The 20s Domination

Domination in the 1920s

The first visible signs of this endeavour was the club’s victory in the first ever Medley Race Championships in 1919, which they dominated for most of the next decade. George Dallas won various titles in the early 20s and in 1921 became secretary of the Scottish Cross Country Union which lasted for 40 years.

George was mainly responsible for getting publicity for athletics, ensuring newspapers received press releases for all events and was appointed athletics correspondent for the Glasgow Herald which he held until the mid sixties.

During the 1920s the clubs performances continued to improve and in 1927 they won the first of six consecutive victories in the Scottish C.C.Championships, with Dunky Wright taking the indivdual title.

Supremacy and the reasons

The reason for this supremacy lay in the calibre of runners the club could call upon. Athletes like Dunky Wright, Donald Robertson, Walter Calderwood, David Muir, Tom Blakely and Donald Mclean; every one a Champion or National Record Holder.

In the 1930s Maryhill held sway in road races with Dunky Wright and Donald Robertson dominating the Marathons.