Races Roundup and National Selection Weekend Coming Up!

Malcom McLean’s 3K on the Green

On Friday 27th October, Malcolm McLean ran an excellent time of 11:05 at the 3k on the Green.

The 3k on the Green is a flat, accurately measured road race taking place in Glasgow Green usually on the last Friday of each month. Starting at the McLennan Arch the course follows the Clyde upstream for just over 1.5km where a quick turn takes the runners back along the same path but this time going downstream to finish at the boat house. See race route here

Time and Location : Usually 12:30pm on the last Friday of the month at Glasgow Green.

If interested, check the fixtures for the next race.

See results here

Glen Ogle 2023 – Saturday, 4th November

The Glen Ogle 33 Ultramarathon is a 33 mile foot race from Killin to Strathyre in Perthshire which follows part of cycle route No 7 and the Rob Roy Way.

The route goes through the village of Killin, past the Falls of Dochert and up into the hills above Killin before heading out and down over the famous Glen Ogle Viaduct with checkpoint/water stations at 4-8-16 miles. The route then heads to Balquidder, the burial place of  Rob Roy MacGregor, then 3 miles further to Strathyre and the Shoogly Bridge at the halfway check point. The return route goes up onto the Rob Roy Way and past the Mhor 84 hotel, returning back over the Glen Ogle Viaduct and the pass of Glen Ogle with a nice 4-mile downhill section to the finish in Killin.

This was Viki Smith’s 5th time running the race and she broke her course PB by 13 minutes! Viki’s time was 4 hours 55mins. Congratulations Viki and good luck in your next race – the Tweed Valley Ultra in 2 weeks time!

Other club runners competing were :

Greig Turner – Looks like a PB according to Strava! 5h 29 mins

Kev Craig – Happy to stay under 5 hours. “Hard day at the office” according to Kev. 4h 52 mins

Craig Hyslop – 5h 28 mins

Chris Cameron – “Wheels came off”. 5h 43 mins

James Campbell – No info (please message if details are available)

Bridge of Orchy 10km – 5th November

This was the 2nd Bridge of Orchy 10k multi-terrain race with over 700ft of elevation.

The route begins at the bridge itself with a tough 2k climb up the West Highland Way path offering outstanding views of Loch Tulla, before the quick descent to the road section beginning at the Inveroran Hotel, taking in views of the spectacular Black Mount Estate. The return route back to Bridge of Orchy has Loch Tulla to the left, with views of Beinn Achaladair, Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Dorain.

The first 3k of the run is on the rocky, mostly uneven West Highland Way path with big puddles and small streams to be splashed through.

New member John Logan finished in a superb 2nd place in 39:42.

Another podium place for our new member! Well done John!

Results can be seen here

Upcoming Races

The highlight of the weekend for the club this coming weekend will be National Selection for  Paul Monaghan, Neil Lafferty and Andrew Osbourne running in the Vets British Championships at Tollcross Park. Some members will also be running in the open race. Full team selections for Scotland can be seen here.

Keep your “eyes peeled” for John Logan’s progress running  the John Muir Way NOCTURNAL Ultra. Hope you buy a set of Duracell batteries for your head torch John!

The Boston marathon is on but we’re not aware of anyone in the club taking part.

And finally, the Jimmy Irvine 10k is on at Bellahouston Park, starting at mid-day on Sunday with quite a few Harriers running. Good luck all..and please take photos and post a few comments on the club’s open Facebook page.