ANENT SCOTTISH RUNNING

The only Scottish half miler to win the Powderhall Sprint, Jimmy Duffy from Broxburn, has been profiled by Alex Wilson.   You can read it by clicking on this link.     There is video of him running at Hackney Wick  here .

The SAAA championships were for many years held alternately in the West of Scotland and in the East of the cpountry.   There were three Glasgow venus used when it was the West’s turn – Hampden, Ibrox and Parkhead.   Five were held at the Rangers ground and five at the Celtic venue.   They are now covered in detail and can be seen by clicking on the club link above.

We now have a brief profile of a talented young lady who had a brief career as an athlete but which included a Scottish cross-country championship.   Read about her  here  .

We have now brought the story of the Heart Of Midlothian FC Sports up to what we think is the final meeting in 1894.   You can get the Hearts Sports at Heart of Midlothian Sports: 1880 – 1884 ,  Heart of Midlothian Sports: 1885 – 1890   and   Heart of Midlothian Sports: 1891 – 1894.   .

Pitreavie AAC endurance coach, the late  John Wands, is pictured above and is profiled at this link .   John coached athletes of all standards for several decades after a career as an athlete and served as Scottish Staff Coach for 5000m/10000m.   Just follow the link above.

We now have the third part of the George Noremac story on site – read about it    at this link

Neil Donachie of Edinburgh AC died on 2nd December.   A weel liked and respected official he had been in the sport for over 70 years since he began as an Under 17 runner in the 1950’s.   There was more to him than mots realised and we have an account of his time in the sport  at this link  .

The second third of Noremac’s career is now on site and covers his 51 miles a day for 100 consecutive days and runs through to a typical year of a ped of the period, taking 1889 as an example.   Find it   here   . 

The latest part of our look at the Ayrshire Harrier Clubs Association covers the period from 1956 to 1959 inclusive.   Have a look by just clicking on the link.

Willie Fulton on the left above was one of the Ayrshire notables who worked tirelessly for athletics in the county.   You can read about him and others – Jim Young, Harry Maxwell, Kenny Phillips and others at this link.   In the chronological account of the AHCA we have now published the period 1945 – 55 section.  

The Ayrshire Harrier Clubs Association was formed in 1924 and has been a force for good ever since.   Organising county championships and relays, district championships and relays and being involved in national championships and relays as well as numerous track and field events, open meetings and championships it has seen many outstanding athletes and officials.   The first part of the profile of the AHCA can be seen   at this link.   

 

The Rangers Jubilee Sports Meeting programme has been passed to us by John Mackay and can be seen by clicking on the link.   We also have the complete programme for the last ever Rangers Sports in 1962.

John  also sent us the programme for Celtic Sports in 1935 :  see it at this link

 

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