Octavians Lunch 25th May 2016

25th May 2016

Sitting, left to right: Stewart Seale, Adrian Weatherhead, Bob Hay, George Sinclair, John Jones & David Stevenson.
Standing, left to right; Gordon Rule, Colin Balchin, Martin Sinclair, Robin Morris, Neil Patrick, Peter Burgess, Tony Hogarth, Ian Grant, Fraser Proven, George Thomson, John Turnbull, Bill Noble & Robin McKenzie.

Photographs can also be viewed in the July/August edition of the magazine Edinburgh Life (page 6).

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13th June 1963

Scottish Championship  4 x 440 at Goldenacre on 13th June 1963.

Only one hour before the final, the Octavian’s won their heat to set up an interesting final.

John Turnbull ran the first leg in 49.9 secs and handed over to Donald Burr, who maintained the lead with a time of 50.9 secs.

Tommy Tait ran a superb 3rd leg in 49.1 secs to increase the lead to 20 metres and handed over to Bob Hay.

Glasgow University last leg runner was the one and only Ming Campbell who ran a 47.5 secs on the grass track to beat Bob Hay (49.6) by 1.5 metres in a time of 3 mins 19.3 secs-  which was 3 seconds inside the Scottish Native Record.

The Octavian’s team were only 0.2 seconds behind the winners Glasgow University, and received the Silver medal for their efforts.

Thanks to Donald Burr for the information

This article has also been inserted into the History page https://octaviansac.co.uk/history/

 

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REUNION LUNCH 2016

The Octavians will hold a reunion lunch in the Charwood Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ at 12.30 on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

 
Any former  member who wishes to attend please;
either
respond to the e-mail that will be sent to you
or
if we do not have your e-mail address, leave a note of your intention to be there in the contact section.

 

Thank You

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

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Reunion Lunch 27th May 2015

Our lunch was held in the Charwood Restaurant, Buckstone, Edinburgh today and everyone had an enjoyable time, catching up with old friends and acquaintances.

Here are the photographs taken at the Lunch:

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L/R – Back Row: Stewart Seale, Ian Grant, Pete Burgess, Bill Noble, Adrian Weatherhead, David Stevenson, Robin Morris. Front Row: John (Jack) Jones, George Thomson, George Sinclair, Bob Hay, John Turnbull.

 

 

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John Turnbull, Ian Grant, Pete Burgess & George Thomson

 

 

27th May 2015

At Table; Adrian Weatherhead Stewart Seale & John Turnbull, standing behind, David Stevenson and Bob Hay.

 

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REUNION LUNCH 2015

The Octavians will hold a reunion lunch in the Charwood Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ at 12.30 on Wednesday 27th May.
Any former  member who wishes to attend please;
either
respond to the e-mail that will be sent to you
or
if we do not have your e-mail address, leave a note of your intention to be there in the contact section below.

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Have you got any Photos?

We are please to report that ‘hits’ on this website are increasing year on year, so thank you for making this all worthwhile. It is after all, a website to celebrate past achievements and also to celebrate being part of a special group of people, who took part in athletics because they enjoyed the sport.

There are pages set aside for every single member that we know of, and what is missing is photos of these individuals. If you have photographs and or clippings from the newspapers or family notes, please copy them and send to us here, so that we can start utilising the space allocated for you. They are under 3 headings called Athletes A to H, I to M and N to Z.  Click on the name you want from these lists, of from the drop down menu under each heading, and you have a separate page that needs information filled in. You can have photos, video and as much information as you want in there. If you click on Jack Jones, you will see an example of what can be put in here.

If you have any information about anyone else, can you contact us so that we can post this up to share? If you have fond memories or stories relating to your time with the Octavians, then this could be the place to share them.

New content is what will keep this website interesting to the people who view this site, and photographs are the perfect way to gain more interest too.

Thanks again for your continued support.

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Spread The Word

Land of Burns Trophy
Neil Donnachie has been in touch with George and Pat Sinclair to ask if anyone from the club can help Ricky Taylor of Ayr Seaforth, to locate the Land of Burns Trophy.
The trophy was won by Octavians in 1969 and apparently the last known sighting of the cup is in the photograph shown in the gallery in this website
An Octavian who was a member of the successful 1969’s team has confirmed that he was also in the team that returned to Dam Park to defend the trophy in 1970, in vain. However he has no recollection of which team won it that year.
So where is it and who’s got it?
If anyone does have any information which they think may help in the search, please use the comment facility in this web site to pass on the information.
ie,
Were you a member of a subsequent winning team or have you seen the trophy at any time post 1970?
Thank you

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Tommy Tait

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Tommy Tait on 7th February. Tommy was an ever present and reliable points gatherer during the whole active life of the club.

His funeral will take place at 11am on Monday 16th February at Warriston .

Club members please make every effort to attend.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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