RR Time Trial – November 2016 Results

We had a great turn out of 32 athletes on a fresh autumn evening for the final race in the 2016 competition.  The conditions were pretty good for the 4 mile handicap race.  First female was Miranda Richmond in 34:24 and first male was Jim Tracey in 34:20.  The Wooden Spoon was picked up by Nick Hughes who has a bit of an off night.

We had some great performances and this season’s winning places were decided on the evening.  More to follow on this one.

Thanks to Lynsey Sneddon, Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes and Kevin Durnian for the smooth running of the race.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page for the final league tables.

November 2016

FINAL RR Time Trial – November 2016 Handicaps

The final Road Runners Time Trial takes place on Tuesday 1st November @ 6:30pm – starting at The Boathouse Gym, Strathclyde Park.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please see the handicaps and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page for the current standings.

Cross Country Championship 2016-17 Start

The Cross Country season for senior endurance section is about to start soon.

The rules and the races remain the same as last season.  The dates will, of course, be different, You will be aware that Benny Hands is already in the process of taking names for the West District XC and Scottish National XC relays.  The club pays the entry for teams.  Athletes participating in the relays are awarded 5 bonus points.

There are four additional individual XC races in the championship with the best 3 points scores counting towards your total.  Individuals are responsible for making their own entries to the remaining events.  We will supply as much information as possible as it becomes available.

An additional 3 bonus points are awarded to athletes who take part in the Scottish National XC Championship.

The dates of all of the races are available on the new Cross Country Championship 2016-17 page.

More details regarding dates and entry requirements will follow as they emerge.

RR Championship Race Change of Venue (3rd Sept – Linwood Parkrun)

Due to the Inter Region Triathlon Championships being held at Strathclyde Park on 3 & 4 September the Parkrun has been cancelled that weekend.

The RRs Sub-Committee considered changing the date of our race, but voted narrowly in favour of a change of venue. We considered Livingston, Linwood, Pollock and Silverknowes.

Again by a slim majority, Linwood was the new venue approved by the sub-committee. Linwood is apparently a flat fast two lap course and the event takes place at ON-X Linwood, Brediland Road, Linwood, PA3 3RA at the usual time of 9.30 AM.Sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.

Joe Hoolaghan, on behalf of the RRs Sub-Committee.

June 2016 Time Trial Results

The June time trial took place on Tuesday 7th June. The results in full are here.

33 athletes competed on a fabulous summer’s evening.  First male was Christie Nesbitt and first female was Mae McIsaac.  The wooden spoon went to Dougie O’Hare.

Thanks to Lynsey Sneddon, Irene Kerr, and Anne Hughes for helping out once again.

Thanks to Tommy Sneddon for putting them together.

The league tables are on the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.

Bus for Brian Goodwin 10k (17th June)

A 33 seater bus (same as last year) has been organised for the Brian Goodwin 10K.

It leaves from the Electric Bar at 6.00 PM on Friday 17th June, which will get us to The Cartha Queen’s Park Rugby Club in plenty of time for the 7.30 PM start.  The bus will be returning to the Electric Bar at 10.00 PM.  The Boathouse Car Park closes before our return from the race so please do not park there if you are leaving your car.

If you wish to book a seat(s) on the bus please reply to the post on Facebook or text Jim White (who has kindly agreed to sort out the numbers this year) on 07725262878.

Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

May 2016 Time Trial Change of Date

Given that the Snowball 5 Mile Race (Championship Race) in Coatbridge takes place on Wednesday 4 May, it has been decided that the May Time Trial which was planned for Tuesday 3 May should be moved to the previous Tuesday 26 April.  From a coaching perspective it is not a realistic or sensible option to race on consecutive days.

So the May time Trial will take place on TUESDAY 26 APRIL.

Please note this in your schedules; the training schedule has taken this into account.

Snowball Race 2016 (RR Championship Race)

The Snowball Race (Championship Race), organised by Scottish Veteran Harriers Club, takes place on Wednesday 4 May and starts at 7.30 PM.

Registration takes place at the Coatbridge Outdoor Centre (Coatbridge Track) on the night. Pre-registration is not required.  The race starts approximately 1 mile away at the entrance to Drumpellier Park so please allow time for registration and getting to the start line.

That is all of the detail available at the moment – if there is any more info we will keep you posted.

March 2016 Time Trial Results

We held the March Trial, the first competitive one of the season, on a cold, wet and windy night at Strathclyde Park.  That said we still had a really good turnout of 31 athletes taking part in the 4 mile handicap race.

Congratulations go to Allan Cameron who won the men’s race in an excellent time of 22:06, and Susan Stewart won the women’s race in a PB of 27:59.  Peter Blackmore picked up the wooden spoon in an unremarkable time that would be easily forgotten.  Thanks to everyone who made it down to compete this evening.

Thanks to tonight’s helpers too – Jim Tracey and John Burns who were on torch duty at the underpass, Anne Hughes for starting the race and timing the finishers, Brian McLinden for stepping in to the breach and ensuring we got the names of every finisher in the correct order, and Lynsey Sneddon for videoing the finish to back up the manual process.

March Time Trial

See the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.

Proposed Road Runners Leagues 2016

The proposed road runners leagues for 2016 have been decided.

You can see the proposed leagues here.

Runners must be a member from 1st March 2016 to be eligible to be included in the leagues, and should this be missed, runners shall not be included later.

Therefore it is important that you renew your membership!

However runners who join later than 1st March are included in the Road Runners Championship, Time Trial Championship and Cross Country Championship for the races following their joining.

See also the 2016 Road Runners Championship and Leagues page.

January 2016 Time Trial Results

We had an excellent turn out of 36 Road Runners for last night’s Time Trial and we had a dry spell for the race!

Alan Cameron won the men’s race in a superb time of 22:46 and Phyllis Hands took the women’s trophy in 30:42, a full half minute faster that her estimated time. Dougie O’Hare picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) with an unspectacular performance.

Thanks once again to Irene Kerr, Wendy Kerr, and Anne Hughes for helping out.

See the full results.

Down By The River 10k – 2016 Road Runners Championship

The Road Runners sub group held their first meeting yesterday (Saturday 14th November), minutes to follow.

Although the full list of races for the 2016 league and champs has to be completed, the first race in the series will be the Down by the River Cambuslang 10k and entries are now open.

The rest of the races will be announced after the January meeting, however it was felt it was right to announce this in order that as many people as want to take part can in case the race sells out.

National Short Course (4K) Cross Country Results

Congratulations go to Phyllis Hands who won the Gold Medal in the W60 category – well done Phyllis. Here are women’s and men’s results


100Clare Barr18:05
116Susan Stewart18:46
137Pyhllis Hands19:46


101Craig Mackenzie14:15
151Nicholas Hughes15:02
244Marcus Whyte16:16
245Scott Dickson16:18
268Ross Burton16:43
319John Burns19:04
329Peter Blackmore19:44

The 2015-16 Cross Country Championship tables have been updated.

National Short Course

Gold at Bellahouston

Phyllis Hands was first in the W60 category at the Scottish short-course championship at Bellahouston today – winning a gold medal.

Well done to Phyllis and the other MAC athletes who braved a dreich day and a waterlogged course.
Susan S-Mck – Clare B – Nick H – Craig Mac – Ross B – Scott D – Peter B – John B – Marcus W.
Special mention for Susan who had an epic journey to get to Bellahouston
and to the 3 young supporters who will all be going home a lot dirtier than when they arrived.

West District XC Relay Results

Here are the results of the first race in the 2015/16 XC Championship. Well done to the 6 women and 9 men who took part in the relays.  It was a fantastic day as you will have already seen from previous posts.

5 bonus points are awarded in the XC Championship for each runner who took part and finished the course.  The 2015-2016 Cross Country Championship Tables have been updated.

Senior Women

Team A 00:54:36 (14th Place)

Clare Hughes00:16:22
Leigh Mathieson00:19:14
Susan Stewart00:19:00

Team B Vets 00:58:06 (4th Place)

Phyllis Hands00:19:54
Clare Barr00:18:14
Angela Downie00:19:58

Senior Men

Team A 00:63:16 (30th Place)

Nicholas Hughes00:14:41
Ross Burton00:16:42
Kevin Durnian00:17:34
Craig Mackenzie00:14:19

Team B 00:73:38 (42nd Place)

Thomas Sneddon00:17:59
Jim White00:16:47
Peter Blackmore00:20:29
John Burns00:18:23

Team C

Steven McCaw00:20:29

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