Monday, April 23, 2018

Road Running Update

I have pulled together a roundup of endurance running by our club athletes from the last few weeks. Apologies if I have missed anyone.


The London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April saw Mark Ashby (3.08.50) running his 23rd consecutive London Marathon.  He was closely followed by Abbey McGhee (3.10.56) and Alex Potter (3.14.17)

Lesley Pirie (2.47.48) was first female in the inaugural running of the Stirling marathon on Sunday 21st May, finishing almost 10 minutes ahead of the second placed female. James Stewart (2.40.26) ran an excellent race finishing in 5th overall and Donna Finlayson (3.33.46) also posted a good time.


The Monklands Half Marathon on Sunday 14th May saw a good turn out from the club. James Stewart finished 2nd in 76.38 (PB). Gerry Craig was 8th in 83.58, Duncan Thomson 16th in 87.52 and Alex Potter 18th in 88.38


Lewis Priest (U17) ran 34.47 (PB) to finish 14th in the Dumbarton 10k on 11th May with Gordon Murray (V60) running 47.24 to finish 166th. The previous week on 3rd May, Gordon ran the Helensburgh 10k in 46.51 and on the same evening, further down the coast, Emma Kay ran 44.12 (15th female) at the Troon 10k

10,000M TRACK

Congratulations to Beth Potter on qualifying for the 2017 World Championships after winning the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs (inc British Championships) in 32.04.63 on Saturday 20th May. Suzanne Gilmour (Vet 40) ran 38.01 at Crownpoint in the BMC / GAA Regional Races (Inc Scottish 10,000m Championships) on Friday 28th April


The Scottish 5k Road Championship took place on Friday 5th May in Edinburgh in very windy conditions.  Marc Austin (14.45) and Gillian Black (17.07) both came away with medals. Marc finished 3rd male and Gillian was 3rd female. Kieron Rafferty (15.42) and Rhian Dawes (18.19) both placed well in a high quality field.


The club always has a healthy turn out at our local weekly parkrun in Victoria Park and the pick of the bunch from the last few weeks is Finlay Waters who ran 18.52 on 22nd April breaking the “Aged 10” course record. Elsewhere, Marc Austin was 1st finisher at Strathclyde Park in 15.23 on 6th May. It is good to see our runners taking advantage of the geographical spread of parkrun with Saul McGlennan (U13) being the most adventurous recently, running 20.44 at Harrow on 15th April.


Gerry Craig ran the 53 mile Ultra Trail Highland Fling from Milngavie to Tyndrum in 9 hours 12 minutes and 12 seconds finishing in 58th place out of almost 700 finishers. The picturesque undulating route includes 7,500 feet of running uphill and 6,500 feet downhill.  In the Scottish Veteran Harriers 4.8 mile “Snowball” race on 3rd May Andy Law was 6th (41.41)


Ralph Connolly

Young Athletes Road Championships

The National Young Athletes Road Championships were held on Saturday 18th March 2017 in Battery Park, Greenock.  Well done to all athletes who competed and performances of note are listed below.

U13B Team who won Silver consisted of Devan Miller (08:41), Russell Barnett (08:52) and Fraser Gilmour (09:02).

Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty put in another individual Gold medal performance with her time of 14:12.

U15G Team who won Silver consisted of Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty (14:12), Isla Britton (15.02) and Jenna Little (16:44).

Robbie Smith won individual Silver in the U17M with a time of 15:30.

Valencia Wright, who was our only competitor in the U13G age group, came a creditable individual 4th in a time of 09:13.

An extremely disappointing turn-out from our U13Gs resulted in an inability to field a team.

There was also the added frustration of having paid entry fees for athletes who did not attend.

However, to end on a high note, a huge well done to Gillian Black who has secured a place in the

GB Junior Women’s Team that will be competing in the IAAF World Cross in Uganda on March 25th.  VP-Glasgow are very proud of Gillian and it is good to see that she has been rewarded for all her hard work and commitment to her training.  Well done also to her coach, Mike Johnston.


Linda Innes

Road Running Update

The latest update about our Road Runners has arrived from Kenny McVey.  The Victoria Park ParkRun is proving very popular.

Falkirk  5k Park Run.

 Sat. 31-12-16.

 Guy Evans-Haggerty               1st                                  17:19.

 Lilley Evans-Haggerty             9th        2ndLady          18:28.


 Ganavan Sands 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 31-12-16.

 Susan Partragesusan             1st                                  19:21.

 Louise Potter                         11th         5thLady           19:21.


 Linwood 5k Park Run. 


 Ralph Connolly                        9th         2ndV50            19:52.


 Pollok Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 31-12-16.

 Claire Thompson                  13th         1stLady            19:26.


 Victoria Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 31-12-16.

 Valencia Wright                     20th         1stU14Girl       19:30.

 Blayne Wright                        23rd          3rdU14             20:04.

 Amy Bissett                           42nd         1stU17Girl       21:16.

 Louis Sharp                            43rd          4thU14            21:17. 

 Colin Rae                                 44th         6V45                21:29.

 Monica Blair                           72nd         2U17Girl         23:18.

 Tuscany Wright                    170th         2U10Girl         27:50.


 Turkey Trot 10k.

 Boxing  Day.


 Ralph Connolly                      56th           3rdV50            40:58.

 Emma Kay                          152nd           23rdLady         49:45.


 Pollok Park 5k Park Run. 

 Christmas Day. 

 Claire Thompson                   29th            3rdLady           20:14.

 Rhian Daws                             39th            5thLady           20:14.

 Emma Kay                             123rd           18thLady         23:38.

 Caris Morrison                      334th           1stU10Girl       30 :19.


 Drumchapel 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 24-12-16.

 Emma Kay                               12th            4thLady           25:32.


 Ganavan Sands. 

 Sat. 24-12-16.

 Louis Potter                               9th            2ndLady          23:12.


 Victoria Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 24-12-16.

 Saul McGlennan                     33rd            3rdU14             20:39.

 Louis Sharp                             48th            6thU14             21:38.

 Colin Rae                                 55th          11thV45             22:08.

 Monica Blair                            71st         1stU17Girl          23:02.

 Ben Fletcher-Smith              201st           15thU14            31:22.


 Linwood 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 17-12-16.

 Thomas Connolly                  15th            2ndU17             21:16.


 Strathclyde 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 17-12-16.

 Tom Ord                                  65th            5thV55              23:56.


 Tollcross 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 17-12-16.

 Blayne Wright                         11th            1stU14              20:36.

 Pollok Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Ralph Connolly                       11th            1stV50              19:09.

 Emma Kay                             160th           19thLady           26:13.


 Springburn 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Rhian Callan                           10th             2ndLady            20:55.


 Tollcross 5k Park Run. 


 Blayne Wright                         20th              2ndU14            21:24.


 Victoria 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Saul McGlennan                    12th               1stU10            19:56.

 Colin Rae                                49th                7thV45            21:36.

 Monica Blair                          63rd          2ndU17Girl           22:27.

 Rab Daly                               174th                 1stV75           28:17.

 Lynn Doherty                        207th             69thLady           30:44.


 Aberdeen 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 03-12-16.

 Grace Norman                     101st             20thLady            24:27.


 Linwood 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-2-16.

 Ralph Connolly                        5th                 2ndV50          19:08.


 Pollok Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Emma Kay                           165th              25thLady           26:15.


 Strathclyde 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Tom Ord                                 15th                 2ndV55           20:05.


 Victoria Park 5k Park Run. 

 Sat. 10-12-16.

 Finlay Waters                         61st                 1stU10           22:16.

Monica Blair                            65th                 U17girl           22:32.

 Lynn Doherty                       202nd              58thLady          30:37.

Road Running Update

Kenny McVey has supplied the latest update from our Road Runners.

 Victoria Park 5k Park Run . 

 Sat. 26-11-16.

 Monica Blair                 55th           2U17G            22:39.

 Pollok Park 5k Park Run . 

 Sat. 26-11-16.

 Claire Thomson           11th           1stLady            19:49.

 Jaqui Thomson            21st           2ndLady           20:29.

 3k On The Green.

 Fri. 25-11-16.

 Claire Thomson            28th           2ndLady          10:56.

 Bellahouston 10k.

 Sun. 14-11-16.

 Claire Thomson            54th           3rdLady            39:08.

 Ralph Connolly            100th          8thV50              41:14.

 Monica Blair                 258th         45thLady           48:26.

 Victoria Park 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 13-11-16.

 Saul McGlennan          14th             1stU10              19:20.

 Jo Littlefield                 22nd            4thLady             19:47.

 Rab Daly                       171st           1stV75               28:21.     

 Glenmore Ogle 33mile Ultra Race.

 Sat. 05-11-16.


 Gerry Craig                   7th            4hrs    15mins      28sec.

 VictoriaPark 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 05-11-16.

 Jaqui Thomson           26th              1stLady              19:42.

 Colin Rae                      58th              5thV45                21:41.

 Gordon Murray            60th              1stV45                22:02.

 Fraser McDonald        65th               3rdU17               22:10.

 Monica Blair                86th            2ndU17Lady         23:06.

 Rab Daly                       261st             2ndV75              29:56.

 Pollok 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 05-11-16.

 Louis Sharp                  36th               5thU14               21:02.

 Ella Sharp                     152nd         1stU10Girl            25:53.

 Linwood 5k Park Run.

 Sat. 05-11-16.

 Ralph Connolly             5th                 1stV50               19:08.