Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k – 11th November, 2018


The 2018 Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k took place on 11 November 2018, at midday. The event was completely sold out, but we’re delighted by the huge turnout.

Provisional results are available here. Congratulations to our winners:

  • First Male: Stuart McGeachy (Cambeltown Running Club) in 33:23, 2nd Male: Gordon Robertson (Cambuslang Harriers) in 33:31, 3rd Male: Jonathan Roebuck (unattached), in 33:45
  • First Female: Jennifer Wetton (Central AC), in 37:03, 2nd Kirstian Macruary (Corstorphine AAC) in 38:11. 3rd Female: Emer Campbell (Bellahouston Road Runners) in 40:26

In the age category prizes, firstly sincere apologies for not having the Ladies results available at the awards ceremony: The explanation for this is the club decided some time back to equalise the age categories (ie. same age ranges for men and women), but the provisional results we were given were for V35, V45, V55 (ie. not correct). This also appeared on the timing slips and website for a while. We felt it was better to award them later when we were certain and they had been update.

First Male V40: Andy Campbell (Bellahouston Road Runners), in 35:24.
First Ladies V40: Jennifer Macfarlane (East Fife Triathlon Club) in 42:31
First Male V50: Wattie Mackay (Strathearn Harriers), in 37:24
First Ladies V50: Pamela McCrossan (Clydesdale Harriers) in 42:23
First Male V60: Graham McGrattan (Greenock Glenpark Harriers) in 42:25
First Ladies V60: Erica Christie (Achilles Heel Run Club) in 43:29

In the very-important-to-local-clubs team prizes, the first Men’s team was Bellahouston Road Runners, and the first Female team was Bellahouston Harriers.

Thanks again to everybody who took part, our amazing marshals and race team, our sponsors Achilles Heel, plus Tunnocks, Sainsbury’s for the bananas and water, and Glasgow City Council staff (Pollok park for the cones, Bellahouston park for the course and support). An amazing effort by everybody, for which we’re really grateful.

Final instructions to participants have been sent via email, so please check your inbox. They are also available on our news page here.

Advanced number collection from our sponsor’s Achilles Heel has now closed. On race day please proceed to Race HQ at Craigton Primary School, 9 Morven Street, Glasgow G52 1AL, from 10am until 11.30am to collect your race number. This is 500m from the start. Please do not park near the school or in the sports centre, but use on-street parking areas on Mosspark Boulevard (G52 1JH), to the south of the park, and a short walk to the start/registration/finish area.

As our event is taking place on the centenary of the signing of the armistice, we will be asking participants and volunteers to observe a one minute silence immediately prior to the race start, which is scheduled for midday.

We have listened to your feedback from last year and revised the route for 2018.  Although our permit still requires us to stay within the park and on the inner pavement along Mosspark Boulevard, we hope you will agree that the new route is a bit faster and should avoid any congestion.

The start is marked by the green triangle below.  The route then takes you up the hill towards the flagpole and round to House for an Art Lover.  You run two and a half loops of the park anti-clockwise, before finishing near the leisure centre (red square).  Water will be available at the finish and on the course.

If you have any questions or queries, and this page or the Final instructions to participants doesn’t answer your question, please email us at races@bellahoustonroadrunners.co.uk or drop us a message on our Facebook page.

We would like to thank achilles heel for sponsoring the race again this year.





Race Info

Full race details, including directions, registration details, are on our Entry Central web page, at https://www.entrycentral.com/bella10k


We have a comprehensive prize list awarded for seniors, vets and teams. Age group categories are the same for male and female, as follows: 15-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

There is a technical t-shirt for all entrants.

Please collect your finisher’s kit at the gazebo before proceeding to the post race buffet at the registration venue at Craigton Primary School (donation requested). The race presentation will take place at approximately 1345 at the school. Hot Beverages will be available to purchase in Bellahouston Park.

Last 3 years results


For all race queries please contact:races@bellahoustonroadrunners.co.uk

Main Sponsor

We are very grateful for the support over many years from our Main Sponsor Achilles Heel:

Also supported by: