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 annual National Championships for secondary schools was held at Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd, Glamorgan on Saturday 14 June 1947. At the time 11 county associations were affiliated to the newly formed governing body and 9 took part - Denbigh and Anglesey being the missing two.
Events were held for Senior, Middle and Junior Boys - no girls! (SG and JG had to wait until 1955 while MG had longer to wait - 1967). The timetable ran from 11am until 5pm with a break of an hour and a quarter at 2.15pm. A programme was produced and cost threepence ! There was an organising committee chaired by E R Thomas, Headmaster of Pontypridd Grammar School, and all the usual officials were present on the day. Everything was ready for a perfect day, except the weather had other ideas as related by DJP Richards in the History of the Welsh AAA - " this would have been a brilliant spectacle for no such occasion had been visualised in the Principality, but the skies dissolved into tears, the ground became a quagmire, there was an appreciable financial loss for there could not have been more than a dozen spectators. Most important factor, the programme was completed. "
Our aim is to list the first three for each event for the three age groups, male and female, giving the full name, school and performance. Please note that early results only gave the winner's time and did not give first names, though these have been added where known. Despite extensive research using results, newspapers and Athletics Weekly, the lists are not complete and we would welcome any amendments and additions.
2019 RESULTS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED