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Euro gold for Ava Sunday 9 December 2012

Ava Hutchinson

Cardiff's Irish international Ava Hutchinson struck gold at the European Cross Country Championship held today on a snowbound course in Budapest, Hungary. Finishing in a fine 20th place, Ava was the third finishing member of the gold medal winning Irish team, with 2011 winner Fionnuala Britton leading the team home with a successful defence of her title. Congratulations Ava.

Early report on regional XC Saturday 8 December 2012

Jake Heyward regional XC 2012

The inter regional cross country championships were held at Builth Wells today, 8th December. November's athlete of the month Sofia Vella won the primary girls' race and consistent Jake Heyward (pictured at his medal ceremony) took the under 15 boys' title, leading his team to victory also. Debbie Rees won the senior women's race and Lucy Dennis was first home of the under 13 girls.

Good outing in Scotland Friday 7 December 2012

Schools multi event Int Glasgow 2012

Good performances from Cardiff athletes Harry Hillman, Tom Trotman, Ryan James and Claire Taylor helped the Welsh Schools team at last weekend's SIAB multi events international in Scotland. Harry, Tom and Ryan helped the under 16 boys' team to a bronze medal as did Claire in the under 18 girls' team.

Life as an athlete Tuesday 4 December 2012

Parents Evening 1 10 12

The second parents' evening will take place at the Cardiff AAC club room on Monday next, 10th December (6 - 7pm) and the topic will be "life as an athlete". Welsh Olympic athletes Brett Morse and Matt Elias as well as Paralympians Aled Davies and Nathan Stephens will be available to talk about their experiences and to answer questions.

More cross country success Monday 3 December 2012

SW reg schools 2012

Every athlete in the photograph is a Cardiff AAC member although, on this occasion, they are wearing schools and not club vests. The event was the South Wales regional schools' cross country championships held at Trelai Park on October 16th and, in fact, the first 13 finishers in the senior boys race were all Cardiff AAC athletes.

Gwent League 2012 race 3 Saturday 1 December 2012

Blaise Castle XC 2012

The third Gwent League fixture of the 2012-13 season was held today at the popular Blaise Castle course near Bristol. With excellent conditions for cross country (cold but dry, with a light wind and reasonable underfoot), Cardiff's junior runners performed well again, despite some absentees. The under 17 men's team is leading its age category and both men and women are leading the under 20 group. The under 17 men's B team is in fourth place, showing Cardiff's strength in depth at this age.

Athletes go to Scotland Thursday 29 November 2012

Harry Hillman and Ryan James

Four Cardiff AAC athletes will travel to Scotland as members of the Welsh Schools' team to contest the annual international schools combined events match between Wales, Scotland, England and all-Ireland at the Hampden Park indoor arena on Saturday next, 1st December. Harry Hillman, Ryan James and Tom Trotman are in the under 16 boys' team and Claire Taylor is in the under 18 girls' team.

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.

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