Scotland has produced many very good marathon runners over the years and the Hawkins brothers may well surpass many of them but their careers have a long way to go before then. In chronological order, Alastair Wood, Donald Macgregor, Colin Youngson, Jim Dingwall, John Graham, Allister Hutton and Fraser Clyne are men who would grace any nation’s roll of marathon racers. The Welsh International marathon runner (and statistician) Mick McGeoch (with some help from Colin) has produced, after a lot of work, entire career lists of races at marathon and ultra marathon distances for them. Do you want to know how many marathons John Graham ran in his career? How many races these guys did per year when at their best? What was Don’s marathon pattern in the years leading to the Olympics where he did so well? Just follow THIS LINK to find out.
As part of the coverage we have a brief look at the Athletics Weekly magazine. Although published in England, and not a Scottish publication, it covered Scottish athletics fairly well and the ranking lists, coaching articles and so on were appreciated by the athletics aficionados north of the border. Just click on the name. There may be more on this one.
We now have the entire Powderhall and Pedestrianism up on the site. If you are at all interested in the history of the sport – particularly this famous venue with its tales of Bill Struth, A McCcae, Willie McFarlane, Fred Lumley and all the rest, go to this lin k. There are of course other books that yoiu can read at this time of year on site. Look for
A Hardy Race by Clyne and Youngson
Running Shorts by Colin Youngson
Colin Youngson has now done a profile of the Cosmic Hillbashers club which is an entertaining account of a very good hill running club. Get it by clicking on the link.
The profile of international hill runner Denis Bell is now up on site. Denis went on to become a very good administrator and team manager. Read about him by simply clicking on his name.
Spot the athlete! We have started another collection of photographs from Hugh Barrow: only a start but some beauties. Just click on his name.
On all these pages, the link bar is at the bottom.
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