SIXTY YEARS AGO
Athletics events stole the show at Pontypridd Council's Air Show on Whit Monday 1960. By their conduct and sportmanship the athletes were a credit to Welsh Athletics and the people of Pontypridd were quick to show their appreciation.
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FIFTY YEARS AGO
Troedyrhiw AC decided in 1970 to hold track events at the Afon Taf track instead of their annual road races.
They were run in complete darkness and the timekeepers had to use cigarette lighters to read
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
In 1950 the Welsh AAA instituted a Plaque of Honour for valued services rendered by members and the first award was made posthumously to the late
Mr E W O'Donnell.
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The 76th Welsh Senior XC Champs held at a cold, wet and windy Swansea on
2 Feb 1980 were a bit
of an anti climax.
Steve Jones and Tony Simmons broke away from the field and decided to
run in together to create the first ever dead heat in the history of the race.
The aim is to list the overall top 100 and then top 50
for all the age groups and for all the field events.
Following lots of difficult research, the all time lists for all the field events are now complete. Only outdoor performances are included in the lists, as eventually all time lists will be produced for indoor performances. The information included is based on printed results and ranking lists from Wales and the UK. Some Welsh ranking lists for men were published from 1962, and for women from 1966, but these lists are not complete. Welsh Athletics Annuals were published from 1977 but did not always provide detailed information about rankings.
The lists below are work in progress and will be amended when further information comes to light.
For each athlete the following information will be given where known: performance, club at time of performance, venue and date of performance. Some performances occur in one or more age groups as theoretically an athlete could achieve their best performance as U13 which may then make one or more of the other age groups. Once posted the ranking lists will be updated at the end of each season.
A decision has been made to delete dates of birth from our all time lists because of the new Data Protection Act.
Current lists now include Male and Female 2019 performances
Compiling all the throws rankings proved to be very challenging. Over the years there have been many changes to the implements used by the different age groups. An attempt has been made to provide rankings for the different weights. Information about the various changes to the implements is provided for each age group. Please bear in mind that this is work in progress!
A start has been made on compiling all time lists for the Combined Events. This task is proving to be horrendous with all the changes in scoring tables over the years and trying to find all the details about the events in each performance. There is then a lot of typing. Great fun.
Decathlon and Octathlon now included at last. Heptathlon for women now finished and uploaded
Work will start on pentathlons.
Apologies in advance for errors and any omissions.