Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Phil and Will at Bishopbriggs

A news item that took its time getting here....

Phil Tipping and Will Manners took part in this years Jack Crawford Springburn Cup in Bishopbriggs on 13th January. The route starts in a housing estate near to the Leisure Centre and takes you through the streets before leading to the untarmac-ed canal towpath which is the defining feature of the race. The route then takes you 4km or so up one side of the canal and then 4km back on the other side to the finish.

Phil and Will had a few challenges in finding Bishopbriggs Leisure Centre and arrived with almost no time to prepare. Despite this and the very muddy conditions underfoot both set excellent times with Will setting a new P.B. of 37.21 in 35th place (out of 295) and Phil finishing in 38.50 in 50th place.

Full results are at

Monday, 29 January 2007

Ceilidh dancing!

By the magic of modern technology we are able to bring you a short but riveting video clip from the Club's annual ceilidh.

Watch and wonder!


and another one, just for fun

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Devil's Burdens

In the event, only two teams of Harriers ran in this year's Devil's Burdens Relay Race on Jan 27th, after a high number of call-offs through injury.

Graham made an early and unfortunate bid for the club's new annual award - Least Plausible but Actually True Reason for Not Running - with "whiplash from a car crash in Italy after a week's ice-climbing". Nice one!

However, once again the weather on the day was excellent, the footing good and the soup afterwards outstanding.
In a field of over 100 teams, up from 70 something last year, the men's team finished 19th in just under 3 hours, with a great 63 minute leg 3 by Will and Digby. The women's team finished in just over 4 hours, delayed slightly by a wee navigational wobbly.

An enjoyable day out was rounded off for some by a curry in Crieff in the evening.

More race details to follow when the full results are published.
Phil T's photos of the event can now be viewed here.