Scottish National XC Championships – Race report

Scottish National XC Championships – Race report

I’m pondering where the report for the National Cross Country championships at Falkirk’s Callendar Park is, given a whole week has passed since the race. My first conclusion was that everyone is trying to blank out the memory of the sleet, hail, wind and mud, and the last thing we need is a further reminder of the cold, wet and mud with a race report. But then the more likely explanation struck me. Ordinary Bella club members just feel their writing skills and narrative of the cross country race in Falkirk are just…Read more
Winter Handicap Championship 2014/15  – Final Standings

Winter Handicap Championship 2014/15 – Final Standings

The final standings for the Bellahouston Roadrunners Winter Handicap Championship 2014/15 are shown below. Well done to our winners Helen and Tony, both are prime examples of what the handicap is all about, with both rewarded for showing vast improvement over the winter. Well done also to everyone who took part and completed the Winter competition.Brian O'Donnell-Club President Women Final Standings Mens Final StandingsRead more
Scottish National XC – 22 Feb 2015

Scottish National XC – 22 Feb 2015

Bellahouston Road Runner Results from the Scottish National XC -22 Feb 2015 are in the tables below. (Winner of each race is also included at the top of each table). The Women's team placed 20th - Ciara Baxter (114), Shona Donnelly (131), Mary Senior (141) & Helen Craig (163) The Men's team placed 11th - Bob Reid (87), Greig Glendinning (137), Graeme Paterson (156), Andrew Campbell (164), Bruce Carse (174) & Iain Burns (180) Full results are available here Photo by Hamish BarbourRead more
Carnethy 5 Hill Race

Carnethy 5 Hill Race

Good weather and running conditions made for a smashing day for Carnethy 5 hill race on Saturday 14th Feb. With a field of 500+ runners the atmosphere and camaraderie was great. Grant MacDonald, David Stakes and I tackled the hills, heather and scree. Grant and David came in with a time of 1:00:57 and 1:19:47 respectively and me 1:19:23. The school dinner after was a long forgotten culinary experience right enough! Great race, would thoroughly recommend it. by Elaine Race info:Carnethy 5 Hill race - 6 mile hill race with 2500 feet total…Read more
Borders Cross Country Conundrum

Borders Cross Country Conundrum

So, Sunday 15 February was the final race in the Borders Cross Country Series. This was the day the boys finally got their hands on the coveted horseshoe. You see, Greig had promised us the best momento of any race possible and given it was the 25th anniversary series excitement was tangible as to whether the horseshoe would be polished silver this year to mark the date. Graeme had mentioned that he had already cleared a space in the living room to exhibit the prize. The final race was at a place called…Read more
Devilla Forest 15K – 8 Feb 2015

Devilla Forest 15K – 8 Feb 2015

The Carnegie Harriers Devilla Forest 15K took place yesterday with 13 Bellas taking part. The cold, dry weather last week meant the trail sections were firm under foot and the sunshine on the day made for perfent running conditions. Bellahouston Road Runners results are shown below and the full results available from the Carnegie Harriers Website here. Well down to all our runners. 40 Kevin Queenan 01:02:59 70 Gerry Hanlon 01:05:59 78 Brian O'Donnell 01:06:26 94 Elaine Somerville 01:07:33 123 Henry Merriweather 01:09:29 156 John Sandbach 01:11:38 218 Christopher Doak 01:15:41 238 Judith…Read more
Renfrewshire AAA – 5 mile race, 1st Feb 2015 – Results

Renfrewshire AAA – 5 mile race, 1st Feb 2015 – Results

Bellahouston Road Runners had an impressive turnout of 12 men and 7 women for this flat race in bright conditions along the esplanade in Greenock. As expected, the first half of the race was great but then we turned round and all of a sudden that nice gentle tail wind became a gale-force headwind. The injustcie of it all! After a battle with the wind it was back to Battery Park for a final lap-and-a-bit of the park, complete with an exciting crossing of paths with the other runners. Yet again it was…Read more
SVHC Road Relay, 25 Jan 2015

SVHC Road Relay, 25 Jan 2015

The conditions were surprisingly good yesterday at Strathclyde park for the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club (SVHC) Road relay event. One lap of the loch made each leg an unusual distance of 3.8miles. Well done to everyone who took part in a race with a strong field, and congratulations to Russell, Greig, Graeme and Andy who took 3rd place. The men's teams were 3rd and 9th out of 41 teams and the ladies placed 7th out of 17 teams. Full results on the SVHC website: SVHC Road Relays 2015 - resultsRead more
Tollcross and Devil’s Burden – 24 Jan 2015

Tollcross and Devil’s Burden – 24 Jan 2015

It was a busy day yesterday with many from the Club taking part in the Tollcross Parkrun, part of the club Winter Championships. With black ice underfoot on the main paths, the runners took to the grass. Well done to everyone who took part. Our ladies dominated the podium taking the top 3 spots. Over in Fife, in the Lomond Hills, we had 6 runners running in a mixed team at the Devil's Burdens relays. The race is run over 4 legs, with legs 2 and 3 run in pairs. Very Well done…Read more
Tollcross Parkrun – 24 Jan 2015 – Winter Championship

Tollcross Parkrun – 24 Jan 2015 – Winter Championship

With the temperature rising above freezing on Friday for the first time in a week, the weather looked promising for parkruns in Glasgow this weekend. But social media early on Saturday morning told a different story as Pollok, Victoria and Springburn were all cancelled - victims of sheets of ice on the courses caused by light rain and a subsequent cold snap overnight. Since Tollcross parkrun was the only Glasgow parkrun still going ahead, it was an inspired choice to make this the venue of a Bella Winter Championship race. Or maybe Bruce…Read more