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2018 Editions

Volume 56, No. 4, October 2018


  • Editorial comment: Memories of Mexico, but not so much of that jump
  • Who is the real W.D. Anderson, a Scottish champion and an Olympian? - Neil Shuttleworth
  • The end of the road for the "finest and most enjoyable event in the racing calendar" (road relays)
  • Rivalries, passions, tension – the post-war revival of road-relay racing - Wilf Morgan
  • Road relay records: are they really worth keeping? - Colin Kirkham
  • A versatile exponent of England’s enterprise: the life of Oswald Groenings - Bob Phillips
  • In the beginning there was Wembley. In the future maybe Glasgow … and even Paris - Stan Greenberg

      Javelin Points of View - Bob Phillips

  • No man more confident in his own skin. The farmer’s son who foiled the Finns (Cyrus Young)
  • "Why don’t you try my javelin", said the world record-holder … and he promptly became the former world record-holder (the 1956 Olympic final)
  • A summit meeting of world record-holders, but none scaled the highest peak (the 1960 Olympic final)
  • Friends and neighbours who won Olympic selection with their first athletic endeavours (Frederick Kitching)
  • Seeking realisation of the field of dreams (Jeff Gorski)
  • "A sense of it being the sport of gods" (Tom Pukstys)
  • John Bull’s illustrator, an early advocate of javelin-throwing
  • The first British woman javelin-thrower? (Miss D. Roberts)
  • Needed: an understanding of all those "confusing contortions of competitors" (John Kitching)
  • Bubka, Bolt, Farah – the most successful male athletes ever (all-time rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Book review (Tom Hunt’s Irish athletics heroes) - Colm Murphy
  • … And a comparison of Irish standards a century apart - Colm Murphy
  • The hero at the end of the story: the decade that led to that jump - Thomas S. Hurst
  • The first venture into France in 1945; the war had been won, the match was lost - I.E.G. Green
  • On Olympic stand-by, the doctor dedicated to community care (Rex Whitworth) - Bob Phillips, Neil Shuttleworth
  • The future of the NUTS Annual - Peter Matthews

Volume 56, No. 3, July 2018


  • Editorial Comment: Beyond Scott’s shot, not a lot
  • The English Schools Track and Field Championships: “The journey to the top is not a completely smooth one” - Ian Tempest
  • Along the “Olympian Trail” in the footsteps of Doctor William Penny Brookes - Bob Phillips
  • Still keeping in touch at 101 – the life of the late Bill Lucas - Mike Fleet
  • An athlete at war. A tribute to Squadron Leader Bill Lucas - Ferdie Gilson & Alan Mead
  • Bill Lucas’s outstanding memories of the track - Bill Lucas
  • More than 60 years on, and Jim Peters is still streets ahead (All-time marathon rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • The early years of English triple jumping, Part I: In the shadow of Brunel’s, marvel, a busy day out for the Grace brothers - Bob Phillips
  • The early days of English triple jumping, Part II: Les Hawkey and Sid Cross, hidden among the Harriers - Bob Phillips
  • The first ever all-time British rankings for the decathlon - Andrew Huxtable
  • The exotic 19th century cricketing tourists who might have broken all javelin records
  • Book Reviews (David Morgan’s biography, ATFS Annual)
  • No smoke without fire. The brief days of glory for John Mostyn - Jack Pfeifer
  • National points scores at the Commonwealth Games - Trevor Clowes
  • "They’ll run the hundred yards as lightning, Sir": Celebrating 160 years of Cambridge athletics - Dr Chris Thorne
  • Go for it! Fast! Faster! GO MAD! Mexico 1968, a competitor’s viewpoint - Howard Payne
  • Not the World Cup as we know it - Peter Strickett
  • The trial, and escape of the “greatest traitor” … and there are links to the NUTS! - Andrew Huxtable
  • All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime! (photo feature, 1938 British Empire Games)
  • The day I failed to notice Jonathan Edwards … among others - Bob Phillips

Volume 56, No. 2, May 2018


  • Editorial Comment: Sleepless in Seattle – too busy miling
  • Muscles flexed, and universal admiration for the Samson of Bishop’s Stortford (Launceston Elliot) - Bob Phillips
  • Robert Garrett, earning the “birth-right of every Yankee” in honour of Zeus
  • Little enthusiasm for the modern “diskos” revival
  • The first of the official discus record-holders
  • The “old timers”: British rankings for the distance track events pre-1932 - Trevor Clowes
  • Yvonne Murray leads the way. All-time rankings for the women’s 3000 metres - Trevor Clowes
  • The immaculate “Addy”, Superintendent Villiers Powell and the origins of West African athletics - Bob Phillips
  • How did Africans jump in the days before formalised competition? - Bob Phillips, Stuart Mazdon
  • Emilio Lunghi’s post-Olympic route to a half-mile world record - Oscar Vecchi
  • Gold Coast memories. A spectator’s view of the Commonwealth Games - Stuart Mazdon
  • The career of Lia Manoliu, Olympic discus gold - Thomas S. Hurst, Stuart Mazdon
  • The Black Pedestrienne: Madam Angelo’s remarkable life as an athletic entertainer - Andy Milroy
  • When innocents met. The neglected English Championships of the 1920s - I.E.G. Green
  • The last great victory of the very British hero (Sydney Wooderson) - Rob Hadgraft
  • Book Reviews (Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds, George Poage’s biography,
  • British Athletics 2018) - Ian Tempest, Bob Phillips
  • Sir Roger Bannister 1929-2018. The next race.

Volume 56, No. 1, February 2018


  • Editorial Comment: The Empire strikes back!
  • Christmas in Colombo on a long voyage to next year’s Games, and there are storms ahead (1938 British Empire Games)
  • A Welsh masterpiece, making history that will ring down the years to come (1958 Commonwealth Games)
  • The “G-man” grabs gold and then goes to ground. Others make an early exit. (1998 Commonwealth Games)
  • W.E.B. Henderson – civil servant, poet, novelist, discus international at the age of 43 - Bob Phillips
  • F.A.M. Webster’s seaside “Junior Olympiad” - “Athletic News”
  • The Mills that are turning industry around (Les Mills and family)
  • Stars Wars at 10,000 metres – and the Ethiopians are still on another planet (All-Time rankings at 10,000 metres) - Trevor Clowes
  • Robert Stronach in Canada, 1908-1910 - Oscar Vecchi
  • Proper recognition, at long last, for Britain’s first woman Olympic javelin thrower (Katharine Connal) - Bob Phillips
  • Excellent natural talent, but did the ruling body have the sense to make use of it? - F.A.M. Webster
  • Training “by the light of nature”. An innocent at Hitler’s Olympics. But a British girl doesn’t cry. - Katharine Connal
  • Is W.G. George to be ousted as the supreme runner of the 19th Century? (F.J.K. Cross) - Bob Phillips
  • Book Reviews (Mel Watman’s autobiography, Julius Achon’s biography) - Ian Tempest, Geoff Williams
  • The scourge of drugs – 50 years ago and today - Ian Tempest, Howard Payne
  • Turning of the tides: Stan Greenberg’s chronicle of the athletics season of 50 years ago
  • A conversation with Carl Lewis’s mother about athletics in a much less enlightened era (1951 Pan American Games) - Bob Phillips
  • Who holds the most British junior titles? - Peter Matthews
  • The pentathlon at the previous Paris Olympics - Jacques Carmelli
  • Slack and Spark: Britain’s pioneer decathletes
  • A newly discovered British discus “record” from 1897! - Peter Lovesey, Keith Morbey
  • A tribute to the late Bryan Hawkins