault and Matthew Field in the discus.
Cardiff's former 400m hurdles star Matt Elias is the team's mentor.
Good luck to all four and to the Welsh team
Cardiff's British Athletics League team slipped back into the BAL National Division 1 in the final match of the season at Newham on Saturday last, 27th August.
Competition in the premiership has proved just too tough for both men's and women's teams, especially after the men's spectacular promotions in two successive season's, and a period of consolidation for what are still young and improving squads could be beneficial.
It is a credit to the team and to team manager James Williams that they stuck it out to the end and, indeed, produced some good performances in the final match.
The club's 2011 annual presentation evening and disco will be held on Sunday 11th September from 6.30 to 10.00pm.
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.
Cardiff's Andrew Hunt (a former winner of the Nos Galan 5k race) returned to form with a win at the Race the Train Event in Tywyn on Saturday last, 20th August.
The 14 mile endurance race is held in the Snowdonia National Park each year.
The Cardiff stalwart had missed several seasons due to long term injury but has overcome Achilles problems to take the title at the North Wales event following a strong second place finish at the Brecon 10 earlier this month.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Ten Cardiff athletes travelled to Bedford to take part in the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 championships last weekend, 20-21 August, and returned with three medals between them.
Matthew Field took the bronze medals in both the under 17 shot put and discus whilst Elliot Slade (pictured) also took bronze in the 800m.
Tom Trottman narrowly missed a medal in the under 15 high jump, taking fourth place with a personal best clearance of 1.76m.
The annual Welsh under 15 cup final was held in Brecon yesterday,21 August and Cardiff ended the day in fourth place behind Pembroke (third) and Carmarthen, who were just pipped to the title by Swansea.
Cardiff fielded a depleted team and winners were scarce although Harry Hillman (pictured) won both the 100m A and 75m Hurdles A as well as coming third in the high jump in the under 13 age group.