The Bears, the Bulls & the Bellas – Chicago marathon 2016

The Bears, the Bulls & the Bellas – Chicago marathon 2016

(I'd thought of this title before acknowledging the third sport and watching the Cubs win the play-off, Go Cubs!) Chicago trip was off to a good start, sat behind Scott Overall on the plane (retrospective hats off to Scott for finishing 13th overall in 2:18). Electric atmosphere upon arrival, runners welcomed with open arms. Pre race preparations had been interesting, whilst training may not have gone to plan I'd nailed the carb loading; living off little other than rice & pasta since leaving home 5 years ago. Expo negotiated, secret service closed down…Read more
Great Scottish Run – 2nd October 2016

Great Scottish Run – 2nd October 2016

Last Sunday saw a sea of purple descend on Glasgow with over 80 Bella's in the Great Scottish Run. The Half Marathon was the Scottish Athletics Half Marathon Championships and we're delighted for the following national medal winners: Debs Gray took Women's Masters Bronze and Debs was joined by Louise Ross and Mhairi Hill to win Bronze Team medals.  Very Well done! Many thanks to the 20 volunteers marshalling the start waves for the 10k and Half Marathon.  And well done to everyone taking part including the 5 Bellas in the 10k and 57 in the…Read more
2016 George Cummings Road Relay race

2016 George Cummings Road Relay race

Fantastic news today from the Kilbarchan AAC's George Cummings Road Relays today: the Bella 'A' team consisting of Russell Whittington, Andy Campbell, Greig Glendinning, and Graeme Paterson were the first Vets (V40) team home and scooped the vets team prize. The club had a total of ten runners taking part today, so huge well done to everybody who managed to get around in far from ideal conditions. Wet and windy all afternoon, with a particularly tough headwind to battle through in the last half mile or so. Another bit of great news today from…Read more
A training run in Reykjavik

A training run in Reykjavik

Bruce Carmichael sent in this race report... After missing out on London earlier this year with hamstring problems I randomly decided to enter the Reykjavik marathon to give me a goal once my injuries had cleared up. Little did I know that I would be beset by injuries all year and so I headed off to Reykjavik on Thursday with only 4 rather meager long runs and a couple of MP sessions behind me, all crammed in over the previous 3 weeks. I had also managed to re-activate my hamstring trouble the week…Read more
Girvan Half Marathon, 10 July 2016

Girvan Half Marathon, 10 July 2016

With no other major sporting events on today (right?), 10 Bellas headed down the coast for the 2016 Girvan Half Marathon, part of our 2015/16 club championship. Less than ideal conditions awaited, but a fantastic friendly welcome as usual from Girvan Athletic club. Fantastically well marshalled and supported out on the course: we're very grateful as ever for staging the event. The half marathon course is a challenging one (600ft of ascent, details on the Strava segment), and a light drizzle which picked up to heavier rain at points, with a small headwind after the turnaround point…Read more
Pollok parkrun – 25th June 2016 – Club championship event

Pollok parkrun – 25th June 2016 – Club championship event

A fantastic turnout of 46 club members, with a few past and present club members also volunteering, meant there was a big Bella presence at the 385th Pollok parkrun. After an epic downpour earlier in the morning, there were great conditions for the run itself. Some super performances, including first male (Russell Whittington, 17:14) and female (Ann Robin, 19:40), and an impressive 10 course PB's too. Bella results below. Full results for the event available on the Pollok parkrun results page. The next event in the club championship is the Girvan Half marathon…Read more

Calderglen 10k trail race – 24th June 2016 – Bella results

The Calderglen 10k trail race, the fifth event in the club's new Hill running championships, took place last night. Despite the midges that descended around the finish area, it was a lovely evening for a run, on a super course. Full results are available on the Calderglen Harriers website. Bella results below, and the Hill running championship standings are available here. A few prizes for the club. Congratulations to: Judith MacGregor who was 3rd F35. Gerry Scullion who was 1st M50. Craig Ross, Gerry Scullion and Richard Leyton, who comprised 3rd male team.…Read more