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Fine run by Rhys Sunday 30 June 2013

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams produced one of the finest runs of his career today at the IAAF Diamond League event at Birmingham's Alexander stadium.

European Champion Rhys produced a storming run in the unfavourable lane seven to take second place in a world class 400m hurdles race behind 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Javier Culson.

Rhys's time of 48.93 is his second fastest ever but it was the nature of the performance that was more impressive than the time.

Welsh rival and reigning world champion Dai Greene was fifth.

 

 

Welsh Champs 2013 Day 1 Saturday 29 June 2013

Paul Bennett

The first day of the 2013 Welsh Athletics championships was held today at Cardiff International Sports Stadium in thankfully warm sunshine, albeit with a tricky wind that did not help the sprinters.

Cardiff athletes turned out in numbers and won 31 medals, 12 of which were gold.

One of the best performances came from Paul Bennett (pictured winning his event) who set a new personal best of 47.92 in winning the senior men's 400m. Not to be out done, Emma Pullen also set a new personal best in the senior women's 400m with a championship best time of 52.92. Consistent Harry Hillman also set new championship and personal figures, winning the under 15 boys 80m hurdles in 11.27.

Improved result by juniors Thursday 27 June 2013

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Cardiff's UK Development League (under 15 & 13) team travelled to Rugby again last Saturday, 22nd June, for the third round match of this year's series.

In blustery conditions, Cardiff improved on its first and second round results, finishing a close third behind Rugby and Swansea and pushing Midlands giants Birchfield into fourth place. The team remains in fourth place overall.

John Walters Memorial Throws Friday 21 June 2013

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Cardiff AAC will be organising a special throws competition on Wednesday, 3rd July, starting at 6.45pm.

The competition is open to seniors, juniors, under 17 and under 15 athletes who have achieved specified minimum standards so the events should be of good quality. Events covered will be Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin. 

The competition is in memory of John Walters, one of the club's longest serving and most successful athletes who represented Wales and Great Britain on many occasions. He competed regularly for the British League team and, at one point, held the League record for the highest number of appearances by a club athlete across all the divisions of the league. John died a number of years ago.

David Omoregie in GB team Friday 21 June 2013

David Omoregie

Cardiff's David Omoregie has been included in the first round of selections for the Great Britain team to compete in the European Junior Championships to be held in Rieti, Italy, from 18th to 21st July.

One of Wales' most talented young athletes, David (17) is currently ranked fourth in Europe in his speciality event, the 110m hurdles, with a time of 13.68 seconds, and clinched his selection for the British team with a silver medal in last weekend's England championships and European trials in Bedford.

Don't miss out - a warning Thursday 20 June 2013

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Welsh Athletics has warned that anyone entering this year's Welsh Championships will not be allowed to compete if their Welsh Athletics registration fee has not been paid. This directive will be strictly enforced.

If any Cardiff AAC members are affected, you should contact membership secretary Kath Elias urgently and make sure that your club subscription and Welsh Athletics registration fee are paid.

Kath can be contacted by email (kathelias@hotmail.com) or by telephone (02920 630736). She will be away over this weekend but back on Monday.

First open meeting a success Tuesday 18 June 2013

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Despite disappointing weather conditions - overcast and chilly with persistent rain (well, it is June) - around 60 young athletes turned out on Sunday morning, 16th June, for the first of a series of pilot competitions at Cardiff International Sports Stadium, organised by the club.

Silver for David Omoregie Monday 17 June 2013

David Omoregie

On the second day of the English under 23 and under 20 championships in Bedford, yesterday, Cardiff's David Omoregie clinched a silver medal in the under 20 men's 110m hurdles with a time of 13.74. David stays in second place on this year's UK rankings behind David King (City of Plymouth) who took the gold medal yesterday.

In the under under 23 women's 10k walk, Bethan Davies, competing as a guest, actually won the race, with a personal best time of 49:03.99.

MBE for Tracey Hinton Sunday 16 June 2013

Tracey Hinton

Congratulations toTracey Hinton who has been awarded an MBE in the recently announced Queen's Birthday Honours.

Apart from an illustrious athletic career, Tracey is an administrative assistant typist, Criminal Investigation Professionalism and Capability, with HM Revenue and Customs and has received her award for services to taxpayers and sport.

Tracey Hinton was captain of the Great Britain track and field team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, to crown her outstanding achievements as an athlete.

 

Silver medal for Adam Saturday 15 June 2013

 Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's Adam Bitchell took the silver medal in the under 23 men's 5000m at the England championships held today in Bedford.

Several Cardiff athletes made the trip to Bedford for what are, in effect, the championships of the UK.

Charlotte Arter took 4th place in the final of the under 23 women's 1500m (4:27.00) whilst, in the final of the under 20 men's 100m, Dewi Hammond set a new pb of 10.49 in 5th place and Sam Gordon also ran a pb (10.65) in 7th. The wind speed was, however, just over the limit. Mica Moore equalled her pb of 11.80 in placing 8th in the final of the under 23 women's 100m. Again the wind speed was over the limit.

Elsewhere, in the under 20 age group, Mike Ward qualified for tomorrow's final of the men's 1500m (3:54.40), Elliott Slade did likewise in the men's 800m (1:54.31) as did Ryan Lee in the men's 400m (48.37). Paul Bennett is through to the final of the under 23 men's 400m hurdles (54.03).

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