Lack of athletic progress is a worry for Scots
I wish they'd break more records at the Games and show they are moving forward.
When Jamaica's Lerone Clark won the men's 100m gold here in Delhi he did so in a time of 10.12 secs. Come on. Allan Wells, the Scottish sprinter, won a gold medal thirty years ago at the Moscow Olympics, and he was faster. His time was 10.11 secs.
The Commonwealth record for the 100m is held by Ato Boldon at 9.88 secs and was set in 1998.
Debbie Ferguson from the Bahamas holds the women's equivalent from Manchester in 10.91 secs. Aussie Sally Pearson won this year in 11.28 secs.
By the way, long jumper Myra Nimmo is the current Scottish record holder at her event and she set the mark way back in 1973 at 6.43m.
And no Scottish woman has run faster than Helen Golden did over 100m and that was way back in 1974 when she clocked 11.4 secs.
So a Scottish woman's time from 36 years ago means that she would have finished fourth in Delhi, beating both English finalists in the process.
Scotland's Allan Wells ran to 100m gold at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
Trouble is I knew who Myra Nimmo was when she was a schoolgirl and she set her record at 19 years old straight out of school, and no Scot has jumped further.
And as for the other records holders it is worth stating that they have not been banned for any reason.
It's probably true that some records in books were drug-assisted, but we will never know which ones.
Here's my perspective. We found a school outside Delhi called Scottish High. The kids wear tartan, they are members of clans not houses, they have bagpipes every morning, and each child must learn to play golf.
Amazing. But true. Yes, they all play golf.
But that's a top international school. In most places in the world athletics, when the whole basis or running jumping and throwing should be the core of what we teach, is well down the pecking order.
Which is wrong.
Anyway, let's get this rolling. Here we are at a Commonwealth Games we will remember all our lives for many different reasons.
Why are there so many old records, and what can be done about it?
Or, as a Brit, or more particularly a Scot, is it really just my country's problem and not yours?