Tag Archives: Sport

Big Aggie

Plot

The Hamilton sisters were both members of the Balfour Athletics Team, but Jean, a sprinter, was  an athletics enthusiast, whereas Agnes, known to everyone at Balfour’s Construction Company as “Big Aggie,” had only two enthusiasms—eating and sleeping! But Aggie was a natural athlete, a brilliant heavy events specialist. So Mr Robert Balfour, boss of the construction company, insisted on Big Aggie working at athletics.

big aggie

Notes

Appeared

  • Big Aggie – Judy: circa #526 (7 Feb 1970) – (?)

Run, Rana, Run!

Plot

Rana Mogambu is a brilliant athlete from Bokana. She is sent to be educated at Lingon Girls’ School. Shari, an elder from Rana’s village, accompanies her to monitor her athletics training. He also has strange powers, which he uses to help Rana win races.

Notes

Appeared

  • Run, Rana, Run! – Bunty: circa #877 (2 November 1974) -(?)

Billie

Plot:

Billie Brewster lived with her Aunt Cora in Paradise Flats, Wolverley. Aged thirteen, Billie was fanatically keen on athletics, particularly running. But her running had landed her in trouble with the School Attendance Officer and with the Wolverley Education Council.

Tough girl Billie returned in several sequels (with a new artist) including when she runs away from Paradise House, a home for girls. She is trying to track down Mr Watt, the father of one of the girls in the home.

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(Billie Olympics Here She Comes- 1976, Art: Andrew Wilson)

Billie

(Billie at Paradise House – 1980)

Notes:

  • Art: Andrew Wilson (Billie Olympics Here She Comes)
  • The three sequels were drawn by the same unknown artist

Appeared:

  • Billie – Olympics Here She Comes – Mandy:  #493 (26 Jun 1976) – #505 (18 Sep 1976)
  • Billie – Mandy: #569 (10 December 1977) – #578 (11 February 1978)
  • Billie – Mandy: #643 (12 May 1979) – #653 (21 July 1979)
  • Billie at Paradise House –  Mandy:  #722 (15 November 1980) – 738 (7 March 1981)

 

The Brickfield Belles

Plot

When Lynn Jones, an Olympic sprint gold medallist, returned to home town of Brickfield, she founded the Brickfield Athletic Club to help girls of the town who had no ether facilities to become athletes. Although the Brickfield Belles, as they called themselves, were interested in all events, track and field, their main concern was to train a winning 4 x 100 metres relay team. The team, which it was hoped would help bring publicity and support for the club, had been challenged to race against a team in a house match at the exclusive girls’ school, “The Mount”. Meanwhile, the girls trained by road-running.

brickfield-belles

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • The Brickfield Belles   Judy:  circa #550 (25 July 1970) – (?)
  • Reprinted   Judy:  circa #1238 (01 October 1983) – (?)

Davina Dives In

Plot

Orphan Davina Ray’s talent for  diving was noticed by ex-champion Mary Lord, who invited Davina to stay with her for the summer  holidays so that she could coach her for the County Championships. But Mary Lord’s daughter, Elaine, also entering the Championship, resented Davina being there. Now Mary was coaching the girls at the local baths.

davina-dives-in

Notes

  • Art: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Davina Dives In   Judy:  circa #1229 (30 July 1983) – (?)

Sue Sprinter

Plot

After buying a statuette of an ancient Greek  runner called Laonicus, Sue Sprinter became obsessed with winning. She won the school hundred metres and helped her school relay team to victory at the inter-school sports. But she was strangely unaware of how nastily she acted at times.

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Notes

Appeared

  • Sue Sprinter –  Judy:  circa #1229 (30 July 1983) – (?)