Edinburgh to Glasgow: VPAAC Win 1951

Shettleston Harriers won two Edinburgh to Glasgow races on the trot before Victoria Park took over to become the dominant force in the race for the 1950’s.   With seven wins in eight years plus one second and two thirds in a decade when Scottish club running was at a real high with VPAAC, Shettleston, Bellahouston and Edinburgh Southern all operating at a high level their feat in the eight-man relay – four man teams were the norm with six men required for the District and National championships – showing gnuined strength in depth.   This was their first victory of many.

Ian Binnie to Jim Ellis at the end of stage one

Ellis to Ronnie Kane at the end of the second stage

Johnny Stirling to Chic Forbes at the end of the fourth stage

Andy Forbes to Syd Ellis at the end of the long sixth stage

Ellis gives Alex Breckenridge a lead of over 3 minutes at the start of the last leg.

The club went on to win in 1950, 1951, ’52, ’53, ’54, ’56 and ’57 with second place in 1955 and thirds in 1958 and ’59