PV runner wrote:
Interesting that for such an obscure runner, a biography of him was published in 1981 ("Marathon and Chips") . It's so rare now that copies go for $100-$200. Three of the other marathon runners in the photo (none of whom won an Olympic medal in the event) also wrote autobiographies, Ron Hill, Bill Adcocks and Jim Hogan. Seems to reflect the great public interest in marathon runners that arose in the 70s.
British distance runners seem to have a penchant for writing autobiographies. In addition to the four you mention here, Charlie Spedding, Don MacGregor, John Tarrant, Roy Fowler, Stan Eldon, and Arthur Keilly all have autobiographies out. Some of the latter names are probably recognizable to a fairly limited audience now.
And Paula Radcilffe (though less obscure than the others). And on the more obscure end, don't leave out the Irish:
"Irish Marathon Legends"—by Noel Henry (great title)
"From Boghall to Bethlehem and Beyond: The Bertie Messitt Story"