There was little to indicate that Steve Jones would become one of Wales’ only two individual world record holders in the standard Olympic events when, as a virtually unknown RAF serviceman stationed in RAF Lynham near Swindon, he finished seventh in the 1976 Welsh cross-country championships on the totally flat course set in the picturesque grounds of Bute Park, Cardiff. But Steve’s run failed to impress the Welsh selectors that day, and didn’t select him for that years World Cross-Country Championships, held on home soil in Chepstow, and no more than 20 miles from his birthplace of Tredegar. This was the spur he needed to make his mark, and in the 1977 championship in Singleton Park Swansea, he won the first of his record nine Welsh cross- country titles. He won with 10 seconds to spare over Cardiff’s Bernie Plain the previous year’s winner, to give a glimpse of his outstanding achievements ahead. Read more...

Former world record holder, British record holder and current Welsh Marathon record holder.

Christian Malcolm

Christian Malcolm’s career which was littered with glittering achievements came to an end when due to injury he failed to make the Welsh team for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. If he had have gained selection he would have become the only Welsh track and field star to have competed in five Games. So he will have to be satisfied sharing the honour with Ron Jones, Steve Jones Colin Jackson and Berwyn Price all of whom appeared in four Games. He also shares with Colin Jackson the record number of appearances in the Olympic Games by a Welshman – four. Read more...

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