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 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
EKAC Open XC -18 Jan 2015

EKAC Open XC -18 Jan 2015

Well done to all who took part in Sunday's East Kilbride AC Open XC race. It wasn't the mud-fest that last year's race was, instead we had mainly snowy fields and sunshine so despite a bit of windchill it was a great day for racing. Louise Ross - 1st Female Ciara O'Connell - 2nd Female Shona Donnelly - 4th Female(but scooped 3rd Female prize) And funnily enough Louise, Ciara and Shona won the women's team prize too - brilliant effort girls! For the men, Greig Glendinning had a great race and got the…Read more
Bella parkrun results for 10 January 2015

Bella parkrun results for 10 January 2015

The latest consolidated parkrun results from Saturday are available on the parkrun website: Bellahouston Road Runners consolidated parkrun report Highlights include 1st places for Ciaran DOUGHERTY (17:10) at Victoria Park and Andy CAMPBELL (17:49) at St Andrews, a 2nd place for Iain BURNS (17:52) at Pollok and includes Bella's running at 6 different events including Iain O'DONNELL in Sydney, Australia. Links to the last few weeks Bella parkrun consolidated reports can be found hereRead more
20th Dec Bella parkrun results

20th Dec Bella parkrun results

It was a good day for Bella at Pollok parkrun yesterday. Last week's run was cancelled owing to icy conditions, and this week's field of 231 was certainly smaller than usual, but that didn't put off the Bellas as the first two, and five of the top ten, were from the Club. Bruce Carmichael was 1st in 17:10 with Andy Campbell 2nd in 17:42. Consolidated parkrun results for Bellahouston Road Runners on 20 December 2014 can be found here: Bella Consolidated Results NB If you're missing from the results, add Bellahouston Road Runners…Read more
Border Series XC – Berwick

Border Series XC – Berwick

Today was the 4th race in the Border series and it was a long trip down to Berwick. There were Three Wise Men that made the journey, aka Me, Greig Glendinning and Graeme Paterson. I know what you are thinking where was Peter Gallanagh??? Well he couldn't make it today, we received a text to say that he had "a lot of decking work to do" today! :shock: I was amazed that he put his decking before a XC race! But as it's Christmas we won't call it decking work we'll just say…Read more