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British Athletics League Tuesday 18 June 2019

Brett Morse 2014

Match 2 took place in London, unfortunately Andrew Seary TM was not available. Helen James and Bernie Plain helped to managed team on day. Another weak team peformance on top of Match 1, has left team in a difficult position. In analysing team results, track points scored 125pts and Field points scored 80pts. Results show top 10 best match performances. Brett Morse was 5th iwith Discus throw of 59.02m. Team points were lost having no 'B' strings in 5 events. The team picked up good points in 800m 'A' Joe Reid 1st and 'B' David Lock 4th. 1500m 'A' Rowan Axe 1st and 'B' Kyran Roberts 3rd. In 100m 'A' Jeremiah Azu 4th and Makoye Kampengele 'B' 3rd. Field events best points were in Javelin with 'A' Richard Dangerfield 3rd and Arron Thomas 'B' 4th. Discus 'A' Brett Morse 2nd and 'B' Matthew Curtis 5th. Matthew Curtis competed in 4 events to earn points for team. To all athletes who competed for club team, thank you. Team scores are below. Individual team members peformances, are on Pof 10, use Links in left column.     

Tony Clemo Tuesday 18 June 2019

The athletic fraternity in Wales will be sad to learn of the death after a short illness, of former Welsh Commonwealth Games Coach Tony Clemo earlier today Tuesday June 18th aged 78.

Tony (a Roath Harrier) was a highly competent 800m runner, with a pb of 1.54 gaining serveral Welsh vests.

He was a regular attendee at the Welsh Hall of Fame dinners, including the last such celebration, last autumn.

Tony was known in the wider community as a former owner and chairman of Cardiff City AFC 1989 - 1992. 

Queen's Birthday Honours Tuesday 11 June 2019

Nigel Walker

Yesterday, Welsh Athletics under their News column they omitted to include two former members of our club.

Nigel Walker 0BE. Nigel was honoured for his service to Elite Sport. Nigel born in Cardiff 15th June 1963. Nigel was a member of our club for many years, and team captain of our BAL team. Nigel had a great athletic career, he started in Llanrumney HS. He combined Rugby in winter & Athletics in summer. Nigels main events was 110mH & 60mH, and Sprinting. A regular in GB international teams appearing in Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984 SF 110mH. European Indoor Championships in Greece 1985 5th 60mH. European Championships 1986 West Germany 110mH 4th 13.52. 1987 his peak year winning Bronze medal in 60H at the 1987 European Indoor Championships in France 60mH 7.65. World Indoor Championships Indianapolis USA with Bronze medal in 60mH 7.66. Nigel continued at international level up to 1992. Nigel then returned to rugby, Cardiff RFC first then went on to gaining 17 International caps for Wales, where his sprinting ability helped him to score trys. Nigel worked first in Welsh Office, then moved into UK Sport Bodies, now he is National Director at the English Institute of Sport.    

UKWAL Premier League Monday 10 June 2019

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Cardiff senior ladies team in Match 1 of the 2019 season, was held in Leigh, Manchester, yesterday. On the team's debut in the Premier League for the first time, finished in a creditable 4th place of the 8 competing teams. A new club record 3.40.94 was set by the 4x400m relay team (2nd) taking nearly 5secs off the old record set in 2013. Team manager Sharon Thor Heveran was full of praise for the teams performance in Manchester. Rhiannon Linnington-Payne after missing the whole of last summer with injury, in the 400m (2nd) achieved 54.53 pb. Sara Omoregie 2nd in SP with 14.81 that gave her 4th place in match top 10 best  performances. 

Youth Development League U17/20 Wednesday 5 June 2019

There has been two League meeting this season. First meeting was at Swansea where a depleted team, managed to finish third. The second meeting at Exeter, again with a depleted team still finished third. All teams in these age are affected by U20 athletes not being available due to being away at University. Debbie Bull Team Manager, managed the team in getting good team results.  The star of the first 2 meetings has been U17W Bree Cronin, who improved her 2018 best Discus throw of 33.09 to 40.45 breaking a long standing club record. Bree also moved to 2nd place in Pof10 UK ranking list.

At Exeter Bree improved her Discus throw to 41.79 breaking her own club record, and keeping 2nd place in UK ranking list. Photo Bree Cronin winner of Gold medal at 2019 Welsh Indoor Championships in U17W Shot Putt.  

   

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