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BMC News is the journal of the British Milers' Club and is usually published twice yearly in late spring and again in the autumn. It is distributed free to all BMC members. It is not normally available to-non members but some past issues are available (See below).

Good quality articles on any aspect of middle and long distance are always welcome for consideration for publication in future editions. Please contact the editor for more details.

BMC News Editor: David Sunderland
Oakmore,
Atching Hill Road,
Rugeley,
Staffs.
WS15 2LW

Tel 01889 584712

Past Issues

Some past issues of the journal can be freely downloaded on the understanding that this is for personal use only. If it is wished to reproduce any part of the journal in any medium (including websites) then permission should be sought in advance from the editor. Paper editions are often made available for purchase at BMC meetings. Please contact the editor for further information.

Issues currently available for download:

BMC News

Index 2010 to date 2000 to 2009 1990 to 1999 1980 to 1989 1970 to 1979 1964 to 1969


Spring 1989

Spring 1989 cover
Issue No. 44.
Front Cover: Zahara Hyde.
24 Pages:-
  • The Mind Wizards.
  • Have We Gone Soft?
  • Sample Track Sessions.
  • Controlling the Dopes.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1989 

Autumn 1989

Autumn 1989 cover
Issue No. 45.
Front Cover: English Schools Junior 800m.
16 Pages:-
  • Technical Tips
  • Excellant Teaching, Excellant Coaching
  • Blood Lactate.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1989  

Spring 1988

Spring 1988 cover
Issue No. 42.
Front Cover: Tom McKean.
28 Pages:-
  • Blood Oxygen & Running Performance.
  • Terminology of Training Theory.
  • How Soviet Women Train.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1988 

Autumn 1988

Autumn 1988 cover

Issue No. 43.
Front Cover: 1988 Southern AA's 1500m
32 Pages:-
  • Running Injuries.
  • Privatisation.
  • Getting off the Injury Couch.
  • Drugs Scandal in British Athletics.
  • Athletes Agents.
  • Psoas Test.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1988  

Spring 1987

No

Magazine
 
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Autumn 1987

Autumn 1987 cover
Issue No. 41.
Front Cover: Steve Halliday & Jon Dennis.
20 Pages:-
  • Coaching Bunkum.
  • Learning To Sprint.
  • Distance Running - Science or Art?
  • Drugs Scandal in British Athletics.
  • Athletes Agents.
  • Psoas Test.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1987  

Summer 1986

Summer 1986 cover
Front Cover: Seb Coe in Loughborough Lab.
16 Pages:-
  • Muscle, An Essay for Coaches and Athletes.
  • Muscle Physiology.

Two lectures by Dr Sharp of the Human Motor Performance Lab at Birmingham Uni. Edited by Peter Coe.

Available as PDF download
Summer 1986  

Winter 1986

Winter 1986 cover
Issue No. 40.
Front Cover:  Kirsty Wade
24 Pages:-
  • Fundamental Movements in Running.
  • Devolopment of Training Methods.
  • Unlocking Potential.
  • Tony Ward Interview.

Available as PDF download
Winter 1986  

Spring 1985


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Autumn 1985


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Produced.

Spring 1984

Spring 1984 cover
Issue No. 38.
Front Cover: Alastair Currie.
20 Pages:-
  • Overtraining.
  • Michael Jazy.
  • Motivation.
  • Coaching is Critical.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1984

Autumn 1984

Autumn 1984 cover
Issue No. 39.
Front Cover: Seb Coe leads Olympic 1500m.
20 Pages:-
  • Use of Ice Treatment.
  • 400m Anaerobic Power Development.
  • L.A. Perspective.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1984

Spring 1983

Spring 1983 cover
Issue No. 36.
Front Cover: 1982 AAA's 1500m Final.
28 Pages:-
  • Tobacco Sponsorship.
  • Monitoring Heart Rate.
  • Cadence.
  • Billy Mills' Gold.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1983

Autumn 1983

Autumn 1983 cover
Issue No. 37.
Front Cover: Wendy Sly leads WAAA's 800m.
20 Pages:-
  • Coaching the Growing Child.
  • Helsinki World Champs.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1983

Spring 1982

Spring 1982 cover
Issue No. 34.
Front Cover:Tatyana Kazankina (USSR)
20 Pages:-
  • Foot Injuries.
  • Lab Findings on Improving Oxygen Uptake.
  • British Womens' Middle Distance Running.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1982

Autumn 1982

Autumn 1982 cover
Issue No. 35.
Front Cover: John Biggs wins English Schools.
24 Pages:-
  • Carbohydrate Loading.
  • Development of Young Runners.
  • 2-lap Running.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1982

Spring 1981

Spring 1981 cover
Issue No. 32.
Front Cover: Wendy Smith.
16 Pages:-
  • Greatest Mile Races of all Time. (14-25)
  • Frank Horwill Column.
  • Vladimir Kuts Training.
  • Herb Elliott Training.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1981

Autumn 1981

Autumn 1981 cover
Issue No. 33.
Front Cover: Nick Rose leads 1977 AAA's 1500m.
16 Pages:-
  • Roger Moens Training.
  • Caffeine in Endurance.
  • Blood Doping.
  • Further to the Decline.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1981

Spring 1980

Spring 1980 cover
Issue No. 30.
Front Cover: Seb Coe (Athlete of the year 1979)
16 Pages:-
  • Challenge of the Mile.
  • Greatest Mile Races of all Time. (1-3)
  • Looking at People.
  • Coe Vs Ovett - The Big Confrontation.

Available as PDF download
Spring 1980

Autumn 1980

Autumn 1980 cover
Issue No. 31.
Front Cover: Steve Cram.
20 Pages:-
  • Greatest Mile Races of all Time. (4-13)
  • Frank Horwill Column.

Available as PDF download
Autumn 1980

All material published in the BMC News is copyright of the British Milers' Club except where articles have been reproduced from another source and a credit has been given. The training articles expressed in the journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the National Committee. They are published as part of the BMC's policy of a liberal approach to diverse training theories.