The 2012 Cardiff AAC Junior Presentation Evening will be held on Sunday 14th October at the Earl Haig Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Come along (parents are welcome too) and meet Cardiff's Olympic athletes who will be helping with the presentations. There will also be an Olympic quiz (not too hard).
Cardiff's Sam Longville helped the Welsh under 18 team to win the McCains Mountain Challenge international held in Cumbria on Saturday last, 22nd September.
Rebecca Evans placed 11th in the under 18 girls race and was also part of a winning team.
Ciaran Lewis came home 10th in the under 16 boys' team that was fourth.
Three Cardiff AAC athletes have been selected by Welsh Athletics to represent Wales in the Home Countries Mountain Running International in Melmerby, Cumbria on Saturday next, September 22nd.
Rebecca Evans (pictured) is included in the under 18 girls category, Ciaran Lewis in the under 16 boys and Sam Longville in the under 18 boys.
The following day, Sunday, three more Cardiff athletes are included in a Welsh senior team to compete against teams from England, Scotland, North of England, Midlands and a Combined Services team in a joint Home Countries International and Inter-Area Match.
Now that the track season is all but over and the weather is getting colder, we are looking forward to another cross country season.
The main events for the club are the Gwent League and various national and schools championships.
Cardiff AAC experienced the afterglow of the London Olympic Games when nearly a hundred budding athletes arrived at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium last night, all eager to find out about the club and athletics.
Cardiff chairman Paul Darney spoke to them to describe the club, which meets twice a week on Monday and Thursday, and what athletics involves. The new arrivals then divided up into groups and were given a taste of athletics training by club coaches.
Cardiff AAC hosted the Radio Wales' Jamie Owen programme this morning, broadcast from the Cardiff International Sports Stadium from 9am until 12noon.
The programme was devoted to athletics and the aftermath of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and featured several club officials, coaches and athletes talking about the sport and the club, its history, current activities and successes.
We all know that athletics is a complicated sport and, unlike say football that needs only a referee and two linesmen, a full scale athletic meeting requires anything from 50 to over 100 officials, depending on the size and importance of the event.
One of the vital functions that is often taken for granted is photo-finish/timing and, at a championship, this is carried out using automatic equipment that not only times races to 100th of a second but also detects false starts.
Cardiff’s Phil James (pictured checking a camera) is an acknowledged world expert on automatic photo-finish/timing systems and has recently been appointed as the head of SEIKO Timing’s international team, responsible for photo finish and electronic timing at the IAAF World Championships series.