ANENT SCOTTISH RUNNING

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Doug Gillon has been a fixture at just about everything that matters in world athletics and at just about every Scottish meeting he could get to: he’s been seen at East Kilbride in December sliding on icy pavements, in muck and glaur at Clydebank and Beith, as well as at track events.   Now, supposedly, retired he is the latest profile on site.   Get it here.

They’re at it again.    McLatchie’s girls teams have won the State Championships nine times in a row now.   You can get the results at :

https://btmail.bt.com/cp/applink/mail/LoadMessageContent?cKey=1478613742393-11259&iframeID=x-mail-msg-iframe-box-1478613741729&cw=868#/266

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The photograph above is of one of the best coaches Scotland has ever had – Iain Robertson on the right at the back with a group of athletes including Lynne MacDougall and Angela Bridgeman.   You can read it  here .

There is a new feature added to the website.   Alex Wilson has been sending photographs for many of the profiles and other articles from his very extensive collection and, rather than keep them hidden away in the articles themselves, we have started galleries of his pictures.   The first one is mainly half miles and you can find it  here  .   We have added his pictures of the milers .    

There will be others dealing with various events and races as time passes – and this one will be added to 

The profile of Archie Craig junior of Shettleston Harriers is the now up on site.   He is one of a (probably completely unique) family: father Archie ‘Baldie’ Craig was an international runner with Bellahouston Harriers, and brother George was also a Scottish representative, and also a member of Shettleston.

I was surprised a month or so ago with the number of views for the profile of Jimmy Duffy, the Scot who ran for Canada in the Olympics.   I now have a link, provided by Alex Wilson, of Jimmy running in the 1912 Olympic marathon.   It is at :

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-stockholm-the-olympic-games-1912-1912/

 .. for your information, Jimmy is the Canadian in the Tam O’Shanter!   If you haven’t looked at the profile yet. just click on his name.

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