Name: Richard Gardiner Age: - 45 Club: - Aberdare Position in club: Athlete - Vice Chair - U15's Girls & Boys Coach Previous Clubs: Aberdare 1983 - 1989 Swansea Harriers 1989 - 1991 Cardiff AC 1991 - 2010 Aberdare 2010 - present Years competing: 36 years (continuous). Events specialised in: 1,500 to 10,000 track - Cross Country - road racing - Marathon & Ultra distance. Also spent 5 years doing Triathlon/Iron man Events competed in: every track & field event... apart from; walk - hammer - pole vault or steeple chase. Most unlikely achievement in sport: County shot put bronze medallist. Sporting Hero's- Welsh Marathon Runner & former world record holder Steve Jones - Double Olympic 1,500 meter Champion Sebastian Coe. Main achievements - (highlights) Double Commonwealth Ultra distance gold medalist Full senior GB honours in Half Marathon & Marathon. 5 x senior Welsh Marathon champion (joint record holder for most marathon titles ever won) From 2002 - 2012 (10 years) Ranked No1 marathon runner in Wales. 2 x bronze medalist in British Marathon championships British 6 stage road relay Champions (Cardiff AC) Won every Welsh distance running Title on road Cross country and Track Finished 13th & 18th in London Marathons, 30th in Berlin) (both part of the 5 majors in world marathon series) 68 x Welsh International - (one of the highest amounts of vests across all events in Welsh athletics history, possibly only 1 other athlete has won more vests to date?) Cardiff marathon winner Snowdon marathon winner (with course record) Longest winning steak 14 races with straight wins in 2008 British Police; Marathon/10 mile/Cross country/5k champion Team Silver medalist - Toronto Marathon Great Britain V Mexico V USA V Canada Numerous National team gold meals with every club represented.