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.   

Jim’s Summit team won the nationals on Saturday and not only that, Jim and Carol were jointly awarded the Coach of the Year award.   Go here

View the interview with Jim McLatchie’s Summit girls after winning the National Championships: it’s at 

and not only that but Jim and Carol were nominated Coach of the Year!   Terrific achievement.

Jim’s own coaching profile is    here

Alex Jackson has had a wonderful 2018 – awarded the MBE earlier in the year, he received the COV Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Scottish Athletics ceremony.   Details have been added to his profile here .

The latest coach to be profiled is Tommy Boyle.   The profile is now complete and you can access it by clicking on his name.   In four parts with a page of comments from others who know him, it is a bit of an education about a coach who started like the rest of us as a club runner but went on to remarkable things.

Captured at Oxford Classic XC race on October 05, 2018 by Matthew Lasala

Summit HS girls squad is now Number One in the USA – a tribute to the work done under Scots coach Jim McLatchie and his wife Carol.   Their Junior Varsity teams in particular – although not exclusively – are in great shape just now.  

Alstair Lawson was kind enough to give me a bundle of SVHC Magazine published by Walter Ross in 1988 and 1989.   The issue of March 1989 is reproduced here in full although they will all go to Colin Youngson, current editor of the Veterans magazine, to use as he sees fit.

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