It is with great sadness the club has heard that one of our former members’, Alan Gibson, has passed away in recent weeks.
Alan was part of the great training group of Alex Naylor in the late 1960’s . The above photo shows Alex Naylor with John Cherry, Alan Gibson, Bobby McLean, John Mulvey & Alan Roberts.
He was an excellent athlete winning Scottish titles over 800m at national level in 1967 and 1968 at Youth level. He also won three Scottish School titles over 800m 1966/67/68 as well as winning track titles at West District level . He also was 2nd in AAA 800m 1967 Youths Championships.
No mean athlete on the country being part of National winning team at Youth level in 1968 and winning the West District title in 1967 .With PB performances of 1.53.4 (800m) and 50.6(400) at an early age it was a pity he never progressed to Senior level .
Alan was a lecturer in pharmacology at Kings College London.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time
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