Scottish Athletics statistician, Arnold Black, wrote the following:
“ATHLETE OF THE DAY – DARREN GAUSON
“Darren is seen here, winning the 2004 Scottish title from Derek Watson and Mark Pollard, retained his title with victory the following year. He went to Butler University in USA and has stayed in the USA ever since, developing a good reputation in coaching, currently a head coach at Bradley Univ. His career bests were 1:49.80 at 800, 3:42.16 at 1500, 4:01.12 mile, 8:13.40 3000, 14:19.53 5000.”
Darren GAUSON (22.03.82) City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Belgrave, Butler University (USA)
In Scottish lists 2002-2011
Scottish: 1st 1500m 2004, 2005, 3rd 1500m 2010
Ran for Scotland in the 2005 Loughborough match v England, Wales and three other teams. He finished fourth in the 1500m (3.49.49).
As a Junior (under-23), ran for Scotland in the Celtic Nations XC in 2004. He finished 6th (third Scot) and Scotland lost to Ireland but beat Wales and NI.
In the Senior Scottish Short Course Cross-Country, City of Edinburgh finished 3rd in 2004 (with Darren 8th); won team gold in 2005 (with Darren 4th); and team silver in 2006 (Darren individual bronze).
In the Scottish Senior Cross-Country Relay, City of Edinburgh won silver in 2006, with both Gauson brothers featuring.
In the Scottish Six-Stage Road Relay, City of Edinburgh (with Darren) won gold in 2006.
In the Senior East District Cross-Country, Darren secured individual bronze in 2005, when City of Edinburgh finished second team, losing to Central AC on countback.
While at Butler University between 2007 and 2011, Darren raced frequently and widely: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, Ohio, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee etc, plus Belgium.
BUT WHAT ABOUT DARREN’S YOUNGER BROTHER?
Kristopher G. GAUSON (29.01.88) City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Belgrave, Butler University (USA), Musselburgh, Inverclyde
PBs: 800m – 1.48.64; 1500m – 3.39.08; One Mile – 3.59.74 Indoors; 3000m – 8.01.40 Indoors.
Ranked first in 800m (2009); and 1500m (2006, 2011).
In Scottish lists 2003-2017
Scottish: 1st 800m 2011; 1st equal (with Ross Toole) 1500m 2006; 1st 1500m 2013.
Won under-17 1500m in 2004; under-20 1500m in 2006;
Ran for Scotland in the 2013 Loughborough match v England, Wales and three other teams. He finished 6th in the 3000m (8.23.16)
As a Junior (under-17), ran for Scotland in the Celtic Nations XC in 2004. He finished fifth (third Scot) and Scotland won, in front of Wales and NI.
Won the under-20 Scottish Short Course Cross-Country title in 2007.
In the Scottish Cross-Country Relays: Young Athletes Male – City of Edinburgh (with Kris) secured bronze in 2003 and silver in 2004 and 2005. In the Senior Relay, the team won silver in 2006, with both Gauson brothers featuring.
Won the under-17 East District Cross-Country title in 2004, when City of Edinburgh won the team title. Kris was third in the under-20 East District XC in 2005.
While at Butler University between 2008 and 2012, as his Power of 10 list shows, Kris raced frequently and widely: in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Oregon etc, contesting cross-country and especially track. During 2013-2014, he competed in England, Norway, Spain, Belgium, Austria and also in the USA – Texas and California.
Darren and Kris – the Gauson Brothers – certainly enjoyed considerable success and an impressive variety of racing experiences!