My first Ultra: the Hoka Highland Fling, Saturday 25 April

My first Ultra: the Hoka Highland Fling, Saturday 25 April

I hadn't ever thought about doing an ultra, until I saw the message from Grant: "the Fling is open, and will sell out by lunchtime". Nine fellow Bellas quickly replied "I'm in", and I got caught up in the moment. Suddenly I was "in" too. It took a couple of snowy trail runs for me to realise just what being "in" meant, including (but not limited to): a) running on trails is brilliant but utterly knackering b) everyone signed up is massively fitter, younger and stronger than me c) long trail runs take…Read more

Ras Y Moelwyn – 18th April 2015

There are just some days when it is good to be alive and Saturday was one of them. Blaenau Ffestiniog was the setting for this year’s first counter in the British Hill and Fell Running Championship: a ten mile race with an accumulative height of just under 9,000m. On Friday night I had rested in a trailer park in the Denbighshire flatlands. That left me with a short drive in the morning through the Conway valley into the unfolding drama of Snowdonia. Blaenau itself is a small former quarry town hemmed in by…Read more
Tom Scott Memorial 10 Mile race results – 5 April 2015

Tom Scott Memorial 10 Mile race results – 5 April 2015

There was a great turnout of 25 from the Club completing the Tom Scott Memorial 10 mile Road Race on Sunday. Well done to everyone who took part - the results are shown below. Let us know if you're missing a PB () trophy: Full results are available here: Tom Scott 10 Mile race - full results Photo by Graeme PatersonRead more
Clydebank 5k – 21 March 2015 – results

Clydebank 5k – 21 March 2015 – results

The sun was shining for the Clydebank 5k on Saturday, and together with a strong field from across Scotland, conditions were perfect resulting in strong performances across the board. This fast, flat 5k always produces a host a PBs and this year's race did not disappoint. Thanks to all the supporters who turned up to cheer and all who took part. Full results can be found here: Clydebank 5k 2015 - full resultsRead more
Alloa Half Marathon 2015 – results

Alloa Half Marathon 2015 – results

Well done to everyone from the club who took park in the race yesterday. Conditions were pretty good & there was plenty of support out on the course. Special mention to Bruce Carmichael for storming round well under 75 minutes (1.14.08) Sorry I didn't get the chance to see everyone at the finish but from the size of some of the smiles I saw it looked like quite a few people had a brilliant race (clock the number of PB in the Bella results table below - Ed). Highlight of the day for…Read more
Balloch to Clydebank HM – 8th March 2015 – results

Balloch to Clydebank HM – 8th March 2015 – results

There was a cracking turnout of 30 Bellas today at the Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon. Conditions were pretty much perfect, so ideal for some good racing and some fast times. The Bella crew did not disappoint: Louise Ross won the prize for 4th Female Mary Senior won the prize for 2nd FV40 Louise, Romy and Mary won 1st female team prize Coach Paterson got the prize for 5th Male (as well an awesome London Marathon 'Championship Start' sub-75 qualifying time) The first three Bella men were also awarded 2nd team prize -…Read more
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
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