The year was 1960, JFK had just taken office as the American President, for the first time a five piece band from Liverpool used the name The Beatles at a concert in Hamburg, The first episode of the long running soap Coronation Street was aired and the first successful kidney transplant took place. Another notable […]Read more "Running Great – Abebe Bikila"
Readers of a younger nature may be totally oblivious to Alberto Juantorena but watch him once and you’ll be amazed at the ease at which he travelled round the track at speed. He was one of my Grandfather’s favourite runners and, having watched some videos of Juantorena, it was easy to see why. Competing between […]Read more "RUNNING GREAT – ALBERTO JUANTORENA"
Having heard about the casting taking place in a new movie about the Ovett and Coe rivalry I felt compelled to write a little piece about one of my running heroes – Steve Ovett. I’m currently reading The Perfect Distance by Pat Butcher which goes into great detail about the rivalry between Ovett and Coe […]Read more "Running great – Steve Ovett"