Monday, April 23, 2018

The Achilles Heel - MacAndrew Road Relay Race 2011 (Report)

90 teams took part in this years MacAndrew Road Relay Race in dreadful weather conditions around Jordanhill andDerek Gibb Scotstoun.  Ronhill Cambuslang won the mens race with a time of 1:06.03 and Garscube Harriers were the winners of the womens race with a combined time of 59.38.

The winning Ronhill Cambuslang team included Andrew Coulter, Jack Kerr, Robert Gilroy and Stewart Orr.  Garscube Harriers winning team was Charlotte Wilson, Kirsty Husband and Katie White.

VP-Glasgow were 2nd in both the mens and womens races.  The mens team of Sean Fontana, Derek Gibb, Max Ralston and Ethan Sloan-Dennison finished in a time of 1:07.12 and the womens team of Louise Warren, Aisling McGhee and Claire McCracken finished in a time of 1:01.2.

The full results are
available at this link.  A couple of changes were made at 1500 hrs on the 2nd as a result of data entry errors on the day.

Thanks to the 25 officials who gave up their time to assist with a variety of duties, the 30 plus Marshals who remained at their posts until the last athlete was safely home and our members who served the tea and cakes in the refectory.

Special thanks to Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel for once again supporting the event and Julie and Gordon McGhee for the supply of cakes and buns.  We're also very grateful to Ron Hunter for creating a new spreadsheet which made recording of the results an easier and faster process.

The Achilles Heel - MacAndrew Road Relay Race 2012 (Report)

85 teams took part in this years MacAndrew Road Relay Race in glorious conditions.  Victoria Park City Of Glasgow won the Men's race in a time of 1:05.28 and Glasgow University Hares and Hounds won the Women's race in a time of 59.57.David Vernon

The winning VP-Glasgow team consisted of David Vernon, Sean Fontana, Ethan Sloan-Dennison and Max Ralston.  This was Victoria Park's first win in the MacAndrew since 1966.  The winning Glasgow University team was Kathryn Pennel, Laura Muir and Nancy Seem.

The best time of the day was set by Chris McKay of Inverclyde who finished the course in a time of 15:37.  Jessica Bell of Shettleston Harriers was the fastest woman with a time of 19:23.

Unfortunately three teams were disqualified for fielding underage athletes.  Their times are included on the results for information only.

The full results are recorded on an excel spreadsheet at this link.

Thanks to the 25 officials who gave up their time to assist with a variety of duties, the 30 plus Marshals who remained at their posts until the last athlete was safely home and our members who served the tea and cakes in the refectory.

Special thanks to Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel for once again supporting the event and Julie and Gordon McGhee for the supply of cakes and buns.

Hopefully we'll see everyone back again next year where we are planning an earlier start to the race.  We'll keep you posted of course.

The Achilles Heel - MacAndrew Road Relay Race 2013 (Report)

70 teams took part in this years MacAndrew Road Relay Race on the warmest October day for years.  The course was Start 2010unchanged with the new start and finish working well at Scotstoun Stadium.

Inverclyde AC won the mens race in a time of 1:08:13 and Glasgow University Hares and Hounds won the womens race in a time of 58:01.

The winning Inverclyde team consisted of Michael Houston, Craig Ruddy, Greg Williams and Dan Mulhare.  The winning Glasgow University team consisted of Laura Muir, Jessica Oliver-Bell and Kathryn Pennel.

The best time of the day was set by Dan Mulhare of Inverclyde AC who completed the course in 15:55.  The fastest woman was Laura Muir of Glasgow University Hares and Hounds who completed the the course in a time of 18:09.

Ronhill Cambuslang won the Male Vets race in a time of 1:16:05 and VP-Glasgow won the Female Vets race in a time of 1:04:17.

The full results are recorded on an excel spreadsheet at this link.

Thanks to the 25 officials who gave up their time to assist with a variety of duties, the 40 plus Marshals who remained at their posts until the last athlete was safely home and our members who served the tea and cakes on the Club Deck at Scotstoun.

Special thanks to Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel for once again supporting the event.

Hopefully we'll see everyone back again next year for the 75th MacAndrew Road Relay Race.

If you have any comments to make in relation to the organisation of the event and in particular the new venue, send your comments to VP-Glasgow's Club Secretary.

The Achilles Heel - MacAndrew Road Relay Race 2014 (Report)

Unusually, the sun was shining brightly for the greater part of the day and the MacAndrew passed off safely once again for the 75th annual road relay race.

The new venue at Scotstoun being an especially good host once again.

Corstorphine AAC wonPaul Sorrie the senior men's race in a combined time of 1:08.48.  The team of Moray Anderson, Bryan Clark, Scott Pilkington and Howell Craske finished over a minute ahead of 2nd placed Shettleston.

Shettleston finished in a combined time of 1:10.22 with Ronhill Cambuslang in 3rd place with a time of 1:12.05.

Inverclyde AC won the senior women's race with a combined time of 59.61.  The team of Sharon Muir, Rachael Bushfield and Julie Gordon finished 35 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed Dumbarton AAC.

Dumbarton AAC finished in a combined time of 1:00.26 with the hosts VP-Glasgow finishing 3rd in a combined time of 1:01.20.

The best time of the day was set by Paul Sorrie of Shettleston Harriers who completed his leg in a time of 16.19.  The fastest time set by a woman was Carla Molinaro who was competing in a composite team who completed her leg in a time of 18.28.

Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers won the vets race with a time of 1:13.15 while Jamie Reid won the individual vet competition with a time of 17.13.

The best performance by a woman vet went to Julie Gordon of Inverclyde AC who completed the course in a time of 19.28.

The winning juniors were Jonathan Glen of Inverclyde AC who completed his leg in a time of 16.27 and Danielle Beattie of VP-Glasgow who completed her leg in a time of 19.24.

Well done to everyone who took part.  The full results are available at this link.

Thanks once again to the army of officials, marshals and caterers who try very hard to make the day a great success for the athletes.  Their time is greatly appreciated.

Special thanks of course to Katie Alexander of Achilles Heel who is a very generous and supportive sponsor of Victoria Park and the MacAndrew Road Race.

We hope to see you all back again next year for the 76th MacAndrew Road Relay Race.