The Grand Masters

Robert Marshall

This website – – already includes profiles of many successful Senior runners who also went on to perform well after turning 40 (up to the M90 category, in some illustrious cases). The role of names is impressive: amongst the men, Dunky Wright, John Emmet Farrell, Gordon Porteous, David Morrison, Donald McNab Robertson, Andy Forbes, Andy Brown, Bill Stoddart, Alastair Wood, John Linaker, Dick Hodelet, Donald Macgregor, Bill Scally, Donald Ritchie, Dave Clark, Colin Youngson, Fraser Clyne, William Sichel, Colin Donnelly, Tommy Murray and Robert Quinn; and the women include Christine Price, Trudi Thomson, Lynn Harding, Liz McColgan, Angela Mudge and Hayley Haining.

However other successful Veteran runners (or Masters, as they are termed nowadays) deserve to be included, if the relevant information can be obtained. A likely list might include: Willie Marshall, Bill McBrinn, Hugh Gibson, Hugh Rankin, Brian Scobie, Allan Adams, David Fairweather, Bobby Young, Archie Duncan, Archie Jenkins, George Sim, Ian Stewart and Iain Campbell. Plus Sandra Branney and Fiona Matheson, amongst others, including Janette Stevenson, Pete Cartwright, Anne Docherty, George Mitchell, Robert Marshall, Sue Ridley, Sonia Armitage, Jane Waterhouse, Andy McLinden, Laura Mahady, Brian Gardner and Neil Thin. Hopefully, others will be profiled in due course.

In recent years, older runners have formed the bulk of road race and cross country fields, as well as producing fast track times. It will be good to create a composite picture of this important branch of our wonderful sport.

Sonia Armitage ] [ Pete Cartwright ] [ Doug Cowie ]  [ Anne Docherty ] [ Brian Gardner ] [ Betty Gilchrist ] [Ian Leggett] [ Laura Mahady ] [ Robert Marshall ] [ George Mitchell ] [ Charlie McAlinden ] [ Bill McBrinn ] [ Andy McLinden ] [ Sue Ridley ] [ Janette Stevenson ] [ Neil Thin ] [Chris Upson] [ Jane Waterhouse ]