Cardiff's Joe Thomas produced his best ever indoor performance to win the 800m at today's international match at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
Running in the Great Britain vest, Joe took maximum points for his team with a time of 1:47.35, the second fastest time in the world so far this year.
BBC commentator Steve Cram described Joe's run as a quality performance.
Interviewed after the race, Joe was delighted with his performance, following his 1:47.82 in the Welsh Indoor Championships the week before.
Cardiff is well represented in the Welsh teams to compete in the Celtic Indoor Cup, taking place at NIAC, Cardiff, Next Sunday, 29th January.
Lewis Newton (pole vault), Oliver Jefferies (60m hurdles), Debbie Rees (3,000m), Imogen Miles (triple jump), Gareth Warburton & Melanie Stephenson (mixed relay) are in the senior team whilst Michael Prentice (200m & mixed relay), Elliott Slade (800m), Matthew Field (shot put) and Megan O'Sullivan (long jump) represent the under 20 team. Jamaul Whyte is selected in the U20 Select mixed relay.
In addition to the eleven athletes, Debbie Bull and Alyson Hourihan are the team managers.
Cardiff's medal collection was swelled on the second day of the Welsh Indoor Championsahips at NIAC with a further 27 going to Cardiff members.
Joe Thomas duly won the final of the senior men's 800m whilst 13 year old Harry Hillman (pictured) added to the two medals from day one with a further two today. Charlotte Arter won the senior women's 1500m to add to her 800m title; Michael Prentice took the senior men's 200m title and Francis Baker won both the senior men's 60m hurdles and long jump.
Cardiff athletes took twenty one medals on the first day of the Welsh indoor championships held at NIAC, Cardiff, yesterday, 21st January.
The class performance of the day was that of GB international Joe Thomas (pictured) who led from the gun to win his heat of the senior men's 800m in a time of 1:47.82, within UK Athletics' qualification time for the 2012 IAAF world indoor championships.
Challenging for the peformance of the day was 14 year old Tom Trotman who cleared an outstanding 1.86m to win the under 15 boys' high jump. Tom's leap was a personal best by no less than 10cms and places him top of the 2012 UK rankings for his age group.
Anyone watching BBC television last Saturday evening might have seen Cardiff sprinter Mica Moore competing in the gameshow Winter Wipeout.
Safely negotiating several rounds of the "winter" obstacle course, Mica made it through to the final and beat her two opponents to take the title and a cheque for £10,000.
Mica has just concluded a successful 2011 season, being ranked 1st in Wales for U20 Women at 100m, ranked 6th in UK U20 women at 100m and 23rd in Europe U20 women at 100m.
Cardiff's Irish international Ava Hutchinson has gained the marathon qualification time for this year's London Olympic Games.
Running in only her second marathon, in Houston, Texas, yesterday, Hutchinson clocked two hours, 35 minutes and 33 seconds – comfortably inside the 2:37:00 A-standard for London, and good enough for fourth place in a fairly high-quality elite field.
Whether you are already involved in the club as a volunteer or would like to get involved, there is a place for you.
Perhaps you would like to be involved behind the scenes at the Olympic Games; there will be opportunities right here in Cardiff.
To learn more either get in touch with us at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium or go to a special Volunteer Sports Bureau that has been set up by Cardiff County Council.
Just before Christmas, club treasurer Graham Webb and his wife Christine visited relatives in South Africa and met paralympian superstar Oscar Pistorius ("Blade Runner"), who is a best friend of Chris's godson Christopher Oldnall.
Oscar had just flown home from Iceland, where he had been to discuss the development of his blades, which are manufactured there.
The closing dates for the 2012 Welsh indoor championships are rapidly approaching so be careful not to miss them. The first closing date is 5th January 2012.
Indoor championships are a popular way to gauge how winter training is going and to prepare for the 2012 season. Championship medals are also a good incentive.
Full details of the events, timetables, etc. can be found on the Welsh Athletics website. Click on More.. for a direct link.
Cardiff AAC hopes that all our members and friends will have a very happy Christmas and we wish you a successful 2012.
Normal club nights will resume on Thursday, 5th January and the canteen will re-open the following Monday
Would you like to help us next year? If so, read on.