The Nos Galan Countdown
Follow the Countdown! Cyfrifwch i lawr gyda ni!
Since 1958 the Nos Galan Road Races have occurred in Mountain Ash on New Year’s Eve. However, this year the event will be a little different. Nos Galan will take place throughout December, allowing participants to complete the 5km in their own time and post the results online.
To celebrate this year’s virtual Nos Galan, we have a daily digital Nos Galan countdown, showcasing the objects in our collection that relate to this local event throughout the years!
Day 1 - Nos Galan Plastic Bag
Day 2 - Nos Galan Souvenir Brochure
Day 3 - 1968 Mystery Runner Cartoon
Day 4 - 1986 Nos Galan Midnight Race Poster
Day 5 - 2016 Programme
Day 6 - Nos Galan Car Sticker
Day 7 - 1987 Programme
Day 8 - Programme of Events
DAY 9 - 1967 Programme
DAY 10 - 1965 Programme
Day 11 - Image of Rita Lincoln, 1969 Women's Winner
Day 12 - 1958 signed Programme of Events
Day 13 - List of 1967 competitors
day 14 - 1988 Programme of Events
Day 15 - 1966 Programme
Day 16 - 1991 Programme
Day 17 - Image of Four Gold Medallists including Lillian Board
Day 18 - A 1986 Programme
Day 19 - 1989 Programme
Day 20 - Nos Galan Paper Hat
Day 21 - Medal (date unknown) with red ribbon
Day 22 - Gold medal
Day 23 - Nos Galan Pin Badge
Day 24 - 1986 Programme
Day 25 - Instructions to Runners
Day 26 - A 1984 Souvenir Brochure
Day 27 - A 2009 Medal
dAY 28 - A 2013 MEDAL
Day 29 - A 2015 Medal
dAY 30 - A 2015 Pink Competitors T-Shirt
Day 31 - A Nos Galan Runners Torch
Thank you for celebrating Nos Galan by getting involved in our countdown!
This year the event was a bit different, how but did you complete the race?
Don’t forget we have lots of Nos Galan content on our website, showcasing the history of the event and the people involved through objects in our collection!
- For the history of Nos Galan, click here
- For the Story of Bernard Baldwin (Part 1), click here
- For the Story of Bernard Baldwin (Part 2), click here
- For the history of Guto Nyth Bran, click here