Balloch to Clydebank HM – 13 March 2016

Balloch to Clydebank HM – 13 March 2016

Epic turnout and results at the Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon today, 37 Bella finishers and great results across the board. Bruce Carse 1st Bella male, Louise Ross 1st Bella lady, Gerry Scullion 1st MV50.  Louise, Ann and Debs won the ladies team prize (Louise and Ann having far too much fun judging from the photo). Well done everyone!  If there are any missing PB's below let us know. Full results here: Balloch to Clydebank Runbritain resultsRead more
Wrexham Marathon 6/3/16

Wrexham Marathon 6/3/16

“What marathon are you doing Kev?” “The Wrexham Marathon………what do you mean you’ve never heard of it?!” That’s been the standing joke for months, most people were left scratching their heads wondering why Aaron and I had chosen this obscure race. The original plan was to run the Meadows Marathon in Edinburgh, I was all set until the awards night when Aaron announced he’d found this little gem in North Wales. Unbeknown to me he’d been frantically searching for an alternative to the 14 laps of the Meadows as he hates running loops.…Read more
Scottish National XC – Falkirk – 27 Feb 2016

Scottish National XC – Falkirk – 27 Feb 2016

Great club day out at the Scottish National Cross Country Championships in Callendar Park Falkirk, well done to everyone who took part and a big thanks to the marshals and organisers. Full results here: Scottish National XC Championships 2016 - Full resultsRead more
Glentress Trail Marathon 27/02/2016

Glentress Trail Marathon 27/02/2016

As I am currently training for my first ultra in April (Glasgow to Edinburgh) I figured I really should do a marathon first. So in December I decided to sign up for Glentress Trail marathon, having never really run on trails either. Due to take place 5 weeks before Ultra race day I figured I should be in a healthy enough state to manage such a tough event as long as I never got carried away and entered into a race or set any target times,which could ultimately jeopardise my #1 goal which…Read more
Barcelona Half Marathon 2016 race report

Barcelona Half Marathon 2016 race report

I have it from a good source that this race was described on Monday, in a Spanish newspaper, as a ' great race in windy conditions'.The journalist has obviously never been to Greenock !!! This is a fairly flat, well organised race (apart from the number of porto loos !) but who cares when there is a local park nearby. Don't know how many runners there were but it wasn't too congested at the start with the run taking the shape of a figure 8 through the wide boulevards of the city, finishing…Read more
2016 Kirkintilloch 12.5km race report

2016 Kirkintilloch 12.5km race report

A great way to add an extra element to running is to give races, events or challenges a shot that you've not taken part in before. The Kirky 12.5k is certainly a unique - as far as I can tell - race distance. Having heard many great things about this event, I figured it was high time to give the event a shot last Sunday, 14th Feb. Number collection at the primary school had me briefly pondering how good it'd be if all running events used primary schools for registration: The fantastic posters and…Read more
Masters Track Race 1500m – 14th February

Masters Track Race 1500m – 14th February

Short and sharp race at the Emirates Arena this afternoon. I think a few others from the club would have fancied this but some had niggles and others were doing the final race of the Borders XC series or the Kirkie 12.5k. On such a fine winter day it almost seemed a shame to be running indoors. If only this race had been last Sunday and the Greenock 5-miler today! I'd noticed some much faster guys on the start list for the V35 race and thought they'd quickly establish a lead. Instead we…Read more
Renfrewshire AAA 5 mile road race Greenock 7 Feb 2016

Renfrewshire AAA 5 mile road race Greenock 7 Feb 2016

The Renfrewshire AAA 5 mile road race took place at Battery park in Greenock on 7 Feb 2016. The wind is always a challenge for this Club Championship race, but this year high winds and heavy rain had caused the approach road to Greenock to be blocked causing long travel delays. Just getting to the start line was therefore a major achievement and unfortunately not everyone made it, with several turning back or arriving after the race had started. Battery Park had its own flooding problems with 30m long puddles, knee deep in…Read more