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Welsh medals for Cardiff Sunday 22 January 2012

Joe Thomas

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.

Mica wins TV challenge Thursday 19 January 2012

Mica Moore

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.

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

U15 XC 2011 reg champs

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.

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