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.
An attempt has been made to compile a list of Wales' International Cross Country matches. For each match details of the team score and the names of athletes with their clubs and times are given where known.
The list is not complete. However if you can not find a match in this list, then please look under the representative matches as it may have been included there instead.
For ease of reading the list has been divided into matches in the 1900s and matches from 2000 onwards.
PLEASE HELP US TO COMPLETE THE LIST
OTHERWISE INFORMATION WILL BE LOST FOR EVER !
The situation regarding matches changed somewhat in the 2000s. There was a mixture of internationals, inter area, development events and events where athletes were supported to attend. As it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the different events, it has been decided to have just one list for the 2000s.
Bernie Plain (Cardiff) in 1977
(AW John Clarkson)
CELTIC CROSS COUNTRY MATCHES
Listed below are the Welsh teams and team scores for the Celtic Cross Country matches for U23, U20 and U17 male and female athletes.
The first Celtic match was held in Scotland in 1987 for male athletes and the female athletes joined the party in 1996. In the early years the match was held as a stand alone event but in recent years it has often been held with a major events like the Cardiff Cross Challenge.
Unfortunately the lists are not complete
so once again we would welcome help in completing them.