ANENT SCOTTISH RUNNING

Relays are always popular – a real team event in a sport that is almost entirely about individuals.  We started writing abiout them with the page on the Wyoming Cup and have now begun a series on the SAAA Medley Relay championship which started in 1919.   So far we have the period of 1919-1929 on site and it is available  here

We recently serialised Peter Hoffmann’s thoughts on 800m training.   It’s good to note that it has now appeared as a booklet and is available from Amazon.   Peter has also been invited into Blackwell’s in Edinburgh next week and it may also be available from, there from later next week.

The Springburn Harriers medley relay team that won at Bute Highland Games.   Eddie Sinclair (right) went on to become a successful coach working with athletes like Eddie Knox, Duncan Middleton, Williamson and Steven Begen,   Eddie’s coaching profile is now available  here

Summit High School where Jim McLatchie does his coaching has started its summer 2018 season and the results of the first two meets are  here

We have now completed Peter Hoffmann’s 800m training advice.   He calls it a philosophy but most folk assume philosophy is for ivory towers: that is not always the case, and certainly not the case here.   It is a very brief, very practical guide.   In fact the section now on site – section 10 – includes a week’s training for an 800m runner.  Read it here

Peter partnered Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe as one of Great Britain’s three 800 metres athletes at the 1978 European Championships and was also part of the 1976 Olympic 4 x 400 metres squad at Montreal. He is the author of several books including A Life In A Day In A Year-A Postcard From Meadowbank which follows a ‘year’ in the life of an athlete.  

Bellahouston Harrier Jack MacLean‘s profile, seen above 200 yards from the finish of the New York Marathon, is now on site.  A good career as a runner was followed by being a founder and prominent member of the SVHC.   Click on his name.

 

 

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