With the anniversary of the end of the First World War coming up, it seems appropriate to take a wee look at some of the athletes who fought and died there. We have some comments with a focus on one particular family at this link.
Several more photographs of Hugh Barrow’s milers including two of top stars at Ibrox – Wooderson and Lovelock. Here.
The story of the two men who were not selected to run in the International Championships despite doing all that was required for their selection,can be read here This has led to the setting up a new page which we have called ‘Cross-Country Contretemps‘ to deal with some of the stushies and stramashes that have cropped up over the years. First two items on the page are the tale of the 1978 decision about the venue for the World Cross-Country Championship and the tale of the Cambuslang Two. In connection with the first of these, you might like to re-read Tommy Callaghan‘s profile.
Alistair Lawson has passed on his collection of programmes from the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh with ALL the results marked in and neatly enough written for them to be easily read. We now have the programmes for the entire Commonwealth Games on site: 17th July. 18th July 21st July 22nd July 23rd July 24th July and 25th July (the last day) There were no games at all on 19th July (Sunday) or 20th July (athletics rest day). Many thanks to Alistair Lawson for donating the programmes.
The first of the BMC pages is now up: the BMC in Scotland and it is here . Picture above is of Hugh Barrow making a presentation to Hayley Haining at the first BMC Grand Prix Meeting at Scotstoun in 1999
The British Milers Club pages are coming back to the website: at or before the end of the week. A very important factor in the development of British and Scottish middle distance running it has as its first ever member Hugh Barrow (SAAA champion and record holder), and most recently Sarah Calvert (Scottish U20 800m champion) as member number 8000. In between there were such members as Graham Williamson, Tom McKean, John Robson, Karen Hutcheson, Yvonne Murray and many many more.
The line up at the start of the 1967 E-G: Brian McAusland’s left knee on the left, then Dick Hodelet (ESH), C McAuley (Aberdeen University) , Bobby Mills (DAAC), Iain Kerr (Bellahouston), J Raeburn (Teviotdale)…. and among the others is Norman Morrison of Shettleston.
Graeme Orr’s photos from 1967 1968 were on anent but have now been added to the Universities page along with Bobby Mills’ photos. For now, see the Westerlands pictures at this link , and nationals from Hamilton here and the relay pictures, the ones from the Perth North Inch relay of 1967, and the Edinburgh to Glasgow are here. The start is pictured above with Craig Douglas and Hugh Barrow on the inside and Henry Summerhill on the infield.
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!
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