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Half marathon bids Thursday 15 October 2009

Mike Johnson

The re-vamped and re-launched Cardiff Half Marathon takes place on Sunday next, 18th October, with the 9 o'clock start and finish at the City Hall. Bidding for possible victory in a bigger than ever field of 11,000 will be experienced club athlete Mike Johnson (pictured) as well as European Junior silver medallist Simon Lawson.

Top honour for John Penny Tuesday 13 October 2009

John Penny

On Saturday next, 17th October, at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Llandrindod Wells, long serving club member John Penny will become President of Welsh Athletics, the highest position in the sport in Wales. John has been Vice President for 7 years and will serve as President for the next two years. John has been Chairman of the club for the past year but will step down at the forthcoming AGM to take up his new responsibilities.

Advance notice of AGM Tuesday 6 October 2009

The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Thursday, 19th November at 8 pm in the club room. All paid up members of the club are encouraged to attend the AGM as it is an important occasion and the opportunity to hear about the activities of the club in the past year, to ask questions and to make decisions about the future.

Cardiff one two in Welsh 5k Thursday 1 October 2009

Mike Johnson & Tom Marshall

Cardiff's Tom Marshall and Mike Johnson (pictured in the Cardiff 10k) took first and second places in the Welsh 5k road race championship held in Swansea last Sunday, 27th September. Richie Gardiner, running in the Swansea 10k held on the same day, put behind him a disappointing run in the Berlin Marathon, only a week before, to take second place behind Cardiff 10k winner Jean Ndaysinga of Burundi.

Top awards for Cardiff Sunday 27 September 2009

Jamie Baulch, Ron Jones

Cardiff AAC took a series of top awards at the annual awards dinner of Welsh Athletics yesterday, 26th September. Pride of place went to Jamie Baulch and Ron Jones both of whom were inducted into the Welsh Athletics' Hall of Fame. Simon Lawson was junior athlete of the year and Jeff Kirby took the honours as official of the year. And, to round off a great occasion, Cardiff AAC won the Wilkinson Sword as the champion Welsh club.

Cross Country Beckons Monday 21 September 2009

As another track season comes to an end and the days become shorter and colder, a new cross country season is around the corner. We can look back on the track season with great satisfaction at outstanding individual as well as team performances. This was reflected in a great presentation evening not long ago. This season is over but there is little time for rest.

BAL acknowledges Cardiff Thursday 17 September 2009

James Williams & James Thie BAL Kingston 22 Aug 2009

Cardiff's BAL team's promotion did not go unnoticed and the British League published an interview with successful team manager James Williams. James has been an enthusiastic team leader this year and he and the team deserve their success. By clicking on the more button you can read the whole interview.

A great night Sunday 13 September 2009

Presentation Evening 2009

The club's annual awards evening, held last night, was a great success with a record attendance. Special guests Christian Malcolm, Matt Elias, Joe Thomas and Simon Lawson were on hand to present the awards and inspire the next generation of young stars. And there was plenty of young talent there to receive due recognition of their achievements in 2009.

Richie is top of the cops Saturday 12 September 2009

Richard Gardiner

He juggles a life on the track with a life on the beat – and he’s just been named South Wales’ top cop. Cardiff AAC's Ritchie Gardiner has high hopes of qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games after being ranked Wales’ best marathon runner, and the fifth best in Britain. But the popular community sergeant has already won top honours closer to home for his sterling work in Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf. He was named Police Officer of the Year by South Wales Police for his crime-busting efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour, off-road motorcycling and the problem of grassfires. He has also increased community engagement with hard-to-reach groups. Sgt Gardiner said: “I was so shocked to receive this award. It means such a lot to me.

Mike Johnson off to Prague Friday 11 September 2009

Mike Johnson

Cardiff's Mike Johnson represents Wales in the Prague International 10k Road Race this Saturday. Mike is part of the strongest Welsh Road Team for some years, with all four men having run sub 30 minutes for the distance and will take confidence from his superb third place in the Cardiff 10k last Sunday, where his fitness showed as he left the chasing group in the final seconds.

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