Race Review 18th August – 2nd September

Paisley 10k, 19th August

22 Harriers headed for Pailsey on Sunday 19th August for the annual Renfrewshire Leisure Paisley 10k. The ever popular event saw over 1700 runners take to the streets of Paisley. The course can prove a great chance for a PB if you are running well, and some very quick times were seen from the leading athletes.

On the day, Eileen Stevenson secured a PB by over a minute in a great time of 53.07. Steven Campbell was fastest Harrier on the day in just over the 35 minute mark, with Chris Watson second in a good time of 38.23. Marianne McKay was first lady in  just under 49 minutes, before being dragged back out to do the 3k fun run with her young harriers not long after!

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Results: Steven Campbell 35.08, Chris Watson 38.23, John Stevenson 39.04, Duncan Anderson 40.00, Stephen Hanley 40.30, George McCallum 40.59, Stephen Reid 44.37, Steven Smith 47.30, Malcolm MacLean 46.38, Marianne McKay 48.58, Cheryl Thomas 49.26, William Laing 49.59, Fiona MacFarlane 50.02, Eileen Stevenson 53.07, Lynsey Mooney 54.54, Simon Hutton 55.47, Gerry Gillespie 57.31, Graeme Crawford 59.24, Wenda Crawford 61.49, Nathalie Smith 62.18, Claire Melville 62.46, Charlotte McKay 65.05

Gourock Triathlon

7 Harriers took on the individual challenge at this years Gourock Triathlon. The half mile swim in the Gourock Outdoor Pool was followed by the 20k cycle and 5k run along the Cloch Road. There were some other Harriers who took part in the team events, and some even did both!

David McCorkindale: Swim 13.13 Cycle 24.45 Run 18.46 Total 57.51, Andrew Osborne: Swim 14.41 Cycle 25.58 Run 17.49 Total 58.25, Danny McLaughlin: Swim 16.48 Cycle 24.54 Run 18.21 Total 60.41, Paul Monaghan: Swim 17.10 Cycle 28.13 Run 16.13 Total 63.24, Andrew McCall: Swim 20.00 Cycle 27.22 Run 17.34 Total 66.37, Jim Cuffe: Swim 18.08 Cycle 29.33 Run 21.39 Total 71.04, Boyd McKenzie: Swim 17.15 Cycle 30.56 Run 23.27 Total 72.58

Cowal 5k

3 Harriers headed over on the ferry for the annual Cowal Games midweek 5k race and joined local Harrier Alan Mollins in Dunoon. Alan ran a great race in 17.39 for 5th overall place and first junior. Former champion Daniel Doherty was 2nd overall in 16.57. Marianne McKay and Fiona MacFarlane also picked up prizes running 23.08 and 24.04 respectively. Steven Campbell and Paul Monaghan headed over on the following Saturday for the hill race, but no results yet available.

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Perthshire Half Marathon

The Crawford family headed through to Aberfeldy for the scenic half marathon. Wenda Crawford ran the race with son Cameron in toe in 2.26 on a fun family weekend out. From camping out in a field before and after the race to the ceilidh dancing afterwards, a great weekend was had by all!

Ayr 10k

Viki Smith and Donna Campbell headed to the seaside for a blustery 10k last Wednesday. The seafront race saw Donna come home in 46.07 and Viki 51.25. The course is flat and could be a fast one, but very exposed to the wind throughout.

3k on the Green, 31st August

Four Harriers made it along to the monthly 3k race on Glasgow Green last Friday. John and Eileen Stevenson joined daughter and, now regular at the event, Nicola for the race. John’s first attempt at the race saw him dip under the 11 minute barrier in 10.54. Eileen managed to break 15 mins in 14.50 with Nicola just over the 13 minute mark in 13.07. Stephen Hanley also ran the race and finished in 11.13.

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Clyde Muirshiel Bog Stomp 2018

A string group of Glenpark Harriers headed for the hills behind the Greenock Cut Visitors Centre for the annual Clyde Muirshiel Bog Stomp. It was good to see a large group from the club out supporting the local race now in it’s third year. The route had changed from previous years, but still started with the steep climb up Cornalees Hill and then meandered through the trails which are often used by Harriers for their Sunday training.

John Stevenson and Sue Hewitson were first harriers home respectively. The event has been advertised as a run, not a race, so no results yet available.

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Ardrossan 10k

Viki Smith completed her second 10k in the space of 5 days at Ardrossan on Sunday. Viki was 53.21 on another windy day on the Ayrshore coast. Close behind her was Fiona Cushnaghan finishing in 53.37.

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