This Sunday's Virgin London Marathon features a strong Cardiff trio tackling the world's greatest race and bidding for Commonwealth Games qualifying times.
Richie Gardiner (pictured in last year's race) and Nat Lane are both experienced marathon runners and are joined by outstanding young runner Simon Lawson, returning to competition in his debut at the marathon distance.
All three will be chasing the Commonwealth Games qualifying standard of 2:19.40, and beyond that the 2:18 mark required for European Championships consideration.
Another track and field season is upon us and, after great team performances last year, the question is – can we do better this year?
The first Welsh Senior League is next Sunday, 18th April, the first Welsh Young Athletes’ League and National Junior League matches are the following Sunday, 25th and the first Young Athletes’ League match is on Sunday 2nd May.
On a very sunny but windy day at the Llandow race circuit, Cardiff 's athletes dominated the junior age groups in the Welsh road relay championships earlier today.
Pride of place goes to the under 13 boys', under 15 boys' and under 17 ladies' teams (pictured) for taking the gold medals.
Former club captain Debbie Rees gave birth to a baby boy, Finlay James, on Wednesday, 7th April.
Congratulations to Debbie and James.
Cardiff AAC’s Dic Evans (pictured winning the half marathon) has recently returned from Canada where he took gold and silver medals in the World Masters championships.
Representing Great Britain and running in the 60-65 age category, Dic (a youthful 63) took first place in the half marathon, five days after taking silver in the cross country behind Roger Price of the USA.
The Welsh team selected to contest the home countries cross international at Mansfield on Saturday next, March 27th, includes a Cardiff AAC athlete in each age group.
Welsh champion and February's athlete of the month Alex Hains (pictured) competes for the senior men, whilst Emily Brown is in the senior women's team and Adam Bitchell and Vicky Jackson make the junior men's and junior women's teams respectively.
Cardiff AAC were well represented in the Atlantic College 10k yesterday, Sunday 21 March. The race begins in the college grounds, near to St Donats Castle and, with the weather warm and sunny, it felt like the first race of spring.
Marathon man Richie Gardiner won comfortably in 31:10 after pushing on from the chasing group and running much of the race on his own.
In a shock announcement, Simon Lawson, who will be 20 later this month, has quit athletics despite having won the European Junior championship 10,000m silver medal last year and seeming to have a successful career ahead of him.
Although now recovered from injury, Simon has blamed UK Athletics' and Welsh Athletics' lack of support for his disillusionment with the sport.
Did you know that Cardiff AAC has a presence on FACEBOOK with a growing number of members?
This is a great way to join the followers of the club, whether you are a full member or not, so there is now a link on the home page directly to the FACEBOOK site.
David Guest, who competes for Cardiff AAC's British League team as a higher competition athlete (he is first claim to Bridgend), was a convincing winner of the indoor heptathlon during a combined events international between Britain and France in Bombas, France last weekend 6th and 7th March.
David set 5 personal best peformances and equalled a sixth in setting a new personal score of 5,793 points for the seven events.