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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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.




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.

Welsh Schools - T&F Championships

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.


SB 100 SB 200 SB 400 SB 800 SB 1500 SB 3K SB 2K SChase SB HH SB 400H SB Walk SB HJ SB PV SB LJ SB TJ SB SP SB DT SB HT SB JT SB CE SB Relay SG 100m SG 200m SG 400m SG 800m SG 1500m SG 3000m SG SChase SG HH SG 400H SG Walk SG HJ SG PV SG LJ SG TJ SG SP SG DT SG HT SG JT SG CE SG Relay MB 100 MB 200 MB 400 MB 800 MB 1500 MB 3000 MB S Chase MB HH MB 400H MB Walk MB HJ MB PV MB LJ MB TJ MB SP MB DT MB HT MB JT MB CE MB Relay MG 100 MG 3000 MG HJ MG DT MG 200 MG S Chase MG PV MG CE MG 300 MG HH MG LJ MG HT MG 800 MG 300H MG TJ MG JT MG 1500 MG Walk MG SP MG Relay JB 100m JB 200m JB 300m JB 800m JB HH JB Walk JB Relay JB 1500m JB HJ JB PV JB LJ JB DT JB HT JB JT JB TJ JB SP JB CE JG 100m JG 200m JG 800m JG 1500m JG HH JG HJ JG PV JG LJ JG SP JG DT JG HT JG JT JG CE JG Walk JG Relay JG 300m JG TJ