Quite a field in the photograph above. Count the stars! The first 15 in this 10K at Crown Point were all inside 30 minutes – including Stephen Begen of Springburn Harriers and Scotland – he’s between Bobby Quinn and Lawrie Spence in the photograph above. Read his profile here
Another ‘Running Short’ story from Colin Youngson. It’s a fictional look back at a lifetime in the sport which is humorous, sensitive and evocative. Read it here
Some additions to Hugh Barrow’s Milers page. Not all additions at the top, although a nice magazine article is, you can get the others as you scroll down the page.
Steven Begen leading Rob Carey at Irvine
Now that the Magnum is now more and the national championships have moved away from the Beach Park, a review of its time as a top venue for cross-country, rivalling the great Hamilton Racecourse trails, we have a review of the venue here
The Who’s Who of Distance Running between 1945 and 1990 is now complete: except that we are still finding new names to add to it. Many veterans have now been added and we are in the process of adding some hill runners. The work has been done by myself, Colin Youngson and Joe Small and they need to be thanked for their efforts. Find it here
This only covers the men but there is a lot about the women runners of the period in question – look at the following sites:
- .On this site – click on Elite Endurance, The Milers and Women’s Cross Country.
- Also on this site – The Veterans page includes several profiles of star female ‘Masters’ runners.
- The archive of the Scottish Association of Track Statisticians – www.scotstats.net
- The archive of the Scottish Road Running and Cross Country Commission. – http://salroadrunningandcrosscountrymedalists.co.uk/Archive/index.html
Peter Hoffman’s photographs are here
Finally, every now and again the technology gets too clever for its own good and a link to a page doesn’t work: if you get one, let me know so that I can fix it!
On all these pages, the link bar is at the bottom.
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