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2013 Editions

Volume 51, No. 4, October 2013

  • Editorial Comment: Advert Shot In Cool Style
  • Steeplechasing in the 1930s – the American perspective, and a technical development 30 years ahead of the times - Don M. Groome
  • Progress and trends in the steeplechase: national records through to the 1960s - A. Ballard Peck
  • Vamos – a steeplechase opportunity missed?
  • Vincent – a steeplechase opportunity grabbed
  • The 1920 Olympic steeplechase. Hodge wins for Britain. Nurmi is otherwise engaged - Bob Phillips
  • “This pale, long-limbed, red-headed fellow” (Percy Hodge) - F.A.M. Webster
  • An unexplained mystery in the Olympic graveyard of many a hopeful (Joan Shepherd, Lorna Lee) - David Thurlow
  • Sidney Robinson’s Olympic year of 1900 - Andrew Huxtable
  • The career of Cyril Holmes, 1929 to 1945 - Neil Shuttleworth
  • Challenges and chronographs: how races were arranged and timed - Andy Milroy
  • Memories of Howard Payne - John Bromhead
  • “Never mind, there is always a next year”: the high-jumping career of an East Ham lad (Arthur Gray)
  • The Toffs, the Toughs, and a 10th Taff: an analysis of the origins and affiliations of British international athletes 1896-1939 - Bob Phillips
  • “Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! An unexpected geographical contribution to British athletics history (George Hogsflesh)
  • Victor Ludorum has a lot to answer for (Rugby/athletics all-rounders) - Michael Sheridan
  • “Amazing zeal”: Oxford nobility with a modicum of athletic ability
  • Book Reviews (books by Kevin Kelly, Warren Roe, Norman Harris) - Peter Lovesey, Bob Phillips
  • Down in the valleys, no coach, no track, training between the railway wagons (Ron Jones) - Clive Williams
  • George Pallett photo page
  • Progressive UK All-Comers’ Records, 3000 metres to the marathon - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Some snippets … and an inquiry - Dr Chris Thorne
  • Some questions … and irritations - Trevor Clowes
  • Books Extra: a postscript

Volume 51, No. 3, July 2013

  • Editorial: Lesley, the lone dedicated woman in 329,900
  • The nerve-wracked Olympic hurdles final. A false start, and Fanny says, “Oh dear, Maureen, isn’t this awful?” (Maureen Gardner) - Bob Phillips
  • A beautiful girl – and, my goodness, could she hurdle! (Maureen Gardner) - David Thurlow
  • The career of Mary Rand, Olympic champion and World record-holder - Stuart Mazdon
  • From Nokes to Németh, Cullum to Connolly. Peter Allday’s hammer-throwing memories - Ian Tempest
  • In the wake of “The Gateshead Clipper”. Jack Potts, the North-East’s neglected hero - Bob Phillips
  • The tragedy of an “old friend” from Poland (Józef Noji)
  • Chains and wheels: how courses were measured (Early Distance Running Part I) - Andy Milroy
  • 1 July 1943. Seventy years ago, the four-minute mile is brought within reach (Gunder Hägg v Arne Andersson) - David Thurlow
  • 3 August 1963. Fifty years ago, when Britain’s sprinters beat the might of the USA (GB v USA 4 x 110 yards relay) - Clive Williams
  • Pole vaulting Pioneers 1: the “Champion Boy Bag Puncher” and the “hoity-toity” club men (Sam Bellah, Ralph Spearow) - Bob Phillips
  • Pole Vaulting Pioneers 2: from a family of 13, the first 12-footer (Norman Dole) - Oscar Vecchi
  • A new perspective on London Marathon statistics - Mike Dagg-Jenden
  • Book Reviews (British athletics 1951 and 1952, Irish athletics 1967-1999, National records 1912-2012) - Ian Tempest
  • Other Book Reviews (ATFS Annual, NUTS Annual, Sid Thomas’s biography, Oxford City AC history, Arthur Newton and Peter Gavuzzi, the English Olimpicks)
  • “You've won a gold medal! What more do you want?” (Arthur Penny, Wally Beavers)
  • Brief Encounters - also to be found in this edition: Mary Hodson, Cynthia Thompson, Dick Bank, Cyril Holmes, Leslie Stephen, Sir Michael Redgrave, David Gracie and the Mills Family, George Cartwright and Cecil Griffiths, Rex Alston

Volume 51, No. 2, April 2013

  • Editorial: Lessons we can learn from the 50th Kenyan
  • No hard slogging. An easier frame of mind. Harry Whittle, the enigmatic hurdler - Bob Phillips
  • “His long stride and winged footfall steadily coming on, and soon out of reach” (Angus Scott)
  • Lamenting a lost event: the 220 yards hurdles
  • The career of Ann Packer - Peter Matthews
  • Two unsung heroes of European high jumping (Jesper Torring, Jacques Madubost) - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Harold Tarraway: the Olympic 800 metres, then a lifetime of teaching and coaching - Bob Phillips
  • Britain’s fated half-milers of 1939 (Guy Wethered, Austin Littler) - A. Ballard Peck
  • The 1924 Olympic 10,000 metres walk - Jacques Carmelli
  • The “guardsman” who conquered Berlin. Then, to celebrate, kippers for tea (Harold Whitlock) - David Thurlow
  • Women’s 5000 metres statistics - K. Ken Nakamura
  • Haltwhistle, not Wembley! The first metric track to be built in Britain
  • When Franco’s guns stopped the Games (The 1936 Workers’ Olympiad) - Bob Phillips
  • Go-as-you-please. George Cartwright’s races from 1879 to 1889 - Oscar Vecchi
  • Book Reviews (the IAAF’s centenary, John Bale’s autobiography, the 1908 Olympics, the Women’s AAA history, Manfred Holzhausen’s record-breakers)
  • The life of Sam Mussabini - Dave Terry
  • When the Oxford ladies celebrated peace-time in Holland

Volume 51, No. 1, January 2013

  • 43 races, 74 records! The year that made Gordon Pirie a household name
  • The other South London Harrier of the 1950s – the one who achieved Empire gold (Peter Driver) - David Thurlow
  • “It was a tremendous occasion; Having watched athletics in some 35 countries for 60 years, I can honestly say that I have never witnessed anything like it.” (London 2012) - Stan Greenberg
  • Sidney Robinson, multi Olympic medallist of 1900 - Andrew Huxtable
  • A Blue Plaque for Arthur Wint - John Parlett
  • The 1928 AAA decathlon, the 1948 Olympic Games decathlon and All-Comers’ records - Rooney Magnusson
  • A Grand National, a tour de force, a wonderful success – well, almost – and 90 years later Sam would still have been 5th! (Liverpool marathons) - Bob Phillips
  • Early British marathon men - Alex Wilson
  • Two of Britain’s leading women athletes of the 1920s (Hilda Hatt, Mary Lines) - Thomas S. Hurst
  • International competition for women in Monte Carlo in 1922 - John W. Brant
  • Would Farah win the fantasy five and ten? David Thurlow
  • A knee-jerk reaction - John Bromhead
  • Deprived of a World record. Denied an Olympic place. The sad tale of Cliff Blair - Jacques Carmelli
  • Other American Hammer men of the 1950s - Don M. Groome
  • Book reviews (History of the Women’s AAA, The life of 19th Century walker Edward Payson Weston, Mike Fleet’s autobiography) - Bob Phillips, Peter Lovesey
  • Renewing an old rivalry: Great Britain v France 1945 to 1951 - Colin Allan
  • “As near perfection as perfection can be approached”. A British-born champion for Canada at the 1912 Olympics (George Goulding) - S.F. Wise, Douglas Fisher
  • Britain’s other expatriate Olympic winners
  • Taking a stroll through the Hall of Fame - Bob Phillips
  • A dazzling swerve and side-steps: the singular style of the regular relay racer (Jack Gregory) - A. Ballard Peck