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MEETING CANCELLED Wednesday 28 March 2012

The open meeting scheduled for Cardiff on 18th April has been cancelled owing to a shortage of officials and a clash with an open meeting in Swansea on the same day. Cardiff AAC apologises for any disappointment caused.

New photographs Tuesday 27 March 2012

A selection of photographs taken at the 2012 Welsh Cross Country Championships, held at St Fagans, Cardiff on 18th February can now be seen in the GALLERIES section.

Road Relay Successes Monday 26 March 2012

Welsh Road Relays U15

The Welsh Road Relay championships were held yesterday at the Llandow Motor Circuit in pleasantly sunny but windy conditions and Cardiff AAC athletes produced many excellent results, winning medals in every age group except under 13 boys and masters. Cardiff AAC has strength in depth in the under 15 boys age group and fielded 16 runners in this race. The team competition produced a fine set of performances with the club taking gold and bronze medals. Pictured receiving their medals are the winning ‘A’ team which consisted of Ciaran Lewis, Rhys Gooch and John Cove and the third placed ‘B’ team which was made up of Lewis Brunt, Kieran Harris and Nicholas Jones. Cardiff's E team finished fifth, the D team sixth and the C team eighth.

Ten Cardiff athletes in team Saturday 24 March 2012

Jack Gooch

Ten Cardiff AAC athletes, including two as team captains, have been selected for the Welsh Schools' team that will contest the schools international (SIAB) match in Strathallan, Perth, Scotland on 31 March. Jack Gooch (pictured) will captain the middle boys' team and is joined by John Cove and James Hunt. The junior boys' team includes Jake Heyward and Rhys Gooch. Captain of the middle girls' team is Rebecca Evans and she is joined by Ellie Atkinson and Kate Seary. The junior girls' team includes Seren Allin and Rosa Yates.

STADIUM CLOSURE Friday 23 March 2012


The track and field facilities at Cardiff International Sports Stadium will be closed for essential maintenance on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April and will re-open on 7th. The principal work to be carried out will be cleaning the track surfaces and repainting the lane markings.

Carrying the torch for London Tuesday 20 March 2012

Melanie Stephenson

Yesterday the names of the torch carriers for the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch Relay were announced. Amongst the names were those of Cardiff AAC athletes Caitlin Exton (12), Melanie Stephenson and Mike Kallenberg. Caitlin was nominated by her school Whitchurch HS and Melanie (pictured) by Diabetes UK Cymru. Mike will be carrying the torch through Aberaeron. Also included was one of Cardiff AAC's founder members, Ken Bennett, a leading Welsh official who is now based in Swansea.

10k win for James Thie Monday 19 March 2012

James Thie WCH 2010

Former Cardiff club captain and Great Britain international James Thie was the winner of the Atlantic College 10k race held yesterday, Sunday 18th March. James' time was 32.33m. The popular race is held at the St Donat's international college near Llantwit Major. Fourth in the race was Mathew Drury and 63rd was Brian Dias.

Fast 10k for Cardiff duo Tuesday 13 March 2012

Alex Hains

The Trafford 10k, held last Sunday 11th March, saw Cardiff AAC athletes take second and third places, both breaking the hallmark time of 30m and setting personal bests in the process. Joe MacDonald, who has recently joined Cardiff, placed second in a time of 29.08m, followed closely by Alex Hains (pictured) in 29.34m. Both athletes improved their personal best times by the best part of a minute. Joe's time puts him in 3rd place on the 2012 UK rankings for 10k and would have placed him 6th for the whole of 2011. Alex's time puts him in 5th place for 2012.

NOTICE TO TRACK RATS Friday 9 March 2012

NOTICE TO TRACK RATS Please note that there is NOT an open meeting next Wednesday, 14th March. Please contact Ian Dwight for further information. Sorry for the confusion.

Deadline for Road Relays Friday 9 March 2012

Ieuan Thomas

The Welsh Road Relay Championships will be held at Llandow on Sunday 25th March and the closing date for entries is next Wednesday, 14th March. The club's senior men's team should be strong and bidding for victory and the junior teams will also be expected to do well. Those wishing to be selected for the junior teams MUST contact the team managers straight away.

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