Passing of Pat Jones, former Welsh record holder 440 yards

Welsh Athletics is sad to hear of the death of former Welsh 440 yards champion and record holder Pat Jones who died  last week.​

He beat the record three times, firstly in winning the 1963 Welsh title with 48.4 sec (c 48.1 for 400m) and then with 47.8 in two years later. If he were competing today, his times would still be in the hunt to win Welsh titles - that's how good he was - and these time were set on cinders and not the all-weather surfaces of today. Altogether he won five Welsh titles, firstly in 1960 and then for four successive years between 1963 and 1966.

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