Edinburgh to Glasgow: Stage Two

The toughest two stages in a very tough race were undoubtedly two and six.   Both attracted the top men.   Six, at seven miles, was the longest but maybe two had the edge in quality.   Poor teams put their top man there to try and improve their position while the field was still close together; good teams put their top gun there in the hope of maintaining their expected position near the front and, if possible, capitalising on it.   Many, many great runs and hard fought duels were witnessed on this stage.   Starting with two 0f Fergus Murray in 1970, and then Eddie Stewart and some more of Graham’s photographs before adding a few more.    Many more to come for the stage.

Craig Douglas to Fergus Murray at the start of the second stage in 1970

Fergus Murray racing Dick Wedlock with Hugh Barrow chasing in 1970.   Lachie Stewart looking on

 

Eddie Stewart, Cambuslang

Chris Robison, Spango Valley, leading Craig Ross, Dundee Hawkhill

John Graham, Motherwell

Neil Thin passing the baton to Craig Hunter, Edinburgh Southern Harriers

1985: Joseph Nzau (left); Neil Thin (ESH), Calum Murray (Cambuslang), A Jenkins (EAC)

 

Tony Coyne, Bellahgouston, 1985

Tony Coyne, Bellahouston, 1985

1986: Eddie Stewart leading Edinburgh AC

1986: Tommy Murray

1987: John Pentecost

Alex Gilmour and Chris Robertson

Steven Doig, Clydesdale, 1990

Graham Crawford, Springburn, 1984

 

Alistair Douglas, Victoria Park, and Richie Barrie, Dundee Hawkhill

Graham Laing, Aberdeen