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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.

Junior team secures position Monday 25 July 2011

Michael Prentice

Cardiff's National Junior League team retained its position in the Midland Premier League with a solid performance in the final match of the season, held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium yesterday, 24th July. Amongst Cardiff's winners, promising sprinter Michael Prentice (pictured) took first place in the 100m A race and followed up with second in the 200m A race.

Welsh U15 & U13 Champs Sunday 24 July 2011

Harry Hillman

Cardiff athletes picked up medals at the Welsh Under 13 and Under 15 Championships held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium yesterday, Saturday 23 July 2011. Pride of place goes to Harry Hillman (pictured) who won the Under 13 75m Hurdles in a Welsh record time of 11.90 seconds. He also took the gold medal in the 100m and the silver in the High Jump. Other gold medallists were George Griffiths (Under 15 100m & Long Jump) and Thomas Trottman (Under 15 Long Jump).

Date change Welsh League Tuesday 19 July 2011

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Owing to the unavailability of the track at Brecon, the final Welsh Senior League match of the season will now take place on 6th August (NOT the 14th) at Aberdare. There have also been some changes to the timetable to avoid event clashes. Please note these changes.

Ffion wins again Sunday 17 July 2011

Ffion Bodilly

Cardiff's Ffion Bodilly (pictured) won the girls' high jump at yesterday's SIAB Schools International, held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Ffion was the only Welsh winner at last year's event, held in Glasgow, and did well to overcome a difficult year as well as tricky jumping conditions to win again. Cardiff counted another winner in Matthew Field who, not content with taking the boys' discus title, also came second in the shot put with 16.24m, a personal best.

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