Entries by Michael Sweeney

Buchlyvie 10k 2014

Results This was a good race. It had Nick Nairn on the starting hooter. It had some road, then lots of muddy track, then some road to finish. Andrew Douglas won by almost five minutes. There was tea and cake aplenty. And pies. 

Southside Six

Results A sixteen mile tour of the southside’s parks sounded like a good idea in the midst of marathon training way back in February when entries opened and quickly closed. Come Sunday the sun was shining and the views from the start line were of snowy peaks and golden leaves. The first mile or so

Alloa Half Marathon

Results  Race HQ for the Alloa Half is the Leisure Bowl. Innocuous enough from outside, but home to such delights as the Vibro-Gym, indoor bowls and a cafe where the pre-race air was thick with the aroma of bacon butties. More bacon than air probably. Alas, it was an outdoor race, so it was goodbye

Glasgow parkrun #227

Results Hadn’t had a crack at the Pollok Park parkrun for a while so drove over in light drizzle looking forward to some racing. The light drizzle turned into spectacular rain about ten minutes before the start, which had the field of 300+ huddled under trees until the last possible moment. After the usual scramble

London Marathon 2013

Splits A fine way to spend a weekend in London. Near-perfect running conditions, with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. The spectators were present and noisy most of the way round. I had the dubious fortune of, at various points, running alongside a fairy, someone in a business suit, a Welshman called Nigel in a mankini

Scolty Hill Race at Banchory Show

I’d had my eye on Ben Rinnes during the week, but a late change of plan meant a diversion to Banchory Show, and an altogether shorter race. Sunshine soaked up, dog show done, plastic cow milked, it was time to race. Departing the showfield, the mission was out and back to the summit of Scolty. No

Strathclyde parkrun #162

Results First attempt at the flat-as-a-pancake Strathclyde parkrun, to test an injury, and fitness levels following not running much due to the injury. The Ben Lomond ankle seems fine, but the last mile or so wasn’t pretty; a useful reminder that training works. Conditions were good, warm and sunny with a wee breeze. I set off quite