Alan Bradford (Qld) was – and still is – a champion middle distance runner who has set several World, and many more Australian, records at 800m, 1500m and steeplechase. He has also won numerous championship titles. Currently, Alan is the Australian record- holder for M45, M50 and M60 800m; M50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 steeplechase; and holds the World record for M60 800m (2.10.42)
John Gilmour inducted 2009 – Vetrun – Tribute by Vic Waters
John Gilmour (WA) was also a champion runner in his youth but returned home a physical wreck after suffering three years as a POW in Japan. In 1969, aged 50 years, he began competing as a veteran/Masters athlete and went on to set numerous world age records and win more than sixty international races. John turned 90 in 2009, but his Australian records for M60 1500m, and M60, 65 and 70 records at 5000m and 10000m are still unbroken.
Ann Cooper inducted 2009
Ann Cooper (SA) was a member of the gold medal-winning 4×100 yards relay team at the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland. Since becoming a veteran/Masters athlete she has enjoyed considerable national and international success as a sprinter. Ann currently holds ARs for W75 60m; W60, 65, 70 and 75 100m; W60, 65, 70 and 75 200m; and W70 400m. She also shares in the W65 4×100 and 4x400m relays records.
Ann is a five-times winner of the annual ‘champion of champions’ race.