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SEVENTY YEARS AGO

In 1949 Newport H had a flourishing Ladies' section both for summer and winter athletics and they were anxious for fixtures with other clubs.

 SIXTY YEARS AGO

At Colwyn Bay on 13 June 1959 the North Wales T&F Champs were held. Arthur Richardson broke the JM and SM Shot records.
Local 17 year old schoolgirl Daphne Williams won both the 100y and 220 yards.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

A Valley League fixture was due to be held at Crickhowell on Sat 18 Jan 1969, but it had to be switched to Troedyrhiw and Secretary moved the event to the Sunday ! This was the first time an official athletics event had been held on a Sunday in Wales. Two clubs declined to take part.

Double click to insert body te ..FORTY YEARS AGO

Promoters and athletes were delighted with the results of the inaugural Aberdare Road Race held in traffic free Aberdare Park on 21 April 1979. Winner was Tony Simmons, followed by Steve Slocombe and Bernie Hayward.