A selection of photographs taken at the 2012 Welsh Cross Country Championships, held at St Fagans, Cardiff on 18th February can now be seen in the GALLERIES section.
The Welsh Road Relay championships were held yesterday at the Llandow Motor Circuit in pleasantly sunny but windy conditions and Cardiff AAC athletes produced many excellent results, winning medals in every age group except under 13 boys and masters.
Cardiff AAC has strength in depth in the under 15 boys age group and fielded 16 runners in this race. The team competition produced a fine set of performances with the club taking gold and bronze medals. Pictured receiving their medals are the winning ‘A’ team which consisted of Ciaran Lewis, Rhys Gooch and John Cove and the third placed ‘B’ team which was made up of Lewis Brunt, Kieran Harris and Nicholas Jones. Cardiff's E team finished fifth, the D team sixth and the C team eighth.
Ten Cardiff AAC athletes, including two as team captains, have been selected for the Welsh Schools' team that will contest the schools international (SIAB) match in Strathallan, Perth, Scotland on 31 March.
Jack Gooch (pictured) will captain the middle boys' team and is joined by John Cove and James Hunt. The junior boys' team includes Jake Heyward and Rhys Gooch.
Captain of the middle girls' team is Rebecca Evans and she is joined by Ellie Atkinson and Kate Seary.
The junior girls' team includes Seren Allin and Rosa Yates.
The track and field facilities at Cardiff International Sports Stadium will be closed for essential maintenance on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April and will re-open on 7th.
The principal work to be carried out will be cleaning the track surfaces and repainting the lane markings.
Yesterday the names of the torch carriers for the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch Relay were announced.
Amongst the names were those of Cardiff AAC athletes Caitlin Exton (12), Melanie Stephenson and Mike Kallenberg. Caitlin was nominated by her school Whitchurch HS and Melanie (pictured) by Diabetes UK Cymru. Mike will be carrying the torch through Aberaeron.
Also included was one of Cardiff AAC's founder members, Ken Bennett, a leading Welsh official who is now based in Swansea.
Former Cardiff club captain and Great Britain international James Thie was the winner of the Atlantic College 10k race held yesterday, Sunday 18th March.
James' time was 32.33m.
The popular race is held at the St Donat's international
college near Llantwit Major.
Fourth in the race was Mathew Drury and 63rd was Brian Dias.
The Trafford 10k, held last Sunday 11th March, saw Cardiff AAC athletes take second and third places, both breaking the hallmark time of 30m and setting personal bests in the process.
Joe MacDonald, who has recently joined Cardiff, placed second in a time of 29.08m, followed closely by Alex Hains (pictured) in 29.34m. Both athletes improved their personal best times by the best part of a minute.
Joe's time puts him in 3rd place on the 2012 UK rankings for 10k and would have placed him 6th for the whole of 2011. Alex's time puts him in 5th place for 2012.
NOTICE TO TRACK RATS
Please note that there is NOT an open meeting next Wednesday, 14th March.
Please contact Ian Dwight for further information.
Sorry for the confusion.
The Welsh Road Relay Championships will be held at Llandow on Sunday 25th March and the closing date for entries is next Wednesday, 14th March.
The club's senior men's team should be strong and bidding for victory and the junior teams will also be expected to do well.
Those wishing to be selected for the junior teams MUST contact the team managers straight away.
Welsh Schools Athletic Association has announced its team that will take part in the UK Schools Games at the London Olympic Stadium on 9th May.
Ten Cardiff AAC athletes are in the team, including George Griffiths (pictured) who was the overall winner at the Welsh Sportshall Athletics final on Sunday last.
The UK Schools Games will be one of the official test events for the London Olympic Games and these young athletes will be among the first to experience the Olympic facilities.