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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.

Road relay team wins Friday 15 July 2011

Cosmeston relays 2011

Cardiff AAC has won this year's annual Cosmeston Relays, held on Wednesday evening, 13th July, for the fourth succesive year, equalling the old course record and setting a new one in the process. Pictured after the race are (left to right) Graham Finlayson, Michael Kallenberg, Alex Hains, Carwyn Jones, Chris Moss, Alex Donald (team manager).

NJL team does well Wednesday 13 July 2011

Ryan Leonard

Cardiff's team in the National Junior League has all but secured its position in the Midland Premier Division by coming fifth in this year's third round match, held at Derby last Sunday, 10th July. A strong performance by the men compensated for unavoidable absences and Ryan Leonard (pictured) was chosen as the overall athlete of the match for his winning throw in the javelin.

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).

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