1978 Cross-Country International Programme


The World Cross-Country Championships had been held in Clydebank in 1969 and the Empire & Commonewalth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 had set a high standard.   The SCCU though did just that when the World Cross-Country Championships .were held in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in 1978.   How big was it?   The programme below, courtesy Denis Bell, show us.

The event, the promises made beforehand, the decisions taken at the time and the controversies that they gave rise to are detailed in Tommy Callaghan’s well-written article which you can read     at this link .