Race Review 14-16th June

Kirkintilloch 10k, 14th June

4 Harriers headed through to Kirkintilloch for this year’s Kirkintilloch Olympians 10k last Thursday. The runners faced a tough task with the tail of ‘Storm Hector’ for a good portion of the race. Nevertheless, Mick McLoone was able to get home as first v50 in 36.17. Andy McCall tried his hand at the flat racing and had a good run of 37.22 considering the conditions. Danny McLaughlin just missed out on the sub 40 mark with a run of 40.22 and Viki Smith came home in 52.27.

Results: Mick McLoone 36.17, Andy McCall 37.22, Danny McLaughlin 40.22, Viki Smith 52.27

Brian Goodwin 10k, 15th June

A good contingent of Glenparkers headed for Pollock Park last Friday night for Bellahouston Harriers annual Brian Goodwin 10k. Runners are always tempted in with the yearly promise of a fast flat 10k course, followed by a free beer and burger! This year was no different, with a field just shy of 500 selling the event out.

Some night’s you get perfect running conditions ad Friday was one of them. There was very little wind and mild temperatures saw the top nine finishers all under 33 minutes. The stand-out might just have been Giffnock’s Luke Traynor. His winning time of 28.31 was good enough for 3rd on the all time fastest Scottish 10ks!

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Daniel Doherty was the first harrier home. Daniel’s return to racing was a strong one, with plenty of good signs for the summer ahead. Club Champion Marian Monk was first lady home in 46.23 followed by Fiona MacFarlane in 48.19. It was good to see both of them back out racing.

The only PB of the night came from Stephen Hanley, his first at a 10k since Dumbarton in 2016. The pb of 39.14 was very unexpected, given an injury ravaged start to 2018. Unfortunately, his moment of glory at the finish line was spoiled by shoddy camerawork…

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David Ness made a return to races with his run of 44.48. Kevin Gill had a great run on the night, but once again advertised the need to upgrade to the newer harriers running vests!

Results: Daniel Doherty 36.15, Stephen Hanley 39.14, George McCallum 41.48, David Ness 44.48, Marian Monk 46.23, Kevin Gill 46.40, Fiona MacFarlane 48.19

Glencoe ‘Half’ Marathon

Paul Monaghan made a last minute decision to pack his trails and head for the Highlands on Saturday for the Glencoe Half Marathon. Well, half and a bit. Paul is always one Harrier who goes the extra mile. This time quite literally, with the run measuring 14.25 miles.

Paul came off of the Devil’s Staircase in 3rd position, not able to maintain the pace with the leaders on the descent. However, the flat finish worked to his advantage and he was able to race through and take the victory. A great effort from Paul, Well done!

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