Bellahouston Harriers’ flagship event, the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k, is a sell out! The 520 places made available have been snapped up in record time almost a full month before race day on Friday 21 June (7.30pm start).
The ‘Goodwin starts and finishes at Cartha Queen's Park RFC (92 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 4SN), and is staged over a two-lap course inside the scenic grounds of Pollok Park. It attracts athletes from all across Scotland, having become one of the most popular 10k races on the circuit since its inception in 2011, and has gained a reputation for mixing record times and fast running with a summer social that offers a beer and burger at the finish line.
The 2018 event saw Luke Traynor post the third fastest ever time for a 10k road race by a Scot (28:32), and the second fastest anywhere in the UK during the year behind only Mo Farah. The course record was also smashed in the women's race as Inverness Harriers' Jenny Bannerman won in a time of 35:08.
Bannerman heads up the women’s entry list for 2019, which also features Metro Aberdeen’s Fiona Brian – sixth at the national cross country championships back in February.
Last year’s runner-up, Corstorphine’s Calum McKenzie, will be hoping to go one better in 2019. However, Kilbarchan’s Derek Hawkins is likely to provide stern opposition. Hawkins’ brother Callum won the 2017 ‘Goodwin in a then course record time of 29:14.
More than 20 entrants predict they will run this year’s race in 33:00 minutes or under.