Garscube race aces in action

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Garscube Harriers were in action in the Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon at Campbeltown on Sunday.

Craig Brown was first home in 43rd place in 1hr 42mins 7secs followed by: 98th Irene Vezza - 1:52:25, 121st Mary Cox - 1:58:43, 154th Lorna Howgate - 2:06:51 and 172nd Sahra Derkits - 2:12:29. 

Garscube lady Debbie Martin-Consani won the Grand Union Canal Race from Gas Street Basin in the centre of Birmingham to Little Venice, London along the Grand Union Canal on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.

Debbie won the ‘triple crown’ - 1st Finisher; 1st Lady; and recipient of the Steve Philips ‘Run for your Life’ Trophy - awarded to the first first-time finisher in a time of 28hrs 1min.

Five Garscube members competed in the Glasgow parkrun 5k race on Saturday. Chris Devine was first club runner to finish in 13th place in 18mins 42secs followed by: 111st Bryan Donaldson - 22:32 (race pb). 178th Kirsty Donaldson - 24:40 (race pb), 222nd Stuart Irvine - 26:14 and 335th Graham Irving - 35:35.

In the Strathclyde parkrun 5k on the same day Garscube Harriers member Lesley Chisholm was first lady to cross the finishing line in third place overall in a time of 18mins 8secs. Fellow club member Alex Chisholm came in fifth out of 130 runners in 18mins 48secs. 

Garscube Harriers had a successful evening at the Polaroid Eyewear Dumbarton 10k on Thursday, May 31 in which 35 members took part. The men’s team of Ben Melby came in sixth in 33mins 17secs, Alex Chalmers ninth in 34:31 and Nicholas Heaney 12th in 34:37. The team won second Male Team Prize with a total of 27 points.

The Garscube Ladies Team of Katie White, fourth female in 37mins 16secs, Ali Winship sixth woman to finish in 37:45 and Diane Clark 33rd woman in 42:27, were awarded the Ladies 2nd Team Prize with a total of 43 points. Individual prizes were also won by Ben, Alex, Katie and Ali.

Two Garscube Harriers completed the Edinburgh Festival Marathon on Sunday, May 27. John Murray finished in 561th place in 3hrs 21mins 27secs and Vicki King came in 2175th in 3:52:28.

In the Half Marathon Fiona MacCormick finished 1419th in 1:47:23, Joanne Robertson was 1511st in 1:48:10 and Jennifer Duru 1870th in 1:51:49. 

Garscube man Craig Brown finished in 43rd place out of 131 runners in the Stornoway Half Marathon on Saturday, May 26, in a time of 1hr 48mins 28secs.

Three Garscube Harriers members were in action in the Glasgow parkrun 5k race at Pollok Park on Saturday, May 26. John Molloy finished in 99th place in a time of 23mins 19sec.

Lesley Chisholm was first lady to finish the 3k Race on the Green at Glasgow Green on Friday, May 25, in eighth place overall in a time of 10mins 30secs. A total of 33 finished.