Cardiff's senior men's British Athletics League team produced an excellent all round performance in the third match of the series last Saturday, 28th July, at Copthall, London.
Finishing equal third with Belgrave and only eight points behind second placed Herne Hill Harriers, Cardiff is lying fourth with one match to go and has an outside chance of promotion back to the premier division.
Lucy Power is the daughter of Sean Power, Cardiff AAC’s senior coach and former international triple jumper, and is currently at London 2012 as the senior team manager of Great Britain’s women’s basketball team.
She has been involved with Great Britain basketball since its inception in 2006 and has been the Team Manager to the senior women's programme from its early competition in Eurobasket Division B, promotion to Division A and its recent inclusion in the World University Games.
Cardiff's team that competes in the Welsh Under 15 League finished top again yesterday, 28th July, in the last round of the season at Cwmbran, having won all four rounds.
The team now goes forward to the Welsh final to be held in Brecon on 19th August where we shall be up against traditional rivals Swansea and Carmarthen.
We are very sad to hear that Howard Brown, father of longstanding club member Gwenno Brown, has passed away.
Howard was an enthusiastic supporter of the club and, as a timekeeper, regularly helped out, travelling to fixtures with the UK Women's League and National Junior League teams. He was himself a keen runner.
The club's sympathies go to Gwenno and her family.
Despite a depleted team, Cardiff's National Junior League team repeated its first round performance and held on to sixth place at its second round match held in Swansea on Sunday last, 22 July.
With only one match left (the first round was cancelled because of the weather) Cardiff will hope to retain its place in the Midland Premier South division.
Although the Welsh team struggled against strong opposition in last Saturday's SIAB schools' international at Ashford, there were some encouraging performances from Cardiff athletes.
Ellie Atkinson (pictured) took the bronze medal in the 1500m and, in the process, set a new under 17 girls club record of 4:32.71. The previous record had been held by Amanda Pritchard who went on to become a British international.
Tasia Stephens continued her good form, taking the silver medal in the javelin with a throw of 40.24m.
Cardiff's team that competes in the Welsh under 15 league had a convincing victory again yesterday in the third round league match at Hereford.
Cardiff scored 827 points against second placed Hereford & County's 746 and now have an overall lead of 3,381 points with Hereford second on 1,916.
Two individual league records were set, by Jake Heyward who clocked 2:05.88 in winning the under 15 boys' 800m and by Ryan Grimwade who threw the under 15 boys' hammer 39.04m. Ryan also won the high jump (1.35m) and the javelin (43.55m) while Jake, stepping down in distance, won the 200m race 2.
Cardiff AAC sprinter Sophie Walpole (14) and her family had a nasty shock when, only last Wednesday, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Sophie was operated on yesterday, Friday, and, thankfully, the tumour was benign and was removed.
She is in the high dependency unit of the UHW Heath Hospital and is already recovering well. Her parents said that her recovery has been truly amazing considering she only had surgery yesterday.
Sophie is coached by Helen James and all in her coaching group and in Cardiff AAC wish Sophie well and hope to see her back training before too long.
Fifteen Cardiff AAC members have been included in the Welsh Schools' athletics team to contest te SIAB schools' international at Ashford in Kent on Saturday next, 21st July.
Jac Palmer has been named as captain of the boys' team and joins Cardiff colleagues Jacob Preece, Jack Gooch, Ciaran Lewis, Adrian Lawrence, Ryan Cooper, Tom Trotman and Matteo Holmes.
Completing the team are Georgia Morgan, Ellie Atkinson, Olivia Evans, Rebecca Evans, Annabel Curle, Bethan Hill-Howells and Tasia Stephens.
Cardiff athletes were responsible for setting new records at the Welsh Inter Regional Championships held in Cardiff yesterday, 14th July.
Jac Palmer, 16, (pictured) again improved his club record in the hammer with a throw of 63.52m, which was not only a championship record but also improved the age group best set by Welsh olympic competitor Shaun Pickering.
Anaxa Da Silva won both the senior men's 100m and 200m, establishing a championship best of 22.06 in the latter.