Sunny Day for Harriers at Jimmy Irvine 10K
It was appropriate that local rivals Bellahouston Harriers should take home the men’s and women’s team prizes at Bellahouston Road Runners’ Jimmy Irvine 10K on Sunday (17 November). The autumn event pays tribute to one of the Road Runners’ founding members but Jimmy Irvine was also a very successful Harrier for many years too. It was Jimmy himself who sent the runners on their way on a bright, crisp morning where a field of over six hundred were tested by an undulating and compact two and a half lap course around the historic Bellahouston Park.
A strong showing of top club runners meant healthy competition at the front of the field. Cambuslang Harrier Alasdair Campbell (32:09) prevailed ahead of Bellahouston Harrier Gregor Yates (32:57). Kilbarchan AAC’s Robbie Ferguson (33:03) finished 3rd.
Leeds City’s Lorna Young (36:09) was fastest woman with Fife AC’s Sheena Logan (36:59) taking silver. Bellahouston Harrier Kristina Greig (40:34) completed the podium places.
First female finisher for the club was Evie Harrison (47:30) who, exactly one year on from her first race, set a new PB and into the bargain managed to get the better of her Mum, Lynne (47:56). Next in was Nathalie Smith (50:55) who’s consistent training is paying off, setting yet another 10km PB! Good runs followed from Susie Gillies (54:20), Lynsey Mooney (55:26) and Eileen Stevenson (56:39) who’s form is improving from week to week. The Ladies Team finished 4th overall, just missing out on a medal.
The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon 2023
New member John Logan is certainly getting around the races lately. Novice ultra runner John smashed the Nocturnal Ultra, finishing 3rd overall from a field of 118! John managed this with very little specific training; an incredible achievement! Watch this space…
John Logan getting ready to run the Nocturnal Ultra
Results of Nocturnal Ultra showing John Logan’s 3rd Place
La Traviesa Trail, La Palma
This weekend La Palma, Isla Bonita in the Canary Islands hosted La Traviesa Trail – 23km, 15km and 10km races. It’s been 4 years since our much-missed Glenparker, Silke Loehndorf pinned a number on. Silke’s a very experienced ultra runner. However, on the plane to the Canaries enjoying double helpings of pasta, her husband pointed out that carbo-loading wasn’t really necessary for a 10km race ! As it turned out, it was a tough race and most definitely a good idea after all ! Silke ran a tremendous race, finishing third – a fabulous way to start the holidays. Try to relax now Silke!