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2015 Editions

Volume 53, No. 4, December 2015


  • Editorial Comment: Honouring institutions – of late or living on
  • A flame flickers out as the Games end. Another burns brightly as a career revives (Ron Clarke’s 15 races in Great Britain) - The Editor
  • Challenging the unforgiving minute (The 1965 AAA three miles on television) - Colin Allan
  • A stout-hearted trooper in the service of athletics (Aubrey Harris)
  • Sorry chaps, no record! We can’t possibly have lap times called out, can we? (4 x 800 metres relay)
  • National records – 4 x 800 metres relay - Miguel Villaseñor
  • Consistency, self-belief, sheer bloody-mindedness; what it can achieve (Cavin Woodward) - Rob Hadgraft
  • No room to spare, not even an inch to spare for an Olympic long-jump letdown (George Brown, Sylvanus Williams)
  • Progression in women’s miling, 1954-1966 - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Godfrey Brown’s greatest race, stained with iodine, full of anti-tetanus injection, but otherwise marvelously healthy - Michael Melford
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of "Athletics Weekly"
  • "AW": 70 years of faithfully chronicling an ever-changing sport - The Editor
  • Reading, reference, recollection: the day that I discovered "AW" – 20 different memories
  • Tom Carter, life in the old dog yet for the pre-war survivor in Jimmy Green’s "Portrait Gallery"
  • New decade, old tradition, welcome change
  • "AW" in 2015: by computer, phone or tablet, but the printed word prevails - Jason Henderson
  • Editing "AW" – a dream come true - Mel Watman
  • World Championships 2015: Team scores - Trevor Clowes
  • Book Reviews (Michael Sheridan’s annuals for 1953 and 1954, RLQ’s intriguing facts) - The Editor, Bernard Linley
  • The troubled life of Otto Peltzer, champion athlete, Nazi martyr, India’s hero - Tim Johnston, Don Macgregor
  • Who was the girl who jumped for joy?

Volume 53, No. 3, August 2015


  • Editorial comment: Half full? Half empty? The Cup’s bitter taste
  • A tribute to Ron Clarke
  • Ron Clarke – His Career Record
  • The last hurdle on the way to Olympic gold: "I remember clearly that as I had some time in hand I would take no risks" (Bob Tisdall)
  • A silver celebration of independence for the "resplendent island" of Ceylon (Duncan White)
  • An Englishman in New York (Ian Brooks)
  • The fastest course and championships records for the marathon - K. Ken Nakamura
  • The London Marathon – a statistics update - Mike Dagg-Jenden
  • Diamonds on the soles of her shoes: the career of Ingrid Kristiansen - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Sir Roger and I: how our running careers inter-twined over the years - John Parlett
  • Crated, freighted, dehydrated: the round-the-world saga of javelin-man Spiers - Brian Hatch
  • Who on earth would want to go ‘arriering?

Volume 53, No. 2, May 2015

  • Editorial comment: Spectating, Protesting And Reminiscing
  • In search of elusive shadows in the far distant land of Wenceslas
  • Emil Zátopek’s world records at Stara Boleslav
  • Dana, a champion herself, and certainly not merely the "little woman" ever at Emil’s side (Dana Zatopková)
  • The less legitimate drama of life: long-jumping history revealed
  • in the heart of rural Ireland (Percy Kirwan) - Colm Murphy
  • The man in the woollen hat who beat Reiff, Wooderson and Ibbotson! (Jack Charlesworth)
  • England’s worst showing in 70 years ... though it was not to be the end of an era
  • (1948 International Cross-Country Championships) - Bob Phillips
  • Progressive UK All-Comers’ Records: the throws - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Percy Williams and the British Empire Games 100 yards of 1930: the final say? - Richard Safranyos
  • World Championships team scores – the USA leads overall, GB is 6th - Trevor Clowes
  • Just you wait, Henry Higgins! Just you wait! - Bob Phillips
  • Leonard Hobbs – running out of the shadow of a famous father
  • An example for Lord Coe from 180 years ago! - Ian Tempest
  • A record-breaking track career begun under the eyes of the Nazi invaders (Niels Holst Sørensen)
  • Ivar Vind, arch-defender of amateur ideals
  • Scottish athletes at the 1908 Olympic Games: the complete story - John W. Keddie
  • The career of Helena Fibingerová - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Book review (David Renton’s concept of running as a social movement) - Michael Sheridan
  • A world-beater on his day. So why was Walter Beavers denied Games selection?
  • British Athletics 2015 - the 57th NUTS Annual

Volume 53, No. 1, February 2015

  • Editorial comment: Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
  • "Stars and Scrubbers alike": how Pirie’s club won a unique treble in the RAF’s mud (The 1955 National cross-country) - David Thurlow
  • Pressure on us for that 1955 Grand Slam - Ferdie Gilson
  • A Lone Ranger among the Rovers (Pat Ranger) - Bob Phillips
  • When the front runner had his "field day" (Peter Clark) - Bob Phillips
  • 40 years on – and representing Britain gets harder - Peter Matthews
  • 60 years on: a golden era of 800-metre running remembered (Lonnie Spurrier) - Bob Phillips
  • "Of his powers many tales are told": Charles Hazen-Wood and the origins and demise of the 1000 yards race
  • To win by as much as you can is "not according to our English ideal" (John Astley Cooper) - John Bale
  • Turning a blind eye to an exacting mistress from the stage of amusement and sport - John Astley Cooper
  • "Ciss", the courageous quarter-miler gets her recognition at long last (Ellen Wright)
  • Just how good an athlete was the "unbroken" man? (Louis Zamperini)
  • Book Reviews: The NUTS walks booklet, the centenary history of the RWA, a History of the Field Events - Ian Tempest
  • Steps towards a new dark age as a "blue star" fades in Sussex - John Bromhead
  • Rays of sunshine: Olympic finalists in 1920-24-28, the American who matched Nurmi (Ray Watson) - Don M. Groome
  • The Wyatt inquiry continues (Alfred Wyatt or Albert Wyatt?) - Peter Lovesey
  • Finding Len Eyre’s place in the pantheon of record-holding British milers - David Thurlow
  • Why was Percy Fisher, the former AAA secretary, apparently spurned at his death?
  • Swashbuckling Sir Tommy, three Military Crosses ... and conqueror of Bannister (Sir Tommy Macpherson) - David Thurlow
  • ... And the Olympic experience of a double VC (Noel Chavasse)
  • John Whetton untroubled, Lynn Davies uneasy, Ian McCafferty unplaced (The European Indoor Games in Prague, 1967) - Patrick Mackenzie and Shaun Adair
  • Progressive UK All-Comers’ records: the jumps - Thomas S. Hurst
  • British women in the "Track & Field News" world merit rankings - Stuart Mazdon