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2010 Editions

Volume 48, No. 4, December 2010

  • British Athletes in the European All-Time Lists - Stuart Mazdon
  • In this age of new-found devotion to manly exercises was John Trevor the first sub-even-time sprinter? - Bob Phillips
  • Four minutes for four million (Ireland v New Zealand, 1 mile)
  • From 1952 to 1992, the greatest triumphs of the "Tough of the Track" (Alf Tupper) - Brendan Gallagher
  • The men's pentathlon: how the World record has progressed - Jacques Carmelli
  • "A quarry of rustic and sinewy athletes" (European Championships) - Bob Phillips
  • Coe was running the Golden Mile that night, and so I missed the Blackpool Illuminations - Thomas S Hurst
  • A win against Germany in the last days of the Weimar Republic (The first British 5000 metres under 15 minutes) - David Thurlow
  • How the mighty milers fall: an Olympic study - David Cocksedge
  • Beyond the "ballyhoo": a waging of total sport (Chataway v Kuts - the first British 5000 metres under 14 minutes) - Bob Phillips
  • Another British record for Walter George discovered after 128 years! - Oscar Vecchi
  • But who was this Blackheath Harrier, Bill Aylett?
  • The first sub-10 seconds 100 metres men in chronological order - K Ken Nakamura
  • A gold medal won in space-eating fashion (Hector Dyer) - Don M. Groome
  • The man who Kevin Young has still to surpass: the career of Glenn Hardin
  • Beneath the Stockholm sun, the perfect example of what it takes (Glenn Hardin) - Neil Allen
  • Who's who in British athletics in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (Index to "Athletics Weekly" questionnaires) - I.E.G. Green
  • Book reviews: "Who's Who of British International Athletes 1945-1960", "The Irish Championships 1885-1922" - Ian Tempest
  • Book reviews: "History of the European Athletics Championships", "The Soulless Stadium: a memoir of London's White City"
  • Scotland's first Olympic athletics medallist (Adam Gunn) - John W Keddie
  • Jessica Ennis - how she has progressed - Peter Matthews with Alan Lindop, Stuart Mazdon, Tony Miller, Bill Green
  • British record-holder but left on the sideline (Norman Gregor) - Bob Phillips
  • After 118 years the true identity of an AAA champion revealed (Charles Dickinson) - Cyril J Smyth
  • Holmes v Sweeney 10-7? - Rooney Magnusson

Volume 48, No. 3, September 2010

  • Peter Hildreth: "I was never a super star, just a good international" - David Thurlow
  • "Going like a bomb": another Birrell brother and the best in Britain (Bob Birrell) - Bob Phillips
  • Blowing in the wind: the sprinters like it, but what about the hurdlers? - Don M. Groome
  • Progressive United Kingdom All-Comers' records, Indoors - Thomas S. Hurst
  • But will it catch on? The pioneering indoor adventure of 1935 and Cosford's debut 20 years later - "The Times" archives, H.E.D. O'Neill
  • Indoor racing - "A record of all competitive performances" - Peter Radford
  • Who was the first four-turn hammer man ? (John Jackson, Albert Flaxman)
  • "Everything was right about him, as if he was running on air" (Walter Rangeley) - Bob Phillips
  • For the glory of England's abused sprinters: forgotten men of the early 1930s - I.E.G. Green
  • Leading British performers in the sprint events - from 1881 to the end of 1939
  • No starting-blocks, no electronic timing - sprinting in the 1930s - Guy Butler
  • Athletics on three continents: Malcolm Ash, one of the most versatile athletes of the 1950s, remembers Geoff Elliott, George Broad and others - Michael Sheridan
  • Youthful memories of Coe and Ovett - Thomas S. Hurst
  • Curious statistics from javelin throwing
  • Discovery of an English-born Olympian of 1912, 1920 and 1924 (Len Richardson)

Volume 48, No. 2, June 2010

Women's high jumping 1920s to 1950s
  • More things in life than a mere Olympic silver medal (Sheila Lerwill) - David Thurlow
  • "Change your style, miss the Olympics, but you'll be a record-breaker in three years" (Sheila Lerwill) - Bob Phillips
  • Women's high jump all-time lists to 31.12.51 - John W. Brant
  • Ratjen the fraud, Csak the champion, Bergmann the survivor (Dora Ratjen, Ibolya Csak, Gretel Bergmann)
  • The Swiss Miss whose record went missing for 35 years (Ilsebill-Elisabetta Pfenning)
Victorian era pedestrianism
  • The career of Paddy Cannon, farm-worker, record-breaking professional
  • runner, successful football trainer - Alex Wilson
  • Jack White and Teddy Mills: other 19th Century champions - Oscar Vecchi
Other features
  • The cruel season: Nicholas Monsarrat's occasional outings as a sprinter and hurdler - Dr Chris Thorne
  • "Atten-shun !!!" Origins of the Inter-Military Championships - Cyril J. Smyth
  • The competitive career of Arthur Wint - Bob Phillips
  • The Oslo records that got away - again!
  • Book review: Women's rankings 1926-62, by John W. Brant and Janusz Wasko - Ian Tempest
  • Book reviews: Dalton's marathon man, NUTS annual, Manfred Holzhausen
  • A human machine, the joyful liberation of bodily movement - John Bale
  • Sir Peter Snell - still on a pedestal - Dave Huffer
  • Yorkshire's "Zatopek": "No style but tremendous strength, he was all legs" (Frank Aaron) - David Thurlow
  • From Herb McKenley to Michael Johnson, and no real improvement at all? (Bobby Quinn) - I.E.G. Green
  • British quarter-miling half-a-century ago: The fastest 40 at 400 metres at the end of 1959

Volume 48, No. 1, March 2010

Discussing the Discus
  • Half-a-century of discus-throwing: the record-holders from the 1920s to the 1970s, Americans predominant - but not entirely - Don M. Groome
  • The valiant men who set British discus "records" in the inter-war years - Bob Phillips
  • Norwegian would . . . and did (Helge Sivertsen)
  • Half-a-century ago: a year in the life of British discus-throwing - A. Ballard Peck
  • . . . And a footnote regarding the England-GDR match of 1959 (Manfred Grieser)
  • La splendida carriera del discobolo, Adolfo Consolini - Marco Martini
  • From the grapes of wrath to the fruits of success: the discus career of Sim Iness
  • Women's discus: World All-Time List to 31 December 1930 - John W. Brant
  • Discussing the discus in past editions of "Track Stats"
  • Women's discus: World best progressions to 31 December 1930 - John W. Brant
  • Against the mighty Russians, wondering whether her turn will ever come (Suzanne Allday) - David Thurlow
  • Out of the Gulag, on to the gold (Nina Ponomaryeva)
  • Florence and Gerry - best of the British?
  • World All-Time Best Performers - Discus - as at the end of 1959
Other features
  • World records for the 100, 1500, 110 hurdles, high jump and pole vault: the Americans are well and truly ready! (The imaginary US Olympic Trials of 1940) - Richard Hymans, Dave Johnson
  • A nice winter's trip to the sunny West Indies - Bernard Linley
  • The Oslo records that got away!