Ras yr Hafod

150 years ago, on 27th July 1860, Hafod House in Aberystwyth was the location for some organised athletics events, the first of the kind to be recorded in Wales.

The event, organised by Llanelli-born John Graham Chambers, came to represent the first athletics meeting in the Principality, and Hafod House took its place in sport's history as the cradle of Welsh Athletics.

On the 15th July 2010, to celebrate that famous moment, Hafod House will once again host athletics: and while 150 years ago the disciplines included foot races on the lawn and throwing the cricket ball, this time around it will be the turn of fun runs, children's races and an Open 6 mile race.

Information on the event is available in the Event Poster, while schoolchildren can enter the competition with this Entry Form.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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