Cardiff AAC hopes that all our members and friends had a very happy Christmas and we wish you a successful 2011.
The club will reopen next year on Thursday 6th January.
Would you like to help us next year?
Welsh Schools has announced plans for a special celebration at its National cross-country championships on 16th March 2011, to mark fifty years since the first event was staged – but the association would also welcome help from anyone who can recall information about the leading pupils at past ‘Nationals’.
In case there was any doubt, the track is closed already and the stadium will close entirely by 4pm today, Monday, 20th December.
We will try to keep you informed of any changes but, in the meantime, don't take risks and have a happy Christmas.
The last official club night before Christmas will be Monday next, 20th December and we shall re-open on Thursday 6th January.
The stadium will be open as normal up to Thursday, 23rd December but will then be closed and will re-open on Tuesday, 4th January.
The arrangements at NIAC are a bit more complicated.
This is the time of the year to review the performances of Cardiff's athletes against the best in the country.
Twenty seven Cardiff members featured in this year's UK top 20m lists across all the age groups.
Top of the tree was Christian Malcolm who was ranked No.1 in the men's 200m.
Owing to the continuing adverse weather conditions, the Inter regional cross country championships scheduled to be held on Sunday next, 12th December at Builth Wells have been cancelled.
A decision on whether the event will be rescheduled or amalgamated into another event will be made in the near future.
The track is available for use as normal today, Thursday, following the slight improvement in the weather.
At the club's Annual General Meeting last Thursday, 2nd December, Tracy Allen (pictured) was elected to the important position of General Secretary.
We wish Tracy well in her new role.
Tomorrow's Gwent League cross country event at Blaise Castle, Bristol is still on, despite the continuing cold weather.
The course was inspected yesterday and declared runnable but athletes are advised to bring off road trainers as an alternative to short spikes.
Cardiff's Ava Hutchinson has been selected to represent Ireland in the European Athletics Cross Country Championships to be held in Albufeira, Portugal, on 12th December.
Ava, who was representing her home county of Dublin, finished fourth in the Irish Inter Counties Championships at Gransha Park, Derry, last Sunday and automatically qualified for the Irish team.