Club Races and Championship Tables

2019-2021 GGH Club Championship Tables

Senior Club Championship up to Bill Elder 10k 2021:

Previous GGH Club Championship Tables:

Senior Championship Tables 2018-19:
Championship Tables 2018-19

2018-19 Junior Championship Tables:
Championship results 2018-19-Junior

2020-2021 GGH Championship Club Races

1.  JG Cameron Road Race
Mid September – Greenock Esplanade
Traditional Race: 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.
Covid Race: Starting at the Ardgowan Fishery and running the stony road uphill for 2km before returning back down for a 4km race (held in small groups).
Winners 2020-21:
Shaun Lyon- 13.17
Nicola Doohan – 16.11

2.  Colin Shields
Early November – Dunlop Street, Greenock
Traditional Race: 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.
Covid Race: 5000m track race. Traditional route not feasible due to crowding on start line.
Winner 2018-19:
Harry McGill 16.29
Sue Hewitson 20.49

3.  Wilson Trophy
Mid December – Greenock Cut
Seniors (&U17s): 4.5 mile conceding handicap trail race. Ran along the trails connecting the Greenock reservoirs. Held as normal in 2019 and 2020.
Winner 2020-21:
Shaun Lyon (26.47)
Sue Hewitson (34.24)
Shaun Lyon (handicap)

4.  Harris Trophy
First Saturday in January – Coves Reservoirs, Greenock
Not held in 2021 due to Covid Lockdown. Alternative venue was being sought due to narrow paths around the reservoir. Club hopeful to reschedule race in some format when restrictions allow later in 2021.
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 Winner 2018-19:
Shaun Lyon (32.11)
Sue Hewitson (39.42)
Stuart Austin (handicap)

5.  Willow Bowl
First Saturday in March – Greenock Cut
Race will not go ahead as planned in 2021 on the intended date. The club will advertise a chance to do the route virtually. However, we are hopeful of rescheduling the race in the same format as soon as restrictions allow.
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, down steps 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)
Winner 2019-20:
Kevin O’Donoghue (49.09)
Sue Hewitson (56.58)
Tommy Knight Trophy – Eric Lindsay
Handicap – David Holmes

6.  Docherty Cup
Second weekend in April – Gourock Promenade – 12pm Start
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club are hopeful it can run in 2021 if restrictions ease.
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.
Winner 2018-19:
Andrew White (56.22)
Sue Hewitson (69.32)
Handicap – Steven Smith

7.  Willie Jukes Trophy
First weekend in May – Dunoon
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club would prefer to always have this race held in Dunoon, so for this to happen we need to know that travel restrictions have been lifted.
Seniors: 5 mile non-conceding handicap race. Out and back course, start and finish at West Bay Pavilion along the coastal pavement to Innellan.
Winner 2018-19:
Shaun Lyon (26.56)
Claire Monaghan (35.39)
Handicap – Graeme Crawford

8.  Cornalees Hill Race
Mid May – Woodstock Road, Greenock – Potentially coincides with Scottish Junior Hill Trials
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club are hopeful it can run in 2021 if restrictions ease. Race could move back to traditional mid summer time to suit restrictions/junior hill trials/fitting in other races.
Seniors: 7k hill race with 750 feet of ascent. Starts at Woodstock Road and climbs to the hill before Hillside Hill (above the Cornalees Visitors Centre). Shorter route for 2019 to coincide with Junior Hill Trail Race.
Juniors: See tab on home page.
Winner 2018-19:
Shaun Lyon (28.21)
Sue Hewitson (36.46)

9.  Chisholm Mile
Last Tuesday in May – Greenock Esplanade
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club are hopeful it can run in 2021 if restrictions ease.
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.
Winner 2018-19:
Harry McGill (4.26)
Katie Johnson (5.39)

10.  Singlehurst Trophy
Early July – Kingarth, Bute.
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club would prefer to always have this race held on Bute, so for this to happen we need to know that travel restrictions have been lifted.
Mixed terrain race held near Kingarth, Bute
Winner 2018-19:
Shaun Lyon (18.19)
Chloe Simpson (24.03)

11.  Bill Elder Trophy
4th August 2020 – Battery Park, Greenock
Race not held in 2020 due to Covid lockdown. The club are hopeful it can run in 2021 if restrictions ease.
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
Winner 2018-19:
Steven Campbell (34.24)
Chloe Simpson (39.31)
Handicap – Chloe Simpson