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.
UK Road Running Vests
An attempt has been made to list Welsh athletes who have represented the UK on the road. The main list has been compiled by the year of the event and the remaining lists are in alphabetical and number of vests order.
Apologies in advance for any omissions or errors but it has proved surprisingly difficult to trace information.
The philosophy of this website is to publish research even if it is incomplete, in the hope of amendments being submitted. If we waited until a piece was completely finished and totally accurate then nothing would appear on the website.
Welsh International Road Running Vests
An attempt has been made to list all Welsh athletes who have represented Wales at senior level on the road. The list does not include U23 or U20 selections or the Commonwealth Games. The lists are by year of event, alphabetical and by number of vests. Information up to the end of 2019 has been included.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
The research has proved to be surprisingly difficult, ESPECIALLY AFTER 2002. If you know that an international match is missing or athletes are missing from matches PLEASE, PLEASE let us know. Sometimes after 2002 it was difficult to find out what matches Wales took part in, whether they were classed as an international or an inter area and who the athletes were!
Welsh Representative Road Running Vests
Again an attempt has been made to list all Welsh athletes who have represented Wales in representative matches on the road. The lists are by year of event, alphabetical and by number of vests.
Information up to the end of 2019 has been included.
The list of matches is not complete.
In particular information for 2003 to 2007, and 2016 to 2018 is either non existent or poor.
If you have any information please, please let us know.
Our policy is to list information even if it is not complete,
in the hope that someone will provide the missing stats.
It is vital that this information is not lost for ever.