Margaret Baldwin

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 Margaret Baldwin, President for 2004/5

President Margaret Baldwin (2004/5) is the wife of  PP John Baldwin.

She has competed at the highest level in Athletics since joining Cambridge Harriers as a thirteen year old in 1963 and is a Life member of that club. Her first successes came during the 1963/64 cross country season when she won every Greater London League race in her age group and the Kent title.

In 1966 she was the 880 yards winner in the Intermediate Girls age group at the Kent, Southern, National and English Schools Championships. Earlier the same year Margaret became the first winner of the National Girls Cross Country championship.

 In 1967 she won the National 2.5 miles Cross Country championship, a race with barring clauses, and the Scottish Intermediate title.  As a result of the latter performance she was selected for the Scotland senior team that year at the International (now World) Cross Country championships. Margaret went on to represent Scotland for fourteen consecutive years in these championships. She also represented Scotland at the 1970, 1974 and 1978 Commonwealth Games at 800 metres (1974) and 1500 metres (1970 & 1978).

In 1972 she was selected for the Great Britain team at 800 metres at the Munich Olympic Games setting a personal best of 2 minutes 03.0 seconds, which she improved to 2 minutes 02.0 seconds the following year at Leipzig.

She joined Blackheath Harriers in 1992 as a 2nd claim member and has since been heavily involved in the administrative side of the Club as a team manager for 7 years, as an official at track and field, cross country and road fixtures, and as a seller of Club kit.

She was made a Vice President of the Club in 1997 and has organised the annual Vice Presidents Supper for the last two years.

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