Jim Harley as J.H. Mitchell


January 2, 1936
An eighteen-year-old footballer yesterday won the most important prize in pedestrianism – the 130 yards Powderhall handicap final at Edinburgh.

Name, J.H. Mitchell, of Methil, Fife, ex. Chalk pit worker. Plays left back for Liverpool reserves under the real name of Jim Harley. Stands 6ft., weighs 14st. 3lbs.

Was back-marker in the final off nine yards and won by half a yard from D. Boyle (Broxburn) eleven yards, with A. W. Grieve (Innerleithen), ten yards, third.
130 Yards Handicap. – J.H. Mitchell (Methil) 1, £100 and gold medal; D. Boyle (Broxburn) 2, (£10); A.W. Grieve (Innerleithen) 3, (£5). Won by half-yard. 12 6-16secs. Betting 1-4 Mitchell.
(Daily Express: January 3, 1936)

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