Barry Buddon Half Marathon  – 30 August 2015 – Race report

Barry Buddon Half Marathon – 30 August 2015 – Race report

With Berlin at the end of September I was in the market for a race sharpening half marathon with 4 weeks to go. I had seen that the Barry Buddon race was advertised as a flat, fast race, that'll do nicely I thought. So off I headed not too early yesterday for a 12pm start up in the the military range just by Monifieth. A very friendly registration area was enhanced further by a couple of musicians playing guitars and a violin, not the sort of thing you get at the GSR. The…Read more
Swiss Alpine 30K Race – Saturday July 25th 2015

Swiss Alpine 30K Race – Saturday July 25th 2015

Race report from Brian O'Donnell I spent last week in the highest city in Europe, Davos in the Swiss Alps, which sits at 1506m above sea level.  I've been here many times now and the beauty of the place draws me back every year to tackle one of the many Swiss Alpine races on offer.  There truly is something for everyone here with the organisers offering no less than 11 races.  The kids races of 0.5k ,0.9k and 1.4k run on the Friday but the main races are on the Saturday with a…Read more
Irvine 5 mile road race, 20 July 2015

Irvine 5 mile road race, 20 July 2015

14 Bella's made the trip down to Irvine for the Irvine Running Club's 5 mile road race, which was the penultimate short distance race of this year's Club Championship. Gathering clouds and a weather forecast to match that didn't promise great weather, but an epic downpour 45 minutes before the event started seemed to clear the air perfectly, leaving good running conditions - the odd sea breeze excepted - for the event. An out and back from the centre of town, along cycle path on the way out, and a closed for the…Read more
Scottish Masters Track Champs 1500m – 11 July 2015 report

Scottish Masters Track Champs 1500m – 11 July 2015 report

To distract myself from missing out on marathon running this year, and enticed by the thought of doing less weekly mileage, I reckoned I’d have a go at the exact opposite: track racing. Unfortunately it turns out it’s every bit as tough as road running, just more intensely tough for a shorter period of time. And the first session I tried of 10x200m (with 60s recoveries) looked like an absolute doddle on paper, but trying to do the reps in 30s soon took its toll – stinging lungs and a tweaked left hamstring.…Read more
Girvan Half Marathon – 12 July 2015

Girvan Half Marathon – 12 July 2015

11 Bellas took the trip down the coast to Girvan for this Club Championship Half Marathon today. The race was well organised and marshalled so a big  thank you to Girvan Athletic Club for putting this on. It was a productive afternoon with Bruce Carmichael and Debs Gray 1st Male and 1st Female respectively and the ladies team prize went to Debs, Hayley McCrorie and Maree Shepherd.  Congratulations and well done team! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to those who PB'd on a challenging course. Results below:Read more
Lairig Ghru – 28 June 2015

Lairig Ghru – 28 June 2015

It was a 6am kick-off on Sunday morning as Robbie Hayman and I made 2 and half hour journey north to Braemar for the start of Lairig Ghru race.As I left the house it was Glasgow liquid sunshine! The rain was bouncing off my car. The weather for the race was to be cloudy with sunny spells, but this was hard to believe as the rain didn't stop for the full journey. We reached Braemar just before 9am and headed along to the Village Hall to register for the race and I spotted…Read more
President’s Cup Results – 24 June 2015

President’s Cup Results – 24 June 2015

Well done to everyone who turned out for the President's Cup 5k Handicap race this evening and thanks to everyone who helped out. Congratulations to Norman Boyle and Lynne Goldie who won the men and ladies trophies, and kudos to Bob Reid who was closest to his predicted time. Bruce Carmichael was the fastest male on the night in 15:52 and Ann Robin fastest female in 19:16. Full results below which allow you to sort on any particular field by clicking the arrows in the column header. Email races@bellahoustonroadrunners.co.uk with any queries.Read more