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Ava in Euro team Wednesday 28 November 2012

Ava Hutchinson CXC10

Cardiff's Ava Hutchinson has once again been selected to represent her home country Ireland at the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Budapest on 9th December. Running for her Irish club Dundrum South Dublin AC, Ava qualified after winning the Irish Inter Counties cross country championships in County Meath last weekend after a tough battle with second placed Lizzie Lee. Commenting afterwards Hutchinson said “That was really hard, it was one of the toughest races I have had in a long time. I am really looking forward to the Europeans now and I believe we can do very well as a team there.”

New Secretary Friday 23 November 2012

Ann Cooper

At the club's Annual General Meeting held last night in the club room, retiring Secretary Tracy Allen handed the baton to Ann Cooper (pictured). Tracy was thanked for her two years as Secretary but will continue as the club's volunteer coordinator. Chairman Paul Darney thanked everyone who contributes to the running of the club, quoting the words of former President Ted Hopkins who said that "Cardiff is a great club because of the great people in it".

Cardiff athletes excel Tuesday 20 November 2012

Ellie Atkinson

Members of Cardiff AAC were prominent at the Welsh Schools' Cross Country Championships, held in Brecon on Saturday last 17th November. In excellent conditions (dry and fine but rather cold and muddy underfoot), consistent Jake Heyward was a clear winner of the under 16 boys' category. Amongst the girls, Ellie Atkinson (pictured) took the senior girls' title and Lucy Dennis won in the under 14 girls age group.

2012 Annual General Meeting Wednesday 14 November 2012

AGM image

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of the club will be held at 8pm in the club room on Thursday 22th November. The canteen will close at 8pm. 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.

Second Gwent League Sunday 11 November 2012

Sophia Vella

The second Gwent League round of this season was held yesterday at Parc De Pugh Rugby Ground in Brecon. It was a new course for most people and was mainly flat, over farmland and very muddy in places. Cardiff AAC had an individual winner in Sofia Vella (pictured) in the Novice Girls age group; which was richly deserved after Sofia finished second several times last season and at Bridgend in October. The club struggled to put out full teams as many of our athletes also play football and as the races were on a Saturday they clashed with football fixtures.

Parents' evenings - reminder Friday 9 November 2012

Parents Evening 1 10 12

Cardiff AAC is organising a number of parents' evenings to provide information on various aspects of athletics. The next one is on Monday next, 12th November and the subject will be "Nutrition for the young athlete - pre and post training and competition". This is an important subject that is often overlooked and the talk will be given by Joanne Jackson who is a registered nutritional therapist with the Natural Health Clinic, Cardiff.

Gwent League again Wednesday 7 November 2012

Rosa Yates (319) and Kate Seary WXCCH2012

The second Gwent League cross country fixture of the season takes place at Brecon on Saturday next, 10th November. Cardiff's young athletes performed very well at the first fixture and the team managers are keen that as many as possible run on Saturday to keep up the momentum. Let your team manager know straight away if you intend to compete.

Nat is top Welsh road runner Tuesday 30 October 2012

Nat Lane

Cardiff's Nat Lane (pictured with Welsh President John Penny and ladies' winner Sally Wilder) has topped the Run Wales Series rankings for 2012. The winner is decided according to each athlete's five best scores over a series of 15 races, starting with the Nos Galan 5k and concluding with the recent Cardiff half marathon.

Awards for Cardiff members Saturday 27 October 2012

Enfys Hawthorn

Saturday 27 October 2012 At the Annual General Meeting of Welsh Athletics, held today at Llandrindod Wells, meritorious awards were conferred on Enfys Hawthorn, Rob and Sue Hooper and Tracy Hinton. These awards are given for outstanding service to athletics in Wales and all four recipients richly deserve to be honoured.

Juniors shine Tuesday 23 October 2012

At the first Gwent League cross country race of the season, held last Sunday at Bridgend, the weather was beautiful, warm and dry with a slight breeze, so it was great for the supporters as well as the athletes. Cardiff AAC had an excellent start to the season with lots of athletes competing at all age groups. Up and coming stars Jake Heyward and Ellie Atkinson had moved up an age group but continued their winning ways. Photographs by kind permission of Ian Dixon.

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