Cover star . . . great shot of Steph Davis as she wins the Olympic marathon trial in London (photo by Mark Shearman)
The new edition of PB magazine – our first in 2021 – is this week being issued to all scottishathletics members.
PB is a member benefit and we look to capture and reflect various aspects of what is happening across our sport via as wide a spectrum as we can.
There’s a strong feature element to this issue with events affected by Covid-19 but we still look at the European Indoors and the GB Olympic marathon trial, with Scottish success in Torun and London.
We’ve a big interview with 1970s Olympian Frank Clement about the current crop of endurance athletes and his own on-going family connection with the sport.
And our chair, Ian Beattie, sketches his vision for sport in Scotland to have a higher profile and role in society via government to help improve the physical and mental health of the nation.
There’s also absorbing, quality writing from key contributors:
*Katy Barden meets well-kent Central AC Morag Millar and delivers a remarkable candid interview on her return to competition after birth trauma
*Graeme Macpherson reveals the positivity of Mel Woods as the former PE teacher bids to become Scotland’s latest elite Para athlete
*Gary Keown researches the story behind modest Janice Hendrie’s lifelong commitment to grassroots athletics with Inverclyde AC and the Scottish Schools AA.
Our grassroots athletics section this time looks at Annan and District AC, Perth Road Runners and Officials Ann and Bob Carter.
In a two-page Education section, we look at Exercise Addiction, with important messages for young athletes.