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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.

Juniors fly the flag Saturday 10 December 2011


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


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.

Gwent League 3 Monday 28 November 2011


The third round of this season's Gwent League takes place at Singleton Park, Swansea on Sunday next, 4th December. The first event (novice girls) sets off at 12.00 with the senior men's race bringing the day to an end at 2.50pm. After two rounds, Cardiff teams are leading the under 15 and under 17 boys and senior men's rankings and are well placed in all other age groups. With a good turn out in Swansea, we good do even better.

2011 AGM Thursday 24 November 2011

John Penny and Roger Grindle

The club's Annual General Meeting was held in the club room today, 24 November, to hear about the results of the past year and to look forward to the future. A popular decision was taken to elect Kay James as President and, after the formal business was over, Roger Grindle was presented with his Welsh Athletics' meritorious award by Welsh Athletics President John Penny.

Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor Tuesday 22 November 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

We shall be seeing a lot more of a new face that has been seen at the club recently. Liz Taylor has recently taken up a position with Welsh Athletics as the Club Network Officer for South East Wales with special responsibility for assisting clubs with their development and has already created a good working relationship with Cardiff.

Accolade for Cardiff Saturday 19 November 2011

BAL logo

Cardiff has been named as the British Athletic League's Divisional Match of the Year for its hosting of the Premiership match on 4th June. This award is in recognition of the quality of the organisation and facilities in Cardiff and is a tribute to Debbie Bull and all those involved.

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