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.

World Championships

World Junior Championships


Listed below are statistics for Welsh representation at the World Junior Championships.


Information is given in three different ways:  by year, by event and by number of appearances by athletes.  Portraying the statistics in these different ways is very revealing and highlights our strengths and weaknessess.  There is also an article about our performances at these championships.


Bronze medal for Joe Brier in the 4x400 in 2019.

WJ By Year Males WJ By Event Males WJ By No Males WJ By Year Females WJ By Event Females WJ By No Females WJ Article

World Indoor Championships


Since these championships started in 1985, 17 Welsh athletes have been selected with Colin Jackson making 6 appearances.  Wales  has an impressive medal haul with 2 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.


Unfortunately there were no Welsh athletes in the 2014 or 2016 championships, but Owen Smith did compete in the 4x400m relay in Birmingham in 2018.


WI By Year Males W I By Event Males WI By No Males WI By Year Females WI By Event Females WI By No Females

World Youth Championships  -  renamed World U18 Championships


Listed below are statistics for Welsh representation at the World Youth / U18 Championships.


These championships started in 1999 and are held every two years.  Welsh representation has been patchy with only six male and four female Welsh athletes taking part.  However Tim Benjamin won a gold medal in the 1999 event.  UK did not send a team in 2017.

WY By Year Males WY By Event Males WY By No Males WY By Year Females WY By Event Females WY By No Females World Youth Article WC By Year Females WC By Event Females WC By No Females WC By Year Males WC By Event Males WC By No Males WC Article

World Championships


Since the first championships in 1983, 18 male and 10 female Welsh athletes have taken part.  Colin Jackson and Christian Malcolm have competed five times and Catherine Murphy and Hayley Tullett three times.  Welsh male athletes have won 5 individual medals - 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and Hayley Tullett has won the only female individual medal - a bronze.

WI Article WJ Article PDF