Skip to main content
Report #21, Alastair Aitken

Bernard Lagat in London July 2008

Bernard Lagat in London July 2008 Bernard Lagat the 2007 World 1500 and 5000 Champion was the first runner to secure that same double victory in the American Championships in 2007. Amongst his many...
Report #20, Alastair Aitken

Usain Bolt in London

USAIN BOLT by Alastair Aitken Usain Bolt (Born 21.08.86) from Jamaica talked to me in Croydon before he ran at Crystal Palace on the 26th of July, 2008. "For me, when I was at primary school, cricket...
Report #19, Alastair Aitken

Charlie Williams - Outstanding Master Sprinter

Charlie Williams - Outstanding Master Sprinter Outstanding Master Sprinter who ran 9.4 for 100yards back in 1953 by Alastair Aitken CHARLIE WILLIAMS, at 77 years old, has never lost his enthusiasm for...
Report #18, Alastair Aitken

Where Are They Now - John Greatrex

Where Are They Now - John Greatrex John Greatrex by Alastair Aitken I often visit Sainsbury's, which is my local supermarket, 200m from my home in Upper Norwood and did not recognise or realise, for...
Report #17, Alastair Aitken

The Truly Remarkable Tony Bowman

The Truly Remarkable Tony Bowman Tony Bowman Veteran Special by Alastair Aitken Tony Bowman, now a Leeds City club athlete , at 71, became the oldest person by 30 years to win the famous Powderhall...
Report #16, Alastair Aitken

Stan Eldon

Stan Eldon Stan Eldon, was one of the 'Great' distance runners of the 1950's but surprisingly, when at his peak, was working as a policeman on duty at various local Berkshire venues. That gave the...
Report #15, Alastair Aitken

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart In the same Winter season you won your third European indoor title in 1975 you also won The IAAF' World Cross Country' in Rabat from Mariano Haro; Bill Rodgers and John Walker. To mention...
Report #14, Alastair Aitken

Pam Davies

Pam Davies PAM DAVIES is or was one of the most remarkable people in athletics I have ever interviewed writes Alastair Aitken When I met her for the first time, serving teas in Belgrave Hall...
Report #13, Alastair Aitken

Avard Moncur

Avard Moncur By Alastair Aitken Avard Moncur was born on the 2nd of November 1978 Nassau 1.96 82kg was at University at Auburn. When did you first start competing 'Running at High School in Nassau in...
Report #12, Alastair Aitken

Ken Norris

By Alastair Aitken KEN NORRIS must go down in athletics history as one of the greatest racers who never achieved a 'Big' Games track medal. In the 1950's he was virtually unbeatable in his prime on...
Report #10, Alastair Aitken

Peter Hildreth

By Alastair Aitken PETER HILDRETH is not a name that would be branded about as a 'Superstar' in today's idiom but, his achievements in life would be hard to match by most. As an Author of many books...
Report #9, Alastair Aitken

Robert Slowe - Outstanding Clubman

AN OUTSTANDING CLUBMAN IS SOMEBODY EVERYONE SHOULD ADMIRE. MANY GO UNNOTICED WHERE AS OLYMPIC ATHLETES GET PLENTY OF ACCOLADES. HERE IS ONE OF HIGHGATE HARRIERS GREAT 'CLUBMEN' OVER THE YEARS. BOB...
Report #8, Alastair Aitken

Anthony Noel - World Masters Champion

INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY NOEL WORLD MASTERS CHAMPION SATURDAY FOOTBALLER TO WORLD CHAMPION SPRINTER By Alastair Aitken TONY NOEL last year, was not far short of his forty second birthday when he set a...
Report #7, Alastair Aitken

Franics Obikwelu

FRANCIS OBIKWELU of the Sporting Club of Lisbon, was the 2004 Olympic silver medallist in Athens and European sprint Champion of 2002 and 2006. When I interviewed Francis Obikwela in London recently...
Report #6, Alastair Aitken

Alan Webb

Alan Webb The Alan Webb Interview by Alastair Aitken The United States of America have not had any middle distance runners seriously challenging the World's Best over 1500m, since Steve Scott and Jim...
Report #5, Alastair Aitken

Andre Bucher - 2001 World 800m Champion

Andre Bucher - 2001 World 800m Champion 2001 World 800m Champion Andre Bucher Interviewed by Alastair Aitken ANDRE BUCHER joined his running club Lake Luzern, in Switzerland, when he was ten years old...
Report #4, Alastair Aitken

Wallace Spearmon (2006)

Wallace Spearmon (2006) WALLACE SPEARMON By Alastair Aitken Wallace Spearmon had only been running seriously for 2½ years when I spoke to him in London In July (2006), yet 22 year old Spearmon showed...
Report #3, Alastair Aitken

Derek Johnson (1985)

Derek Johnson (1985) THE LATE DEREK JOHNSON Besides Derek Johnson's ability as an 400/800 runner he ran 4.05.0 for the mile and 3:46.8 for 1500 and 9:17.6 for the 3000m steeplechase and was an Oxford...
Report #2, Alastair Aitken

James Carter - USA 400m hurdles Champion 2002 and 2004

James Carter - USA 400m hurdles Champion 2002 and 2004 JAMES CARTER BY ALASTAIR AITKEN It was a chance meeting at a London hotel in August 2006 that James Carter, the USA 400m hurdles Champion of 2002...
Report #1, Alastair Aitken

Dorothy Manley - Silver medalist London Olympics 1948

Dorothy Manley - Silver medalist London Olympics 1948 The Parlette's By Alastair Aitken It was after Easter in 1948, at the training weekend at Butlins' for Olympic possible, that John Parlett and...