President’s Cup 2018

President’s Cup 2018

66 Bellas competed in another hotly contested President’s Cup on Wednesday 20 June.  The 5K handicap race around Bellahouston Park was won by Julia McDonald for the women and Andrew Haddow for the men. Each runner sets off after a time handicap based on their recent race performance.  So every club member has a good chance of winning and the finish is always exciting.  More than three quarters of runners crossed the finish line within one minute of each other.  Even so the team of volunteers at the finish funnel coped brilliantly. Club…Read more
Babcock 10k series concludes; Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Babcock 10k series concludes; Edinburgh Marathon Festival

A sunny, if slightly windy day in Glasgow today saw the conclusion of the Babcock 10k series at the expertly organised Shettleston 10k on Glasgow Green. A great turnout from members - many of whom were completing the series of three - and some super pics too (a selection below) from the Bella support crew! We're delighted that Romy Beard, Laura Henderson and Mandy Morgan secured team bronze in the West District championships competition within the race. Full results here, and the team results are on the Scottish Athletics report. Well done Ladies,…Read more
2018 10k season is upon us! Dumbarton, Down by the River, Dick Wedlock, Antonine trail races

2018 10k season is upon us! Dumbarton, Down by the River, Dick Wedlock, Antonine trail races

The club has had a busy few days for club championship races, with the Dumbarton 10k and the rearranged Down by the River 10k both featuring as medium distance races this week. The Dumbarton 10k was a fantastic evening for the 35 members taking part, and highlights from the results include Claire Wharton (41:57) and Jane McNeilly (42:35) as 1st and 3rd V40 Ladies (separated in 2nd by our friend Mary Senior, formally of this parish). Gerry Scullion continued his fine running form with a superb 37:00 as 3rd V50 Male. Cambuslang 10k took…Read more
Bella 3K Track Race

Bella 3K Track Race

The Club held its inaugural 3K track race on 18 April, the sunniest and warmest evening of the year so far. No fewer than 53 club runners competed in three heats, cheered on by fellow club members, and supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who worked hard to time each runner individually. It was a great chance for everyone to practise racing on the track in a friendly environment, and a nice excuse to enjoy some food and drink together after the running was over. We hope that this sort of racing…Read more
Race Report: 2018 Tom Scott 10 mile road race

Race Report: 2018 Tom Scott 10 mile road race

Robert Macleod just sent in this race report from yesterday's Tom Scott 10 mile road race: If you had asked me 5 or 10 years ago would I take up running in the years to come I would have just laughed at you, the most running I ever done was running from people wanting to batter me in school, I officially ran my first race in June 2016 doing the men's 10k in my Adidas sambas and the reason that was I didn't intend to continue running after that, I struggled with that…Read more
Race Report: Rome Half Marathon

Race Report: Rome Half Marathon

Matthew Campbell sent this report in shortly after taking part in the Rome Half Marathon The race started on the outskirts of Rome and finished on the coast in a town called Ostia. The weather on the day was ideal a few light showers and fairly overcast although I still managed to get slightly burnt! The course didn’t take in any of Rome’s tourist sites and for the most part was ran on one big long straight road, it was a fairly flat courses although between mile 6 and 7 there was a…Read more
2018 Renfrewshire AAA 5 mile road race: Ladies 2nd overall, clean sweep for MV50 gents!

2018 Renfrewshire AAA 5 mile road race: Ladies 2nd overall, clean sweep for MV50 gents!

Conditions couldn’t have been better for the annual Renfrewshire AAA 5mile road race at Battery Park in Gourock today. A flat calm and bright sunshine are unheard of for this race as anyone who took part in 2016 will tell you! The Purple Posse had a bumper turnout, and carried home a good haul medals with Cat MacDonald, Claire Wharton and Shona Donnelly 2nd overall ladies team, with Claire 1st FV40 and Shona 1st FV50.  In the men’s race it was a Bella clean sweep in the MV50 category with Colin Hughes 1st,…Read more
SVHC Relays 2018 – Medals: Men win, and third for the Ladies!

SVHC Relays 2018 – Medals: Men win, and third for the Ladies!

BELLA MEN WIN SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS ROAD RELAYS! LADIES FINISH THIRD! The men’s team of Bruce Carse, Bruce Carmichael, Graeme Paterson and Andy Campbell ran out of their skins to become Scottish Champions at the SVHC Road Relays, beating 51 other teams to the trophy. Our ladies team of Romy Beard, Emer Campbell and Claire Wharton won a fantastic bronze medal! Congratulations to you all, the club are very proud of you! Well done to everybody who took part and supported our members on the day. Well done!Read more