On 4th March 1977 Stretford AC were preparing for their first track season in the top tier of the British Athletics League.
At an indoor meeting at RAF Cosford I was sitting at the tea bar with the head coach of Loughborough Students. Would I be interested in an Icelandic sprinter, the national record holder at 100m, 200m and 400m, oh and he's also their decathlon champion? [Is the Pope a Catholic?]
When he was available he ran for us in 100m, 200m and 4x400m relay and also did the shot put and discus throw to help us to a narrow victory at home. He missed the next match because of international commitments and then suffered a serious leg injury in Bulgaria. He certainly never competed for us again - in fact I don't think he ever did compete again, although what I think may have been a younger brother became Icelandic javelin recordholder. I didn't know about the naming system there, but I now believe he may have been the son of Iceland's first Olympic medallist (1956 TJ silver).