News Archive

121 year old record to be reinstated writes Shane Fenton

A record set 121 years ago which still stands to this day is to be reinstated back into the S.H.G.A Annual Year Book.

At Alva Games in 1893 R. Hogg from Hawick set a new native record of 49' 9'' for the Hop-Step-Leap. The record stood alone for 100 years before being equalled at Tomintoul Games in 1992 by Mark Parham of Glasgow.

Following the equalling of the record, subsequent Year Books up until 1999 carried the name of both athletes, however since 2000 Mr Hogg's name has been wrongly omitted.

The reason has been found to be nothing more than a typing error with whoever was in charge of collating the material for the book at that time, it actually states in some of the mid-90's books that Mr Hogg set the record in 19-93 at 49'6''and equalled by Mr Parham at the same distance which on both accounts have been found to be wrong.

Any dubiety regarding the authenticity of the record have been quashed, all the early records and editions of the then S.G.A. Year Book list Mr Hogg as having set a new native record at Alva Games in 1893.

It has been rubber stamped at a recent meeting of the S.H.G.A. General Council that Mr Hogg's name be rightly reinstated in the 2014 edition of the Year Book.
The 2014 books will be available this weekend.

Scottish Triple Jump record: The aforementioned record came close to being broken last summer at Pitlochry Games when recent Scottish indoor long jump & 60m champion Allan Hamilton recorded a jump of 49'4''.

Published: 2014-03-19 20:02:06