Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k - CANCELLED

Posted in Events, News on Jan 21, 2020

Bellahouston Harriers have taken the decision to CANCEL this year's Brian Goodwin 10km race which was due to be held on June 19th, in Glasgow’s Pollok Park. It is regrettable, but we feel to cancel is the only and correct option.

With all current uncertainty amidst the Coronavirus crisis, and basing our decision on Government advice and that of Scottish Athletics, we feel the race can not possibly be held at this time. We do not wish to put any strain on the emergency services, nor to endanger the health and well-being of entrants, supporters, spectators, and the wider public.

The process will begin in the coming days of refunding the entry fees paid by entrants, and we ask that you please be patient with us as we work through this process. Emails will be forthcoming in due course.

We apologise for cancelling the race, we like nothing more than to host you all for a summer’s evening race, and for burgers and beers, but alas it isn’t to be this year. We hope you and your families all stay healthy and safe in the coming months, and we can all meet again in 2021.

Your support and understanding are much appreciated at this time.

Best wishes, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert President of Bellahouston Harriers.

The Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k has become a 'must-race' event on the Scottish running circuit, and it was due to be held in 2020 on Friday 19 June (7.30pm start).

Bellahouston Harriers' flagship 10k road race combines fast racing and a competitive field with a Friday night in summer vibe and the promise of a free beer and burger at the finish line.

The race starts and finishes at Cartha Queen's Park RFC (92 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 4SN), and is staged over a two loop course largely inside the scenic grounds of Pollok Park. The course route is officially certified and benefits from traffic management controls.

We are grateful to our race sponsor Migo Sports for their continued enthusiasm in supporting running in Glasgow’s Southside.

Olympian Callum Hawkins and former European junior champion Morag Millar were the race winners in 2019, when the top six all finished in a time of 30:16 or better, 28 finishers broke 34 minutes, and the women’s course record was smashed by all three that made the podium.

Early bird entries are available at £15 for SA members and £17 for non-SA members until Friday 7 February. Entries taken after this will cost £18 for SA members and £20 for non-SA members and online entries will close on Monday 8 June. Early entry is encouraged as the 2017, 2018 and 2019 events all sold out in advance.

Bellahouston Harriers extends a warm welcome to all runners, families and supporters, and encourages them to stay and socialise at the clubhouse at Cartha, where the barbecue and post-race prize-giving will be hosted. Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females across the line. Team and age-group prizes are also on offer.

The event is held under UK Athletics rules and is a scottishathletics licensed event.