The 2012 annual Presentation of Awards was held last Sunday evening, 14th October, and numerous club athletes received their awards from Cardiff's Great Britain Olympic athlete Gareth Warburton, accompanied by Welsh Athletics President John Penny, British League team manager James Williams and former club chairman Peter Lane.
After the presentations, Gareth Warburton talked to James Williams about his career and Olympic experience and this was followed by an Olympic quiz.
Once again, the cross country season is beginning and the first of the 2012-13 Gwent League series will take place at Bridgend on Sunday next, 21st October.
It is not too late to run on Sunday so contact the relevant team manager as soon as possible.
Tim Benjamin, Cardiff's former Great Britain international 400m runner, was inducted into Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame at last night's star studded Welsh Athletics dinner.Tim joins an illustrious group of former Welsh athletic stars and was one of three who were honoured last night, the others being steeplechaser Roger Hackney and 400m runner Michelle Scutt.
During the dinner a special award was made to Cardiff's Rhys Williams for taking the 2012 European Championship 400m hurdles gold medal.
With a big influx of new members following the inspiration of the Olympic Games, more help is needed to ensure that the newcomers, especially the younger ones, get the best possible help.
The club is fortunate to already have a good number of coaches and officials but now needs to recruit new volunteers.
Coaching and officiating is a very rewarding activity and is not as difficult as many fear. All coaches and officials start in the same place but quickly gain confidence and experience. And there is always someone to help.
Cardiff's club room was packed last night with parents who had been invited to a special evening following the surge of interest after the London Olympic Games.
With their children out on the track with club coaches, the parents listened as senior coach and former chairman Peter Lane explained the workings of the club and the value of sport to young children.
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.