1866 and all that... by Peter Radford
The whole story of the world's first national athletics championships, with complete results.
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British Athletics 1866-80 by Peter Lovesey and Keith Morbey
254 A5 pages, with complete results of the AAC Championships 1866 to 1879, and painstakingly constructed yearlists for each year to 1880.
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Now Available: British Athletics 2016
The 58th NUTS Annual, edited by Rob Whittingham, Peter Matthews, and Tony Miller.
Deep UK ranking lists for all age groups in 2015, top 12 merit rankings, all-time lists, results etc.
Price is £18 plus postage (£2 UK, £6 Europe, £8 outside Europe), available from:
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- Latest Edition of Track Stats, including Eric Shirley, Dick Quax, early women's hammer throwing and 400m hurdling and Relay Racing re-evaluated
- Statistical Booklet Championship Updates to 1 Jan 2016 (37 pages, 173KB) by Ian Tempest
- Statistical Booklet Career Progression Updates to 1 Jan 2016 (15 pages, 110KB) by Ian Tempest
- Iolanda Balas career record, including 154 wins in a row
- Minutes of the 2015 NUTS AGM - this year's AGM is at 6:30pm on Friday 6 May 2016 in the Offices of the London Playing Fields Association at 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE
- 2016 subscriptions were due in January, details here
- Latest Edition of Track Stats, featuring Bevis Reid/Shergold and all-time 100m merit rankings
- More scanned editions of NUTS Notes added
- World Championships Form Guides for Men (366KB) and Women (367KB)
- Heptathlon Booklet 2012-2015 Update includes 2015 indoor season
- Statistical Booklet Championship Updates to 2014 (34 pages, 120KB) by Ian Tempest
- 2015 Subscription Details with the option for overseas members to pay by PayPal
- New Athlos Web-site, a digital archive of early athletics publications in collaboration with the British Library
- NUTS Notes Archive 1959-1981 - PDF Versions of most editions of NUTS Notes
- Latest event booklet: Walks by John Powell and Peter Matthews
- For The Glory Of Sport - e-book by Bob Phillips
The story of the Commonwealth Games from 1930 to 2014
- Stan Greenberg's Commonwealth Lists as at 23 July 2014
- World Top-20 Merit Rankings Women 2013 by Stuart Mazdon
- World Merit Ranking Spreadsheets Women 2013 by Stuart Mazdon
- Sub-4 Alphabetic Register as at 27-Apr-2014
- British Athletics 2014 now available
- Introduction to the NUTS Resource Register and an appeal for contributions
- Notes on the NUTS Library by Ian Tempest
- Revised edition of "3:59.4 The Quest For The Four Minute Mile", by Bob Phillips now available as an e-book
- "The Past is a Foreign Country" a history of Scottish Athletics has been published by SATS
- World Top-20 Merit Rankings Men 2013 by Stuart Mazdon
- World Merit Ranking Spreadsheets Men 2013 by Stuart Mazdon
- Score any decathlon on any tables 1912-1984
- Men's Decathlon, Pentathlon and Indoor Heptathlon World Records scored on all later tables
- Statistical Booklet Career Marks Updates (13 pages, 192KB) by Ian Tempest
- Statistical Booklet Championship Updates (30 pages, 107KB) by Ian Tempest
- Hammer Booklet Update 13 pages by Ian Tempest now includes 2013 results
- Form Guide for Moscow 2013 (42 pages, 530KB)
- Further corrections to The AAA Championships 1880-1939, Historical Series Booklet No.7
- New book by Kevin Kelly - Robert Sadler and the lost Copenhagen Running Grounds
- New book by Warren Roe - Sydney Thomas 1868-1942 World Champion Harrier
- Minutes of the 2012 NUTS AGM - this year's AGM is at 6:30pm on Friday 17 May 2013 in the Offices of the London Playing Fields Association at 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE
- British Athletics 2013 now available
- New books by Michael Sheridan - British Athletics 1951 and 1952
- Amendments to All British Olympic Results, originally in Track Stats Vol.50 No.3
- Photos from 2012 Historians meeting
- Minutes from 2012 Historians meeting
- Index of London 2012 TV Coverage by IAAF TV on YouTube
About The NUTS
The organisation was founded in January 1958, based on the same lines as
the A.T.F.S., and similarly devoted to the collection and dissemination
of statistics in Track & Field Athletics. The first comprehensive U.K.
annual lists were published in Athletics Weekly at the end of 1958, and
these formed the basis of British Athletics 1959, which was published by
the British Amateur Athletics Board.
As the authoritative compendium on U.K. athletics statistics, and widely
known as "The N.U.T.S. Annual", British Athletics has been produced each
year since 1959. The title was changed to U.K. Athletics from 1974-1982
(when published by the N.U.T.S.), reverting to its original name from 1983
(once again under the aegis of the B.A.A.B.). The Annual was published
by Umbra Software Limited from 1993 to 2010 and by the NUTS themselves from 2011.
All-Time lists for both senior and junior age-groups have been produced at
regular intervals, and there has also been a thriving Bulletin, originally
entitled N.U.T.S. Notes but now known as Track Stats, and in its 52nd year
of publication. Follow the menu for information about publications.
The organisation is governed by its own Constitution under an Executive
Committee comprising Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of 8
other members. These officers, who are all voluntary, are elected each
How To Join
Membership includes subscription to the NUTS quarterly magazine Track Stats.
Members may also purchase copies of the British Athletics annual at a reduced rate.
A membership application form is available as an Adobe Acrobat document.
For more information about membership of the organisation, please contact the
Membership Secretary, whose details are listed below.
The next issue: scheduled for the next issue of “Track Stats” are the life stories of the Worcestershire-born Rhodesian poet-athlete, Noel Brettell, who had trained with Jack Price, and of the Birmingham-born Keith Pearce, who ran for South Africa in the International Cross Country Championships of 1962 and is still competing more than half-a-century later. Also planned is a study of the career of one of England’s premier race walkers of the 19th Century, Harry Webster. Women athletes to be featured are Yvette Williams, described ahead of Lovelock, Snell and Walker as New Zealand’s greatest ever athlete, and Mildred (“Babe”) Didrikson, from whose autobiography a chapter appears in this issue of “Track Stats” and who next time will describe her controversial Olympic high-jump final of 1932. The next part of Trevor Clowes’s all-time ratings and a full listing by Thomas S. Hurst of Mike Boit’s races over a span of more than 20 years will also be published.
Also planned is a continuation of the series of Progressive UK All-Comers’ Records, featuring the decathlon and relays, and complemented by a profile of the American athlete who helped set two relay world records at the White City within five days – Reggie Pearman, whose family background, intriguingly, was Ethiopian. Other stories to be told will be those of Britain’s first athletics “animator”, Clay Thomas, and of an undeservedly forgotten US miler, Rufus Kiser. Research is continuing on the life of Britain’s adopted American distance-runner, “Buddy” Edelen, and on a survey of the progress of pole-vaulting worldwide.
Spreadsheets are available that complement the series of articles in Track Stats.
For details of how to access the members-only pages, please contact the webmaster
|Secretary||Dr. Shirley Hitchcock|
|Membership Secretary ||Liz Sissons|
Founding members (31 January 1958)
|Others attending||Stan Greenberg|
|Committee||The first meeting was held on 2 April 1958, the above named
being joined by Len Gebbett and Chris Lindsay.|
|Treasurer||Peter May was elected later in 1958.|
|President||Harold Abrahams C.B.E. was Hon. President from 1960-1977|
|Norris McWhirter C.B.E. succeeded H.M.A. in 1979, following
the latter's death in January 1978.|
|Sir Eddie Kulukundis succeeded N.D.McW. in 2004, following
the latter's death in April 2004.|
|Peter Radford became President in 2009, with Sir Eddie continuing as President Emeritus.|
N.U.T.S. OFFICERS (1958 to date)
|1958||Alf Wilkins||Mel Watman||Peter May|
|1960||Len Gebbett||Pat Brian||Alf Wilkins|
|1963||ditto|| Peter Hopkins||ditto|
|1969||ditto||Andrew Huxtable||Brian Nott|
|1980||Peter Matthews||David Martin||ditto|
|1985||Les Crouch||ditto||Sandra Squires|
|1990||ditto||David Martin||Andrew Clatworthy|
|1991||ditto||Shirley Hitchcock||John Powell|