The Welsh Records lists are updated at the close of each year.
2017 - The 100th Welsh Senior Track and Field Championships
2017 The 100th Welsh senior track and field championships are held in Cardiff with over 100 former champions taking part in a parade along the home straight. The parade included Wales’ only indi...
2016 - The IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships
2016 The IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships - the most important athletics event to come to Wales since the 1958 Empire Games took place in Cardiff in March. Despite falling at ...
1984 - Steve Jones sets a new Marathon World Record
1984 Steve Jones sets a new world record for the marathon in Chicago with 2:08.05.
2015 - Bettws-y-Coed hosts the World Mountain Running Championships
2015 Bettws-y-Coed hosts both the World Masters Mountain Running Championships and World Mountain Running Championships.
2011 - Dai Greene becomes World 400m Hurdles Champion
2011 Dai Greene is crowned world 400m hurdles champion with a brilliant run in Daegu to become only the second Welsh athlete to take a world title in the standard track and field eve...
2007 - Welsh Athletics Ltd is formed
2007 Welsh Athletics Ltd becomes the governing body of the sport of athletics in Wales and takes offices in Leckwith Stadium. Matt Newman is appointed its first full time Chief Execu...
1993 - Colin Jackson sets a new 110m hurdles World Record
1993 Colin Jackson sets a new world record of 12.91 for the 110m hurdles and becomes world champion in Stuttgart. He retained sole ownership of the record until Xiang Liu of China eq...
1990 - The Athletics Association of Wales is formed
1990 The Athletics Association of Wales (AAW) is formed covering all athletics associations in Wales – the first of the home nations to have a single body covering all athletics disciplines.
1986 - Wales's most successful Commonwealth Games
1986 Wales has its most successful Commonwealth Games taking a total of eight medals in Edinburgh. Kirsty Wade takes both the 800 and 1,500m titles to become the first athlete to win...
1980 - Michelle Probert becomes the first Welsh woman to win an Olympic Medal
1980 Michelle Probert becomes the first Welsh woman to win an Olympic medal – a 4 x 400m bronze in Moscow.
1964 - Lynn Davies wins Wales' first individual Olympic Gold
1964 Lynn Davies wins Wales’ first and only individual Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in taking the long jump title.
1963 - Ron and Berwyn Jones set a new World Record
1963 Ron and Berwyn Jones are part of the British 4 x 110 yards relay team that sets a new world record of 41.0 at London’s White City.
1958 - Cardiff hosts The British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1958 The British Empire and Commonwealth Games is held at Cardiff Arms Park with John Merriman taking the 6 miles silver medal for Wales in an epic tussle with Australia’s Dave...
1948 - The Welsh AAA formed
1948 Welsh AAA formed and becomes the first body to govern the sport of track & field athletics throughout Wales. Prior to this the various regions and counties of Wales were con...
1934 - The first Welsh Athletics Team at the Empire (now Commonwealth) Games
1934 The first Welsh athletics team at the Empire (now Commonwealth) Games at London’s White City.
1912 - David Jacobs wins Wales's first Olympic Gold
1912 David Jacobs becomes the first Welsh athlete to win an Olympic gold medal when he is part of Britain’s 4 x 100m winning team in Stockholm.
1907 - The first full Welsh Track and Field Championships
1907 First full amateur Welsh Track and Field Championships held in Newport. The first ever Welsh amateur track championships was held in 1873 as part of an open sports meeting. It incorprated only&nb...
1860 - Wales's first athletics meeting
1860 John Chambers holds a sports meeting at Hafod House, Aberystwyth - probably the first record of an athletics meeting being held in Wales.
Welsh Athletics History Timeline
Athletics in Wales has a long and illustrious history, below are a few highlights. To learn more about our history please see the Welsh Athletics Milestones document created by Clive Williams [la...