Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Committee

Last night’s AGM saw a new committee elected for the next year. We’d all like to thank committee members who were standing down for all their help and dedication over the last few years, particularly Scott Kennedy and Club president Emma Birnie who’d both served for a long time and given so much to the club.

We’d like to wish the new committee all the very best over the next year, which next year will see the club’s tenth anniversary.

The new committee is:

Club President:: Robert McEwan
Club Secretary:: Carla Deans
Membership secretary:: Maddie Smillie
Treasurer:: Peter Gallanagh
PR officer:: Alistair Kell
Womens captain:: Jane Wild
Men’s captain:: Brian O’Donnell
Social convenor:: Lucy Mackay
Ordinary member 1:: Jim O’Hara
Ordinary member 2:: Julie Fitzpatrick

Finished the Glasgow Half marathon or 10k? Now take it further

If you’ve recently completed the Glasgow Half Marathon or 10k, you’ll soon be looking for your next challenge, rather than putting your running shoes away for another year. What better way to prepare yourself, and keep your fitness up, than joining a running club? Bellahouston Road Runners are a friendly, welcoming, active and sociable group of runners, and we always welcome new faces.

With the winter months approaching too, having company on long runs or training sessions is invaluable. The winter months are particularly good for building up your core strength ready for next year. But you may also fancy giving cross country or hill running a go to provide a little variety. Whilst running your race, you may also have noticed the many purple topped runners (it’s the biggest race for the club, and marks the end-of-championship), and must have heard the many supporters out along the route? It makes a big difference to have so much support when running.

Check out the rest of the website to find out more about us, and if you fancy coming along see the details on the Join Us page. If you can run for an hour, and have a 10k time of approximately 55 minutes, you’ll have no trouble.

We know ourselves it can be daunting joining a club – we’ve all been there – so we always try to provide a warm welcome. Your first two sessions are free, so what have you got to lose? Pitch up at about 6.15pm (there are basic changing facilities/toilets, but no showers), look out the on-duty committee member in the ski centre club room (just ask anybody that looks like a runner, or ski centre staff member, to point you in the right direction), and they’ll explain what the score is and introduce you to coaches and other runners. Sessions vary in length, but are usually around 1-1.5 hours.

Bella members representing Scotland

Congratulations to club members Iona Robertson and Kenny Richmond, who have been selected to represent Scotland at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at the Kaisermarathon in October. Click here for more details on the Scotland team.

Both had great runs at the Ochils 2000 race at the weekend to earn their places in the team. Good luck to them both, from all members of the club, plus also good luck to Iona in the Transalp Race starting this weekend.

Not bad for a road running club!

Bella Ben Venue Hill Race

In the last few years, some members of Bellahouston Road Runners have found that they actually prefer running up (and down) hills rather than on roads.

We have enjoyed running many hill races the length and breadth of Scotland, so we decided it was time to do our bit, and organise Bella’s first hill race.

The race will be on 3rd October, starting at 1pm, on Ben Venue in the Trossachs, close to Aberfoyle. More details can be found here

All race proceeds will go to Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, who will be on duty providing safety cover during the race.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 3rd October.