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Cardiff road team dominates Tuesday 10 April 2012

 Adam Bitchell

Cardiff's men's team dominated the Richard Burton Heritage Run 10k held at Cwmafon on Sunday last 8th April. Cardiff athletes filled second, third, fourth, fith and seventh places to easily win the men's team race. Adam Bitchell (31.10 - pictured) was the first Cardiff man home, having to concede first place to Swansea's race winner Dewi Griffiths. Ieuan Thomas (31.25) was third, Michael Kershaw (32.23) fourth, Michael Kallenberg (32.27) fifth and James Thie (32.55) seventh.

Funding for Tracey & Matthew Friday 6 April 2012

Tracey Hinton

Cardiff's Tracey Hinton and Matthew Field have received cash help from the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes initiative. Tracey has already taken part in no less than five Paralympic Games and has won six medals. Her first Paralympics was in Barcelona in 1992 and she is looking to crown her distinguished career with a sixth appearance in London. Interviewed at the launch of the scheme in London, Tracey said, "It is really good to be on the scheme. The money will definitely help me in what is a really important year with things like warm weather training.

Olympic first for Cardiff athlete Tuesday 3 April 2012

Tommy Davies

Cardiff AAC athlete Tommy Davies can claim the distinction of being the first runner to cross the finish line in London's Olympic Stadium. Tommy (26 and living in Loughborough) was one of the successful 5000 runners picked from 43,000 entrants to take part in the National Lottery sponsored Olympic Parkrun over five miles on Saturday last 31st March. His time of time of 25 minutes and 11 seconds was faster than the current Olympic record of 25:11.2 set by Emil Voigt at the 1908 Olympics in London; which was the last time the distance of five miles was run at the Olympic Games.

Good run from Ellie Monday 2 April 2012

Ellie Atkinson

Cardiff's Ellie Atkinson (pictured in this year's Welsh cross country championships) produced the run of her life to take 6th place in the intermediate girls' race at the Schools cross country international held in Strathallan, Scotland on Saturday last, 31st March. Rebecca Evans, team captain, 17th and Kate Seary, 19th, helped Wales to second place behind the powerful English team, the best Welsh team showing of the day.

MEETING CANCELLED Wednesday 28 March 2012

The open meeting scheduled for Cardiff on 18th April has been cancelled owing to a shortage of officials and a clash with an open meeting in Swansea on the same day. Cardiff AAC apologises for any disappointment caused.

New photographs Tuesday 27 March 2012

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.

Road Relay Successes Monday 26 March 2012

Welsh Road Relays U15

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 athletes in team Saturday 24 March 2012

Jack Gooch

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.

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.

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