Competitive races for the men’s and women’s prizes are anticipated at the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k on Friday night, with two-time Olympian Callum Hawkins adding star quality to a stacked entry list for Bellahouston Harriers’ flagship event.
Hawkins, defending his title from 2019, is expected to be joined on the start line by his brother Derek – a fellow Rio 2016 marathoner – as well as a host of other top-class club runners on what promises to be another memorable night in Pollok Park.
The Hawkins brothers competed at altitude at the Bolder Boulder 10k in Colorado in the US at the end of l...Read More
Posted in News on Apr 21, 2022
🗓 The first of the club’s Summer 2 Mile Time Trials took place last Thursday (14/04) on our measured course. 40 participants, including both old and new members, took on the challenging course.
🔥 It was a remarkable evening for Greg Templeton who bulleted off the start line and remained uncaught, finishing in 9:42! The club records 📄 show that Greg’s run took 11 seconds off the best time achieved by a Harrier in the last 10 years. Amazing time Greg 🤩!
🏃🏻⏱ This was the first event of the club's Summer championship and Fraser Armstrong, our current Winter champion, finished second beating Duncan...Read More
🏆 The last round of the club's Winter Championship took place at a cold Hutchesons’ Grammar track on Thursday evening. The one-mile track race saw over 30 Harriers compete in 5 separate heats.
1️⃣ In the first heat, Robert Carson turned on the style with an impressive run of 7:23 ⭐️ finishing in front of Helen Stevenson. Mirin McKinley, in her first track race, finished in a very creditable 8:25.
2️⃣ The second heat saw David Griffin run away from the field to clock an excellent 5:51 ⭐️. Gordon Gallagher placed second on 6:27 with Angela Campbell performing well to finish in 6:53. Seven of the...Read More
🤩 Last Saturday saw one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Scottish winter running calendar return to Callendar Park - Lindsay’s National Cross Country Championships!
🙌🏻 After a two year absence, the popular event was back again, attracting a hardy band of forty five senior and junior Harriers through to Falkirk to take part.
🍂 While the weather for the last month could be described at the very least as calamitous, on Saturday conditions were fair with a gentle breeze which made for some superb running conditions compared to recent years.
🌱 The ground was very runnable - almost firm...Read More
💙💜 The 6th running of the eagerly awaited Mob Match took place at Pollok Park on Saturday the 12th of February and was won, again, by the Road runners - congratulations! 🎊🙌🏻
👏🏻 It was great to all be back together again after last year’s virtual race. The individual winner last year was the Harrier’s Miguel Delgado who had ran the virtual event from Jaen in Spain 🇪🇸. Miguel has sadly now moved back to Spain, so missed this year’s physical event. However, we look forward to welcoming him back to Scotland and catching up he competes in the Harrier vest 🏴 at the Lindsay's National Cross Cou...Read More
🌳 This Saturday morning saw the seventh race of our Winter Championship take place at the scenic Drumpellier Country parkrun. For many members, this was their first experience of this well-run Parkrun; a two-loop course encompassing a lovely mix of tarmac and compact trail paths winding through the woodlands.
❗️A total of thirty-nine Harriers toed the line on what was a great morning for running - dry with temperatures a bit better than average. Fun fact - 63 different Harriers have completed the course to date and have completed it a combined 128 times in total since it was setup up in July ...Read More
💫 It’s only just the beginning of 2022 and we have started as we mean to continue - running together as a club, supporting each other's goals, and fostering a running community around health, well-being, and racing!
📆 Many of our members started 2022 at Pollok parkrun on New Year's Day. This has been a long-standing tradition in the club - a great way to kick off the year on a positive foot and help offset some of the types of festive cheer consumed!
🏴 Then on Sunday 2nd Jan, it was the 5th event of the South By 5 series held at Bellahouston Park which was designated a club champions...Read More
❄️ "It's the most wonderful time of the year," said no one ever while running the second mile of our classic hilly 2-mile time trial route. That said, there was a large amount of festive fun and cheer on display at our annual Mince Pie Handicap held on Sunday in the stunning surroundings of Pollok Park!
📏 The 2-mile measured course proved to be a worthy challenge for the 34 participants comprised of club members and former members, and was cheered over the line by family & friends of the club!
📊 The much-anticipated handicap race format allowed Matt Brown to work his usual magic which ensured ...Read More
⛰ On Saturday, the West District Cross Country Championship returned in style to the hilly Balloch Country Park. It is hard to forget the demanding course and the challenging conditions of 2019 as they have become long-standing talking points in the club over the last couple of years. However, time is a great healer, and a total of 41 Harriers signed up for the Balloch challenge this year! 😍
🏃 First up was Lexie Speirs, running in the Under 13 girls race (3.2K), closely followed by Stephanie Baird in the girls Under 15 event (4K). Both ran well on the challenging course and were cheered on by ...Read More
🏆 The 3rd round of the Bellahouston Harriers Winter Championship took place last Saturday in the scenic Queen's Park.
📣 The Race Director (and Bellahouston Harrier), Laura Ritchie, gave a comprehensive briefing on the tricky course. Interestingly, Queen’s Parkrun, Glasgow is ranked as the second hilliest Parkrun in the West of Scotland, with its challenging hills and steep slopes, it is currently graded as a 4.8 course on the Runbritain website.
🏴 Harriers performed well on the day, with Jack Arnold claiming second place, achieving a course PB, leading a host of Harriers who did the same...Read More
🏴🐎 The Scottish National XC Short Course Championship is one of the highlights of the Winter race calendar, and this year on Saturday (6th November) at Lanark, it did not disappoint! Despite driving rain 🌧 and 60 mph gales 💨 - 33 Harriers put on their spikes and Saltire vests to challenge this famous 4K cross country race in an historic location!
🏃🏻Jack Arnold led home our team with Darren McQuade, Scott Mason and Stuart Miller contributing to our team placing. Congratulations to Lee Shaw on his first outing for the club and to Norbert McNamara, Gordon Brady and David Craig on completin...Read More
🍂The Lindsays National XC Relays took place on Saturday 23rd of October in excellent running conditions. A small contingent of 9 Harriers, plus three other club members, made the 140-mile round-trip to Scone for one of the highlights of the autumn running calendar.
👏🏻 Our members had some excellent runs, with Darren McQuade edging back to fitness leading our first men's squad home. Kristina Greig, in her first outing since an injury setback, was the first Bella lady home. Well done to all who raced! ✨
🤩 Sunday saw Stephanie Rudd travel south to compete in her first marathon, Liverpool's Rock n...Read More
Posted in News on Jun 30, 2021
In 2020, the committee started to explore the benefits of re-establishing the club as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). SCIOs were introduced in 2011. As a corporate body having its own legal status SCIO can offer members enhanced legal protection compared with the personal liability of members of an unincorporated organisation. In addition to various administrative and legal advantages, this form of charitable status is a better 'fit' for a running club like ours, ensuring we remain focussed on providing a resource to the local community for participation in sport at all levels and a range of associated opportunities that support physical wellbeing and social inclusion.Read More
Posted in News on Jun 10, 2020
In this blog, junior member Joseph Macnamara details his active lockdown routine, past president Emily Jackson explains how a change from running can be as good as a break, and Bella's own Mark Kermode, John Cunningham reviews running-themed movie 'Unbroken'Read More
In the latest blog in the series, Iain Morrison describes how a 'looser approach' to training is helping inspire a younger generation, Angela Campbell explains how a virtual training camp has helped make up for a missed trip to Portugal, and John Cunningham provides his review of running movie Skid Row MarathonRead More
We held the April Virtual 2-Mile Time Trial, although there was nothing virtual about the huffing and puffing to achieve the times! We had 58 entries submitted which is great - so great, we’re gonna do it all again in May so that you may compare how many Quarintini’s you’ve been drinking, how many trips to the fridge, and how it’s all impacting your times!
Out of our 58 entrants, Gregor was 1st Male in 9:34, and Kristina 1st Female in 12:29, congrats both.
But the winner of a £10 Migo Sports voucher, chosen by the spot prize of the Placing dictated by how many seconds were in the 1st person’Read More
In the first in a series of new member blogs, Katy Smith describes how some nearby trails are serving as substitute for some of her more cherished running routes, vice-president Katherine Hylands gives an update on her home workout challenge, and Laura Ritchie provides her assessment of the newest event on Glasgow's parkrun circuit...Read More
It was another weekend to remember for Bellahouston Harriers as members excelled at a variety of major race events.Read More
Olympian Callum Hawkins won Bellahouston Harriers’ flagship 10k race on Friday night to reclaim the title he won in 2017, while three runners smashed the previous women’s course record.Read More
Three Olympians and the recently-crowned Scottish 5k champion headline a stellar list of entrants for Bellahouston Harriers’ flagship event, the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k, on Friday 21 June.Read More
Posted in News on May 19, 2019
The next 2 mile time trial will take place on Thursday 30th May - the first in a three race summer series. The most recent time trial in April saw a record turnout of seventy-four runners with Stuart Gibson of Cambuslang Harriers first across the line.Read More
It has gained a reputation for record times and fast running and as a sell-out summer social that offers a free beer and burger at the finish line, and the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k is back once again on Friday 21 June 2019 (7.30pm start).Read More