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Colin Youngson has written a page on the Edinburgh University team that won and performed so well in the  Edinburgh to Glasgow Relay race – a race that still fascinates 17 years after its demise – and those runners who made it possible.   Read it  at

 this link

Boston Marathon has just been run again: we all know the story about Kathy Switzer’s boyfriend assaulting Jock Semple, but How many know about the first woman (above) to run the race (a year earlier) and be congratulated by Jock?   She ran the same year as Switzer and finished an hour in front of her, and again Jock congratulated here.   Read about her  here


We now have the first half of Stevie Wylie’s profile on the website:  first half because he has had a flourishing career as a vet and that will appear in a week or so.   Meanwhile, see what there is  here

The picture above of the start  of the Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1982 is one of a group of photographs taken by Alastair Macfarlane which you can see  at this link.   

There is a flourishing professional side to Scottish running with many talented athletes – Michael Glen, Ricky Dunbar, etc, all running on the circuit.   Men who would have graced any meeting and been a credit to the sport at any time.   It is maybe appropriate to look at this aspect of athletics, an aspect which has been largely ignored.   The introductory page is  here     The Olympian above is pictured at Jedburgh.    And a well known former professional who went on to win the SAAA marathon is pictured below (in yellow) at Pitlochry.


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