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Sir John Sinclair, “A Collection of Papers on the Subject of Athletic Exercises, &c.”, in “The Code of Health and Longevity; or A Concise View, of the Principles Calculated for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Long Life”, Volume II, 1807.
The Author of the History of Aberdeen, &c., &c., &c. [Walter Thom], “Pedestrianism; or, an Account of The Performances of Celebrated Pedestrians During The Last and Present Century: With a Full Narrative of Captain Barclay’s Public and Private Matches; and an Essay on Training”, 1813.
George Roland. An Introductory Course of Modern Gymnastic Exercises, 1832
Stonehenge [John Henry Walsh], “Manual of British Rural Sports: Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, Pedestrianism, with the Various Rural Games and Amusements of Great Britain.”, 1st Edition, 1856.
Charles Westhall, The Modern Method of Training for Running, Walking, Rowing & Boxing, Including Hints on Exercise, Diet, Clothing, and Advice to Trainers. 1863.
Archibald MacLaren, A System of Physical Education, Theoretical and Practical (extract). 1869
Stonehenge [John Henry Walsh], “British Rural Sports; Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, and Pedestrianism, with all Rural Games and Amusements.”, 17th Edition, 1888.
Glanffrwd [Rev. William Thomas] "The Parish of LLanwyno: its History, People, and Customs." 1888.
(The story of Griffith Morgan [Guto Nythbran])
Extracts from Chapters lX and Xlll.
Translated from the Welsh - "Plwyf Llanwyno: yr Hen Amser, Yr Hen Bobl, A'r Hen Droion." (1888).
Amateur Athletic Association - The Report of The Coming of Age Dinner, June 8th 1901
Charles Arthur Donaldson, Men of Muscle, and the Highland Games of Scotland, with Brief Biographies of the Leading Athletes of the Last Fifty Years, 1901
John William Sutherland, "Impressions of Northern Athletes and Athletics," 1912-13.
A series of Articles in the John O'Groat Journal," and
"The World's Record That Never Was at the Bower Athletics Sports", 1912-13.
A Collection of Letters in the John O'Groat Journal
The Olympic Games and the Duke of Westminster's Appeal for £100,000: A historical survey of the movement for better organisation in the British preparations for the Berlin Games of 1916, published 1913.
Walter Rye, An Autobiography of an Ancient Athlete & Antiquary. 1916
F[rederick] A[nnesley] M[ichael] W[ebster]. Athletics of To-day. History, Development and Training, 1929. Foreword by Lord Burleigh (David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, who was still a successful competing athlete at the time) 1905-1981.
John Lister. Athletics in the United Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of the British Athletic Federation. 2011