Cardiff Amateur Athletic Clubat the Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club
at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium

Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club (Cardiff AAC) (Welsh: Clwb Athletau Amatur Caerdydd), formed in 1882 as Roath (Cardiff) Harriers, is an athletics club based at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Cardiff. The club began as a cross country club, the first athletics only club in Wales. Roath Harriers runners became individual and team champions of the first Welsh Cross Country Championships, held on 7 March 1894. Roath Harriers shared Maindy Stadium with Birchgrove Harriers from its opening in 1951 and the two clubs amalgamated to form Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club in 1968. Cardiff were British Athletics League champions in 1973, 1974, and 1975 and remain one of the top twelve clubs in Britain.[1][2][3]

The club comprises five sections, each specialising in a separate sport: track and field, road running, cross country, mountain running, and road walking.[1]

Cardiff AAC athletes have won a total of 122 medals at major international championships—Olympic and Paralympic Games, World and European Championships, Commonwealth Games and the World University Games.[4]

Former and current Cardiff AAC athletes include:

Cardiff International Sports Stadium, home of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club
Cardiff International Sports Stadium, home of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Cardiff AAC Club Page". Welsh Athletics Ltd website. Welsh Athletics. 2007. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Cardiff AAC :: History". Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club website. Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club. 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Cardiff – Home, Cardiff International Sports Stadium". Cardiff Council's website. Cardiff Council. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Cardiff AAC :: Roll of Honour – Gold (50)". Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club website. Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club. 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009.