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Cardiff athletes in team Monday 11 July 2011

Ffion Bodilly

Nine Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected to represent Welsh Schools in the annual Schools International between Wales, Scotland, England and All Ireland to be held on Saturday next 26th July at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Those selected are Anax da Silva (100m & 4x100m relay), Elliot Slade (800m), Michael Ward (1500m), Ryan Cooper (400m Hurdles), Jonathan Bailey (High Jump), David Callan (Pole Vault), Matthew Field (Shot Put & Discus), Jac Palmer (Hammer) and Ffion Bodilly (High Jump - pictured).

Under 15 team the tops Sunday 10 July 2011

Harry Hillman

In the third match of the year, held in Newport yesterday, Saturday 9th July, Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team proved to be the club's most successful this year. The team has won each of its three outings and, with one match to go, is looking to romp away with the overall league title and qualify for the Cup Final and another chance to overturn traditional rivals Carmarthen Harriers. Star of the day was Harry Hillman (pictured) who won three events, two in League under 13 records and one of which (75m Hurdles) was also a Welsh age group record.

Records for Cardiff athletes Wednesday 6 July 2011

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Favourable weather conditions provided an excellent opportunity for good performances at the Welsh Schools' championships held in Brecon last Saturday, 2nd July. Amongst the numerous medals won by Cardiff AAC members, representing therir schools, new championship best performances were set by Michael Prentice in the senior boys' 200m (21.85) and by Matthew Field in the middle boys' discus (51.12m)

Tough weekend for seniors Monday 4 July 2011

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Cardiff senior men's British League and senior women's UK Women's League teams both struggled against quality oppositions in their second round matches on Saturday last, 2nd July. Both teams finished eighth and last in their respective matches, the men at Copthall, London, and the women in Edinburgh. With only one match remaining, the women look destined for relegation and the men, with two matches, will have to pull out all the stops to avoid a similar fate.

Combined events champs Thursday 30 June 2011

George Griffiths

Cardiff AAC athletes were amongst the medallists at the Welsh Schools combined events championships held in Newport last Saturday, 25th June. Jonathan Bailey (middle boys), George Griffiths (junior boys - pictured) and Aimee Hendrickson (senior girls) each took home a gold medal whilst Jamaul Whyte (senior boys) and Matthew Collins (middle boys) took silver and Tom Trotman (junior boys) and Claire Taylor (junior girls) bronze.

Adam in Euro U23 Champs Wednesday 29 June 2011

 Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's Adam Bitchell has been selected to represent Great Britain in the European Under 23 Championships to take placce in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from 14 to 17 July. Adam (pictured, and who is a student at UWIC) is coached by James Thie and will compete in the 5000m where his personal best is 13:57.61 which he set recently in Watford. Congratulations and good luck to Adam. Former Cardiff member Brett Morse has been selected in the discus.

Junior Road Race Success Tuesday 28 June 2011

Three junior Cardiff AAC athletes took advantage of the weekend off in the track calendar to take part in a 3km road race at Aberdare Park last Sunday June 27, 2011. There was success for Ciaran Lewis who won the Under 15 boys' race, Emma Ligthart who won the Under 13 girls' race and Tom Clark who took the bronze medal in the Under 13 boys' race.

Young Athletes stay up Friday 24 June 2011

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Cardiff's National Young Athletes' League team pulled out all the stops at the last match of the season, last Sunday 19th June, at Oxford. Needing a good points score to avoid relegation from the premier division, a strong team effort, with several athletes competing in two, three or even four events, saw them safely home. Although pipped at the post by the day's winners Solihull (574.5 points), Cardiff scored 556.5 to secure their position for next year.

Run with Cardiff AAC Wednesday 22 June 2011

Bernie Plain

Cardiff AAC is launching a new running group tomorrow, Thursday 23rd of June. Organised runs will take place on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings and runners of all abilities and ages are welcome to join in. Those interested should meet at Cardiff International Sports stadium on Thursday evenings for 6:20pm. The club has a strong heritage in Road Running & Cross Country as well as Track and Field and club coach Alex Donald and club stalwart Bernie Plain MBE (pictured running for Wales) have initiated this 'Club Run' group which will be based at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Elliot for World Youth Champs Tuesday 21 June 2011

Elliot Slade

Cardiff's Elliot Slade has been rewarded for his fine progress this year with selection for the Great Britain team to take part in the IAAF World Youth Championships to be held in Lille, France, from 6th to 10th July. Elliot is ranked Britain's number one under 17 800m runner with a best time of 1:51.82 but will find the competition in Lille very hot indeed as half a dozen or more Africans of the same age have run under 1:50.00. This is a well deserved honour and a great new experience for Elliot, who is coached by Arwyn Davies, and we wish him well

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