Robert McKinstray was probably Scotland’s first ever proper middle distance track runner.   With a wide range of distances he was probably really a miler: judge for yourself and read it here

Stuart Hogg was a very good sprinter on the professional circuit who won the British Pro Sprint Championship before becoming a superb coach in the amateur ranks.   Pictured above with his first big winner – Neil Turnbull in the New Year Sprint in 1983 – he worked with dozens of international sprinters.  Read about him  at  this  link.   There are links to other ages about his coaching career at the foot of that page.   

Two new profiles this week!   One of David Lothian of Falkirk Victoria Harriers – a very good runner, a top class administrator and coach to several international athletes.   And then there is one of Joe Walker who was a member of St Modan’s AAC.   David’s is  here   and Joe’s is below   

Joe Walker was a quiet man who went about his duties in Scottish athletics without creating a fuss, and without pushing himself forward.  The St Modans man however was a significant figure in Scottish athletics – in particular in road and marathon running.   Read about him   at this link.

We now have Jim’s account of the stroke that put him out of action for a bit: it’s quite a story – read it    here

Carol and Jim had a wonderful winter 2018/19 with their girls team which won the US colleges championship being rather special.   Following many requests from other coaches, Carol has laid out just what the girls did – and in great detail too including track reps, hill runs, gym work, etc.   We have managed to get a copy and it is    here    for your reference

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