Archie Craig, senior, founder of the dynasty.
The Remarkable Family Craig have all been profiled elsewhere and this page provides a guide to these pages. It does not make them any less noteworthy but they can’t be omitted from here.
Archie Craig was a Scottish cross-country runner from 1913 to 1924 – it doesn’t take a genius to note that he lost several of his best years to the 1914-18 war, but nevertheless he was good enough to captain the team and to run well on the track, over the coumntry and on the road for Bellahouston Harriers and he went on to become the president of the national governing body for the sport. His profile can be found at
His older son, also Archie, ran for Shettleston Harriers and also ran for Scotland over the country in 1938 and 1939. Again, like his father he missed out on a very good career because of the War – in his case the Second War: the family had good reason to resent these goings -on on the continent. His career is the subject of a profile at
George was the younger of the sons and also a very talented athlete, but one whose career was not blighted by any war. Running just before and after the Second War, he won the Scottish AAA 6 Miles championship in 1947 and ran cross-country for the country in 1948, ’49 and ’50. His career is detailed at