Mel Watman

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The Official History of the Women's AAA

IN THIS official history of the Women’s Amateur Athletic Association commissioned by the AAA, Mel Watman – who attended his first WAAA Championships at the White City in 1951 – recalls the major personalities and events during 90 years of women’s athletics. It’s all here from the pioneering days of…

All-Time Greats of British Athletics

Former Athletics Weekly editor Mel Watman, who has been writing on the sport for half a century, pays tribute to Britain's most successful athletes... from Walter George, who revolutionised miling in the 1880s to Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell of Chariots of Fire fame to Mary Rand, Lynn Davies and…

The Official History of the AAA

The Amateur Athletic Association, founded in 1880 during a meeting at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, was for many years the world’s most influential governing body for track and field competition. It was the AAA which established the rules and ethos of the sport. In this official history of the…