ANENT SCOTTISH RUNNING

One of the most visited pages on thesite is the profile of coach Jim Bradley.   The picture above is of one of his most successful athletes of the 1960’s – who is still racing in the twenty first century.   For the profile and a link to him winning the Masters 300m in Australia last year, go here

We have witnessed many struggles to break sundry ‘barriers’ – the 4:30 mile was before our time, but the four minute mile was the big one.   But the 2 minute half mile was also a bit of a battle which was finally achieved in 1895.   We  now have short profiles of the three men who hacked the Scottish time down to this point.   Read about them  here

One man who was competing in the half mile at the same time was Major Miles Seton who won the SAAA 880 yards in 1895 – but what happened afterwards is maybe a better story.

The Queen’s Park FC Sports  were a great athletics institution – and one of the few sports meetings that did not hold 4-a-side or 5-a-side football tourneys – which had a 5 year hiatus between 1902 and 1907.   The 1896 – 1902 coverage is now in place, and the story can be taken up in the post on the 1907 – 1914 years.

There is a look at some of the old training venues and athletics grounds here   They were much better in appearance and possibly better suited to their purpose than some of the modern monstrosities.   Several are now listed buildings.   It is a page where the text will be added to as well as the illustrations!   

The first ever Rangers Sports are now up here; and the quest for the second annual is  here   We now have a look at the link between football and athletics in the 1870’s complete and you can see it  here

 We have coverage of the Celtic FC Sports from 1890 to 1894 on site; we also have  the Rangers FC Sports for the same period, with both Rangers Sports,  and Celtic Sports for 1895 – 1899  also on site.   

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