Name: Cameron Spence

DOB: 19/07/50

Age you started running: 11

Age you retired: Still going, just. Duff kneecap

Coached by: At first oldest brother Jim, then myself


Personal Best Performances

Distance Time

1500m 3.58

3000m 8.10

5000m 14.10

10000m 29.08 Road

1/2 Marathon 64.18

Marathon 2.28


Best positions/ performances in races

1. NI Senior CC 2nd. Should have won. Gave Paul too much respect.

2. Scot Senior CC10th

3. Int. Sct vx NI 1st Running for Scotland

4. Scot West Dist CC 2nd Lawrie 3rd

5. Scot West 10K Track 1st

6. And so many others


Most pleasing athletic performance

1979 Got to World CC Champs. Won District title and the Gurock Highland Games Road Race (long story)

Most Disappointing Performance

All my Marathons


Any other comments

Still involved with the sport. Need a new kneecap but still managing 25 miles a week. I’m a committee member and handicapper for Inverdale AC. Vice president and handicapper of the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club. Track govenor for the Cowel Highland Gathering (biggest and best highland games in the world, go to the website and see what it is all about.) Coach and advisor to over 30 athletes but still haven’t got any coaching qualifications (another long story.) Finally thanks to the officials and athletes in Annadale Striders, and NI officials for making me most welcome and making my time with the Striders really enjoyable. And a special thanks to Tony McKnight, who sadly is no longer with us, for all those wonderful phone calls we used to have