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Olympic qualifier for Ava Monday 16 January 2012

Ava Hutchinson Houston Marathon

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.

Calling all volunteers Thursday 12 January 2012

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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.

Meet Oscar Pistorius Friday 6 January 2012

Oscar Pistorius & Graham Webb

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.

Don't miss the closing dates Thursday 29 December 2011

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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.

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS Friday 23 December 2011

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.

Melanie to carry torch Tuesday 20 December 2011

Melanie Stephenson

Cardiff's Melanie Stephenson has been chosen as one of lucky ones to carry the Olympic torch for part of its journey from Olympia in Greece to the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Melanie, who is one of the club's most loyal sprinters, coached by former international 400m runner Mark Thomas, is also diabetic and was nominated for the honour by Diabetes UK Cymru for her volunteering work.

Cardiff athlete is top doctor Monday 19 December 2011

Paul Evans

Current members will not know him but Paul Evans was an international sprinter and club member who has just been appointed to the highest position in the country's military medical service. Paul joined the RAF from school and qualified as a doctor. He is now the Surgeon-General and responsible for all medical services throughout the British armed services. Given the country's recent and current activities in Irag and Afghanistan, this is a very important position indeed. Paul was a member of the club in the late 1960s and has retained his love of athletics ever since. He is currently the President of the RAF Athletics' Association.

Inter regional cross country Sunday 11 December 2011

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The Welsh Inter Regional cross country championships were held at Builth Wells yesterday, 10th December. Everyone who took part deserves to be congratulated as the course was a tough one and it was freezing cold all day. In fact when the team bus arrived at the course it started snowing! The ground started off frozen but as the day wore on it started to thaw and just became churned up by all the runners.

Juniors fly the flag Saturday 10 December 2011

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As the senior men's team slipped back to 4th place in the Gwent Cross Country League, the juniors produced further good performances at Singleton Park, Swansea last Sunday 4th December. Jake Heyward continued his winning form to take the under 13 boys' race and, in the under 15 boys'race, John Cove and Ciaran Lewis finished in 2nd and 3rd spots respectiveley, to ensure that the team stays on top. The club's B team in this age group is lying 4th.

Help from Lucozade Tuesday 6 December 2011

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As part of his support to the club, Lucozade's Sports Scientist Tom Barton will be available to provide club members with nutritional advice and fitness testing. The Lucozade Sport Science Team (LSST) works across a wide range of sports from grassroots up to elite level and Lucozade is the Official Sports Nutrition Provider to UKA. As a part of this relationship, Cardiff AAC was chosen to receive the support of a Lucozade Sport Scientist this season.

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