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2020 Editions

Volume 58, No. 4, November 2020


  • Editorial Comment: Dana's unexpected 70-year legacy for the IAAF
  • The Berlin Olympic dilemma of B.L.S. Prendergast - Jamaican by birth, British by choice - John Edwards
  • Gerald Foster, the first Jamaican sprinter of international class - Bob Phillips
  • Leslie Laing, the fourth man in the historic Jamaican quartet which beat the Americans
  • Desperately needed after 40 years, a new man to succeed Jamaica's "one of the special ones" (Seymour Newman)
  • Greg Rutherford heads Lynn Davies, Heike Drechsler still leads JJK and the world (All-time long jump rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Ireland's secret weapon, a Welsh "pocket rocket" (N.D. Morgan) - Peter Lovesey
  • An athletics life with my Belgian grandfather (Edouard Hermes) - Paul Burton
  • Mind over Metal. Ralph Keene; from international hurdler to Venice Film Festival prize-winner - Bob Phillips
  • "The perfect picture of an athlete". But did anyone know outside Northumberland? (Albert Grant) - Bob Phillips
  • "Peak-bagging". Bob Graham's Round of 1932 - Neil Shuttleworth
  • Seven world record-breakers in a decade and only one ever represented his country (Alfred Pope and other British race-walkers of the 1930s) - Bob Phillips
  • A nice little walk for the India Office hiker. Great fun, great exercise, healthy and free (Alfred Pope)
  • A survey of national records in the throwing events - Steve Akehurst
  • After 108 years, the doomed Frenchman takes precedence over Nurmi, Zátopek and Gebrselassie (Part II of performance grading) - Martin Garrod
  • A 400 metres and 440 yards chronology with a difference - Jacques Carmelli
  • Alf Pope and Harold Whitlock - walkers of the 1930s on cigarette cards

Volume 58, No. 3, August 2020


  • Editorial Comment: No standing still with statistics, 62 years on
  • George Duxfield and his fellow Northerners on the inside track at the formation of the Amateur Athletic Association in 1880 - Bob Phillips
  • Jack Corfield. The last of England's war-time distance-running generation - Chris Holloway
  • The importance of non-winning ... times at the 1920 Olympics - Stuart Mazdon
  • "Long regarded as a marvel who might always do even a little better". The obscure world records of Ernie Harper - Neil Shuttleworth
  • William D. Anderson: A mystery finally resolved (almost)! - John W. Keddie
  • And a Scottish woman athlete properly identified (May Mackenzie)
  • Wilfred Kent-Hughes, Philip Pitt. Recruits from Australia in the first British team against France - John Edwards
  • Bubka and Isinbayeva, of course, and Mike Bull from the 1960s is still the best of the British (All-Time pole vault rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Bob Tisdall enters the Commonwealth rankings - Trevor Clowes
  • Book Reviews (Martin Sheridan's biography, Long-distance walking) - Colm Murphy, Sandra Brown
  • How Bobby Morrow won Olympic 100 metres gold - Maxwell Stiles
  • A Novelty. A Farce. The "Flying Squadrons" in Britain's first relay race - H.F. Pash
  • The roots of South American marathon racing and the first Pan-American event - Roger Gynn
  • Enjoying life as the guardian of Cyril Ellis's back. The humble duties of a British miler (F.W. Turner) - John Edwards
  • European All-Rime rankings; 10km Road - Giuseppe Mappa
  • How nations have scored year-by-year at the European Championships - Trevor Clowes
  • Grading medal-winning performances in the 400, 800 and 1500 metres events. Or what has parkrun got to do with the Olympics? - Martin R. Garrod
  • The "Word Put". Peter Lovesey reflects on his sedentary athletics event
  • The double life of a founding father striding out along the martyr's walk (J.R. Barnes-Moss) - Bob Phillips, John Edwards
  • Cress flourishes in the land of 97 per cent water (Marshall Islands) - Bob Phillips, Steve Akehurst
  • New on the NUTS web-site - www.nuts.org.uk - Stuart Mazdon

Volume 58, No. 2, May 2020


  • Editorial comment: When the US was ready regardless of time or place
  • For "Sir Solly", the other outspoken Abrahams, the "Brilliant Star" reward of a colonial lifetime (Sir Sidney Abrahams) - Bob Phillips
  • Catch him if you can. Edmund Barrett's six different events at the Olympics (Edmund and James Barrett) - Bob Phillips
  • A newly discovered English record for Walter Henderson
  • The unexpected first British sub-four-minute mile indoors, still unrecognised after 48 years. Bob Maplestone loses his record plea - Clive Williams
  • Out of the shadows of the Boer War, an Olympic runner at last at the age of 44. Yet there are many great challenges to come (Wally Hayward) - Andy Milroy
  • Was it "athletic enthusiasm"? Or "a somewhat hesitant spirit"? The war-ravaged Antwerp Olympic Games of 100 years ago - Bob Phillips
  • In reserve only if the money can be raised. A fortnight later he is Olympic champion (Jack Ainsworth-Davis)
  • Rome 1960. Tokyo 1964. "Roamer", the most perceptive of the Olympic diarists
  • 1960 Rome Olympic Games: Black Wednesday - Neil Allen
  • 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games: Ann Packer, Peter Snell - Neil Allen
  • R.A. Nicholas, the only international from Cornwall for more than 50 years - John Edwards
  • J.E. Miller, the first Irishman after independence to represent Great Britain - John Edwards
  • S.N. Graham, a newly-found first Scottish-born high jumper for Great Britain
  • Still the best high jumpers ever - Dalton Grant and Dorothy Tyler (All-time rankings) - Trevor Clowes
  • Goodbye to the high-jump record-breaker. Oh, incidentally, we've dug up your pit (Thelma Hopkins) - Bob Phillips
  • "Look at Mills!!! Look at Mills!!!" An unlikely outburst from the "quiet American" (Dick Bank) - Bob Phillips
  • Searching for Sweeting: some steeplechasing mysteries and revelations from the 1920s (Harry Sweeting) - John Edwards
  • Book Reviews (Women's 100 Best Year Lists 1911-1962, British Athletics 2020, Athletics in the Manchester area, Fell-running) - Bob Phillips, Andy Milroy
  • Where the men lag behind - Steve Akehurst
  • What's up, Doc? Monaco's vain medal hunt
  • NUTS Annual and AGM

Volume 58, No. 1, February 2020


  • Editorial comment: Can can, but that doesn't mean others can't (European Cross Country Championships)
  • The brief international career of the man from the Burberry fashion-wear store (Herbert Nicholls) - John Edwards & The Editor
  • "F.G. Livingstone, I presume?" And a leading opponent was named Stanley! - John Edwards
  • Even David Hemery bows the knee to His Lordship (All-time rankings, 400 metres hurdles) - Trevor Clowes
  • The first Australian in the "International", and he led England to yet another victory! (Alfred Clemes) - The Editor
  • ... And the 19th century English and American champions of France (Alfred Tunmar, the Sheldon brothers) - The Editor
  • What a sight to see! The future discus world record-holder, baton in hand, flat out for 100 metres round a bend! This is the Swedish Relay
  • The Swedish Relay. A statistical perspective - Keith Morbey
  • "Emancipation from the thraldom of good-natured disdain". The first women in the Comrades Marathon - Andy Milroy
  • Was Geraldine Watson inspired by Coales, Hibbins and the Thrapston Harriers? - The Editor
  • Reg Toone, an Army discovery very soon missing from the action
  • The beginning of another 24 years of watching and enjoying , for which I'm ever grateful (1970 Commonwealth Games) - Stan Greenberg
  • Down in the forest something stirred. A surprising hurdling tradition of the 19th century (Charles Daft) - The Editor
  • Making history in "the best relay race ever decided", a forgotten NZ miler, Dan Mason - The Editor
  • The USA has led the world since 2005, and the gap is widening (World Championships points scores by nations) - Trevor Clowes
  • Book Review (Len Hurst, Britain's first great marathon man) - Peter Lovesey
  • When rays of sunlight shone on British pole vaulting. The life of Joe Birkett in the "New Jerusalem by the side of the Mersey" - The Editor
  • The 1964 Olympic champions, past and present - Brian Hatch
  • Visions that paved the way to Vaporfly (Running-shoe history) - The Editor
  • "Much admired for their neatness and pliability": footwear style in the 19th century - Peter Lovesey
  • A first foray to Finland. A British win at 3000 metres and the Finns have words for it - "PAREMMIN LOPPURIUHTAISSUSSAAN"! - The Editor