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STADIUM CLOSURE Friday 23 March 2012

CISS

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.

Carrying the torch for London Tuesday 20 March 2012

Melanie Stephenson

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.

10k win for James Thie Monday 19 March 2012

James Thie WCH 2010

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.

Fast 10k for Cardiff duo Tuesday 13 March 2012

Alex Hains

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 Friday 9 March 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.

Deadline for Road Relays Friday 9 March 2012

Ieuan Thomas

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.

10 Cardiff athletes in team Wednesday 7 March 2012

George Griffiths

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.

Double win for Ieuan Tuesday 6 March 2012

Ieuan Thomas

Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas (pictured) took both the senior and under 23 titles in the Welsh 5k road championship held in Bute Park, Cardiff, last Sunday 4th March. Lying second approaching the finish line, Ieuan produced a storming finish to overtake leader Marc Hobbs for a clear win. Cardiff's James Thie was third in the senior race and Adam Bitchell finished fourth but took the under 23 silver medal. Rebecca Evans won the under 17 women's gold medal. Paul Bevan took second place in the VM50 category and Catherine Hayes matched this in the VW40 age group.

Gwent League Trophy Saturday 3 March 2012

Jake Heyward 2012

The final Gwent League fixture was held today at Blaise Castle, Bristol in ideal conditions. The under 11s suffered from a sudden, but thankfully brief, downpour but the remaining races were held under blue skies and a cold wind. Conditions underfoot were excellent. Cardiff's younger athletes had a highly successful afternoon with Jake Heyward (pictured receiving his championship medal) completing his clean sweep of winning all five fixtures. Lucy Dennis won today and was the overall champion of the under 11 girls age group and John Cove won the under 15 boys'race to clinch the overall title. Jack Gooch took the under 17 title, finishing second today.

Final Gwent League Thursday 1 March 2012

CXC10

The final round of the 2011-12 Gwent Cross Country League will take place on Saturday next, 3rd March, at Blaise Castle, Bristol. Cardiff runners are currently leading the under 15 and under 17 boys' team competitions and the under 20 women's while star under 13 Jake Heyward will be looking to make it a clean sweep of winning all five races.

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