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