General running history articles

Athletic Review 1947 – post-war running

Athletic Review 1947 – post-war running

My oldest athletics magazine is this copy of Athletic Review, dated November 1947. I received three copies of this magazine, this one and two from March and May 1948, when I purchased several years of Athletics Weekly magazines from a gentleman who kindly included...

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Road running in the UK in the 1950s

Road running in the UK in the 1950s

Road races in the 1950s in the UK were very different from today's races. Most races were over 10 miles and distances varied. The only standard distances were 20 miles and the marathon. Petrol rationing ended in 1950 but the number of vehicles on the road was tenth of...

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