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 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

their watches.

 

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.

Double click to insert body te ..FORTY YEARS AGO

 

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.

All Time Lists - Track

 

The aim is to list the overall top 100 and then top 50 for all the age groups and for all the track events.

This is a massive ongoing project and individual events will be posted as and when the research is completed.  Only outdoor performances will be 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.  Please note that the lists below are still 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.

A decision has been made to delete dates of birth from our all time lists because of the new Data Protection Act.

 

Lists will be updated at the end of each season.  Lists now include 2019 performances.

If athletes today think the 400m is a very demanding event, they should be grateful they were not competing in the Welsh Junior and Youth Championships at Penarth on 15 June 1946.  The 440 yards was run on a circular 330 yard track, with no lanes being marked.  Runners had a fairly stiff gradient for the first 90-100 yards and the finishing post was also placed on this gradient, so it meant that runners had a 50-60 yard uphill finish as well as the longer uphill start.  In these circumstances the time of E Bibbs in the Junior Men's 440 yards of 56.4 was very creditable.

400m SM 400m M23 400m M20 400m M17 400m B15 300m B15 400m B13 300m B13 400m SW 400m W23 400m W20 400m W17 300m W17 300m G15 800m SM 800m M23 800m M20 800m M17 800m B15 800m B13 800m SW 800m W23 800m W20 800m W17 800m G15 800m G13 1500m SM 1500m M23 1500m M20 1500m M17 1500m B15 1500m B13 1500m SW 1500m W23 1500m W20 1500m W17 1500m G15 1500m G13 Mile SM Mile M23 Mile M20 Mile M17 Mile SW Mile W23 Mile W20 Mile W17 3K SM 3K M23 3K M20 3K M17 3K B15 2M SM 2M M23 2M M20 3K SW 3K W23 3K W20 3K W17 3K G15 5K SM 5K M23 5K M20 3M SM 3M M23 3M M20 5K SW 5K W23 5K W20 5K W17 10K SM 10K M23 10K M20 6M SM 6M M23 6M M20 10K SW 10K W23 3K SC SM 3K SC M23 3K SC M20 2K SC M23 2K SC M20 1500 SC M20 1500 SC M17 3K SC SW 3K SC W23 2K SC SW 2K SC W23 2K SC W20 2K SC W17 1500 SC W20 1500 SC W17 2M M17 5K M17 2K SC SM 400mH SM 400mH M23 400mH M20 400mH M17 300mH B15 400mH SW 400mH W23 400mH W20 400mH W17 300mH W17 100H SW 100H W23 100H W20 100H W17 80H W17 75H G15 70H 75H G13 110mH SM 110mH M23 110mH M20 110mH M20 Jun 100mH M17 80mH B15 75mH 80mH B13 200m SW 200m W23 200m W20 200m W17 200m G15 200m G13 100m SW 100m W23 100m W20 100m W17 100m G15 100m G13 200m SM 200m M23 200m M20 200m M17 200m B15 200m B13 100m SM 100m M23 100m M20 100m M17 100m B15 100m B13 6M M17