The Bella 5K and Bella 10K races took place on Sunday 1st September in Bellahouston Park. The weather stayed dry but the races were impacted by strong winds at various parts of both courses. This was the first time that two races were hosted by the club on the same day giving the runners the choice of the 5K or the 10K distance. The runners responded well with almost 330 runners taking part in the races.
This years Bella 5K was run on a new course with almost 120 finishers taking on the shorter distance. The winner was a delighted Graeme Cameron from Kilmarnock Harriers completing the distance in 15 mins 44 secs. A strong run from Kevin Brydon from Shettleston Harriers took 2nd place thirteen seconds behind the first man home. Kieran Docherty from the host club Bellahouston Road Runners took the last placing with a time of 16 mins 09 secs.
There was impressive runs in the Ladies 5K race with Jessica Oliver-Bell from Shettleston Harriers winning the event in a time of 17 mins 35 secs. Jenny Bannerman from Inverness Harriers also ran well clocking inside the 18 minute mark by 5 seconds. The third place went to Clare MacAulay from Bellahouston Harriers in 19 mins 41 seconds.
The hooter set the 10K runners off at 11am, one hour after the 5K race. Over 200 runners completed the race. David Savage took home the first prize in 34 mins 16 secs, with second place runner Ross Christie from Stirling University exactly one minute behind. Bellahouston Road Runner Grant MacDonald had a strong run after recent injury problems finishing in 35 mins 51 seconds.
In the Ladies 10K race Julie Doncaster, a previous winner of the Jimmy Irvine 10K race, ran well to finish in 38 mins and 25 secs. Over one minute behind was Louise Mitchell of Bellahouston Harriers who ran 39 mins and 34 secs. Donna Finlayson from Victoria Park City of Glasgow completed the podium with a frustrating three seconds over the 40 minute mark.
All runners received technical t shirts and were able to enjoy a feast after both races.
Full results of Bella 5K and Bella 10K 5K 10K
The Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K takes place on Saturday 9th November 2013 and entry is available here.
Entry is now available for this years race series. The Bella 5K takes place on Sunday August 19th and the Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K takes place on Saturday 10th November 2012. Both races will be in Bellahouston Park. Online entry is available for both races through EntryCentral.com with discounts available when pre entering both events. Both races are kindly sponsored by Achilles Heel.
For more details, please see the Events page.
Runners at the start of the race
Saturday 12th November saw the second running of the Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K, sponsored by Achilles Heel. The race is named after the founder of Bellahouston Road Runners Jimmy Irvine and the race made its debut on the calendar last year to celebrate the 10th year of the club.
Bright autumn sunshine and slightly breezy weather greeted just over 400 runners on the start line in Bellahouston Park.
The race was won by Robert Gilroy (Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers) for the second year in succession in a time of 32:07. Second home was Kieran Docherty (33:47) and third was Russell Whittington (34:38), both from host club Bellahouston Road Runners.
In the ladies race the honours this year went to Julie Doncaster in a time of 40:03. In second place was Yana Thandrayen (Portobello RC) in a time of 40:30 closely followed by Sheena Jack (Fife AC) in a time of 40:48.
The male V40 category was won by Michael McLoone (Greenock Glen Park Harriers) who also finished 5th overall in a time of 34:50. Andy Law (Mid Argyll AC) retained the V50 title finishing in 37:34. Clydesdale Harrier Watson Jones took the V60 category with an impressive 45:58.
Katie Mathieson from Bellahouston Road Runners took the V35 female category with a time of 42:06. Julia Harris also from the host club capitalised on good form by taking the V45 category in a time of 43:17. The V55 category was won by Margaret Deas from the Scottish Veteran Harriers completing the course in 52:07.
Given the number of purple vests on display it was no surprise to see Bellahouston Road Runners take both male (Kieran Docherty, Russell Whittington and Greig Glendinning) and female (Katie Mathieson, Ann Robin and Ciara Baxter) team prizes.
Outside of the prizes all runners received goody bags and medals for their efforts, with an impressive spread of savoury and sweet eats, alongside teas and coffees on offer for all. This years race proved to be extremely popular with all entries sold out in advance of the race. Many returned for a second year, and we hope to see them all again for the Bella 5K next August and the 2012 Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K.
Full Race Results are here
Big big thanks to everyone who made today’s race happen.
Provisional results can be found here.
Any race queries please send to email@example.com
Full race report to come.
The race takes places in Bellahouston Park on Saturday 12th November starting at 11am. We have 115 places remaining (at 21st October) of the 500 available. There is just under three weeks until online entry closes on Wednesday 9th November.
Due to the number of runners entered for the event we have decided to mail the numbers in advance of race date. Numbers will be sent to the home address given when you entered the race. If you have changed address since you entered please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org asap and the address will be amended prior to posting. We will update the event webpage here and this News section to let you know when the numbers have been posted. Please remember to bring your number on the day.
After taking on board feedback from last years event, we have made a change to the course for this year. Course maps are now on the event webpage here.
Series T Shirts
Series t shirts should be collected at the Palace of Arts after the race. T shirts are available to those who pre entered both the Bella 5K and the Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K through Entry Central.
Post Race Refreshments
Remember to head back to the Palace of Arts for post race refreshments. We will have the usual sweet and savoury selection as well as teas, coffees and soft drinks.
We have a number of spot prizes available. Come back to the Palace of Arts after the race, drop your number in the entry box and wait for the draw.
Thanks to those who have already entered, we look forward to welcoming you on the day from everyone at Bellahouston Road Runners.
Please send any queries to email@example.com.
Saturday 13th November saw the first ever running of the Jimmy Irvine Achilles Heel Bella 10K. The race celebrates 10 years of both Bellahouston Road Runners and Achilles Heel. Almost 400 runners took to the start in truly autumnal conditions in Bellahouston Park. Rain, sunshine and windy conditions all played a part in the day’s performances.
The men’s race was won by Ronhill Cambuslang Harrier Robert Gilroy in a time of 31:37. In second place was David Millar of Irvine AC with a time of 32:04, followed by Jozsef Farkas in third place with a time of 32:47. The male vet 40 category was won by Kerry-Liam Wilson, also from Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, in a time of 35:26. Brian Craig from Irvine AC scooped the prize in the male vet 50 category (38:49) with Kenny McVey from VP City of Glasgow taking the male vet 60 prize (43:00). Host club Bellahouston Road Runners took the men’s team prize (Matt Williamson, Ciaran Dougherty and Russell Whittington).
The ladies race was won by Lindsay Morrison from Central AC with an impressive time of 37:36. Lindsay was followed home by Michelle Sandison from Springburn Harriers finishing in a time of 38:22. Third place was Bellahouston Road Runner Deborah Gray (38:56), who took the 1st female vet 35 prize, allowing Jill Smylie from Giffnock North to take the last of the open prizes with a time of 39:32. Jacqui Thomson from VP City of Glasgow won the female vet 45 age group with a time of 39:41. Denise Lindsay won the female vet 55 category (49:52). The ladies team prize also went to the host club, Bellahouston Road Runners (Deborah Gray, Jane Simpson and Claire Wharton).
The race also formed part of a series with the Bella 5K held in August. David Millar from Irvine AC and Claire Wharton from Bellahouston Road Runners took the series prizes with the lowest accumulated times from both races.
Thank you to all the runners for taking part.
Provisional Results are here.
We are very pleased to launch this years achilles heel Bella 5K. The race takes place in Bellahouston Park on Sunday 8th August starting at 11am. All the details are on the events page here.