Adrian Weatherhead

photo Graham McIndoe

Is with deep regret  that we hear that the former British international and sub-4 minute miler, Adrian Weatherhead has passed away at the age of 79.

Adrian, a member of Octavians AC, Edinburgh AC and Polytechnic Harriers, was a top-class runner and sub-4 miler. Best remembered on the track as a 1500 metres runner, he won the Scottish indoor title in 1973 and 1976 before becoming National Outdoor Champion in 1979.

He bettered 4 minutes for the mile for the first time in 1971 and went on to do so on another three occasions, with a best of 3:57.59 in 1975.

In the Emsley Carr Mile at the British Games in 1975, he recorded 3:57.6, finishing ahead of Frank Clement and Steve Ovett and just 2 seconds behind the winner, Tanzania’s legendary Filbert Bayi.

Adrian represented Great Britain in six track & field internationals between 1971-77 and Scotland in six matches, winning three of them.

Over the Cross Country, he represented Scotland seven times and won the National Cross Country Silver Medal on three occasions and helped Edinburgh AC, to the team title in 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1981.

 After his track career was over, he turned to the road, winning team gold in the 6-stage relay, and individually (as a vet) winning the Grangemouth 10k and the Falkirk Half Marathon.

His range of track times was excellent with bests of

1:52.8 (800m, 1977),

3:41.35 (1500m, 1975),

3:57.59 (Mile, 1975),

8:02.6 (3000m, 1971)

13:48.0 (5000m, 1974).

In a one-off season at the Steeplechase in 1974, he won the Scottish title and achieved a best of 8:50.6.

(from SATS)

Our deep condolences to all his friends and Family

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