Race Calendar

Our races for 2021/22 season

Greenock Glenpark Harriers club races are open to guest runners who wish to compete in our friendly club races (unless specified as a club only event). Entry fees for guest runners is £4, please bring correct change on the day and enter using the links below.

Our senior club championships are contested across 11 club races, from September to August, with the best 7 from 11 counting towards the total points. Incorporated within 6 of these events is the ever popular handicap championship where anyone can win the trophy at the end of the year.

  1. JG Cameron – Sat 18th September 2021

Details: Seniors: 4km road race. Starts 500m from Greenock end of Esplanade, following pavement to middle gate of Battery Park. Enter park and follow path behind pavilion, exit 1st gate and return to start. Juniors: 1km road race. Starts 500m from Greenock end of Esplanade, out and back.

Type: Road Race

Distance: 4km (2.48 miles)

Location: Greenock Esplanade

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2870995468228315740

Continued Race Sponsor: Dolan Family

  1. Colin Shields – Sat 13th November 2021

Details: Seniors: 4.5 mile time trial. Start at top of Dunlop street, follow pavement to walkover at Branchton railway station. Cross walkover and continue uphill past Inverclyde Hospital then down to shop at cross-roads. Turn left along Larkfield road past Gourock cemetery, then continue down Cumberland road. Cross over the flyover and return to top of Dunlop street. Juniors: Various distances depending on age groups. Usually held round the Murdieston Park Reservoirs.

Type: Road Race – Time Trial format

Distance: 4.5 miles (7.24km)

Location: Dunlop Street, Greenock

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2890544579914072766

Race Sponsor 2022: Creative Route

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  1. Wilson Trophy – Saturday 11th December 2021

Details: Seniors: 4.5 mile conceding handicap trail race. Ran along the trails connecting the Greenock reservoirs numbered 4 – 7. Juniors: u17 and upwards eligible for this race. Younger juniors race held at a separate location due to the weather.

Type: Trail Race – Conceding Handicap

Distance: 4.5 miles (7.24km)

Location: Greenock Cut at New Yetts Reservoir No 7

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2896534486860242082

Continued Race Sponsor: Wilson’s Buses

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  1. Harris Trophy – Sat 8th January 2022

Details: Seniors: 5.5 mile non-conceding handicap race. Starts across from Inverclyde Hospital, and follows the gravel path anti-clockwise around the lower Coves reservoir. Covers four laps of the 1.4 mile trail.
Juniors: 1.5 miles: Under 13’s (1 lap) 3 miles: Under 15’s & 17’s (2 laps) *Under 11s=1km

Type: Trail Race – non-conceding handicap

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.85km)

Location: Coves Reservoirs, Greenock

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903608455939790264

Continued Race Sponsor: WB Smith Trees & Turf

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  1. Willow Bowl – Sat 12th February 2022, 11am start

Details: Seniors: 7.5 miles conceding handicap race. Start at the Long Dam, turn left and uphill at Waterman’s Cottage follow the trail over the hill, and down past the compensation reservoir to the Cornalees Visitor Centre. Go through gates to the nature trail, cross the road onto the Cut. Follow the Cut for 5 miles back to the Waterman’s Cottage then back to “Long Dam”. The first vet across the line is awarded the Tommy Knight trophy, which honours the long serving Harrier who sadly passed in 2018. (No junior race)

Type: Trail Race – Conceding Handicap

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Location: Greenock Cut, on the ‘Long Dam’

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903610168499713464

Continued Race Sponsor: Dick Hodelet

Members of GGH enter here – GGH Entry Form to follow shortly

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  1. Docherty Cup – Sat 9th April 2022

Details: Seniors: 10 mile conceding handicap race. Starts at Gourock Ashton promenade and heads along Cloch Road, turning just after Inverkip roundabout and coming back to start. Juniors: 1.2 km: Under 11’s (1 lap), 2.4 km: Under 13’s, 15’s & 17’s (2 laps). Junior course is a loop(s) of the Gourock Ashton promenade.

Type: Road Race – Conceding handicap

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Location: Gourock Promonade

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903624125231999596

Race Sponsor 2022: The Spinnaker Hotel

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  1. Willie Jukes – Saturday 30th April 2022

Details: Seniors: 5 mile out and back course, start and finish at West Bay Pavilion along the coastal pavement to Innellan. Juniors: Various junior races held at the same location

Type: Road Race – non-conceding handicap

Distance: 5 miles

Location: Dunoon, West Bay Pavilion

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903625070879310264

Race Sponsor 2022: Travis Perkins

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  1. Cornalees Hill Race – Saturday 7th May 2022

Details: Seniors: 8km hill race with 850 feet of ascent. Starts at Woodstock Road and climbs to Hillside Hill (above the Cornalees Visitors Centre). Juniors: GGH are delighted to host the Scottish Athletics Junior league and National Hill Running champs within the junior event for 2022. See SA website for further details.

Type: Hill race, mix of trails and grass

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Location: Woodstock Road, Greenock

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903625505479723262

Race Sponsor 2022: Cadence Cycles

Report & Results Link to follow.

  1. Chisholm Mile – Tuesday 24th May 2022

Details: Seniors and Juniors: 1 mile point to point race: From one end of the Greenock Esplanade to the other. Whether the race starts at the West end or the East end is decided on the day depending on the direction of the wind, which will be at the runners backs where possible.

Type: Road Race

Distance: 1 mile (1.6km)

Location: Greenock Esplanade

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903662085907897784

Race Sponsor 2022: BRBR. (Instagram @brbr_inverclyde)

Guest runners enter here

  1. Singlehurst Trophy – Saturday 9th July 2022

Details: Seniors: The senior 5km race starts at Kingarth and heads down to the village of Kilchattan. The runners turn on to the West Island Way trail, before reaching the sting in the tail, a 400 feet steep climb up Suidhe Chatain. Juniors: 3.5 km multi terrain race at the same location.

Type: Mixed terrain

Distance: 5km (3.1 miles)

Location: Kingarth, Bute (TBC)

Route: Link to follow

Race Sponsor 2022: TBC

  1. Bill Elder Trophy – Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Details: Seniors: 10km road race with non-conceding handicap. Start in Battery Park at middle gate run in clockwise direction, behind Pavilion and leave park at road exit. Turn left and follow cycle path along to Esplanade and container way. Turning point is around the clock tower at Customhouse quay.
Juniors: 2km race, 2 laps (1km for under 11s) of the Battery Park

Type: Road Race, non-conceding handicap

Distance: 10km (6.21 miles)

Location: Battery Park, Greenock

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903673718974767724

Race Sponsor 2022: Geraldine Charleston Sports Massage & Complimentary


Report & Results Link to follow.

Other non-championship races organised by GGH

  1. The Lyle Mile – Saturday 2st January 2022

Details: Seniors and Juniors: Starting at the bottom of Lyle Road participants make their way up Lyle Road until they reach the torch at the top of Lyle Hill at around 400ft. The run is marketed as a challenge to encourage people to take up the challenge on New Years Day.

Type: Road Race

Distance: 1 mile (1.6km) uphill, 400+ ft

Location: Bottom of Lyle Road, Greenock

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903675165703780792

Race Sponsor 2022: Dunn’s Testing

Lyle Mile 2022 photographs with thanks to GBR Photographs – GBR Facebook page link

  1. Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race – Date TBC

Details: Seniors: 5.5 mile trail race over stony terrain takes in 3 loops of a tough course. With just over 600ft of elevation this is no easy trail race.

Type: Trail Race, stony path

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.85km)

Location: Inverclyde Windfarm, Corlic Hill, Port Glasgow

Route: www.strava.com/routes/2903676639345188460

Race Sponsor 2022: BayWa r.e.

  1. JK Neave 100m – Date TBC

***GGH Members only***

Details: Seniors & Juniors: 100m track race where runners are set of various start distances based on their age. Anyone can win.

Type: Track race, conceding handicap based on age

Distance: 100 metres

Location: Ravenscraig Track, Greenock