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Simon Lawson bombshell Friday 12 March 2010

Simon Lawson

In a shock announcement, Simon Lawson, who will be 20 later this month, has quit athletics despite having won the European Junior championship 10,000m silver medal last year and seeming to have a successful career ahead of him. Although now recovered from injury, Simon has blamed UK Athletics' and Welsh Athletics' lack of support for his disillusionment with the sport.

Link up to FACEBOOK Thursday 11 March 2010

Face Book logo

Did you know that Cardiff AAC has a presence on FACEBOOK with a growing number of members? This is a great way to join the followers of the club, whether you are a full member or not, so there is now a link on the home page directly to the FACEBOOK site.

David Guest stars in France Wednesday 10 March 2010

David Guest

David Guest, who competes for Cardiff AAC's British League team as a higher competition athlete (he is first claim to Bridgend), was a convincing winner of the indoor heptathlon during a combined events international between Britain and France in Bombas, France last weekend 6th and 7th March. David set 5 personal best peformances and equalled a sixth in setting a new personal score of 5,793 points for the seven events.

Final Gwent League Monday 8 March 2010

Gwent Lg 2010 U15

The season's Gwent League series ended at Blaise Castle, Bristol on Saturday last, 6th March, and saw further excellent performances from Cardiff AAC juniors. The under 13 boys and under 20 ladies finished as overall league champions, the under 17 girls were second and the under 15 boys third. Mike Ward produced another great run to become the overall individual League under 15 champion.

Welsh Schools' team Wednesday 3 March 2010

Mike Ward

Five Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected for the Welsh Schools' team to take part in the schools' cross country international in Truro, Cornwall on 27th March. Jack Gooch, winner of last weekend's Welsh Schools' championship, junior boys, was an automatic choice for the international team and will be joined by four Cardiff clubmates.

Schools' XC successes Monday 1 March 2010

 Welsh Schools XC 2010

There were successes for Cardiff AAC athletes that were representing Cardiff and the Vale schools in the Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships that were held at Penlan in Brecon on Saturday last, 27th February. A heavy shower during the junior boys' race (winning team pictured) turned the course into a mudbath with many athletes losing shoes!

Teams triumph in Welsh XC Monday 22 February 2010

Welsh XCCH 2010

The Welsh Cross Country Championships, held in Swansea yesterday 21st February, produced a mixed bag of results for Cardiff. Alex Hains took the senior men's individual title in emphatic style and, with Nat Lane second, led the team to regain its Welsh title. The under 15 boys (pictured) and under 13 boys also took the team titles to keep the Cardiff flag flying.

Barcelona best for Nat Tuesday 16 February 2010

Nat Lane

Cardiff trio Mike Johnson, Nat Lane & Richie Gardiner represented Wales in the Barcelona Half Marathon last Sunday, 15 February. With temperatures near to freezing, Mike Johnson led the Cardiff runners home in 8th place in a race won by Kenya's Erik Kibet. Mike's time was a solid 66:20. Nat Lane (pictured during the race) was close behind Mike in 10th place, clocking a personal best time of 66:26. Richie was 14th in 66:59.

From athletics to politics Friday 12 February 2010

Mike Jones Pritchard

Mike Jones-Pritchard was Cardiff AAC's secretary, a key position in the club, from 1987 to 1993. He was a middle distance runner and, whilst involved with the club, met his wife Janine, who was the ladies' club captain from 1983 to 1986. By profession, Mike is an architect who runs his own business but has become more and more interested in local and national politics and was recently elected to be the chairman of the North Cardiff Conservative Association.

Cardiff indoor champs Monday 8 February 2010

The Welsh indoor championships for all age groups were held at the NIA over two recent weekends, 23rd and 30th January, and Cardiff AAC athletes attended in large numbers, well supported by their coaches. Clean sweeps of gold, silver and bronze were taken in the Under 20 men's 400m and the Under 17 boys' 60m Hurdles.

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