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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.

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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.

Major XC Champs

INTERNATIONAL / WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS   1903 - 1987

 

During this period Wales took part in the above championships as a nation in her own right.  Extensive research

has been undertaken to list all the competitors who represented Wales.  

 

Some information has appeared before in the Welsh Athletics Annual 1988 and in the History of Welsh Athletics.  However further research has uncovered extra information.  Sources used in this research include Viv Pitcher's notebooks, ICCU Jubilee History, original International programmes, copies of the Western Mail newspaper at Cardiff Library and ICCU website.

 

The following information is included for Senior Men, Senior Women and Junior Men representing Wales:

     For each year: date and venue, competitor's name, club, position and time

     Complete alphabetical list of competitors

     List of competitors by number of vests

     Article on the history of Welsh participation in this event.

 

 

WXC 1903-1939 WXC 1946-1987 WXC Article WXC SM ABC WXC SM Vests WXC SW WXC SW Vests WXC SW ABC SW Article WXC M20 WXC M20 ABC WXC M20 Vests M20 Article

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM 1988

 

From 1988 Wales and the other home nations were unable to enter teams in the World Cross Country Championships.  Now Welsh athletes would have to compete for places in the Great Britain team.  So far the most successful Welsh athletes are Christian Stephenson with 4 appearances and Hayley Parry/Tullett with 3.

 

Information provided is in the same format as above.

World XC from 1988 World XC ABC World XC No WXC Article

EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Information is provided on Welsh representation in the GB team.  

The usual format is used ie by year, alphabetical list of athletes and number of appearances, plus there is an

article about the event, with an extra PDF version.

 

The event has been held each year since 1995, but Welsh representation has been poor.  However in 2018 all

eight Welsh athletes came home with team medals and in 2019 six Welsh athletes had medals.

Euro XC By Year Euro XC ABC Euro XC No Euro XC Article Euro XC Article PDF World XC Art PDF