No coaching yet and too much of a novice to get much attention but the pictures here are of the people I learned from, trained with and raced with.
Every club had men who were great role models and they were often hero figures to club members. Pat Younger inspired many in Clydesdale Harriers, as did Cyril O’Boyle, George White and Frank Kielty. My own personal hero was David Moir Bowman who was a great club man – runner, official, administrator, club representative and more besides. The first couple of pictures here will be of David. The one above is during the SAAA Marathon, 1952.
David leading the Marathon at the Edinburgh Highland Games
David and Willie Howie at the Babcock & Wilcox Sports
Club Men’s Section, outside Bruce Street Baths.
Pat Younger coming down Ben Nevis
George White leading the first leg of the Edinburgh to Glasgow: handing to Duncan Stewart
George White to Pat Younger at the end of the first leg the following year
Rangers Sports: John Maclachlan, Iain Cooke, George Rodger, ? , Ian Logie
John Maclachlan winning from Pat Younger at Singer’s Sports
Aird (7), George Rodger (7), John Hume (8), John Maclachlan (4)
George White to John Wright in the Dunbartonshire County Relay Championship
Pat Younger in Inter Department Relay at Singer’s Sports
Donaldttt Mackenzie: we trained together until he emigrated to NZ
Start of the first Edinburgh to Glasgow I witnessed
Junior National, John Wright and McParland of Springburn Harriers
John Wright behind George Govan, Shettleston, and in front of Joe Connolly, Bellahouston.