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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

MARATHON

 

The Marathon All Time list for males as at 24 December 2014 was compiled by Mick McGeoch and we are grateful for his permission to post this information on our website.  Please note that since 2014 the list has been regularly updated by us.  If you have any comments or amendments for perfomances prior to Sep 2014  please let us know and we will pass them on to Mick.

 

While searching through some of the stuff in our office, we came across a typed list detailing Welsh All Time Marathon lists (43 performances) as at 1st September 1974, listing performance, name and club.  Unfortunately the compiler's name is not listed, though it could have been compiled by John Walsh.  Details re venue and date were not included on the original list so we have done a bit of research and have listed some of the missing information, however we have not amended the performances.  We have decided to post this 1974 list as an interesting comparison with the current list.  

 

Research has been carried out to compile an all time marathon list for females.  There were problems as for some years ranking lists were not deep enough but a list has been produced down to 3:04.  Amendments welcome.

LISTS NOW INCLUDE 2019 PERFORMANCES

 

A decision has been made to delete dates of birth because of the new Data Protection Act

Mar List SM Mar 1974

HALF MARATHON

 

HALF MARATHON

 

An attempt has been made to compile an All Time list (100 deep) for the Half Marathon for Men.  Various sources have been used but for some years there were problems in finding some Welsh rankings down to 68:00.  There were also problems with some races being short or downhill, but these have been noted in the notes.

 

Lists for Women have now been produced.  However please note that for some years it was difficult to find Welsh rankings and sometimes the UK rankings were not very deep.  But it is a start.

 

 

COMPILERS WOULD WELCOME ANY AMENDMENTS PLEASE

 

LISTS NOW INCLUDE 2019 PERFORMANCES

 

A decision has been taken to delete dates of birth because of the new Data Protection Act.

Half Mar List SM Mar List SW Half Mar Lists SW