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Wet Weather Fails to Dampen the Best Wee Race in Scotland – November’s 3k Race Report

It was a miserable day for the last 3k on the Green of 2018 and the expectations of the organisers were for a relatively low, sub 100 turnout. However, a remarkable 127 runners turned up, 29 more than the corresponding fixture twelve months ago, and completed the race in atrocious conditions as well as raising £314 for Social Bite, a homeless charity.  

Given the wind and rain, along with the cold from hanging about at the start, times were generally down on normal but we still had eight finishers under 10 minutes.

Before the race had even started, many runner numbers had already begun to disintegrate, by the end of the race most had turned to a soggy mess making it difficult for the timekeepers to record the Bib numbers as they crossed the finishing line but they did a sterling job as usual.

 

Men’s Race

Robbie Ferguson

After a gap of some thirty months, Kilbarchan’s Robbie Ferguson claimed his second victory on the Green, crossing the line in a time of 9:34, ten seconds ahead of Jonathon Roebuck who had earned Gold in September and October. Miguel Delgado Sillero pipped Kirkintilloch’s Keiran Pugh to earn Bronze in 9:51.

 

Race Winner Robbie Ferguson said

I had a PB in mind but realised on the day that the weather was going to prevent that. I was still happy enough with my run and will be back again, hopefully in more PB friendly conditions! It’s a great event, big props to the organising team for making it happen, especially in brutal conditions.

 

Women’s Race

Jenny Selman

Fife AC’s 1500m specialist, Jenny Selman stepped up to the 3k distance and won Gold at the first time of asking, braving the elements to cross the line in a time of 10:21. Bellahouston Road Runner, Cat MacDonald who won her maiden 3k in August had to settle for second spot with a time of 11:03.  Garscube Harrier, Mary Senior earned Bronze with a time of 12:03.  In all, some twenty-five women completed the fast, flat, cold, windy and wet 3k.

 

 

 

2018 Review

That’s the ninth and last 3k on the Green for 2018.  During the year over 550 people have ran at least once.  Ada Stewart and William Mitchell have run in all nine of them.  Over the year the ‘Best Wee Race in Scotland’ has raised an impressive £2,306 for various charities. Thanks to the organisers and everyone who has participated over the year in making the event such a success.   

Ada Stewart

Omnipresent Ada Stewart said:

The best £2 spent each month in entry fees. Knowing the fees go directly to charity really inspires you to turn up each month to support this event. Thanks to the organisers for their efforts today in brutal conditions. Despite the rain and the race numbers littered around the course, the results were prompt as usual. My warm down was a bit more interesting than usual as I joined in with others collecting and binning what was left of the fallen saturated numbers.

 

Brave Faces Before the Fun – pic by Jim Boyle

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

3k on the Green 30/11/2018

Pos Runner Category M/F Club Time Grade %

1 Robbie Ferguson Senior M Kilbarchan 00:09:34 77.48%

2 Jonathan Roebuck Senior M MRF 00:09:44 75.71%

3 Miguel Delgado Sillero Senior M 00:09:51 74.64%

4 Kieran Pugh Senior M Kirkintilloch Olympians 00:09:52 74.35%

5 Jason Bell Senior M Helensburgh AC 00:09:52 74.32%

6 Paul Burns M35 M 00:09:53 75.81%

7 Paul Kieran M40 M PH Racing Club 00:09:54 80.17%

8 Jack McKenna Senior M Strathclyde Uni Harriers 00:09:57 73.98%

9 Stephen Brown M35 M 00:10:01 76.33%

10 Shaun Butler Senior M Cambuslang Harriers 00:10:02 74.28%

11 Fraser Armstrong Senior M Bellahouston Harriers 00:10:04 73.13%

12 Steven Reid M35 M 00:10:05 76.39%

13 Finlay Finlay M35 M Garscube Harriers 00:10:06 76.26%

14 Grahame Hopper Senior M Ayr Seaforth 00:10:07 73.67%

15 Colin Whitby M35 M Irvine Running Club 00:10:13 73.78%

16 Andrew Kirk Senior M Kirkintilloch Olympians 00:10:16 71.43%

17 Daniel Scroop M45 M Garscube Harriers 00:10:18 78.25%

18 Iain McDonald Senior M 00:10:19 72.24%

19 Duncan Anderson Senior M 00:10:20 71.15%

20 Calum Ferguson Senior M Bellahouston Harriers 00:10:20 71.24%

21 Jenny Selman Senior F Fife AC 00:10:21 80.74%

22 Will Beresford Senior M Westerlands 00:10:21 71.03%

23 Owen McWilliams Senior M 00:10:23 70.90%

24 Neil McLaughlin M40 M Inverclyde AC 00:10:24 75.74%

25 David Cunningham M40 M Glasgow Tri Club 00:10:27 75.38%

26 Stephen Hanley Senior M Greenock Glenpark Harriers 00:10:31 69.91%

27 Scott Partyka Senior M 00:10:31 69.91%

28 David Thomson Senior M East Kilbride AC 00:10:33 70.06%

29 Steven Prentice M40 M Bellahouston Harriers 00:10:35 75.57%

30 Finn Boyd Junior M Maryhill Harriers 00:10:41 71.88%

31 Ronan Beale Senior M Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:10:50 68.79%

32 Connell Drummond M45 M Kilmarnock Harriers 00:10:55 74.41%

33 Paul Markac M35 M Kilmarnock Harriers 00:10:59 69.61%

34 James Chalmers Senior M Rons Runners 00:11:02 66.47%

35 Catriona MacDonald Senior F Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:11:03 75.63%

36 Robert Churchill M35 M West End Road Runners 00:11:05 69.49%

37 Harry Dickie Senior M 00:11:07 65.97%

38 Mark King M45 M Glasgow South Road Runners 00:11:14 74.04%

39 Iain MacIsaac M40 M 00:11:19 69.60%

40 Gordon Stewart M40 M 00:11:21 70.47%

41 Paul Forbes M60 M Edinburgh AC 00:11:25 81.29%

42 Cameron Oliphant M45 M 00:11:27 70.39%

43 Gerard Scullion M50 M Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:11:28 74.92%

44 Alastair Drummond M40 M Newton Road Runners 00:11:31 67.88%

45 Graeme Ritchie M35 M 00:11:32 65.81%

46 Steven Johnstone M35 M 00:11:35 65.07%

47 Rob Gallacher M35 M 00:11:38 64.79%

48 Stephen Craig Senior M Garscube Harriers 00:11:40 63.16%

49 Alastair MacLachlan M55 M Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:11:42 77.26%

50 Chris Bell M40 M Kilbarchan 00:11:43 67.23%

51 David Carr M35 M Garscube Harriers 00:11:44 64.24%

52 Ross Anderson Senior M 00:11:45 62.57%

53 Andrew Clark Senior M West End Road Runners 00:11:46 62.32%

54 Thomas Lirjens Senior M 00:11:46 63.00%

55 Tony McGale M45 M Scottish Veteran Harriers 00:11:47 70.02%

56 David Murphy M45 M Shettleston Harriers 00:11:47 69.47%

57 Bruce Smith M50 M Carnethy HRC 00:11:50 73.21%

58 Donald Robertson M35 M 00:11:51 64.05%

59 Lok Man Andrew Chung M40 M 00:11:56 65.02%

60 Jason Rae Senior M 00:11:58 61.28%

61 Stuart Donald M35 M Garscube Harriers 00:11:59 62.52%

62 Paul Black M35 M 00:12:01 64.10%

63 Timothy Downie M60 M Ayr Seaforth 00:12:02 77.12%

64 Mary Senior W45 F Garscube Harriers 00:12:03 76.46%

65 Russell White Senior M 00:12:09 60.51%

66 Steven Hill M35 M Kilbarchan 00:12:12 61.41%

67 Laura Gray W35 F Garscube Harriers 00:12:13 70.54%

68 Colin Anderson M40 M 00:12:13 64.96%

69 Tim Arbuckle M45 M 00:12:16 66.22%

70 Keith Charters M50 M East Kilbride AC 00:12:22 69.47%

71 John Brown M45 M 00:12:24 67.07%

72 Peter Cummings Senior M 00:12:25 60.02%

73 Alastair Cunningham M50 M 00:12:28 68.35%

74 Nick Ruane M40 M Jog Scotland 00:12:30 63.98%

75 Clare Barr W50 F Motherwell AC 00:12:33 78.09%

76 Lesley McArdle Senior F 00:12:38 66.58%

77 Lucinda Beresford Senior F Westerlands 00:12:39 66.06%

78 Scott MacKintosh M35 M Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:12:45 60.41%

79 Kevin Gilfillan M35 M Garscube Harriers 00:12:46 60.33%

80 Mairi Gilmour Senior F Westerlands 00:12:49 65.20%

81 Mark Fagan M35 M 00:12:51 59.94%

82 Ming Feng Tan Junior M 00:12:54 60.35%

83 Paula McCabe Senior F Cambuslang Harriers 00:12:55 65.12%

84 Alan Owen M50 M Whitemoss AAC 00:13:02 64.33%

85 Paul McCrorie Senior M 00:13:02 56.92%

86 Nicola Stevenson Senior F Greenock Glenpark Harriers 00:13:03 64.04%

87 Peter McMaster M35 M 00:13:04 58.51%

88 Alasdair Beaton M35 M 00:13:07 57.12%

89 Simon Barrett M40 M West End Road Runners 00:13:09 59.45%

90 Stuart Tennant Senior M 00:13:10 55.70%

91 Andrew Pulford M40 M 00:13:11 58.86%

92 Sandy Eaglesham M65 M Cambuslang Harriers 00:13:15 71.96%

93 Beth Hitchcock Senior F 00:13:18 62.83%

94 Henry Wilson Senior M 00:13:19 55.12%

95 Gareth Shields M40 M 00:13:19 58.71%

96 Iain Crawford M50 M 00:13:23 62.64%

97 Graham Woolley Senior M 00:13:24 54.73%

98 Liam Hastie M35 M 00:13:29 55.57%

99 Loic Jacob Senior M 00:13:31 54.25%

100 Thomas Owen Senior M 00:13:32 54.19%

101 Ada Stewart W55 F Kirkintilloch Olympians 00:13:32 77.34%

102 Jim Boyle M45 M Garscube Harriers 00:13:37 59.65%

103 Ian MacKay M50 M 00:13:41 62.78%

104 Morag Casey W45 F Garscube Harriers 00:13:43 67.17%

105 James Ashe M60 M Ah and MRF running club 00:13:44 68.18%

106 Stuart MacDonald M55 M Bellahouston Harriers 00:14:00 62.40%

107 Fiona Thomson Senior F 00:14:01 60.21%

108 Colin Stewart M45 M Bellahouston Roadrunners 00:14:04 57.75%

109 Peter Rudzinski M65 M Clydesdale Harriers 00:14:20 67.77%

110 Gordon Campbell M55 M 00:14:34 61.51%

111 Shirley MacNab W50 F Kirkintilloch Olympians 00:14:39 16:55:07

112 Linda Cunningham W50 F 00:14:43 15:58:58

113 Aga Bachleda Senior F 00:15:01 13:21:52

114 Tom Keenan M60 M Bellahouston Harriers 00:15:17 14:50:17

115 Kim Forbes W60 F Scottish Veteran Harriers 00:15:40 17:27:47

116 William Mitchell M70 M Cambuslang Harriers 00:15:46 15:15:06

117 Olivia Jageurs Senior F 00:15:48 12:41:39

118 John McGarry M65 M Irvine Running Club 00:16:13 14:22:30

119 Marta Oleszczuk W35 F 00:16:14 12:39:38

120 Carol Keenan W60 F Bellahouston Harriers 00:16:21 16:44:00

121 Katherine Harrison W40 F 00:16:23 12:48:54

122 Liz Deans W55 F 00:16:30 15:39:09

123 Teresa Martin W50 F 00:16:43 14:37:48

124 Steven Love M50 M 00:16:44 12:01:29

125 Rachel Wilson Lowe Senior F 00:17:59 11:09:11

126 Sahar Mirzaie Senior F 00:17:59 11:11:44

127 John Softley M65 M Bellahouston Harriers 00:18:53 12:35:30

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