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Cardiff awards at Dinner

Monday 17 November 2014

Cardiff scooped seven awards at the annual Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame dinner held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on Saturday night last.

David Omoregie was the runaway winner of the Junior male track and field Athlete of the Year for his outstanding season that culminated in a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ciaran Lewis (pictured with Jamie Baulch) picked up the Junior off-track Athlete of the Year for his achievements in mountain running where he has represented both Wales and Great Britain.

Photographs kindly provided by Rob Cole of Westgate PR


David Omoregie - Welsh Junior Athlete of the Year

 


Kath Elias: Club volunteer of the year

 


Adrian Palmer - Performance coach of the year



Phil Banning - Endurance coach of the year

 


Dic Evans - Off-track coach of the year

 

Former GB international and multi record holder Angela Tooby-Smith was inducted into Welsh Athletics prestigious Hall of Fame to join numerous other Cardiff AAC stars of the past, several of whom were present at the dinner and on hand to help make presentations.

 

Club President Bernie Plain made a presention to Christian Malcolm to recognise and appreciate his support of the club and the massive contribution that he has made to Welsh and to British Athletics.

 

The highlight of the evening was a special tribute paid to Cardiff AAC life member Lynn Davies on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his Olympic Gold medal long jump in 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Also present was American Ralph Boston, the then reigning Olympic Champion and world record holder whom Lynn had beaten into second place. In talking about his career, Lynn sressed the importance of the support he had received in his early days, including his experience of club athletics. 

 

At the recent AGM of Welsh Athletics, Cardiff Life Member Haydn Tawton received an Award of Honour for his outstanding contribution to athletics in Wales over many years. Haydn, a Roath Harrier before the formation of Cardiff AAC, represented Wales at the Empire and Commonwelth Games in Cardiff in 1958 and was one of the youngest athletes at the Games.