BAILLIE Chris < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 21 Apr 1981 in Alexandria, SCO
Height1.81 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Glasgow, SCO
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? I've been doing athletics since I was 11.
Why this sport? My dad and my brother were doing it. I used to play football, but I wasn't too good. My talent was in athletics. There wasn't a single moment when I suddenly realised I was going to do well in it, I just kept improving. I want to go out and compete more than anything.
Club / Team Birchfield Harriers: Glasgow, SCO
Name of coach Malcolm Arnold
General Interest
Injuries He had several injury plagued seasons following the 2006 Commonwealth Games. (scottishathletics.org.uk, 22 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours At the 2002 Scottish Indoor Championships, he won the trophy that was dedicated to his late brother. He was awarded with the Ross Baillie Cup for winning the 60m hurdles title. (news.bbc.co.uk, 20 Jan 2002)

He set a new Scottish record in winning the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, erasing the mark set by his late brother Ross. (scottishathletics.org.uk, 22 Aug 2010)

Famous relatives His older brother, Ross, was an international hurdler and tipped to be Colin Jackson's successor. He died in 1999 after collapsing with anaphylactic shock after eating a chicken sandwich during a break in training in Bath. He was allergic to peanuts. (news.bbc.co.uk, 18 Jun 1999)

His father, Hugh, was a former British 400m runner and his mother, Sheila, was a Scottish 80m hurdler. (ukhurdlesclub.com, 21 May 2002)