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Field day for Cardiff throwers Tuesday 16 August 2011

Matthew Field

Cardiff's Matthew Field (pictured), Ryan Leonard and Matteo Holmes picked up four medals between them when representing Wales at the Celtic Games in Antrim, Northern Ireland on Saturday last, 13th August. In addition, Elliot Slade won his speciality 800m. Pride of place goes to Matthew Field who won both the Under 18 Discus and Shot Put, his performance in the latter (17.42m) breaking his own recently set Welsh age group record and putting him in the top spot in the UK under 17 rankings.

Three medals for Lewis Saturday 13 August 2011

Lewis Akrill

Cardiff athlete Lewis Akrill (17) who is coached by Peter Lane has just returned from the World Kidney Transplant Games in Gothenburg with two golds and a silver medal. Lewis (pictured being congratulated by the Mayor of Caerphilly, Cllr Vera Jenkins) won the 100m and the ball throwing competition and came second in the Long Jump. Lewis received his new kidney seven years ago from his mother Tracy and was determined that this setback would not stop his sporting ambitions. He has already competed in six British transplant games and won four gold medals (100m, 200m, long jump and ball throw) at last year's event.

Joe goes to China Thursday 11 August 2011

Joe Thomas

Cardiff's international 800m runner Joe Thomas travels to Shenzhen, China as part of the British team competing in the World University Games. Selection for this event will go some way towards compensating Joe for missing out on a place at the World Championships in Daegu. Round one of the 800m takes place on Friday, 19th August, with the semi final the following day and the final on the 21st.

Christian to captain GB team Tuesday 9 August 2011

Malcolm and Lemaitre in Barcelona

Cardiff's Christian Malcolm has been handed the captaincy of the Great Britain team to take part in the IAAF World Championships in Daegu later this month. For Christian (pictured taking the silver medal in last year's European Championships), who will also contest his specialist 200m and the sprint relay, this is a well deserved honour after many years of distinguished service in the British team.

Lianne wins Monday 8 August 2011

Emma Peters

Lianne Clarke saved Cardiff's blushes by winning the A Javelin competition in the final UK Women's League match of the season, held at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre on Saturday last, 6th August. Club captain Emma Peters (pictured) loyally supported her team and took 3rd place in the 400m hurdles A race before rushing off to catch a plane to Dublin to compete in the Irish championships the next day and where she took the bronze medal in a personal best time of 59.67sec.

Welsh vests for club athletes Saturday 6 August 2011

 Dave Hawthorn

Ten Cardiff AAC athletes are included in the Welsh Under 18 and Under 16 team to take part in the 2011 Celtic Games in Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 13th August. The under 18 squad includes seven and the under 16 three athletes. And, in addition, the Team Leader is Cardiff coach Dave Hawthorn (pictured).

Under 15 team finishes on top Tuesday 2 August 2011

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Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team completed the season with a flourish at Hereford on Sunday last, 31 July. Although just missing out on a clean sweep of four wins in four matches, Cardiff finished second to Cwmbran by a mere 21 points but safely secured a place in the Cup Final by winning the overall league title convincingly.

Christian wins again Sunday 31 July 2011

 Christian Malcolm

Cardiff's Christian Malcolm booked his place in the British team for the world championships in Daegu/Korea later this year by retaining his 200m title in this weekend's World Trials and UK Championships in Birmingham. He also clinched a sprint relay place by placing fourth in the 100m, having clocked 10.17, his fastest time for 10 years, in the semi final. Other Cardiff medallists in Birmingham were Gareth Warburton (3rd in the 800m), Bryony Raine (3rd in the pole vault) and Lianne Clarke (3rd in the javelin).

Welsh record for Matthew Friday 29 July 2011

Cardiff's Matthew Field set a new Welsh under 17 record for the shot put during the Carmarthen Throws Competition held last night, Thursday 28th July. Matthew's throw of 17.26m improved the existing record of 16.93m which was set by Mark Hewer (also a Cardiff AAC athlete) in 1979. The new mark is also a club under 17 record. Matthew also threw the discus 50.62m just short of his pb of 51.12m Apologies that we do not have a photograph of Matthew.

Mike Kershaw wins Thursday 28 July 2011

Michael Kershaw

Cardiff AAC's Michael Kershaw won the final SSAFA 5K road race of the year on Wednesday evening, 27th July. The James Thie coached athlete enjoyed a solo run to win in 15:56 with Julian Baker from Les Croupiers second in 16:24. Michael recently set a pb of 3:49 over his prefered distance of 1500 metres at the Trafford BMC Grand Prix but took a break from track racing to run the popular Bute Park based road race.

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