Written by Alastair Aitken on 7 Jul 2016
ALASDAIR ROSS in March 2015 at Torun, Poland won three M60 gold medals in the European Masters Indoors for the 200m, 400m & the sprint relay.
But on Monday 4th of July 2016 he sadly died of pancreatic cancer.
The charming and impressive looking Scotsman, originally from Edinburgh, was self coached and ran for Windsor Slough & Eton & Veterans AC. He was 2nd in the M60, 400 Final of the World Masters outdoors last year. He first came into veteran/Masters athletics at 40, coming 2nd in the World Masters 200m in 22.87 and was a medallist every year in major international Masters Championships till this year.
As a younger man he competed at National level…
Alasdair Ross comes in here “My best event was the 400m. I used to run the Southern Counties because I was living in the South of England. I got selected for Scotland a couple of times, for small international meets. I ran the 400 against Dave Jenkins and the 200 against Allan Wells in Edinburgh but, needless to say, they won. My best times were 10.66/21.4/46.88 for the 100/200/400.”
“I got married when I was 24 and stopped when I was 26 then, picked it up again just before coming a veteran Master at 40, then did relatively better because I was able to train and, managed to win a few World and European Masters Championships so, comparatively I got better when I got older.”
Alasdair’s funeral will be at St Lawrence Church, Seale, Surrey, at 10 am on Monday the 18th of July.
Best Wishes Alastair