Bellahouston Road Runners was well represented at the annual National Cross Country Relays, in Cumbernauld. Out of 100 men’s senior teams (plus 20 part teams) and 63 women’s senior teams (plus 11 part teams), we fielded a whopping five men’s teams, and two women’s teams.

The rain kept away for the duration of the races and the Bella Brollies (this years prize for completing the club championship) were in attendance, but not required until the post race walk back to Cumbernauld High School. With the conditions so much better than last year there were PBs aplenty as the purple posse put in some credible performances. Emma and Matt recorded the fastest Bella times and Club Captains Jane and Brian did a sterling job but everyone did well in a great turn out from the club.

Women’s

13 Bellahouston RR “A”

Claire Thompson 17 17:18 17:18
Emma Birnie 10 16:52 34:10 
Jane Simpson 13 17:20 51:30 

42 Bellahouston RR “B” (V

Jane Wild 57 20:20 20:20
Jacqueline McGuire 50 20:10 40:30
Julia Harris 42 19:21 59:51 

Men’s

19 Bellahouston RR “A”

Alasdair McLeod 39 14:58 14:58
Marcos Sanz Gomez 34 15:26 30:24
Matthew Williamson 28 14:41 45:05
Liam Conway 19 14:55 1:00:00 

31 Bellahouston RR “B”

Neil Farnell 44 15:10 15:10
*Grant Edmondson 40 15:36 30:46 
Craig Ross 34 15:08 45:54
Russell Whittington 31 15:16 1:01:10 

48 Bellahouston RR “C

Brian O’Donnell 60 15:55 15:55
David Weatherhead 51 15:53 31:48
Andrew Birnie 47 15:54 47:42
Brendan Moriarty 48 16:08 1:03:50 

77 Bellahouston RR “D”

*Peter Goodwin 76 16:34 16:34
Robert McEwan 70 16:29 33:03
Ewan McDonald 78 18:31 51:34
Ian Goudie 77 18:49 1:10:23 

Bellahouston RR “E

Norman Boyle 118 19:53 19:53
Douglas MacGregor 114 20:46 40:39
Mike Devlin 105 23:09 1:03:48

Thanks to Ian for the race report, and well done to all the participants. Full results available at the Scottish Athletics website.