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
Killearn 10k trail race, Alloa Half Marathon: A hot start to June!

Killearn 10k trail race, Alloa Half Marathon: A hot start to June!

Earlier this month on 2nd June, the Killearn 10k Trail race took place, and Rhoda Yarmahmoudi wrote up a race report for members, available on the members forum: The down hill into the park and the big purple finish sign were a very welcome sight, as soon as I crossed the line a very concerned marshal said “sit down!” Three bottles of water later, and I began to feel human again, and realised that I’d probably been getting dehydrated out there!!! [The club] did very well, with Colin Hughes ... the first V50…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
Litter picking Pollokshaws, Haggs and Dumbreck Road

Litter picking Pollokshaws, Haggs and Dumbreck Road

We're out and pounding pavements right through the year in good weather and bad, and enjoy so much of the varied routes we run in and around the beautiful parks on the southside of Glasgow. Alas some routes are blighted with rubbish, and whilst some gets attention, many don't, and accumulate enough that it winds up looking really quite awful. So earlier this year club member Jane Wild finally had enough, and decided to start doing something about it, and has been organising litter picks with fellow club members. After the first effort tackled…Read more
The club’s use of members’ personal data

The club’s use of members’ personal data

The club has been working to review it's processes and policies ahead of the new GDPR legislation that comes into effect on 25th May, 2018. This new legislation puts people in firm control of the uses to which their personal data is put, and requires organisations that use that data to be clear and open with the reasons they use it. We've recently posted a note to members, available for them to read and comment on via our members' forum here, and will be updating our website to reflect that over the next…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
Organising the Bellahouston Mob Match

Organising the Bellahouston Mob Match

Saturday 17th February saw the second Bellahouston Mob match at Pollok parkrun between Bellahouston Road Runners, and Bellahouston Harriers, with a fantastic 134 club members completing the distance, many more supporting their club or helping with the event. The first took place on 4th March, 2017, with 98 runners. Whilst inter-club races, and "mob matches”, are not new, they do appear to have fallen by the wayside a little, certainly in the Glasgow area and elsewhere in Scotland. We’re hoping that the great reception to the event in both years so far, and the hugely positive comments…Read more