Rhys on ice
Thursday 23 September 2010
Before (hopefully) jetting off tomorrow to Wales Commonwealth Games holding camp in Doha, European silver medallist Rhys Williams took time out to relax at the Nottingham Panthers v Coventry Blaze ice hockey match at the Panthers Lair in Nottingham.
Cardiff AAC picked up eight of the top awards presented at the Welsh Athletics annual dinner held last night, 18th September, at Cardiff's Angel Hotel.
The club itself was Welsh Club of the Year following the great successes of its teams and three distinguished former members were inducted into the Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame. Cardiff will now be nominated to UK Athletics for their Club of the Year award.
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The club's annual presentation of awards evening was held last Sunday, 12th September, and more than 150 athletes, parents and friends were able to celebrate one of Cardiff's most successful seasons for many years.
Presenting the awards were special guests Rhys Williams, James Thie, Emma Peters, Leila James and John Penny, Welsh Athletics President.
On a perfect day in Cardiff's city centre this morning, 12 September, just under 3000 runners set off for the 25th running of the HSBC Cardiff 10k road race.
Cardiff's Michael Johnson (pictured after receiving his winner's medal from Welsh Athletics President John Penny) clinched his second Welsh title in a month, finishing in a personal best time for the 10k distance of 29:50.
The club's 2010 annual presentation evening and disco will be held on Sunday next 12 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 in-form Michael Johnson will be chasing his second Welsh road title on Sunday 12th September in the Cardiff 10k which doubles as the Welsh Championship.
Mike (pictured in last year's race wearing No. 0003 with team mate Tom Marshall wearing 0005) took the 5k title in Swansea on 22nd August when he also led Cardiff to the team title.
In a difficult promotion match at Derby today, Sunday 28th August, the club's National Junior League team finished second and regained its place in the Junior League after slipping out last season.
Cardiff's Gareth Winter was named Man of the Match for his winning performance of 51.50m in the Discus.
Cardiff's Michael Johnson (pictured) was a runaway winner of the Welsh Championship 5k road race held in Swansea last Sunday, 22nd August, and led the Cardiff team to the team title.
Also successful was the club's women's team which, although not including the individual winner, took the team title.
First lady home for Cardiff was Paris Williams in 4th place.
Cardiff's team finished a close second to Carmarthen Harriers in the Welsh Junior League final, held in Brecon last Sunday, 22nd August.
After qualifying easily from the semi final held in Cardiff on 7th August, Cardiff was hoping to topple rivals Carmarthen who have won this competition on many occasions.
Cardiff's Ffion Bodilly took the high jump Gold Medal at the England Athletics Under 17 Championships in Bedford last Saturday, 21 August.
In very difficult conditions for high jumping, caused by a strong and gusting wind, Ffion not only won the competition but set a new personal best of 1.73m and jumped to second on this year's British rankings.
Ffion, coached by Stephen Bailey, is still only 15 so will have a further year in this age category.