Cardiff men’s club captain James Thie has been appointed Competitions Manager for Welsh Athletics. He takes over from Cardiff’s former BAL team manager Peter Stafford who landed a senior position with European Athletics in Lausanne. It has been an exciting year for James who has also recently got married.
James can count himself lucky to be back home at all from his honeymoon in Las Vegas. Despite being an experienced international traveller, he managed to get himself bumped off his overbooked flight back to London and waved goodbye to his new wife.
Cardiff’s McCain Young Athletes’ League team sets out for Plymouth on Sunday next, 3rd May to start its bid to reclaim a place in the League’s Premier Division. The team slipped into the Midland 1 West Division last year and team managers Helen Falsini, Julie Jones and Andrew Seary are hoping for a rapid return up the ladder. Stefano Falsini and Sam Cogan have been appointed as team captains for the day.
Cardiff's Richie Gardiner, wearing the distinctive Cardiff vest, continued his run of excellent performances in today's Flora London Marathon. He was the third British runner to finish, in a time of 2h.19.48. Congratulations, Richie.
The picture shows Richie running in today's race near Blackfriars Bridge and was generously provided by leading athletics photographer Mark Shearman.
Cardiff’s men performed above expectations at the National 12 Stage road relay championships held at Sutton Park last Saturday, 18th April. After a 45 minute delay to the start of the race owing to a major accident on the M6 motorway, 68 teams lined up for the start of this great race. Mike Johnson got the team off to a storming start, coming in to the first change over in second place, only seven seconds down on Harrow’s Adam Bowden.
The picture shows Mike Johnson at the end of his great first leg.
A new web based community TV service includes interesting interviews with sports stars including Rhys. Find out what time he gets up, what time he goes to bed and see him going through training routines.
Popular club captain James Thie will marry Alexandra Sandoe on Saturday, 11th April at their home town of Clevedon, North Somerset.
We understand that globe-trotting James proposed to Alexandra in Coogan’s Restaurant in New York. How cool is that?
Cardiff AAC teams had a fine day at the Welsh Road Relay Championships held at Parc Bryn Bach (near Tredegar) last Sunday, 5th April. Cardiff took the senior men’s and under 17 women’s titles, came second in the under 15 boys and third in the under 17 men.
The picture shows Matt Collins bringing home the victorious men's team.
Cardiff AAC has launched its revamped website and hopes that this will provide a useful and informative service to members. The site is intended to perform two functions; firstly as a source of information about the club – its history, achievements, how it is organised, its officers, and so on – and secondly as a source of news and information about competitions,etc.
Spring weather has arrived and it is hard to believe that not many weeks ago (February actually) Cardiff AAC members were faced with a blizzard one Monday evening. But did it stop them training?