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 first indoor meeting held in Wales was on a 160 yard wooden floor in the main Gym at RAF St Athan on 28 November 1957. From 23 January 1965 meetings were staged on a 190 yard concrete floor in an adjoining building.
The first Welsh Indoor Championships were held there on 14/15 March 1970 and they continued to be staged at St Athan until 1991 (except 1975-1979). After that limited events were held at various venues until the opening of the NIAC at UWIC in 2000.
For each event in each age group, the first three Welsh athletes are listed with clubs/schools and performances.
A great deal of research has been carried out to produce these lists and this is the first time that this information has appeared. Early results rarely gave first names and efforts have been made to find them. The lists are not complete so any amendments would be most welcome.
2020 Championships now included