National Union of Track Statisticians

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Latest Edition of Track Stats

Now Available: British Athletics 2014

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The 56th NUTS Annual, edited by Rob Whittingham, Peter Matthews, and Tony Miller.
Deep UK ranking lists for all age groups in 2013, top 12 merit rankings, all-time lists, results etc.
Price is £18 plus postage (£2 UK & Europe, £5 outside Europe)
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For more details of the annual, see The N.U.T.S. Annual

About The NUTS

The organisation was founded in January 1958, based on the same lines as the A.T.F.S., and similarly devoted to the collection and dissemination of statistics in Track & Field Athletics. The first comprehensive U.K. annual lists were published in Athletics Weekly at the end of 1958, and these formed the basis of British Athletics 1959, which was published by the British Amateur Athletics Board.

As the authoritative compendium on U.K. athletics statistics, and widely known as "The N.U.T.S. Annual", British Athletics has been produced each year since 1959. The title was changed to U.K. Athletics from 1974-1982 (when published by the N.U.T.S.), reverting to its original name from 1983 (once again under the aegis of the B.A.A.B.). The Annual was published by Umbra Software Limited from 1993 to 2010 and by the NUTS themselves from 2011.

All-Time lists for both senior and junior age-groups have been produced at regular intervals, and there has also been a thriving Bulletin, originally entitled N.U.T.S. Notes but now known as Track Stats, and in its 52nd year of publication. Follow the menu for information about publications.

The organisation is governed by its own Constitution under an Executive Committee comprising Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of 8 other members. These officers, who are all voluntary, are elected each year.

How To Join

Membership includes subscription to the NUTS quarterly magazine Track Stats. Members may also purchase copies of the British Athletics annual at a reduced rate.

A membership application form is available as an Adobe Acrobat document.

For more information about membership of the organisation, please contact the Membership Secretary, whose details are listed below.

Track Stats

Latest Edition

Forthcoming Articles

  • Born in Ceylon, brought up in England, but he ran for Ireland - Robert Tisdall
  • Women’s long jumping – Yvette Williams, Shirley Cawley, Willye White
  • The first mile champion, Sir Charles Wittewronge-Lawes
  • Ron Clarke’s legendary White City three miles of 1965
  • Jesse Owens ... and what else that happened 80 years ago
  • How "AW" has survived the internet revolution
  • Every throw of Lia Manoliu ...
  • and every race of Mike Boit
  • Progressive UK All-Comers’ records in the throwing events
  • The unheralded Briton who beat Reiff, Wooderson and Ibbotson
  • England’s worst cross-country showing
  • Higgins and Hobbs, forgotten sprinters of the 1930s
  • The historic legacy of Percy Kirwan
  • A lesson from 180 years ago for Lord Coe
  • Stampfl’s least known record-breaker
  • a profile of “Buddy” Edelen
  • a survey of pole vaulting in the 20th Century

Progressive British All-Time Top Tens

Spreadsheets are available that complement the series of articles in Track Stats.

Members-only pages

For details of how to access the members-only pages, please contact the webmaster

Contact addresses

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ChairmanPeter Matthews

SecretaryDr. Shirley Hitchcock

TreasurerDon Turner

Membership Secretary     Liz Sissons


Founding members (31 January 1958)

ChairmanAlf Wilkins
SecretaryMel Watman
Others attendingStan Greenberg
Martin James
Bob Sparks
Colin Young

CommitteeThe first meeting was held on 2 April 1958, the above named being joined by Len Gebbett and Chris Lindsay.

TreasurerPeter May was elected later in 1958.

PresidentHarold Abrahams C.B.E. was Hon. President from 1960-1977

Norris McWhirter C.B.E. succeeded H.M.A. in 1979, following the latter's death in January 1978.

Sir Eddie Kulukundis succeeded N.D.McW. in 2004, following the latter's death in April 2004.

Peter Radford became President in 2009, with Sir Eddie continuing as President Emeritus.

N.U.T.S. OFFICERS (1958 to date)

Year     ChairmanSecretaryTreasurer
1958Alf WilkinsMel WatmanPeter May
1960Len GebbettPat BrianAlf Wilkins
1963ditto Peter Hopkinsditto
1965Les Crouchdittoditto
1967Alf Wilkinsdittoditto
1968Bob Phillipsdittoditto
1969dittoAndrew HuxtableBrian Nott
1970Peter Hopkinsdittoditto
1974Bob Sparksdittoditto
1979dittodittoRichard Hymans
1980Peter MatthewsDavid Martinditto
1982dittoDavid Wilkinsonditto
1984dittoAndrew Clatworthyditto
1985Les CrouchdittoSandra Squires
1990dittoDavid MartinAndrew Clatworthy
1991dittoShirley HitchcockJohn Powell
2001Peter Matthewsdittoditto
2002dittodittoDon Turner