ANENT SCOTTISH RUNNING

Congratulations to Alex Jackson on his MBE in the latest honours list – it was for services to cross-country running, a first for that branch of the sport.   Read his profile  here

Above is a group of the famous Allander Auld Runners at Milngavie.   I’m looking for as many names as possible for the photograph: can you help?  Jim Russell has come in with the following names for a start:   Front Row: Far right is John Charles, senior (Bellahouston), Don Macgregor, 4th right, Tommy Wiseman, 5th right. Middle Row:  Gavin Bell, Far right.    Back row, 3rd right may be Bobby Calderwood, and behind Tommy Wiseman could be Willie Armour.   Other suggestions are Campbell Joss at fourth left in front row and fifth left in the front row Davie Geddes from Garscube

Above is George Ward of Clydesdale Harriers who ran in a grand challenge match against Tom Blair of Queen’s Park FC.    These matches figured from time to time in the early days of the sport – and not just between the top men like George and Cummings.   This one was a purely Glasgow affair: you can get it  here 

We also have a profile of Jack Gifford who started his career with Victoria Park and then moved to Bellahouston Harriers.   Read it   here

We now have the Medley relay between 1969 and 1974 also between 1975 and 1980 are up on site.  See hem at this link   and this link

We have done a brief profile of TC Hughes, one of three brothers who ran for Edinburgh Harriers between 1900 and 1914.   Find it here 

Some more recent additions: First is an account of the SAAA Medley Relay Championships (a)  between 1930 and 1934 inclusive;  (b) between 1935 and 1939;  (c) between 1948 and 1958 when they were run at the Transport Sports, the Police Sports and the SAAA Junior Championships;  (d) between 1959 and 1967 when they were run at Shotts Highland Games.

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