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29/12/11 - Slog in the Sand 2011 Results
 
An impressive 56 people from Kintyre and Argyll turned out to take part in the second Slog in the Sand at Westport Beach on Tuesday 27th November 2011.

 

All the more impressive as contestants had to brave the wind and rain in the 10k race across the undulating stretch of beach with a high tide to compete with too.

Kenny Campbell was the first male home pipping last year's winner Gary Turner followed by Craig Metcalf in third.
 

 


The ladies winner was Donna Robertson who beat off competition from her twin sister Fiona who finished second and an impressive run by Rachel Edwards to secure third. The Robertson twins, who hail from Campbeltown, are of course no strangers to securing top spots having both won Commonwealth bronze medals at Judo in the past.
 

 


The event was organised by Campbeltown Running Club who were delighted with the turn out with runners travelling from Lochgilphead to compete. Robert McDonald, chairperson of CRC, thanked everyone for attending before presenting club secretary Elaine Mceachy presented the trophies. Special thanks to the Coastguard for their help on the beact and Donald Campbell for his soup and anyone else who helped out on the day.
 
Click here for the full race results.
 
17/12/11 - Santa Dash
 
Campbeltown hosted its second official Santa Dash on Saturday 17th December. Thankfully the weather was good this year and over 80 Santa's ran round the 3K route around the town.
 
 
The event was run in partnership by Argyll and Bute Council’s Active Schools Team, Jog Scotland, Campbeltown Running Club, The Campbeltown Town Centre Regeneration Project and Aqualibrium and a huge pat on the back goes to all of those who helped organised this year's event which was a huge community success.

Everyone who completed the route were presented with a well deserved medal at the end and treated to some well deserved tea, coffee, juice and mince pies.
 
04/12/11 - New Club and Individual Records Pages
 
We have compiled a list of the current CRC club race records and created page listing the male and female categories for 5k, 10k, 10 Miles, Half Marathon and Marathon events. 
 
Please note that some of the details might be incorrect as we have been searching through the records of races from last year so there could be mistakes!
 
If any of the records need amended or are incorrect then please e-mail enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com
 
Also, we are going to compile a page for individual race records.  Please note that you CAN include times from before the club was formed.
 
If you would like your times added then please e-mail enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com
 
Please include the following details:
  • Time (to the nearest second if possible).
  • Event, location details.
  • Exact date (if possible).
The races records we are looking for are 5k, 10k, 10 Miles, Half Marathon and Marathon events. 

04/12/11 - Hadleigh 10 mile Race Results

Well done to Graham Robins who completed the Hadleigh 10 miler race with a time of 1.04.26 (position 26).

20/11/11  - CRC Christmas Float

Anyone wanting to join in with the fun on the CRC Christmas Float at the town Christmas Lights Switch On Parade should meet around 6.20pm next Thursday (24th) at Kinloch Road in their finest reindeer outfits J  We have spare reindeer antlers if anyone wants them!  Some of us have purchased ‘delightful’ reindeer suits/pyjamas but any brown clothing would do the trick.  Our very own Neil John will be dressing up as Santa!  In addition, if you are free to help decorate the lorry please come along next Wednesday night at 8pm at Jim Martin’s, Longrow – bring any xmas décor that you  have!

20/10/11  - CRC Christmas Night Out

Just a reminder that the Xmas night out will be in the Ardsheil Hotel on Saturday 10th December at 7.30pm, all welcome.  If you are planning on coming but haven’t put your name down yet please let Elaine McGeachy know or add your name to list in Aqua just to give the hotel an estimate of numbers.

20/10/11 - Slog in the Sand 2011

The 10k race at Westport will take place on 27th December at 12 noon, registration from 11am in the Westport carpark - £3pp, prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places M/F and refreshments for all.  Entries taken on the day only.

20/10/11 - Santa Dash Entry Form

The Santa Dash 3k will take place on Sat 17th December at 10am at the Aqualibrium.  Click here to download an entry form. 

20/10/11 - MOK Run Update

There are less that 150 space available in the MOK Run 2012 race.  If you haven't entered already then please do so asap to ensure you don't miss out on a place.

16/10/11 - Bellahouston 10k Results

The second annual Achilles Heel Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k took place on Saturday 12th November around Bellahouston Park with 11 members of Campbeltown Running Club competing in the race.  This race follows quickly on from the Tin Farm 5 race last Sunday, so there wasn't much rest and recovery time for most of the CRC competitors.  
 
The weather conditions were ideal on Saturday with bright autumn sunshine and a brisk breeze to keep the runners cool. The race route was fast and flat, although it was still a tough as the route was congested at the start and underfoot conditions were slippery in areas.   
 
 
 Left to Right - Stuart Graham, Jamie Girvan, Fiona Graham, Elaine McGeachy, Kerry O'May,
Morvan McSporran,Emma Conley, Alix Geyer
 
 
There were approx 400 runners competing in the event from clubs all over Scotland.  All of CRC runners had excellent performances with a number of people achieving personal best times and competed well, especially against experienced competition.
 
Unfortunately Tommy Morran had to pull out the race at 6km with an 'injury', but thankfully 'Tommy Zoom' was back to full health later in the day after a pepperoni pizza and a few pints! 
 
Below is a list of times and results:
 
Name Time Overall Position
Stuart McGeachy 38:44 40
Ralphy Hill 41:55 87
Neil-John MacPhail 45:17 150
Fiona Graham 46:53 179
Lisa Hardie 47:04 181
Emma Conley 48:14 216
Elaine McGeachy 49:28 240
Jamie Girvan 53:50 300
Kerry O'May 56:23 333
Alix Geyer 1:01:59 375
 
Well done to everyone who ran at the weekend.

08/10/11 - CRC Xmas night out

If anybody is interested in the CRC Xmas night out then please let Elaine McGeachy know or put your details on the Xmas night out sheet which can be found on the notice board at the Aqualibrium. 
 
The night out will take place on Saturday 10th December at the Ardshiel Hotel.

08/10/11 - Tin Farm 5 2011 Results

Well done to everyone who competed in the Tin Farm 5 on Sunday.  It was a (suprrisingly!) sunny day for this time of year and added to the atmosphere.  There were 79 runners competing which included 22 CRC members, most of which travelled up by bus early in the morning.
 

 
 
Congratualtions to Kenny Campbell and Jennifer Reid for winning the male and female senior categories respectively.  Kenny was the overall winner with a time of 32 mins 18 secs and Jennifer finished with in 43 mins 9 seconds.
 
In addition there were other CRC successes with Jocelyn Richard coming second in the Female Vet's.  Tommy Morran and Hecter McMurchy (not McMurphy as the results show!) were third in the male Seniors and Vets, and Lisa Hardie was third in the Female Senior category respectively.
 
The complete race results and timings can be found here.
 
More pictures of the event can be found in the Kintyre Forum at http://www.kintyreforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12944

23/10/11 - Handicap Race Series 2011 Overall Results

Last Friday night saw the culmination of The Wee Toon Runners 5 Race Series 2011, with an awards ceremony at the White Hart Hotel. The event is not affiliated to any club, being organized and marshalederyone who competed in  by members of both JogScotland and Campbeltown Running Club, and even those who are members of neither. Races are open to anyone wishing to participate. There are five separate runs, usually on the last Tuesday of the summer months (May to September), each one covering a distance of three miles. The runs are on differing terrains. To make matters more interesting, the race is time handicapped, in an effort to bring runners of differing abilities closer together, so the so called “whippets” would start after a set period of elapsed time, taken from the first runner setting off. The object is simple---first runner back wins the race!
 
Below are the winners of each individual event:
 
Pennygown (May) - Susan Graham

Barr Glen (June) - John McGeachy

Chiskan (July) - Alix Geyer

Westport (August) - Cameron Campbell

Campbeltown (September) - Catriona Wilson
 
There were three prize categories which were male, female and overall winner.  Below are the results:
 
Male Category
 
1st - Cameron Campbell
2nd - Neil John MacPhail
3rd - Tommy Morran
 
Female Category
 
1st - Alix Geyer
2nd - Elaine McGeachy
3rd - Jackie Fulton
 
Overall Winner
 
Cameron Campbell
 
The Overall Champion was also Cameron Campbell who amassed more points than Alix, over the five races. This feat is made all the more remarkable, when you learn that Cameron is only nine years old and is still at primary school!! His father, Donald, along with Suzy Ferguson are the main organizers of the event, and both Donald and Suzy were presented with thank you gifts on the evening, from monies donated by all those participating. Thanks also go to all of the various helpers and volunteers, of whom there are too many to mention. Without their help, there would not be an event.

This year has been a particular success, with many new faces taking part, for the first time. A total of 59 runners took part with the highest number being 41, at Wesport. Roll on next year.
 
A special thanks goes to Donald Campbell and Suzie Ferguson for their great organisational work during the year for the event.
 
23/10/11 - Kintyre Forum CRC Private Group
 
If any new members of CRC haven't got access to the CRC private group on the Kintyre forum then please e-mail david@campbeltown.info to get setup.
 
22/10/11 - Tin Farm 5 Buses

If you have a place in the Tin Farm and wish a place on the bus please let me know as we are now taking a WCM 24 seater and have a few spare seats at the moment.

22/10/11 - Xmas Lights Switch On Float

CRC have been asked to take a float at the lights switch on, if you would like to be involved please let a committee member know.

22/10/11 - CRC Xmas Night Out

Xmas night out will take place on Saturday 10th December, please let Elaine McGeachy know if you would like to attend.  Venue tbc.

22/10/11 - Santa Dash

The 3k fun Santa Dash will take place this year on Saturday 17th December and we are looking for 10 CRC members to be marshals, please let Elaine McGeachy know if you are interested.

22/10/11 - Slog in the Sand

Just to confirm that the second 'Slog in the Sand' event that will take place on 27th December at Westport.

22/10/11 - Clothing

See Elaine McGeachy regarding ordering CRC clothing.  Payments are to go to Jennifer Martin.

22/10/11 - Virgin London Marathon 2012 Club Place

Please let a committee member know asap if you are a first claim CRC member and were rejected for the Virgin London Marathon as there is a club place available.  The draw will take place on Tuesday the 25th October before training.

13/10/11 - 2011 Handicap Race Series Prize Giving

Just a reminder that the 2011 Handicap Race Series prize giving will take place on Friday 14th October at 19:30 at the White Hart Hotel upstairs lounge bar.

13/10/11 - Oban Half Marathon Results

The Oban  Half Marathon took place on Sunday 2nd October with CRC member Jocelyn Richard competing in the event. 
 
The route follows the coastal roads north and south of Oban and is considered a tough course to complete.  Jocelyn finished the race with an excellent time of 01:56:31 and finished 2nd in the category position.

12/10/11 - Munich MarathonHalf Marathon Results

Members of Campbeltown Running Club along with supporting friends and family travelled to Germany at the weekend for the 26th Munich Marathon.  Eleven club runners competed alongside 15,000 other people in the three race events – marathon, half marathon and 10k which took them around the streets of Munich on Sunday 9th October.
 
 
The Marathon distance race (42, 195 kilometres) began in the Bavarian metropolis within the backdrop of the Olympic Park where the running conditions were favourable with low temperatures of 10 degrees and a cool breeze. 
 
 
The route continued into the city taking in world famous sights such as the English Garden, Marienplatz and Town Hall, the Opera House and Pinakothek Art Galleries where the streets were lined with encouraging supporters and musical entertainment. 
 
The three events merged together through the heart of Munich to create an electric atmosphere before the goose bump guaranteed moment of crossing the finish line after one lap of the Olympic Stadium.
 
 
 
All of CRC had fantastic performances with most achieving personal bests.   Highlights include Kenny Campbell finishing in 17th position in the Marathon with a fantastic time of 2 hours 42 minutes taking him into the elite athlete category for future races.  Stuart McGeachy, Jennifer Reid and Elaine McGeachy all completed their first marathon comfortably within their target times of 3 hours 17, 3 hours 52 and 4 hours respectively.

Tommy Morran (1 hour 26), Johnny Girvan (1 hour 36), Jennifer Martin (1 hour 45) and Margaret Sinclair (2 hour 11) all accomplished the half marathon distance in their best recorded times and Emma Conley (48 minutes 30 seconds), Jamie Girvan (52 minutes 48 seconds) and Morven McSporran (1 hour 23) completed the 10k.
 
Below are the complete results and times:
 
 

 
Below are the medals:






 







Some of the group enjoying a well deserved beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall.





 
  
 
 
More pictures will be uploaded to the photo album later in the week.

12/10/11 - Chester Marathon Results

Well done to Charlie Dott who competed in the Chester marathon on Sunday 9th October. There were over 3000 people running in the event with a number of elite runners competing.
 
Charlie finished in position 228 with an excellent time of 03:19:28.

12/10/11 - Kevin Scally Lagos, Nigeria Pictures

As most people will know Kevin Scally is now working over in Lagos, Nigeria.  Kevin has sent us some pictures from the area he is living and working in Lagos.
 
 

02/10/11 - Tin Farm 5 Application Forms

If you are interested in entering the Tin Farm 5 then please download a copy of the entry form here and send back to Kirsty Young asap.

02/10/11 - Mid Argyll Triathlon

The 2011 Mid Argyll Triathlon took place on Sunday 25th September with some CRC members competing in the individual and team events.
 
 
Elaine McGeachy and Jennifer Martin competed in the individual event and Janette Hannah took part in the team event in the running section.
 
Elaine finished in 64 position with an overall time of 1:31:47 and Jennifer finished in 74 position with an overall time of 1:34:56.
 
Janette competed with team 'The Shifters' and they finished in 10th position for the team race with a time of 1:27:32.  Janette completed the run section (6.5km) in 37:12.

02/09/11 - Handicap Series Race 5 'Campbeltown' - Results

The final race of the 2011 Handicap series took place in Campbeltown on Tuesday 27th September.
 
 
Congratulations to Catriona Wilson who finished first with a clock time of 29:05.  John McGeachy finished second in 30:02 and Cameron Campbell was third in 30:33.
 
The complete race results for the Campbeltown race can be found here.
 
Well done to everyone who has competed in the event this year and a special thanks to Donald Campbell and Suzy Ferguson for all the great work that has gone in to organising the events.

14/09/11 - Tin Farm 5 Date - 6th November

It's just been announced that the Tin Farm 5 will take place on the 6th November.  More details on how to enter will follow in the next couple of weeks.
 
If you would like to reserve a seat on a bus to Tin Farm please email enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com.

05/09/11 - Great Scottish Run 2011 Results

Well done to everyone who competed in the Great Scottish Run 10K and Half Marathon events on Sunday 4th September.
 
There was 22 CRC members competing in both races and some excellent times achieved across both events.
 
 
10K runners from left to right: Scott Mac Brayne, Susan Graham, Tommy Morran, Chantal Geyer, Kerry O'May, Jamie Girvan, Alix Geyer, Lisa Hardie and Emma Conley
 
Below are the CRC member results for the 10K and Half Marathon:
 
 

05/09/11 - Paisley 10K Results

Well done to Jackie Fulton who completed the Paisley 10K on Sunday 28th August with a time of 50:53.

01/09/11 - Graham Robins Race Results Update

We have received some more race results from Graham Robins in events he's been competing in this month and races he plans to run in September.  
 
Graham recently ran the Hackney Half Marathon in an impressive time of 1.30.00 and finshed in 13th position.
 
Graham will have a busy month starting on Sunday with the Newmarket dualthon and on the 11th of Septmeber will be competing in the London Ultra Dualthon around Richmond park.  If all goes well on those runs then Graham hopes he has enough energy to compete in the Great Notley Dualthon! 
 
Good luck from the club to Graham for all the races he competes in this month.
 
01/09/11 - Handicap Series - Race 4 Results
 
The fourth race in the 2011 Handicap Series took place at Westport Beach on Tuesday evening (runners choice!).  The westport race had the largest turnout of the series with 41 competitors.
 
 
 
Congratulations to Cameron Campbell for finishing first with a clock time of 27:58.  Val McKay finished a close second with 28:41 and Cameron McGeachy was third with 28:51.
 
 
The full race results and times can here.

29/08/11 - Great Scottish Run 

Good luck to all participating in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday. Meeting place will be at the letter 'C' for Campbeltown at the end of the race at the family/friends meet and greet area for anyone wanting to meet up afterwards.
 
29/08/11 - Graham Robins Race Results
 
Well done to Graham Robins for some recent races with some excellent times for running and bike events.
 
Graham completed the Felsted (Essex) 10k race in 30th position with a time of 39.24.  Graham also finished 50th in the Dunwich Dynamo 120 mile bike ride from Hackney to Dunwich in Suffolk (through the night race) with an excellent time of 7 hours 21 mins.
 
We will hopefully post more updates on Graham soon.

26/08/11 -Handicap Series Race 4 'Westport Beach'

Just to confirm, it has been voted that the fourth race in the 2011 Handicap Series will take place at 7pm Westport Beach on Tuesday 30th August.
 
If anybody who hasn't ran before is interested in competing then please contact Donald Campbell via the Kintyre forum thread http://www.kintyreforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=11358&start=60.

26/08/11 - Rob Reid's Kintyre Way in One Day!

On the 13th August, Rob Reid and John Kennedy ran the entire 88 mile Kintyre Way route in one day, and incredible achievement.  Rob and John set off from Dunaverty at 4am and completed the Kintyre Way route back to Tarbert in the Saturday evening.
 
Congratulations to both Rob and John for completing the entire route in one day.
  
We will hopefully get some more details from Rob regarding the days events and also photo's of the run will be posted soon.  

26/08/11 - Isle of Mull Race results

Congratulations to Jeanette Hannah who finished 1st in her race category for the Isle of Mull 10K race.  Jeanette finished the race with an excellent time of 52:54 and was an overall 14th out of 42 competitors.

29/07/11 - Handicap Series - Race 3 Results

The third race of the Handicap series took place on a trail track around Chiskan Waters.  Once again the conditions were  ideal with no wind or rain in the evening for the run....and unlike the first couple of races there wasn't a hill in sight!
 
Congratulations to Alix Geyer for winning the race with an overall time of 31.02.
 
The full race results and timings can be found here.

29/07/11 - Round Arran Relay 2011 Results

On Saturday 23rd July, CRC took part for the first time in the Round Arran Relay.  The race was a 6 person relay event around the North and South side of Arran with each competitor starting their section at the same time.  
 
The race sections were as follows:
 

North Stage 1, Blackwaterfoot to Pimmill, 11.5 miles – Stuart McGeachy

North Stage 2, Pimmill to Bogullie, 10.5 miles  – Rob Reid

North Stage 3, Boguille to Brodick, 11 miles – Elaine McGeachy
 
South Stage 1, Blackwaterfoot to Lagg Inn, 7.5 miles – Trudy Kennedy

South Stage 2, Lagg Inn to Whiting Bay, 8.5 miles – Emma Conley

South Stage 3, Whiting Bay to Brodick 8.5 miles – Lisa Hardie
 
This year there were 23 teams competing in the race so it was always going to be tough especially as most of the entrants had participated in previous years.  However, CRC managed to finish a respectable 15th position with an overall time of 07:37:31.
 
The full race results can be found here.

21/07/11 - Handicap Series - Race 3 'Chiskan Waters (Strath Farm)'

The third race of the Handicap Series 2011 takes place 7pm on Tuesday 26th July at Chiskan Waters (Strath Farm). 
 
Parking is limited, so can you car share the best you can.  A possible option is to park at Stewarton and jog to the start as good warm up/cool down run.

This is a nice flat course, but we would ask you runners that on the trail side of the route there is a 2 tyre track, so can you please run and keep to the left side on the way out and back.  This will ensure that you will not need to change lanes for the on coming runner.
 

21/07/11 -CRC Base Running Group

After some requests it has been decided to reintroduce a base club to Campbeltown Running Club on training nights from 9th August. This will be open for anyone and suitable for -

(a)Any runner that just wants to run.

(b)Runners who are thinking about joining.

(c)New members who want a base to work off before joining the training sessions

(d)Members who have or just about to enter a race(taper)etc.

(e)Members who have just come back from an injury.

(f)For all that just want an easy run that night.

Anyone who is interested, please come along on a Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm at Aqualibrium starting on Tuesday 9th August.

28/06/11 - Handicap Series - Race 2 'Barr Glen' Results

The second race of the Handicap Series 2011 took place at Barr Glen on Tuesday 28th June.  This was a similar hilly route to the first race at Pennygown, although the conditions were a bit more difficult due to the heat.
 
The race was won by John McGeachy with a clock time of 30:28 (real time 23:30).
 
Race 3 will take place  at Chiskan Waters (Strath Farm) on 26th July at 7pm.  Parking is limited so if possible could everybody try and share cars.
 
The complete list of race results can be found here.

27/06/11 - FREE Taster Sports Massage on Thursday 30th June after Training

Eilidh Cook from Injury Management Campbeltown will be issuing free sports massages after training on Thursday 30th June at the Aqualibrium to CRC members, come along to treat your muscles and find out about Eilidh's new business.

27/06/11 - Tennis taster session on Thursday 14th July 7.30pm

Jane Gallagher has offered CRC members a free tennis taster session after training at 7:30 on Thursday 14th July.  The tennis club will book the courts for us for free and will provide rackets and balls to use.

27/06/11 -  Handicap Series 2011 - Race 2 'Barr Glen'

Race 2 of the WTR handicap series takes place 28th June at 19:00.  The venue is Barr Glen Water and it the usual 3 mile distance over forrest track. 

27/06/11 - CRC 24 Hour Relay Results

The first CRC charity 24 hour relay took place at the weekend with runners running in blocks of one hour each.  The object of the event was for people to guess the total distance that would be run over the 24 hours, with guesses charged at £1 a go.
 
The Bangladeshi Tandori restaurant kindly sponsored £100 for the event and the person who guessed nearest to the distance winning the money.  The funds from the money raised would be split between Campbeltown Running Club and MacMillan Cancer Support.
 
The relay started on Friday evening at 6pm with Johnny McCormick running in slot one.  Johnny got the event off to a flier with an impressive 8.38 miles and this set the tone for the entire relay. 
 
The weather conditions were deteriarating on the Friday evening with strong winds and heavy rain making it difficult for the runners,  however this didn't appear to dampen anyone's spirit.   It also helped knowing that Donald Campbell was on standby for assistance for the change overs throughout the Friday eveningSaturday morning.The conditions started to improve about 6am on the Saturday morning and the competitors continued to push hard to clock up the mileage. 
 
The final slot was completed by Tommy Morran at 6pm on the Saturday to complete the 24 hour event.  Well done to everyone for their efforts at the weekend.
 
The total distance covered was an impressive 184.88 miles.  There are 10 winners who all guessed 185 miles.
 
They are: Ali Sneddon, William Lampard, Christine Duncan, J Coffield, Kenny Docherty, S Partridge, Mary McKerral, A Docherty, M Bannatyne and A Glendinning.  Well done!
The final total raised by the event was an impressive £1795.
 
Campbeltown Running Club would like to thank everyone who made donations to the event and also the Bangladeshi Tandori restaurant for providing the prize money.  We would also like thank anybody who helped support the runners during the event. 
 
A special mention should also go to Robert McDonald for all his efforts in organising the event.  Without Robert's dedication and organisation then the event wouldn'y have been half as successful. 
 
To view all the runners distances then click here.

14/06/11 - CRC 24 Hour Relay Update

With just over 12 days to go until the the CRC 24 hour relay run and the fundraising is well under way. 
 
 
Guess sheets can be found in local shops Kinloch DinerBanglasdeshi, AP Taylors, McIlcheres, McMillans, Numero Dix and  McGeachy Butchers.  There are also forms in local bars Commercial and the Burnside.
 
 
Guessing forms can also be downloaded from here for members to fill out for family and friends.  Please note that funds raised will be split evenly between Campbeltown Running Club and MacMillan Cancer Support.
 
 
The official list of runners and timings will be posted soon.
 
 
If anybody would like to come to the Bangladeshi afterwards for a celebratory drink and meal then please contact Elaine McGeachy.  We've arranged a set meal for £12.95 for two courses so great value for money and will a great night.
 
Happy Fund Raising!

01/06/11 - CRC Fundraiser - 24 Hour Relay

Well done to everyone at MOKRUN at the weekend, was great to see so many CRC members run and do so well.

Campbeltown Running Club is hosting its first 24 hour marathon relay fundraiser. The run will start at 6pm on Friday 24th June and will finish at 6 pm on Saturday 25th June. Runners will run in blocks of one hour each (starting and finishing at the Aqualibrium) and the total distance run in the 24 hour period will be recorded. Participants are asked to guess the total distance that will be run. Guesses are charged at £1 a go. The person guessing the correct distance covered will win £100. If no-one guesses the correct distance, the person with the nearest guess will win the prize. In the event of a tie, the prize money will be split. Prizemoney has been kindly sponsored by Bangladeshi Tandoori. Guessing forms can be downloaded here for members to try to complete with friends and family. 

Funds raised will be split evenly between Campbeltown Running Club and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Please let Elaine McGeachy or a committee member know if you would like to take part in the relay and if you have a specific time that you would like/could manage to do.  

We’re also planning on having a club meal and celebratory drink at the Bangladeshi afterwards, please let Elaine McGeachy know if you can make it too. It will be £12.95 for 2 courses inc poppadoms and spiced onions, byob.

31/05/11 - MOK Run 2011 report

The sixth MOK run took place on Sunday 29th May with the majority of CRC members taking place in either the half marathon or 10k.  
 
The windy weather couldn't spoil the atmosphere at the event and everyone managed to produce excellent times despite the conditions.
 
Congratulations to the CRC members who managed to get among the prize places:
 
Half Marathon
 
Kenny Campbell - 2nd male Senior and 1st local - 01:19:09
Sid Gallagher - 1st male Super Vet - 01:40:35
Jocelyn Richard - 1st female Super Vet - 01:52:28
 
10k
 
Jennifer Reid - 1st female Senior and 1st local - 46:01
Dave Adams - 1st male Super Vet - 44:35
 
Well done to everyone else who competed on Sunday.
 
The full race results can be found www.mokrun.com. 

18/05/11 - Handicap Series 2011 - Race 1 'Pennygown'

The first race of the 2011 Handicap Series took place at Pennygown, which is forestry track just off the Southend road.  This was the first time the route had been used in the Handicap Series, which was partly due to issues with the Loch Lussa terrain this year.  It was another challenging 3 mile route that Donald selected comprising of steep uphill terrain for the first half of the race and a quick downhill descent on the journey back.
 
 
The race was won by last year's Handicap Series runner up Susan Graham with an excellent time of 31mins 10 secs.  Jamie Girvan finished soon after in 31 mins 37 secs, with Scott MacBrayne third in 31 mins 56 secs.  The complete result timings can be found here.
 
The next race will take place on 28th June at Barr Glen.  If you are interested in participating in future races then please inform Donald Campbell either at training or via the Kintyre Forum website.
 
Pictures of the race have been uploaded to the sites photo album.
 
09/05/11 - Kintyre Way 2011 Results

The 2011 Kintyre Way Relay took place on Saturday 7th May with CRC entering three teams in the event. It was the first year that CRC were able to run in the race as a club, although there was a few 'veteran' runners who had competed in previous years.
 
The CRC teams competing in the event were:
  • CRC1 - Tommy Morran, Stuart McGeachy, Hector McMurchy, Kenny Campbell, Scott MacBrayne and Charlie Dott.
  • Happy Feet Chicks - Elaine McGeachy, Lisa Hardie, Emma Conley, Katie Ferguson, Jocelyn Richard, Jennifer Martin and Jennifer Reid.
  • CRC3 - Ralph Hill, Johnny Girvan, Kevin Scally, Alan Reid, Hendrie Barbour, Neil John MacPhail, Robert McDonald and David Adams.
Congratulations to team 'CRC1' who managed to win the event with a course record time of 08:32:10.  The previous record was held by 'Dumfries Crocks & Chicks' in 2010 with 08:37:50.
 
Well done also to teams 'CRC3' who finished third overall with a time of 09:21:51 and 'Happy Feet Chicks' who finished sixth overall in 11:17:30.
 
A special mention should also go to our very own Donald Campbell for his efforts as a time keeper for the race.  It was a (very) long day and everybody appreciated his support and dedication for the event.
 
Click here to find the full results.
 
Photos of the race have been uploaded to the sites Photo Album page. Thanks to Gavin Brown for providing pictures of the race for each section.

02/05/11 - Time Trial Results

The results for last Thursday night's time trial can be found here.
 
A special thanks to Donald Campbell for arranging the event and also Suzy Ferguson for assiting with the time keeping.

02/05/11 - Round Arran Relay 2011

The Round Arran Relay will be held on Saturday 23rd July at 12:30pm.  The race is a 6 stage relay race around the island and with the race being run in 2 directions at once.  Three runners head north around the island and the other three go south which adds an interesting twist to the event.
 
More information can be found in the CRC private forum http://www.kintyreforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=11779
 
If you are interested then please post on the forum link above and we'll discuss at training on Tuesday and Thursday.

02/05/11 - Kintyre Way Relay revised route Torrisdale-Ifferdale

Below is a note from Rob Reid regarding information on a revised route from Torrisdale-Ifferdale:
 
Note that at Ifferdale Farmhouse (NR 770338), you proceed to the checkpoint at the farmhouse and then double back to head West on the track which already has Kintyre Way markers (the sky-blue round poles). From NR780360 (where you leave the track and plunge into dense forest) to NR779359 (where you cross the burn) and then uphill to NR778356 (end of a new forestry track which is not shown on some O.S. maps) is not an existing path -  pure wilderness!  I've put a few temporary markers, but will be back in the next few days to put in some more.

20/04/11 - London Marathon 2011

This year's Virgin London marathon took place on Sunday 17th April with Kenny Campbell, Charlie Dott, Donald Campbell, Lisa Hardie and Elaine McGeachy representing the club in the event.
 
Kenny and Charlie managed to the get places for the event in the 'good for age' category, Donald was successful in the public ballot, Lisa was competing with a charity place and Elaine got a Scottish Athletics entry with the club. 
 
With over 37,000 competitors running the London marathon it's one of the biggest races of the calendar year and to have five members of the club at the event is a testiment to the progress of the club in the last 10 months.
 
Congratulations to all runners who competed well in tough conditions with high temperatures.  Kenny Campbell completed the course with an outstanding time of 2:47:04, which is a PB for this distance.  Charlie Dott soon followed with another excellent time of 3:10:43.  Donald Campbell finished with a 4:37:18, which is a miracle considering he has been injured and hasn't trained for over 4 weeks!  Lisa Hardie completed her first marathon with an impressive time of 4:43:04.
 
Unfortunately Elaine McGeachy didn't manage to finish the marathon after collapsing with heat stroke after mile 22.  Elaine was competing well and her final results on her Garmin show her at mile 22 on 3 hours 20 mins.  Thankfully Elaine is recovering well and will be back at training soon and ready to take on her next marathon in the near future!
 
Also, a special thanks should go to everyone who donated to the respective charities the runners were raising money for. 
 
Photos of the race will be uploaded soon.

20/04/11 - Crinan Puffer 8.5 2011

The Crinan Puffer 8.5 race took place on Sunday 17th April with 118 competing in the event.  The race is a flat course which starts in Ardrishaig and run along the Crinan Canal.  Once again CRC had a large representation at the event with some impressive times and race positions.
 
Congratulations to Hendrie Barbour who was first Male Vet with a time of 51:51, Katie Ferguson (controversially!) was second in female vet category with 65:04 and Tommy Morran who was third in the Male Senior with 54:04.
 
Well done to all other CRC runners who competed and we will hopefully be able to post all the other results soon.
 
For more post race comments and photos then click here.
 
All the photos will be uploaded to the site soon.

13/04/11 - Gigha Challenge 2011

Well done to everyone who took part in the Gigha Challenge on Saturday 9th of April. 
 
Once again it was a beautiful day on Gigha and CRC were well represented and took the top spots on podium. 
 
In the 11.2 mile race Tommy Morran took 1st place, Hector McMurchy 2nd and Robert McDonald 3rd and in the women's 11.2 mile race Jennifer Reid came 1st, Rachel Edwards 2nd and Katie Ferguson 3rd. 
 
In the 5k race Peter Paterson was 1st, Kareen Cox 2nd and Agnes Stewart 3rd.  Some familiar faces in the cycle race also with the Barries on the podium.  Well done!

28/03/11 - Isle of Arran Half Marathon

The Isle of Arran Half Marathin takes place this year on Sunday 3rd July.  The race starts at midday and the route is around the public roads on Arran.
 
The entry fee is £9 (£7 for members of Scottish Athletics).  More details can be found at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=513

27/03/11 - Kintyre Way Update

CRC are looking to enter 3-4 teams for this years Kintyre Way relay race on 7th May.  If you are interested in participating then please advise Donald Campbell or Robert McDonald at training or e-mail enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com to finalise the numbers for our teams.

17/03/11 - Balloch Half Marathon Race Report

By Robert McDonald

A great day was had by all the local runners who took part in the above Half Marathon today. Some great times, but I will let those runners tell you about their sucesses. For me, I thought that it was a great chance to get a good time under the belt. I just wish that I had stayed in Dumbarton last night, rather than the 5 a.m. start that me and DJD had.

I was unsure how to run this one---go out, guns blazing and try to hold on----or take the conservative approach and ease my way through the first eight or nine miles and go for the big finish. I went for the former---plugged 1 hour 35 mins into the Garmin "Virtual Partner" and set off.

First mile was always going to be fast 6 mins 40 secs, pretty flat with a wee bit of an incline. The next six were going pretty well--still under 7 minute mile pace and a third of a mile ahead of Virtual Hector :-) 47 mins through mile seven.
 
Saw a friendly face, or should that be "back" about 50 yards ahead, Kevin Scally, and thought that I may soon be up alongside of him. Not to be---Kevin's pacing was spot on and he went away from me, as I started to struggle with the pace. People were now passing me---not good for the morale.
8 miles came and I heard a voice on my shoulder saying "You,ve come a long way today". I was wondering if this was in my head, cos I had felt that I was running well. A guy passed me ---we chewed the fat for about a hundred yards. He had been reading "Campbeltown Running Club" on the back of my vest, and thought that he would gee me up a wee bit.

As he went about ten yards ahead he told me to watch out for the hill at mile nine. It wasn't a hill, more of an incline but enough to put a tired man through about a minute and a half of torture.

Pace slowed a wee bit to just over seven minute mile pace, but it felt a lot slower. The lead on "The Wee Man" was reducing to about 0.3 of a mile.

Time to just dig in, get the head down and try to hold on. Past mile ten---70 mins, but slowing. After eleven heard another friendly voice "How's it going Rab" It was Madscotsbloke's brother, CRAIG!!. A real nice bloke who was heading for a great time, and had got his pacing spot on. He looked strong as he strode away from me. "I wish I had ran with Craig, I thought" I had spoken to him before the start, but he wasn't sure what time he was looking for. I knew he was on a good one.

Another uphill to the 12 mile marker, but nearly home. Tired, I hit the home straight and managed to hold off a late challenge from a woman from Garscube Harriers, I think.

Time-------------------------------------------------------------1 hour 33 mins and 24 seconds. Delighted!!!!

MSB, Craig's time somewher in the 1.32s

14 mins off his PB. Be afraid, be very afraid.

17/03/11 -Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon Sunday 13th March

The Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon took place on Sunday 13th March with eight CRC members competing in the event.  For some of the members it was there first competitive half marathon race. Thankfully they were helped before the race by the other experienced CRC members competing (the half marathon seasoned pro's) with their helpful advise and calming influence....it helped me anyway!
 
There were concerns the day before the race due to the heavy snow that fell on Balloch.  Thankfully the roads were cleared  by the heavy rain over night and this never affected the competitors underfoot conditions.
 
Once again all CRC competitors finished with excellent times, but a special mention should go to Kenny Campbell for finishing 13th overall with a race that had 446 competitors.  An excellent achievement considering the level of competition competing at this event.
 
 
Above - Katie Ferguson
 
Below are the race details for the CRC members:
 
 
 
The full race results can be found here.

17/03/11 - Gigha Challenge 9th April 2011

It has now be confirmed that the Gigha Challenge is taking place on Saturday 9th April.  The event is an 11.2 mile run, walk or cycle around the island.
 
The event is staggered with walkers starting at 11am, runner 1pm and cyclists at 2pm.  The main race is over 11.2 miles, but there is also a 5K alternative route for anybody interested in a shorter distance race.  More information can be found here.
 
If anybody is interested in entering the event then you can download registration forms here.

12/03/11 - Kintyre Way Relay 2011

The Kintyre Way Relay takes place this year on Saturday 7th May and Campbeltown Running Club are looking to enter as many teams as possible to support the event.
 
The route is over 66 miles starting in Tarbert and finishing at the Aqualibrium in Campbeltown.  We are looking to get 6 runners for each team so if you are interested in running the event then please note your interest in the Kintyre Forum under the Campbeltown running Club private thread or contact Donald Campbell.
 
For more information on the event go to http://www.kintyrewayrelay.co.uk

12/03/11 - March Madness 26th March 2011

The March Madness run takes place on Saturday 26th March which will be a tough 10-15 mile run from Tayinloan to Carradale.
 
It is proposed that after the run that we all go for lunch in Carradale for recovery refreshments.
 
Furthur information on times and travel arrangements will be posted soon as still to be confirmed.
 
If you are interested in running the race then please let Donald Campbell at trainingvia Kintyre Forum or post your interest on the Facebook page for the event.

12/03/11 - Gigha Race 2011

The Gigha race will take place on Saturday 9th April 2011.  More details will follow soon.

12/03/11 - Half Marathon MOKRUN route

Please note that although Mach Dunes Golf Club gives kind of permission to MOKRUN to use their course as part of the route on race day it is not open for runners to use any other time.  Runners must access the beach through the public access if they wish to practise the route beforehand.

27/02/11 - February Frenzy 2011 Results

The first February Frenzy took place this morning with 23 participants competing in the handicap race in a route around Loch Lussa.  The race was a circilar 6.5 mile route accross forest track and road. 
 
As the start and finish were in the same position  Donald set the competitors off in different directions on the route to add more interest to the race.  It was a tough route which was made even more difficult with the changeable weather of sunshine, stong winds, rain and even hail stones during the race! 
 
Congratulations to Jocelyn Richard who won the event with a clock time of 01:01:02. 
 
Click here for the complete race results.
 
Once again a special thanks to Donald Campbell for organising another excellent event and for also provising post race refreshments.  More photos of the event will be uploaded at the start of the week.
 
If any time are wrong then please private message Donald on the Kintyre forum.

08/02/11 - 'February Frenzy' 27th February

Following on from the success of 'Slog in the Sand' and the 'January Burner' is another gruelling race at the end of the month....'February Frenzy'!
 
The February Frenzy will take place at 10am on Sunday 27th February and will be another handicap event taking place at Loch Lussa.  The race is a circular route with a distance of approx 6.5 miles, consisting mainly of forest track and road. 
 
If you are interested in attending the event then please let Donald Campbell at training or via the 'February Frenzy' thread on the Kintyre Forum.
 
If anybody is interested in checking out the route before the event then the race map can be found here.

29/01/11 - January Burner 2011 Results

The first 'January Burner' race took place on Sunday 30th January with 18 participants running the event.  The race was a tough 5 mile cross country route  through fields at Glencreggan farm in Glenbarr.   In addition, the participants were given a handicap time which meant the start times for the runners were staggered.
 
Congratulations to Kenny Campbell who won the event with a clock time of 49:49.  Charlie Dott finished runner up with a clock time of 52:28 and third place went to Neil John MacPhail with a time of 53:01.  Click here for the complete race results.
 
Campbeltown Running Club would like to thank Adam Armour for the kind permission to run on his land and providing an excellent course for us to have the cross country race.
 
Also, a special thanks goes to Donald Campbell for once again organising another excellent race event.
 

26/01/11 - Muckletoon Doctors Run Langholm Sunday 8th May

Click here for details for the Muckletoon doctors run Langholm on Sunday 8th May.

26/01/11 - Crinan Puffer Sunday17th April

This year the Crinan Puffer race takes place on Sunday 17th April.  The race is 8.5 mile route along the Crinan canal starting in Ardrishaig and ending in Crinan.

26/01/11 - Scottish Athletics NGB Award

Attention! Would you be interested in assisting/coaching athletics to primary school pupils? Funding is now available to support any volunteers who may be interested in attending a Scottish Athletics NGB Award. Any questions, please call Lindsay Ramsay, Active Schools, 07917073424.

08/01/11 - January Burner 30th January

This 5 mile Cross Country handicapped race will take place at Glenbarr at 10am on Sunday 30th January, please let Donald know if you are attending so he can prepare a handicap time for you.

08/01/11 - CRC Clothing

An order has been put in for tshirts, vests and hoodies – please see Elaine at training to pay and receive clothing. 

08/01/11 - CRC TRIP TO MUNICH – OCTOBER 2011

A few days after Oktoberfest, Munich hosts a running festival that incorporates a fast, flat Marathon, half marathon, 10k and fun costume run and is hoped that CRC will be there for a trip away!  The race itself takes place on Sunday 9th October and all courses take in most of the famous sights of the German city and finish in the grand Olympic Stadium.  Just wanted to give advance notice to anyone who may wish to attend (along with partners/family/supporters – all welcome) so they can make plans and save.   

It is hoped that Tommy Millar will book us up in the next month so we can secure early bird prices and pay a deposit and then pay up in instalments.  The initial plan is to fly direct from Edinburgh to Munich on Friday 7th October and stay for 3 nights in a central 3-4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis returning on the Monday, making it a long weekend and give us the Sunday night to sample the local beer and pretzels!  The price will be roughly £250 which will include flights, accommodation and transfers.  There are cheaper deals for accommodation but a lot of the cheap options are basic hotels a fair distance away from city or start/finish lines.  Because it is Easyjet flights we would need to pay them up front but the hotel/transfers we could pay up, so roughly you would need to pay £140 initially.  You would then enter whatever race you wanted on their website and of course start saving pennies for beer money, sorry pretzels. 

You can get more information on the race at - http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.muenchenmarathon.de/&ei=AkomTZXnOdCHhQfsy4jTAg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmunich%2Bmarathon%26hl%3Den%26prmd%3Divns

If you are interested please let me know so I can get more definite pricing from Tommy, there may be options for discounts for bigger groups etc.  Of course, even if some of us book now that doesn’t mean that others can’t book up later or book up on their own, just want to give some people the heads up to plan for the year ahead.