Kilbarchan AAC and VP-Glasgow mourn club stalwarts . . .

Tuesday 5th November 2019

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Two of our clubs are this week mourning the loss of stalwarts of the sport.

All at scottishathletics send our condolences to Kilbarchan AAC following the passing of Elsie Gibson and to VP-Glasgow following the passing of former sprinter and later Official, Bobby Quinn.

Elsie Gibson has been described as the force behind the formation of Kilbarchan AAC back in 1974.

Elsie’s husband Jimmy duly became a regular at the club, too, and served as Treasurer before becoming an honorary member.

More details on the Kilbarchan AAC Facebook page.

Bobby Quinn, who was born in America but came to Scotland aged three, has passed away at the age of 90.

He was one of the best sprinters of his generation and part of a very successful Victoria Park relay team that dominated the Scottish championships in the 1950s. Bobby won a total of 14 Scottish championship medals.

Later he became a well-known Official and supported athletics events for 30 years. He was part of the team who officiated at the marathon at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

There’s an extensive tribute piece to Bobby on the VP-Glasgow website.

Sadly, the Glasgow club are also mourning the loss this week of Jimmy Adam. The club life member was 91.

More details on Jimmy Adam


Tags: Kilbarchan AAC, VP-Glasgow

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