Two Minutes for 880 yards

The four minute mile by a Scot was in 1970 and a long battle it was, but the half distance in half the time – a half mile in two minutes – is rarely if ever referred to.  The runners on this page were the men who hacked the time down after T Moffatt of Montreal AC set the first official Scottish record of 2:00.75 in June 1883.   

R Mitchell (St Mirren FC and Clydesdale Harriers)   W Malcolm (Morton FC and Clydesdale Harriers)

RS Langlands (Clydesdale Harriers)

Another good standard half miler of the time was   MCC Seton