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Fifty years as Cardiff AAC Thursday 18 January 2018

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The year 2018 marks fifty years since two relatively small clubs joined together to become one of the most important in Britain.

Roath Harriers had been founded in 1882 as a "harrier" club and became one of the leading Welsh clubs. A few other local clubs sprang up in Cardiff, including Birchgrove Harriers in the early 1950s. The two clubs shared Maindy Stadium and, in 1968 decided to amalgamate. Thus Cardiff AAC came into being and the rest is history.  

Off to Patagonia Monday 15 January 2018

Morgan James 2 and Larry Ryan 2017

Cardiff's Morgan James (16) has earned himself the experience of a lifetime by gaining selection for a select group of Welsh schoolchildren who will spend two weeks in Patagonia in October later this year.

Patagonia is, of course, a region of Argentina in South America which was settled by Welsh emigrants in the nineteenth century and where Welsh is still spoken.

11 in first 17 at Nos Galan Tuesday 2 January 2018

Cardiff runners dominated the elite men's field in the annual Nos Galan races held in Mountain Ash on New Year's Eve, finishing eleven athletes in the first seventeen.

At the front of the race, Ieuan Thomas and Matt Clowes both held off last year's winner, Kristian Jones (Swansea), with Ieuan winning and Matt getting the verdict over Kristian but with the same chip time.

Bethan ranked No. 1 Friday 29 December 2017

Bethan Davies

Every year Athletics Weekly publishes the UK senior Merit Rankings, compiled by respected statistician Peter Matthews.

This year, Cardiff AAC has a record thirteen members in the top twelve, with international race walker Bethan Davies taking pride of place as top in her events (10k/20k walks). David Omoregie is ranked No. 2 at 110m hurdles while Ieuan Thomas is No. 3 in the 3,000m steeplechase and Brett Morse is No. 3 in the discus.

A Happy Christmas Friday 22 December 2017

Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club wishes all our members and friends a very happy Christmas and a successful 2018.

Next year, 2018, will be the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of Cardiff AAC from the amalgamation of Roath Harriers (one of Britain's oldest athletics clubs, formed in 1882) and Birchgrove Harriers, Cardiff AAC has a fine and distinguished history and we hope that 2018 will added yet further successes.

SPOTY award for Christian Monday 18 December 2017

Christian Malcolm 2017

To add to his medals on the track, Cardiff's Christian Malcolm has been rewarded for his contribution to Great Britain's successful sprint relay teams. 

At the BBC's televised annual Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony, Christian and fellow coaches Stephen Maguire and Benke Blomkvist were crowned Coaches of the Year for their parts in the gold medal winning 4x100m team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Christmas closure dates Friday 15 December 2017

CISS

The Cardiff International Sports Campus will close for the Christmas and New Year break at 10pm on Thursday 21st December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January. Unlike previous years, the stadium will be closed for the whole period.

The club will be fully back to normal on Monday, 8th January when the Academy will restart and the canteen will re-open.

Gold for Tom Sunday 10 December 2017

Tom Marshall EXCH 2017

Making his Great Britain debut, Cardiff's Tom Marshall anchored the GB team to victory in the first edition of the mixed relay at the European Cross Country Championships in Somerin, Slovakia, today.

Taking over on the fourth and final leg with a 4 seconds advantage, Tom immediately put the pressure on the chasing Czech star and increased the gap; and although the silver and bronze medallists were closing in the final 400m, Tom held on for a fine win.

James and James win Friday 8 December 2017

Blaise Castle 2015

Cardiff's two James (Hunt and Vincent) led the fields home in their respective races at the third round of the Gwent Cross Country League, held at Pembrey Country Park on Sunday last, 3rd December.

James Hunt was a clear winner, by nearly half a minute, of the senior men's race while James Vincent won the under 20 race by a similar margin. James Hunt was also the winner of the under 23 category.

Peter the Great Tuesday 5 December 2017

Peter Lane 2017

Cardiff's Peter Lane was presented with Welsh Athletics Award of Honour during the junior indoor open at NIAC last weekend.

Presented by Welsh Athletics' president Lynette Harries, the Award of Honour is one of the most prestigious made and is in recognition of outstanding service to Welsh Athletics over many years.

A former headmaster, Peter has been involved in the sport for over 35 years and has an impressive record of coaching athletes across all levels of the sport including to GB international.

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