Entries by Johnston Orr

Victoria parkrun #20

22nd March 2014 Results Back to Victoria Park for a full-on effort at the parkrun. Pleased to report that I survived uninjured and the emergency brakes work for loose dogs. 18.00 exactly, one second outside my parkrun PB from 4 years ago.  Third place today (same as Jon last week), in amongst a good showing

Victoria parkrun #18

8th March 2014 Results We apologise for the long break in transmission.  This was caused by a torn calf muscle, incurred during the 2013 National XC.  Our engineers have been working tirelessly over the last 12 months to fix the problem.  Testing has now begun in the live environment with today’s cautious outing commencing from

GAA New Year’s Bash 3000m

3rd January 2013 Results This event was organised by the Glasgow Athletics Association and the British Milers Club, and afforded the opportunity to try out the new Emirates Arena.  Wow, what a facility!  It’s huge, hosting the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as well as the sports hall which will be the home to the Commonwealth

Strathaven Striders Run with the Wind 10k

4th November 2012 Provisional Results A non-race for me as I took custody of the Team Cold on Thursday when my luck ran out after several weeks of avoiding it.  Jogged the course with a friend who clocked a huge PB, just under 52 mins.  Great to be out and nice to be able to

National Cross Country Relays

27th October 2012 Results – women | Results – men | Photos Plenty of Westies out for the annual torture-fest at The ‘Nauld, with 2 full women’s teams this year and male attendance matching 2011’s high.  The new V50 category allows teams of 3 so John, Don and Gibby were Westies’ first contenders for the

McAndrew Road Relays 2012

6th October 2012 Results Westies fielded new recruits Kaia Grassl, Amy Fisher and Benjamin Homewood in the Under-1 category at Jordanhill.  Adult participation on the 3.25-mile circuit also showed a marked improvement in numbers from 1 team in 2011 to 2 men’s and 1 women’s team this year.  I think that’s the first full women’s

George Cummings Road Relay 2012

29th September 2012 Results This event was blessed with good weather for the third year in a row and the Westerlands team improved their time once more. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to beat the Glasgow branch of Stornoway AC! At first Kilbarchan and Shettleston fought it out at the front with Shetts winning from Ronhill

Around Cumbrae 10 mile Road Race 2012

9th September 2012 Results | Photos I had never been to Millport before so I entered this race as a good excuse to make the short ferry journey to Great Cumbrae and its charming wee seaside toon. Overcast but warm (muggy) day, with the expected headwind/gale from miles 6 to 9 worsening all the way.

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Glasgow Miler Meet 5000m, Scotstoun

3rd August 2012 Results …and now for something completely different. My first track race. The idea had been brewing since last summer when a couple of colleagues mentioned that the Glasgow Athletics Association were organising metric mile (1500m) and 5000m races with the backing of the British Milers Club, and I noticed that top hill

3k on the Green, July 2012

27th July 2012 Results Possibly a record turnout of 48 for this month’s blast along the side of the Clyde, augmented by the demented – yes, my namesake Grim “Definitely No Relation” Orr was out for his first crack at the lunchtime lope. The race continues to attract some real whippets, with Andrew Mackenzie’s winning