Cardiff AAC took a series of top awards at the annual awards dinner of Welsh Athletics yesterday, 26th September.
Pride of place went to Jamie Baulch and Ron Jones both of whom were inducted into the Welsh Athletics' Hall of Fame.
Simon Lawson was junior athlete of the year and Jeff Kirby took the honours as official of the year.
And, to round off a great occasion, Cardiff AAC won the Wilkinson Sword as the champion Welsh club.
As another track season comes to an end and the days become shorter and colder, a new cross country season is around the corner.
We can look back on the track season with great satisfaction at outstanding individual as well as team performances.
This was reflected in a great presentation evening not long ago.
This season is over but there is little time for rest.
Cardiff's BAL team's promotion did not go unnoticed and the British League published an interview with successful team manager James Williams.
James has been an enthusiastic team leader this year and he and the team deserve their success.
By clicking on the more button you can read the whole interview.
The club's annual awards evening, held last night, was a great success with a record attendance.
Special guests Christian Malcolm, Matt Elias, Joe Thomas and Simon Lawson were on hand to present the awards and inspire the next generation of young stars.
And there was plenty of young talent there to receive due recognition of their achievements in 2009.
He juggles a life on the track with a life on the beat – and he’s just been named South Wales’ top cop.
Cardiff AAC's Ritchie Gardiner has high hopes of qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games after being ranked Wales’ best marathon runner, and the fifth best in Britain.
But the popular community sergeant has already won top honours closer to home for his sterling work in Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
He was named Police Officer of the Year by South Wales Police for his crime-busting efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour, off-road motorcycling and the problem of grassfires. He has also increased community engagement with hard-to-reach groups.
Sgt Gardiner said: “I was so shocked to receive this award. It means such a lot to me.
Cardiff's Mike Johnson represents Wales in the Prague International 10k Road Race this Saturday.
Mike is part of the strongest Welsh Road Team for some years, with all four men having run sub 30 minutes for the distance and will take confidence from his superb third place in the Cardiff 10k last Sunday, where his fitness showed as he left the chasing group in the final seconds.
Cardiff AAC’s annual presentation evening will take place on Saturday next, 12 September, from 7.30pm to 11.00pm. Don't miss it.
If you competed for a club team this year, you should come.
There will be awards for individual achievements, presentations of grading certificates and the evening will be rounded off with a disco. There will be special guests and photographs for everyone.
Tickets are £2 each but you can pay at the door.
Cardiff's Mike Johnson (0003), running for the Welsh team, took third place in yesterday's Cardiff 10k.
The race was won by Burundi born Jean Ndaysinga with Tom Humphries second, a reversal of their respective positions in last year's race. Both athletes were representing the Midlands area.
There was plenty of Cardiff interest in the race, with perhaps the most impressive performance coming from Tom Marshall (0005) who knocked 72 seconds off his personal best to clock 30:12 and take sixth place.
Two important road races take place on Sunday next, 6th September.
Cardiff sees the 25th running of the Cardiff 10k while the Bristol Half Marathon takes place across the Severn Bridge.
Cardiff AAC runners will be contesting both events with Nat Lane (pictured), Richie Gardner and Simon Lawson heading for Bristol while Mike Johnson, Tom Marshall and Matt Colins will be running for Wales in Cardiff.
In weather conditions that were the worst experienced for this event, Cardiff athletes scored heavily for the South Wales team that won the Welsh Inter Regional Championships last Sunday, 30 August, in Swansea.
South Wales won narrowly from West Wales with East Wales third and North Wales fourth.
Probably the best performances of the day came from David Guest who competes for the Cardiff BAL team as a higher competition athlete. David set a new championship record in the Under 20 long jump with 7.21m and also won the high jump with 1.95m both excellent performances in the circumstances.