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2019 Editions

Volume 57, No. 4, November 2019


  • Editorial Comment: Zango! It takes two to Tamgho
  • Andrew Sheridan: Irish American discus record-breaker of the early 20th century
  • Part I – A question of nationality - Colm Murphy
  • Part II – His year of greatest success - Oscar Vecchi
  • Recently discovered, an encyclopaedia. A tribute to Peter R. Pozzoli - John W. Brant
  • The versatile career of Chi Cheng - Thomas S. Hurst
  • A nice cup of tea in the morning. The family connections of Olympic hurdler Jack Densham - The Editor
  • "More fun out of racing than any other man" (Leonard Tremeer) - The Editor
  • A tale of Hoi Long and the Lusophone Games
  • Colin Jackson, the best in Britain. In fact, the best everywhere there is to be (All-Time rankings for the high hurdles) - Trevor Clowes
  • Amid the dust, heat and noise of the industrial North, the upbringing of a champion runner (Ernie Harper) - Neil Shuttleworth
  • Arthur Sewell: praised as Yorkshire's anonymous "young stayer of the first order" - Neil Shuttleworth
  • A trail of glassy-eyed casualties in the heat-wave chaos of the Paris Olympics
  • cross-country race - Neil Shuttleworth, The Editor
  • The greatest long jumper of the 19th century ... but who was to know? (John Howard) - The Editor
  • J.R. Langridge is tracked down. Not in Surrey, but in Sussex, Bedfordshire, Essex – and Africa! - John Edwards
  • Exotic Olympians from the "land of voodoo", but was it Haiti or was it Tahiti? (Silvio Cator and André Théard) - Don M. Groome
  • Athletes don't like Mondays, but Yelena, Anita and Jackie like every day of the week! (Records for days of the week, field events) - Stuart Mazdon
  • Only 10 minutes to the start of the "Dream Mile", but first there comes the man of Steele (Martin Steele and the Editor recall the 1993 Bislett Games 800 metres)
  • Book Review: Richard Amery's "The Five and Ten Men"
  • Waiting for the big throw before all eyes turn away. Memories of Edmund Piatkowski - Ryszard Kapuscinski

Volume 57, No. 3, August 2019


  • Editorial Comment: No back-stop to a keen Anglo-Irish rivalry
  • Hyde found! At last the mysterious Army discus-thrower is all present and correct (Harry Hyde) - John Edwards
  • Deeley is discovered! Reid is revealed! But who was the steeplechasing sailor? (Harry Deeley, Charles Reid, J.E. Edwards) - Bob Phillips, John Edwards
  • Don Thompson, heat-wave hero of Rome, still No.1 after more than half-a-century (All-time 50 kilometres walk rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • … And Herriott, too, remains the best of British after 50 years, but Kenyans lead the world (All-time steeplechase rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Denied his Olympic chance, the bohemian in conservative pre-war Finnish society (Taisto Mäki, Part II) - Richard Amery
  • The career of Taisto Mäki in statistical detail - Stuart Mazdon
  • Women's 4 x 200, 4 x 800, 4 x 1500 metres relays: All-time lists - Miguel Villaseñor
  • 1500 metres in 3:33.0 and the mile in 3:50.0 – a rare measure of success (British miling) - Mike Dagg-Jenden
  • How Brian Treacy ran his unique sub-four
  • Mark 10.3 for the Flying Officer taking off along the super-fast people's highway (Roy Sandstrom) - Bob Phillips
  • Book Reviews (the ATFS International Athletics Annual) - Bob Phillips, Richard Hymans
  • My days of slaving over a hot Gestetner - Stan Greenberg
  • The complex issue of the 1912 USA team and the Olympic entry forms - Rooney Magnusson
  • Edwin Hubble – a man of romance, at least regarding boxing? - Rooney Magnusson
  • Taking the long chances, the pole-vaulting "Eagle" who gave up his fortune – and his life – for liberty (Fuller Patterson) - Bob Phillips
  • Mad dogs and an Englishman who goes out in the Hong Kong midday sun. The missing British track records of 1957 (Bob Pape) - Bob Phillips
  • "No long-jump pit. So I made my own" – memories of the late Roy Cruttenden
  • Throwing Things: the antecedents of the shot, discus, hammer and javelin - Dr Chris Thorne
  • “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better”. Best track marks for days of the week - Stan Greenberg, Stuart Mazdon
  • Crystal Palace 62 Liverpool 0! Best sub-four-minute miles, county by county ... and spot the missing ones! - Thomas S. Hurst

Volume 57, No. 2, April 2019


  • Editorial Comment: In search of H.M. Deeley. But which H.M. Deeley?

      Athletics in the 1920s Edited by Bob Phillips

  • England’s first matches against France after World War I - Neil Shuttleworth
  • The high-jump cadet in the England team (Frank Nuttall)
  • Boxer, cricketer, diver, fencer, gymnast, rugby player … and an occasional
  • GB discus-thrower (Kenneth Jefferson)
  • Star of the silent screen and the shot circle (Raoul Paoli)
  • A bitter experience on his only GB showing (Percy Sweet)
  • Business sponsorship from London's East End – but spurned by the hierarchy (Ted Vowles)
  • Nihill, Matthews, Vickers, Lisa Langford – still Britain's best 20 kilometres walkers (All-Time Rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Denied his Olympic chance, the least known of the great Finnish distance-runners (Taisto Mäki) - Richard Amery
  • Rock around the clock: Britain's "ghost" runners on the streets of Berlin - The Editor
  • "Don't go yet. Here’s your winner's medal" (Denis Field) - The Editor
  • The pleasures of running, according to a great American poet (Richard Wilbur) - John Cobley
  • World records for Curtis Mills, Paolo Pigni, Vladimir Dudin … and a couple for Great Britain (1969 remembered) - Stan Greenberg
  • The "Glasgow Boys" painted out of the picture (2019 European Indoor Championships) - The Editor
  • Actual or virtual? A host of lost track medallists from the "Chariots of Fire" Games - The Editor
  • Who was J. Hatton? The true identity revealed of a 1920 British Olympic distance-runner (John Hatton) - Peter Lovesey
  • Ireland's disputed athletics organisation: setting the proper boundaries - Cyril J. Smyth
  • Happy afternoons reminiscing, and some secrets suspected and others discovered (Women's athletics pre-World War II) - John W. Brant
  • Shot-putter, Star-gazer. The life of Edwin Hubble, astronomer and athlete - Neil Shuttleworth
  • Cover story: British records at the White City international match that never was - The Editor
  • Spyridon Louis. A champion or a cheat? - Peter Lovesey
  • A surgeon and a station-master revive memories of the striders of Croxley Green - The Editor
  • "Post-War Athletics 1946-1970" by Stephen Sprague, book review - Stuart Mazdon
  • "British Athletics 2019" and the NUTS AGM

Volume 57, No. 1, February 2019


  • Editorial Comment: Plimsolls re-trodden, but who foots the bill?
  • Modern girls. "Wild, emotionally disturbed, fanatic". But running on regardless (Lillian Styles) - Bob Phillips
  • Sally 1, Paula 2, Kelly 3. The leading British women athletes of all-time - Trevor Clowes
  • When Anglo-German rivalry was put back on track, batons in hand (AAA Championships relays 1951)
  • "Splendid opportunities for versatile sporting girls". A young German invited to London – and then a life in refuge (Martha Jacob)
  • "Owd Joe", the "Trojan" and "Jumping Jim". A Northern town’s Olympic legacy - Neil Shuttleworth
  • The "heavy men" alongside the Harriers - Neil Shuttleworth
  • Lynn Davies at 76. Time for the reflections of "a mere mortal long jumper" - Clive Williams
  • The career of Lynn Davies: 163 long-jump competitions, 108 wins, plus sprints galore! - Thomas S. Hurst, Stuart Mazdon
  • Far from the crush of the crowds and the turmoil of the tracks, the sun no longer shines (George Cummings) - Alan Hoby
  • On the dark side of the moonlight: the story of a daring Olympian, J.H.P. Campbell - Bob Phillips
  • Dr Bertie, waiting for the call as the legendary Irish hammer elite gather (Bertie Healion) - Bob Phillips
  • How British athletes continued competing internationally during World War II
  • Book Review: Rob Hadgraft’s biography of Sydney Wooderson
  • The destiny of W.D. Anderson – gone to the Golden West? - Peter Lovesey, Arnold Black, Tomas Magnusson
  • The complex life of Oswald Groenings - John Edwards
  • Javelin-throwing before World War I - Rooney Magnusson
  • The first official records in Britain, “upon which Scotchmen can congratulate themselves”
  • Charles Wood, gentleman farmer and record-breaking sprinter of the 1880s
  • IAAF World Rankings – could be done better - Stuart Mazdon