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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.

Track & Field Articles

 

To start this section, we are pleased to have an article about the Bargoed Track written by noted Welsh Athletics historian, Clive Williams.  There is also a photo of Olympian Peter Radford

Bargoed Track Radford wins in Bargoed (1) 1907 Welsh Champs

 

1907 WELSH CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first integrated Welsh Championships were held at Newport on 29 June 1907, and the 100th edition of the championships will be held at Cardiff on 10 June 2017 - championships were not held during the War Years.  Read all about the 1907 event.

 

WELSH TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS   1893 - 1914

We have transcribed information about the above championships from old newspapers online, using the collections at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and the British Newspaper Archives.

 

It makes for fascinating reading, both in terms of content and style of writing.  

We have uploaded the info in two styles - web page and pdf.

 

Enjoy

1893 to 1914 1893 to 1914 PDF