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Colin Youngson has had access to the personal archive of Dale Greig, multi Scottish champion over the country and on the road but maybe best known for her first world marathon record.   He has made a selection from this archive with several documents of national as well as personal significance.   You can find it    here.

There are profiles of several of our noted coaches on the page link at the bottom of this page and we are now going to take it a bit further and look at the development of coaching in Scotland from the end of the 1939-45 War.   The picture above is of the first Scottish National Athletics Coach, Tony Chapmen  and below we have some of the country’s best  athletes from 1947 with their coach.

The two pages so far cover the periods 1945 to 1949 (bottom picture) and 1949 to 1961 (Chapman).   Click on the appropriate link to go there.

The picture above is of the 1930 British Empire Games team about to set sail for Canada.   We have an account of the first ever Empire then Commonwealth Games now which can be found   at this link

Hugh Barrow is the only Scot to have held a world’s best time for the Mile.   He was 16 and it lasted for two years until Jim Ryun took the honour.   It is some story and the quality of the race was quite outstanding.   Read about it   here .   

The picture above is of Ronnie Macdonald of Maryhill Harriers training with Graham Everett of Shettleston on the late 1940’s   Ronnie was a real example of what a club man should be – runner, official (Grade 1 for track, jumps and throws), administrator (club, district and national) , organiser, coach (qualified club coach for middle distance, sprints and relays), and more.   Read about him   at this link  .

On all these pages below, the link bar is at the bottom. 

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[ Some Memorable Nationals ] [ International Cross Country in Scotland ]  [ Edinburgh – Glasgow Relay  ] [ E-G in Pictures] The JOGLE ] 

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