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Juniors march on Tuesday 29 June 2010

Cardiff's National Junior Athletic League team gained a narrow victory over South East Wales at Coventry on Sunday last, 27 June. Cardiff now leads the Avon League with a two point margin over rivals Plymouth and should have done enough, with one round left, to book their place in the promotion match at Derby on 29 August.

Road success at Aberdare Sunday 27 June 2010

Tom Edmunds Ciaran Lewis Emma Ligthart

Today, Sunday 27 June, three young Cardiff AAC athletes took advantage of a weekend with no track events for them to travel up to Aberdare to take part in the Aberdare road races. The successful athletes (pictured with their awards) were Tom Edmunds, first in the under 15 boys, Ciaran Lewis, second in the under 15 boys and Emma Ligthart who was first in the under 13 girls

Leila wins the crown Saturday 26 June 2010

Leila James

At Cardiff's Oceana on Saturday last, 19th June, Cardiff AAC's Leila James was crowned Miss Cardiff. She will now be taking part in the Miss Great Britain contest in London in November Leila competes for the club in the 800m and is also a ski instructor. She was cheered on in the contest by her family and her boyfriend, Cardiff's international 400m hurdler Rhys Williams.

Round 3 for NJAL team Friday 25 June 2010

Cardiff's bid to regain its positon in the Midland Premier Division of the National Junior League continues on Sunday next, 27 June, when the team travels to Coventry. Lying joint first with Plymouth after two rounds, the team is well placed to qualify for the promotion match in Derby on 29th August.

Vital for Young Athletes Thursday 17 June 2010

YAL Rugby May 2010

Cardiff's Young Athletes' League team travels to Yeovil on Sunday next, 20th June, for the third of this year's four match series, knowing that the result could decide whether or not they qualify for the regional final in Birmingham on 1st August. The top four teams will qualify and Cardiff is lying fourth, 41 points ahead of Yate & District AC.

MBE for John Lister Tuesday 15 June 2010

John Lister

Cardiff AAC’s John Lister has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The award comes for his remarkable achievement in athletics as a competitor and administrator at club, Welsh, UK and at European level for over 50 years. John won 12 Welsh athletics titles between 1963 and 1966 as a hurdler, decathlete and high jumper, and also set a Welsh record for the latter.

Welsh Championships - 2 Sunday 13 June 2010

Emma Peters WCH2010

The second day of the 2010 Welsh Championships was thankfully dry but with a gusting wind. Cardiff athletes added to the club's medal haul which included another clean sweep, this time in the men's 800m with Gareth Warburton, Joe Thomas and Gareth Wiltshire taking gold, silver and bronze. Rhys Williams' 49.89 in the 400m Hurdles, leading from the gun and into a strong wind on the home straight, was very impressive, as was Amanda Moss's equally dominating win in the women's 800m. A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS (by IAN DIXON) OF CARDIFF ATHLETES IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE GALLERIES SECTION.

Welsh Championships - 1 Saturday 12 June 2010

Sara Barry

On a warm and sunny day, albeit with an unpredictable wind, it was good to see so many Cardiff members challenging for medals at the Welsh Championships, held in Cardiff today, 12 June. Amongst the many medals won by Cardiff athletes, pride of place goes to the 100m senior men, where Cardiff had 6 of the 8 finalists and took all three medals through Christian Malcolm, Liam Duff and Lloyd Reffell. Sara Barry (pictured), coached by former triple jumper Sean Power, took gold in the triple jump and improved her own championship best performance.

Juniors win again Thursday 10 June 2010

Cardiff's Welsh Under 15 League team travelled to Newport last Sunday, 6th June, for the third round of this year's series and enjoyed another very successful day with numerous winners and new league records. On a cool but dry day, Cardiff's athletes dominated the under 13 and under 15 age groups, to win the overall competition with a total of 1004 pounts, ahead of Hereford with 732 and Newport with 712.

Alex Hains interview Tuesday 8 June 2010

Alex Hains

A new tv website called Athletico TV includes interviews with club athletes Alex Hains and Gareth Warburton. The site also includes videos of Gareth's 800m at Loughborough and several others of interest to athletic fans. To view these, click on the More button and follow the link.

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