The SCCU Handbook was a mine of information with fixture lists, SCCU committee members, club secretaries, rules for competition and more which was an annual production that cost not very much. Pocket sized it was a good reference work at an affordable price. We have the 1980-81 version in its entirety on site now at this link We have also begun to reproduce the SAAA Handbook for 1979 – to complete it will take some time but what we have can be accessed here .
Willie McGregor of Springburn was a first class photographer who at one time had a short display of his black and white photographs in the Kelvingrove Art Galleries. They covered all aspects of running – track, road and country – the covered athletes from all clubs, and covered the races with the location of the shot well chosen and there were also pics of race winners – he had many of the first three runners or of winning teams. We now have four pages of his pictures, some from Gary Beggan via Graham MacIndoe’s Facebook page. See them at this link or via the link at the foot of the page.
We now have a profile of Alison Rose – a top class runner who represented Dundee University and Edinburgh University as well as Edinburgh Southern Harriers (later Edinburgh Woollen Mill). Too little is known of Alison or her performances – read about them in this profile by Colin Youngson at this link .
Who’s the famous former National Coach, looking good at 94? Fin out at the latest page of Hugh’s Gems here with more to be added soon.
Alastair Shaw’s photographs including 10 of the start of the Glasgow Marathon in 1985,as well as SAAA championships, are now available. Find them at this link or via the Photographers links at the foot of the page
If you like to browse some results showing how well Scottish marathon runners were in the 1970’s, have a look at the results of the AAA Marathon Championships that Alastair Macfarlane has passed on to us. The results of the 1975 AAA’ and 1976 AAA’s marathons are now up on site – all the names are there – Don Macgregor, Alastair himself, Doug Gunstone, Colin Youngson, Jim Dingwall, Willie Day Alex Wight, Martin Craven, etc, etc mixing it with the best from England and Wales. See them at this link .Two full A4 pages for each page.
If you prefer domestic results, then we also have the results of the Balloch to Clydebank and the Clydebank to Helensburgh races of 1974 and 1975 available at this link . Apologies for the quality of some of the printing – it was being done Gestetner or Roneo.
Before the first mass-participation Glasgow Marathon in 1982, there was the Glasgow International Marathon, held over a four lap course in the city centre on a Sunday morning. The runners were all club runners as well as the international representatives and lots of big names from the four home countries took part. It was a bit of a secret – not publicised much, not covered much either. Fields of less than 70 runners but lots of club runners like Joe Small, Tommy Lucas, Bill Scally, Peter Macgregor all took part. Joe Small gave us the results for 1979 and 1980, Alastair Macfarlane let us use the programme for 1980, Colin Youngson provided the results for 1981 and we have coverage of the first two of these races up on site now with all the runners, all the splits (5, 10, 15,20,25 miles) and the final result. Just click on the link above.
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