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Your club needs you Tuesday 9 October 2012

With a big influx of new members following the inspiration of the Olympic Games, more help is needed to ensure that the newcomers, especially the younger ones, get the best possible help. The club is fortunate to already have a good number of coaches and officials but now needs to recruit new volunteers. Coaching and officiating is a very rewarding activity and is not as difficult as many fear. All coaches and officials start in the same place but quickly gain confidence and experience. And there is always someone to help.

Big response by parents Tuesday 2 October 2012

Parents Evening 1 10 12

Cardiff's club room was packed last night with parents who had been invited to a special evening following the surge of interest after the London Olympic Games. With their children out on the track with club coaches, the parents listened as senior coach and former chairman Peter Lane explained the workings of the club and the value of sport to young children.

Presentation Evening - Don't forget Thursday 27 September 2012

Audience Presentation 2010

The 2012 Cardiff AAC Junior Presentation Evening will be held on Sunday 14th October at the Earl Haig Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff. Come along (parents are welcome too) and meet Cardiff's Olympic athletes who will be helping with the presentations. There will also be an Olympic quiz (not too hard).

Sam & Rebecca in top teams Monday 24 September 2012

Welsh Mountain Running team 2012

Cardiff's Sam Longville helped the Welsh under 18 team to win the McCains Mountain Challenge international held in Cumbria on Saturday last, 22nd September. Rebecca Evans placed 11th in the under 18 girls race and was also part of a winning team. Ciaran Lewis came home 10th in the under 16 boys' team that was fourth.

CAAC athletes in Welsh teams Thursday 20 September 2012

Rebecca Evans

Three Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected by Welsh Athletics to represent Wales in the Home Countries Mountain Running International in Melmerby, Cumbria on Saturday next, September 22nd. Rebecca Evans (pictured) is included in the under 18 girls category, Ciaran Lewis in the under 16 boys and Sam Longville in the under 18 boys. The following day, Sunday, three more Cardiff athletes are included in a Welsh senior team to compete against teams from England, Scotland, North of England, Midlands and a Combined Services team in a joint Home Countries International and Inter-Area Match.

Cross Country beckons Monday 17 September 2012


Now that the track season is all but over and the weather is getting colder, we are looking forward to another cross country season. The main events for the club are the Gwent League and various national and schools championships.

Olympic legacy for Cardiff Tuesday 11 September 2012

Olympic legacy evening

Cardiff AAC experienced the afterglow of the London Olympic Games when nearly a hundred budding athletes arrived at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium last night, all eager to find out about the club and athletics. Cardiff chairman Paul Darney spoke to them to describe the club, which meets twice a week on Monday and Thursday, and what athletics involves. The new arrivals then divided up into groups and were given a taste of athletics training by club coaches.

Cardiff on air Wednesday 5 September 2012

Jamie Owen

Cardiff AAC hosted the Radio Wales' Jamie Owen programme this morning, broadcast from the Cardiff International Sports Stadium from 9am until 12noon. The programme was devoted to athletics and the aftermath of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and featured several club officials, coaches and athletes talking about the sport and the club, its history, current activities and successes.

Behind the scenes Monday 3 September 2012

Phil James

We all know that athletics is a complicated sport and, unlike say football that needs only a referee and two linesmen, a full scale athletic meeting requires anything from 50 to over 100 officials, depending on the size and importance of the event. One of the vital functions that is often taken for granted is photo-finish/timing and, at a championship, this is carried out using automatic equipment that not only times races to 100th of a second but also detects false starts. Cardiff’s Phil James (pictured checking a camera) is an acknowledged world expert on automatic photo-finish/timing systems and has recently been appointed as the head of SEIKO Timing’s international team, responsible for photo finish and electronic timing at the IAAF World Championships series.

Praise for Cardiff Friday 31 August 2012


The Cardiff AAC open meeting, organised by the club last Saturday at the last minute in conjunction with Welsh Athletics to assist the Australian Paralympic team, was a success, according to James Thie, competition manager for Welsh Athletics. "I just wanted to say a big thank you from everyone at Welsh Athletics for your help to make the open meeting on Saturday such a success. The support from the club was fantastic and this was also after many helped at the successful meeting on the Wednesday", said James (who himself took part and won the 800m). "We had some great feedback and had 36 personal bests as well as a great send off for the Paralympic athletes. Plus it was great to see current Olympians such as Rhys Williams running, as well as the next generation such as Elliot Slade."

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