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Jimmy Irvine 10k 2018

[With apologies to WH Murray.]   Standing atop the hill in Bellahouston Park, the wind swirling the leaves around our legs, the rain falling in quantities sufficient to sink even the most buoyant of spirits, it seemed that the universe…

Irvine Marymass 10k 2014

Results A cool, grey evening in Irvine - ideal conditions for an evening 10k. Part of the Marymass Festival which meant an obligatory pre-race photo for those and the front of the crowd with the 'Marys'; four local girls wearing red sashes,…

(Not So) Great Scottish Run 10k 2013

I should’ve seen it coming really. Performance depends on training and training is effort plus rest, that’s what they say. They say it because it’s true. Hell, that’s what I say, all the time as a matter of fact. The…

Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k

  I started off quickly, keen to get round the first bend (about 20ft) away from the start line before a crowd formed. Paul Sorrie of Shettleston quickly disappeared in to the distance at the front and I was soon passed by a dozen or so…

Cape Wrath Challenge

Myself and Claire headed north last week for the Cape Wrath Challenge. This involves a week of races finishing with a marathon distance race from Durness to Cape Wrath lighthouse and back. (It’s the marathon with the boat ride in the middle). We…

Jack Crawford 10K, 9.3.13

Jack Crawford 10K, 9.3.13 After being early last week in the warm sunshine we were back to late, late, far too late in the freezing conditions  often existing in Bishopbriggs.  A cursory chat  with John Q, Peter, Jon, …

The Boxer

Was going to start this report with a tale of illness and despair having not recovered from the Tour de Helvellyn but the reality was I turned up on in Ayr on Boxing Day feeling great and looking forward to a mad dash. Unlike previous years…

Jimmy Irvine Bella 10K

The first of my two trips to Bellahouston Park this weekend. Really wasn't sure what to expect this morning. On the one hand the course was flat, I felt fit & strong and I was hoping for a good time. On the other hand injury had meant I…

Ayr Turkey Trot 10k

5k results | 10k resultsWas still a bit sleepy from working another twelve hour nightshift on xmass eve but decided a windy run was exactly what was needed to get things back in balance.Drove down to the annual Ayr Turkey Trot and noticed how…

Stirling 10k, 2011

Results Kilometer 7: Cold conditions, light rain. Bertie Rooster struggles to keep up his 4 minute pace. No sign of Peter to help him out. Difficult to avoid puddles and other runners! Anyway, why would a care free bachelor-about-town undertake…