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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Vale John Stirling - 1977 New Year Sprint winner

Vale John Stirling - 1977 New Year Sprint winner

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Just saw the item on the Borders Athletic facebook paying tribute to 1977 New Year Sprint winner John Stirling, who died last month.

Stirling ran 10.98s off 8.50m to win the 110m New Year sprint when it was held at Meadowbank stadium on a synthetic track.

He was coached by Wilson Young and was the first of two consecutive New year sprint winners, trained by Wilson, with Roy Herron winning off the same mark, 8.50m in 1978.

At the time the squad was the best in Scotland and when you consider he had Alan Wells and Drew McMasters (both members of Scotland's 1978 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning 4x100m relay team)  at the time, it was arguably the best sprint 'stable' in Europe.

Stirling visited Australia to run at Stawell , winning the CUB Invitation backmarkers 120m in 1980. He ran 12.7 off 1.0m, beating Steve Proudlock and Kevin Silver. Like most Scots trained by Wilson Young, he was fluent, smooth with a very sound technique.

Here's the excerpt from the Borders Athletic facebook page -



It is with great sadness, Borders Athletics report the death of John ( Jock ) Stirling of a suspected heart attack earlier this week. Jock will be remembered for winning the 1977 New Year Sprint and The Christmas Sprint at Grangemouth. He was coached by Wilson Young and some of his training colleagues included George McNeill, David Valentine, Roy Heron, Scott Brodie and Drew Hislop. Jock was a regular attendee at the CERF meeting at Meggetland. BA extend sincere condolences to Jock’s family.

RIP John Stirling

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