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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.

Welsh Annual Rankings

The NUTS produced their first ever book on UK rankings in 1959, which covered the 1958 track and field season, though it only covered male rankings.  The first Welsh rankings, compiled by Clive Williams and Ken Bennett, appeared in leaflet form at the end of the 1962 season, again men only.  Information provided in the Welsh lists included performance, athlete's name (no full first names just initials), club and date of performance.  No venues were given.  Welsh female lists first appeared in 1968.  A decision has been made to reproduce the 1962 Welsh Ranking Lists.  However please note that further research has been carried out on the original lists.  Efforts have been made to check the information against the NUTS lists, find first names and venues and this information has now been added to the original lists.

 

Welsh rankings continued to appear in leaflet form until 1977 when the first ever Welsh Athletics Annual appeared in booklet form, covering the 1976 season.  It is proposed to reproduce all these lists, though some years are not available, namely 1964, 1973, 1974 and 1975.  Consequently extensive research needs to be carried out.  The Welsh Athletics Annual continued in various formats until 2004.

1962 Track Male 1962 Field Male

ENJOY THESE EARLY WELSH RANKING LISTS

 

WE WOULD WELCOME ANY AMENDMENTS,

PLUS DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE THE MISSING LISTS.

 

NOW STARTING TO INCLUDE FEMALE LISTS

 

Many thanks to Jeff Kirby and Mick McGeogh for amendments

1963 Track Male 1963 Field Male 1964 Track Male 1964 Field Male 1965 Track Male 1965 Field Male 1966 Track Male 1966 Field Male 1969 Field Fem 1969 Track Fem 1969 Field Male 1969 Track Male 1968 Field Male 1968 Track Male 1967 Field Male 1967 Track Male 1968 Track Fem 1968 Field Fem 1970 Track Male 1970 Field Male 1971 Track Male 1971 Field Male 1970 Track Fem 1970 Field Fem 1971 Track Fem 1971 Field Fem 1972 Track Male 1972 Field Male 1972 Track Fem 1972 Field Fem 1973 Field Male 1973 Track Male 1973 Field Fem 1973 Track Fem 1974 Track Male 1974 Field Male 1974 Track Fem 1974 Field Fem 1975 Track Male 1975 Field Male 1975 Track Fem 1975 Field Fem