Angela Tooby-Smith (1977-1979)
Angela is a retired long distance runner who represented Wales and Great Britain during her career.
Angela's biggest achievements being:
- winning the Welsh Cross Country Championships four times (1984-87)
- finishing 8th at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships (1984)
- finishing 6th at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships (1985)
- recording the fourth fastest 5000m run (1984)
- a bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games (1986)
- recording the second fastest 5000m run (1987)
- running the 10,000m race in teh World Championships finishing 8th with a personal best of 31:55.30 (1987)
- UK Cross Country Champion (1988)
- winning a silver medal at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and led the British women to a team silver (1988)
- attending the Olympics in Seoul - finishing 29th (1988)
Angela still holds many Welsh track records and along with her twin sister, Susan, were amongst Britain's leading middle-distance track, road and cross-country runners during the late Eighties and early Nineties.
Angela still runs for recreation today. She currently teaches Geography in York, is married to Professor Andy Smith, one of the country's leading sport scientists and has two children.