2012 Archive

30/12/12 - MOK Run 2013 entries opening

Entries for the 2013 MOK Run will open the 2nd of January. Go to www.mokrun.com for links.

29/12/12 - Slog in the Sand Results

Well done everyone for today's slog. Once again this years race conditions were tough with strong winds and high tide making it difficult for the competitors. Below is a full list of the winners:


1st - Kenny Campbell

2nd - Gary Turner

3rd - Dan Sheldrick


1st - Jennifer Martin

2nd - Donna Robertson

3rd - Fiona Robertson

Junior Male

1st - Cameron Campbell

2nd - Andrew Dott

Junior Female

1st - Maryanne Wylie

2nd - Ashleigh Conner

3rd - Rebecca Gallacher

4th - Rachel MacPhail

Click here for the full results and timings. Thanks everyone for another successful Slog in the Sand!

16/12/12 - Slog in the Sand 10k

CRC’s 3rd Slog in the Sand 10k will take place on Saturday 29th December at 12 noon at Westport beach. Registration will take place from 11.15 – 11.45, entries on the day only. Open to all and this year there will be a Junior 5k race. Refreshments for all at the finish, prizes for 1st – 3rd male/female. Please indicate on CRC FB event if you are attending or let a committee member know so that we can plan for numbers. Thanks.

02/12/12 - Santa Dash 2012

Well done to the many Santas that took to the Campbeltown streets on Sunday 2nd December! Thanks to all the running marshals that helped too. Lots of CRC were on show to run with their families including our youngest new member – with new mum Susan and our furriest member Jake who ran alongside his Daddy Alasdair ;-)

01/12/12 - Handicap Race Series 2012 Overall Results

The 2012 Handicap Race Series results and presentation were anounced after the CRC coffee afternoon on Saturday 17th November. The event is not affiliated to any other club, but is organised and marshalled by members of CRC and Jog Scotland. This is the fourth year of the race and has became a major event in the running calendar for the Kintyre area.

Below is a list of the winners of each individual event:

Male Category

1st - Cam Matthews (130 points)

2nd - Sam Ferguson (127 points)

3rd - Cameron Campbell (125 points)

Female Category

1st - Ashleigh Conner (135 points)

2nd - Mary-Ann Wylie (122 points)

3rd - Fiona Graham (119 points)

Overall Winner

Ashleigh Conner

Congratulations to Ashleigh Conner for winning the overall event.

We would also like to thank Donald Campbell, Suzy Ferguson, Alison McGeachy, Valerie MacKay and any other people who have helped organise and marshall the event.

Unfortunately we don't have any photos of the winners yet, but we hope to upload these in the next couple of days. Also, we will try and get the final points total added as well.

30/11/12 - CRC Coffee Afternoon Fundraiser

CRC would like to thank everyone that made our coffee afternoon a great event and a successful afternoon. We managed to raise £695 for club funds which will be utilised to benefit the club, including putting through some of our members through Scottish athletics coaching qualifications next year.

30/11/12 - CRC Base Group

Due to continued requests, Campbeltown Running Club will be offering a ‘base group’ for the next 3 weeks from Tuesday 4th December – Thursday 20th December. This could be 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 injury, or F - for all that just want an easy run that night. The base group will meet at Aqualibrium reception at the club’s normal times of 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All welcome.

10/11/12 - Bellahouston 10k Results

The third annual Achilles Heel Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k took place on Saturday 10th November with 9 members of CRC competing in the race. Once again the weather conditions were ideal, just like the previous year, which were cool with no wind. The route was altered slightly from last year with the organisers removing the the section around the running track (which was good!) and replaced this with a detour up a hill (which was not so good!).

Well done to everyone from CRC who made the trip up to Glasgow for the race. Once again there were some excellent times which included some PB's! Below is a full list of the times:

07/11/12 - Santa Dash

Campbeltown’s Santa Dash will be taking place on Sunday 2nd December at 1pm from the Aqualibrium. Campbeltown Running Club are once again supporting the event along with Jog Scotland and hope to provide 10 jogging marshals along the short 3k fun run course. The aim of the day is for families to join in with a little fun exercise in the lead up to xmas. If you would like to take part in this event, you can pick up forms from the Aqualibrium reception.

As a volunteer, you will only be needed for a maximum of an hour and you will be rewarded with a free santa suit and refreshments at the end! If you can help please let Elaine McGeachy know asap. Thanks in advance!

06/11/12 - Fundraising

Campbeltown Running Club since it’s inception only a few years ago has helped raised thousands for charities. If you have raised money for charity through running please email enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com so that the club can keep track and celebrate this fact. Well done everyone, keep fundraising!

04/11/12 - Tin Farm 5 Results

CRC were very well presented at the Tin Farm 5 race in Ormsary Estate on Sunday 4th November and also returned with lots of prizes! It was a drizzly day which meant the course was soggier and muddier than usual but that all adds to this cross country race.

Stuart McGeachy and Tommy Morran finished second and third in the male senior category, and for the overall race, with times of 34.48 and 35.13 respectively. Jennifer Martin finished as the first female senior with a time of 41.03 and Emma Morran was second female senior in 45.26.

For the female vet category Rachel Edwards finished as first female vet (second female overall) with a time of 42.20. Jennifer Reid, who has recently returned to training after running the Berlin marathon, finished as second female vet with a time of 44.04. Jocelyn Richard made it a clean sweep for CRC on the female vet podium finishing third in 45.35.

There was also success for CRC in the junior category with Maryann Wylie finishing in in third place for this category in a time of 52.58.

This year the Tin Farm 5 organisers introduced a team event. Teams consisted of 3 members (each team must have at least one female) and an aggregate time was taken of all the three individuals. The only team from CRC competing in this event were 'JTS' who were made up of Tommy Morran, Stuart McGeachy and Jennifer Martin. There were 5 teams in total competing, but 'JTS' managed to produce the best aggregate time and finish first in the team event.

Well done to everyone from CRC who competed. There were some excellent times and it was good to see so many podium finishes for our members.

We will hopefully post some more pictures soon from the race at a later date.

Click here for the full race results and times.

03/11/12 - South Kintyre Sports Council Awards 2012

The 2nd bi-annual SKSC Awards took place on Saturday 3rd November in Stronvaar Bowling Club. Huge congratulations must go to two of our club members who picked up awards on the evening!

Katie Ferguson was awarded Sports Person of the year 2011/12 for being such an inspirational runner to us all whilst battling illness, completing countless races including the Virgin London Marathon where she also raised over £4,000 for Breast Cancer Care.

David Paterson picked up the award of Service to Sport for all his hard work and campaigning for the All Weather Pitch, his work with the SKSC on other projects such as the mini-bus appeal as well as continued work for football in the area.

Both awards were very well deserved – well done Katie and David. Well done to other prize winners – Duncan McAulay for Coach of the Year, Kintyre Amateur Swim Club – Club of the Year and Liam McCallum for Young Sports Person of the Year.

It is hoped that there will be many more nominations for the next event and CRC can attend and enjoy the awards evening in 2014.

29/10/12 - CRC Coffee Morning

Just a wee reminder that the club has a fund raising coffee afternoon on Saturday 17th November in Stronvaar Bowling Club, please encourage people to come along. The handicap series prize giving will take place directly afterwards at 4pm, all welcome.

We need as many helpers on the day as possible so please come along and support from 1pm. Please see poster here, print and distribute if you can, much appreciated! Rab should have some printed ones.

Lots of delicious home baking required – please give to Rab.

Bottles required for bottle stall – please give to Neil John

Raffle prizes required – please give to Donald

Hope to see you all there.

08/10/12 - Club and Individual Records Update

I will be updating the Club and Individual Record pages in the next couple of weeks. If you would like any race record added updated then please e-mail enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com

07/10/12 - Great Cumbrian Half Marathon 2012 Results

Five members of CRC were amongst the 1200 participants who took place in the Great Cumbrian Half Marathon on Sunday 7th October. The weather conditions were perfect as it was cool, no wind and sunny which is a far cry to what we training in during the week!

Left to right - Jamie Girvan, Stuart McGeachy, Elaine McGeachy and Tommy Morran

We were advised by the organisers that the race was flat, but with the amount of hills we encountered in sections of the route wouldn't look out of place in the Kintyre Way! Regardless of the hills, the race was excellent and took us round some of the more scenic areas around Carlisle and were very similar to some of the races in Scotland.

Unfortunately Emma Conley had to withdraw from the race after the first few miles. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious and wish Emma a speedy recovery.

Well done to everyone who finished as there were some excellent times which included PB's for Stuart, Tommy and Elaine. Below are the official timings for CRC competitors:

07/10/12 - Oban Half Marathon 2012 Results

The Oban Half Marathon took place on Sunday 7th October with four members of CRC making the short journey up the A816. Sarah McFadzean confirmed that Oban was a lovely run, the scenery was beautiful, and competitors run along the waters edge for most of the route except when you go on to a cycle route which is VERY steep for about 2 miles (mile 9-11ish). Weather couldn't have been better, no wind and cool temp.

Congratulations to Jocelyn Richard who finished first in the Super Vet Category with an excellent time of 01:52:26. Also, well done Iona, Sarah and Margaret who achieved PB's at the race.

Left to right - Margaret Sinclair, Sarah McFadzean, Iona McIntosh and Jocelyn Richard

Below is a list of the race timings:

07/10/12 - Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon Kirkintilloch 2012 Results

The Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon took place on Sunday 7th October with Charlie Dott being the sole representative from CRC. This is the second year for the race and is relatively small with approx 300 runners competing, however although the field was small the race was fast with the top 30 runners finishing with a time of 1:20 or under.

Well done to Charlie Dott for another impressive run finishing with an excellent time of 01:28:53 and overall position of 74th.

30/09/12 - Berlin Marathon 2012 Results

For the second year running CRC had representation in a German race with Jennifer Reid competing in the Berlin marathon. Kenny Campbell had originally entered the race earlier in the year but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury.

Once again Jennifer produced an excellent performance finishing the race in a PB time of 03:47:12, over 5 minutes faster than last years time at Munich.

We will hopefully get a race report and pictures from Jennifer in the next couple of weeks.

30/09/12 - Tin Farm 5 Update

The Tin Farm 5 online entries open on 1st October via http://www.entrycentral.com. Please enter ASAP to as there is a limited number of places available.

This year there is also a team event added to the race. The rules for the team event are:

  • Teams must consist of 3 people and have at least 1 male and 1 female participant
  • All team members must have a vlid race entry.
  • The winning team will be the team that the lowest aggregate time. All 3 members times will count, in the event of one member not finishing the race then that team would not be eligible to win.
  • All team members must have a valid race entry.

Also, please contact Neil John MacPhail if you would like a place on the bus that is going up for the race.

For more information go to http://www.tinfarm5.co.uk/.

25/09/12 - Handicap Series Race 5 (Campbeltown) - Results

The final race of the 2012 Handicap Series took place on Tuesday 25th September in Campbeltown, starting at Kilkerran Road. This is the same final route that has been used for all previous Handicap Series and considered one of the fastest due to it being relatively flat.

The weather was a slight factor with a strong wind causing problems for the competitors, but thankfully no rain to add to the pain! Once again the youngsters excelled and triumphed by taking the top 3 positions on the podium. Congratulations to Ashleigh Conner who finished first with a time of 29:21 (real time 23:15). Mary Ann Wylie finished second in 29:42 (real time 24:34) and Cameron Campbell 29:52 (real time 20:27).

Well done to everyone who competed in any of the races this year.

A special thanks to to Donald Campbell, Suzy Ferguson, Alison McGeachy and Valerie MacKay for all the organisation for this years series. Also, thanks to everyone who has helped marshall over any of the races. Without all this organisation and help then the race series woudn't be possible.

Now we can all look forward to the race night celebrations....more details to follow soon!

Click here for full race results and times.

23/09/12 - Mid Argyll Triathlon Race Report

By Elaine McGeachy

Sunday 23rd of September was my 4th Mid Argyll Sprint Triathlon (6th ever triathlon) and it was always a firm favourite of mine due to the location, pool-based swim, brilliant organisation and friendly atmosphere. It comprised of a 500m swim, 20k cycle and 7.5k run, slightly different to the Campbeltown triathlon with less of a swim but made up in challenge with more of a run. I wasn’t disappointed again with event and was really pleased that Katie, another CRC member, was given a last minute place so that we could support each other especially as I couldn’t fathom how to attach my new bike carrier on to my car! Although the triathlon wasn’t my main training focus this year, I had done a bit more swimming than previous years so I was confident that I could get a better time. However, I was more nervous than before as I was moved up to the 4th swim heat where more of the competitive and faster athletes were. It also added to the tension when we arrived with just minutes to spare and I seemed to have a flat tyre so thank you to the nice saviours who managed to pump it back up for me just in time for the race briefing!

The Mid Argyll Tri Club had the organisation of the swim heats down to a fine art with 4 people maximum in a lane, each with different coloured caps and 2 ‘counters’ at the end of each lane. We were well briefed beforehand and it was good to get to view the 3 heats before me for a change. I waited poolside to cheer on Fiona Irwin, completing her first full triathlon, and then Katie who looked strong in the pool overtaking some people in her lane with her new found front crawl skills.

After two practice lengths and some adjustment of my goggles I was ready to start! I was in a lane with 3 men, all looked fast (not sure how I came to this judgement) but I was nervous in case I held any of them back. I didn’t need to worry and I ended overtaking, even lapping 2 of them despite the choppiness of the water and was first out the pool in my heat in 10 mins 13 seconds, a PB for me. I was ecstatic and some of the friendly marshals and supporters were there to cheer me on at transition 1, including the ever smiling Richard Barrie, as I struggled to get my race number on and mount my bike at the right point!

That head-start unfortunately didn’t last long. Only minutes into the cycle along to Cairnbaan I was overtaken by a few cyclists showing off their gleaming bikes and professional looking tri-suits as I looked on with envy. I wasn’t disheartened too much as they all gave me some friendly banter as they whizzed by and I wasn’t really taking the event that seriously. That was a good thing because as I turned back on to the Oban road there was a strong headwind that felt as if it was pushing me backwards but eventually I managed to make it back for Transition 2 in 42 minutes 58 seconds.

The 7.5k run was a flat out and back run along the Crinan Canal and was my favourite part of the triathlon as my legs felt surprisingly fresh (even after doing a 14 mile run with the club the previous morning) and I managed to say hello to some of the other competitors en-route including Fiona and Katie but as I neared the finish-line my well wishes changed just to ‘thumbs up’ as I didn’t think I had the energy to say a word! I crossed the line with a run time of 33.59 and overall time of 1.28.53 (times were available immediately on a tv screen as they had chip timing) – my best time so far and I was really pleased. Katie had already finished the triathlon as I returned and did extremely well too finishing in 1.32.31, coming in 4th Ladies Vet just narrowly missing a prize. To top off the day there was a nice food buffet, lovely home baking and Katie and I queued up like little kids to meet Clyde, the Commonwealth Games Mascot - fantastic! I would really recommend this triathlon as an individual or team event if you are interested in giving it a go, race entries fill up fast so get in there quick. Now I’m on the lookout for an Olympic distance triathlon for my next challenge...

10/09/12 - Tin Farm 5 2012 Update

Remember, remember the 4th of November! 2012’s Tin Farm 5 has been set as the 4th November. CRC are hoping to organise a bus again for the event so if you are interested please pass your name to Neil John Macphail at training or email neiljohn62@hotmail.com

02/09/12 - Great ScottishRun 2012

Well done to the large CRC representation at the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday 2nd September. There were some excellent fast times and PBs… even from some who had a few ‘shandies’ the night before!

Left to right - Sarah MacFadzean, Stuart McGeachy, Lorraine O'May, Alaisdair O'May, Elaine Mcgeachy, Alix Geyer and Douglas Wylie

Left to right - Kerry O'May, Alix Geyer and Fiona Graham

Below are all the times for the CRC competitors for the Half Marathon and 10K races:

Half Marathon Results

10k Results

28/08/12 - Handicap Series Race 4 (Pennygown) - Results

The penultimate race of the 2012 Handicap series took place at Pennygown, which is the second time this route has been selected for this event. The weather conditions were perfect for the race, a vast improvement to the torrential rain at Davaar! Unfortunately it was another night for the midges, which probably encouraged the fast times!

Congratulations to Ashleigh Conner who finished first with a time of 30:15 (real time 26:09). The second and third place finishes were close with Fiona Graham finishing in 31:31 (real time 22:24) and Cam Matthews not far behind in 31:46 (real time 20:38)

Well done to everyone who competed, especially the youngsters who are proving tough competition. Also, thanks to Suzy, Val, Alison and Donald for helping organise and marshall the race.

Click here for the complete race results and times.

25/08/12 - CRC Succeeds at Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon

The inaugural Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon was held on Saturday 25th August 2012 organised by Discover Swimming where around 75 competitors took part. This took the form of a 750m pool based swim in the Aqualibrium, 20k hilly point to point cycle to Ballochgair followed by a testing 5k run to Glenramskill and back.

Well done to the large representation of CRC members taking part in both the team and individual events and also thanks to other CRC members who helped marshal. Particular congratulations to the CRC team overall winners Catriona McLean (swim), Kenny Campbell (bike) and Tommy Morran (run). Full results of the event can be found on www.multisport.me

14/08/12 - Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Baxters River Ness 10K

With just 7 weeks to go until the 2012 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on Sunday 30 September, this is a reminder that there are still guaranteed places available for all Club runners until 10 September in both the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and the Baxters River Ness 10K.

31/07/12 - Handicap Series 2012 Race 3 (Davaar) - Results

The third race in the Handicap Series was a runners choice event, and the majority of the votes went to run accross to Davaar Island. The sandpebble terrain was difficult enough for the runners, but adding torrential wind and rain made this one of the toughest races in the series so far.

The conditions didn't seem to put anybody off the event, especially the youngsters who participated. Congratulations to Cameron Campbell who won the race with a time of 33:18 (real time 23:53). Jamie Morris finished in second place in 33:31 (real time 20:41) and Sam Ferguson third in 33:34 (real time 24:40).

Click here for the full race results.

29/07/12 - Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon

Just a reminder that there are still entries available for Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon which takes place Saturday 25th August. If anybody is interested then register on https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=46&OrgID=9625

21/07/12 - Round Arran Relay 2012 Results

The 2012 Round Arran Relay took place on Saturday 21st July and it was the second year CRC have been invited to the event. The race is 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 – George Conley

North Stage 2, Pimmill to Bogullie, 10.5 miles – Tommy Morran

North Stage 3, Boguille to Brodick, 11 miles – Robert McDonald

South Stage 1, Blackwaterfoot to Lagg Inn, 7.5 miles – Sarah Macfadzean

South Stage 2, Lagg Inn to Whiting Bay, 8.5 miles – Rachael Edwards

South Stage 3, Whiting Bay to Brodick 8.5 miles – Iona MacIntosh

CRC finished in a respectable 13th place, with a total of 22 other teams competing in the event.

Click here is a full list of results and timings

08/07/12 - Crieff 10K Trial

The Crieff 10k race took place on Sunday 8th July with Alix Geyer and Kerry O'May competing in the race. It is a multi-terrain race run over a scenic route with 220m total ascent, so not exactly a flat, PB contender race!

Well done to both Alix and Kerry for running in this tough event. Alix said that she thoroughly enjoyed the race, even if it wasn't quite what she was expecting! Kerry had no comment ;-)

27/06/12 - Handicap Series Race 2 (Bellochantuy) - Results

The second race of the Handicap Series took place at Bellochantuy forest track. This was a more challenging route than the first race with a steep incline (712ft of ascent!) for the first half of the race, but it was an enjoyable run back to the finish! However, the toughest part of the race wasn't the hill, but the swarms of midges which were impossible to escape! Thankfully this didn't affect the runners once they got started, although there was no escape for the time keepers!

Well done to everyone that ran and once again it was good to see new face's and more youngsters competing in the race. Congratulations to Ashleigh Conner for winning the race with a time of 00:27:04. Siobhan McDonald finished in second place in 00:29:04 and Cameron Campbell third in 31:51 (real time 22:26).

Clickhere for the full results and times.

Thanks again to Donald Campbell, Suzy Ferguson, Linn Morran and Donald McKay for making the race possible with the organisation, marshaling and time keeping duties.

Donald has posted in the forum to remind everyone that the next race is the runners choice and only votes that appear on the forum will count. If you would like to vote then post your race choice at http://www.kintyreforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=13544&start=15

18/06/12 - Stonehaven Half Marathon and Team Relay

There are still entries available for Stonehaven Half Marathon and Team Relay. The organisers are specifically looking for more relay teams and there will be a prize for the first relay team to finish as well as a prize for the best fancy dress team.

To enter go to www.entrycentral.com. The website www.stonehavenhalfmarathon.com also provides more details. Should you require further information then email info@stonehavenhalfmarathon.com

18/06/12 - Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon

The Campbeltown Sprint Triathlon is taking place on Saturday 25th August. If anybody isn't competing and would like to marhsall at the event then contact Elaine Smith at events@multisport.me.

18/06/12 - Kintyre Way Relay 2012 - Results Update

Well done to everyone from CRC who competed in the Kintyre Way Relay at the weekend. CRC managed to take the top 3 positions with 'CRC Team 1' winning the race, 'CRC Team 2' finishing second and 'CRC Ladies' coming in third.

More details will follow later in the week as the official timings haven't been confirmed yet.

10/06/12 - Vale of Leven 10k

The final race of the 2012 Polaroid Series 10k races took place on Sunday 10th June. Jackie Fulton was the only member from CRC competing in the race, although there were some familiar faces near the top positions in the race from Argyll.

Jackie finished in position 406 with a gun time of 00:47:09 and a chip time of 00:46:38. Congratulations Jackie for an excellent time, especially as it was only a week after a tough half marathon at the MOK run.

The complete race results can be found at http://www.winningtime.co.uk/index.php?page=results

03/06/12 MOK Run 2012 Results

The 7th annual MOK Run took place on Sunday 3rd of June with over 550 runners taking part in the event. There was a healthy turnout from CRC supporting the local race, although the weather conditions beforehand might have suggested that race time expectations would need to be adjusted due to the strong wind sweeping in from the east. However, this didn't affect the runners as the majority of CRC members managed to achieve a P.B in either the 10k or half marathon races.

Congratulations to Jennifer Reid for first local, and second overall, in the ladies 10K category with a time of 45:06. Also, congratulations to Jennifer Martin and Stuart McGeachy for finishing first local's in their categories for the half marathon with times 01:39:45 and 01:28:31 respectively.

Well done to everyone who competed and managed to achieve a P.B.

Photo's of the races can be found on the links below:




Below are a list of the timings for the CRC members for both the 10K and Half Marathon races.


Half Marathon

01/06/12 - Edinburgh Marathon 2012 Results

Congratulations to Margaret McSporran for completing the Edinburgh Marathon last Sunday. All the reports suggest race conditions weren't ideal (a bit of an understatement!) with temperatures soaring to 19C, which would have felt even hotter for the runners!

Margaret manged to complete the marathon with an excellent time of 04:38:11.

We will try and get a race report and photo's from Margaret in the next couple of weeks.

31/05/12 - MOK Run 2012....Good Luck!

Good luck to all CRC members competing in either the 10k or half marathon this weekend. Everyone has trained well over the last year and fingers crossed everyone can achieve the race times they are looking for. As long as it's not as hot as last weekend then we stand a chance!

22/05/12 - Handicap Series 2012 Race 1 (Chiskan) - Results

The first Handicap Series race of 2012 at Chiskan with 43 runners competing in the run. The conditions were ideal for the runners and the route is relatively flat which made it a good race for getting a P.B. It was good to see the youngsters numbers increasing for the event, and they can certainly hold their own!

Congratulations to MaryAnn Wylie for coming first in the race with a time of 26:02. Also, well done to Susan Turner who came a close second with clock time 26:03 (Real time 21:54) and Alison Millar who was third in 26:58 (Real time 26:04).

Click here for the full results.

A special thanks as usual go to Donald Campbell and Suzy Ferguson for running the event. Also thanks to Douglas Ferguson and Valerie MacKay for assiting with the race and time keeping. Without all this help then the race isn't possible.

We would also like to thank Margo Turner for allowing us to park at the farm again for this race.

14/05/12 - Handicap Series 2012 Race 1 (Chiskan) - Postponed

Tomorrow nights Handicap Series race at Chiskan has been cancelled due to flooding. Please pass on this message to anybody you think might have been running tomorrow.

The race has been re-scheduled to 7pm Tuesday 22nd May. Please note training is still on at 6:30, meeting at Aqualibrium.

05/05/12 - Gigha Challenge 2012 Results

The Gigha Challenge race took place on Saturday 5th May with a large contingent of CRC members making the short ferry trip across to the island. Once again the weather conditions were sunny for the event and were ideal running conditions for both the 5k and 11 mile race.

Below are the results for the races:

11 mile race:


1st Tommy Morran

2nd Hector McMurchy

3rd Allan Reid


1st Jennifer Martin

2nd Jennifer Reid

3rd Emma Conley

5k race:


1st Douglas Ferguson

2nd Cameron Campbell

3rd Gregor Campbell


1st Rebecca Halliwell

2nd Cara Gorman

3rd Katie Ferguson

Congratulations to Tommy Morran, Jennifer Martin and Douglas Ferguson for finishing first in their categories respectively. Below are some pictures at the prize giving:

Left to right - Emma Conley, Jennifer Martin and Jennifer Reid. Left to right - ehhhh......Tommy Morran! Hec' and 'The General' are too cool for Prizes!

Unfortunately I haven't managed to get the official times, but if anybody has the times then please forward on to enquiries@campbeltownrunningclub.com and I'll upload them to the site.

02/05/12 - Running Calculation Website

Donald Campbell has forwarded on details of the following site which should assist runners with their training, especially in the lead up to the MOK Run.


There is also a very useful race pace calculator and tips for nutrition and race preparation. Certainly worth a look....enjoy!

29/04/12 - Crinan Puffer 2012 Results

Well done to all CRC members who competed at the Crinan Puffer 8.5 mile race at the weekend. There were some excellent times posted with 'Virtual' Hector McMurchy producing the fastest CRC time with 56.55, overall position 11. Other special mentions go to Alisdair O'May with a time of 58.36, which kept his time well under the hour, and Jennifer Reid who was the first female finished from CRC with a time just after the hour with 1.03.27.

Unfortunately I couldn't make the race at the weekend so not sure of all the details of the race. If anybody would like to have a race report and pictures posted on the site then please e-mail enquiries@campbeltownruningclub.com and I can upload.

The full race results can be found here.

22/04/12 - Virgin London Marathon 2012 Race Report

Six members of Campbeltown Running Club were amongst the 37,000 participants that took part in the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on Sunday 22nd April, one of the 5 major marathons of the world.Competition to enter this famous race is incredibly fierce and many runners try for years to get a place. Three members of CRC - Kenny Campbell, Charlie Dott and Jocelyn Richard qualified for the London marathon via Good for Age times from their recent previous marathons.

Unfortunately Kenny had to pull out before race day due to injury but is hoped to be back for the Mull of Kintyre Half-Marathon. Charlie completed the race in a fast 3 hours 12 minutes and Jocelyn in 4 hours 12 minutes. Darren Renton represented the club for its’yearly Scottish Athletics place and finished in a very respectable 4 hours 1 minute on his debut marathon. This was also the first marathon for Katie Ferguson who received a Golden Bond charity place and completed the 26.2 mile course in 4 hours 22 minutes. Katie raised an incredible £4,000+ for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity close to her heart. Stuart McGeachy gained a lucrative ballot place and finished in 3 hours 19 minutes. Elaine McGeachy who ran for the National Blind Children’s Society raising over £1,000 for charity completed the course in 4 hours 23 minutes.

All of the Campbeltown runners had been training intensively since Christmas with support of the club and although some didn’t achieve personal bests on the day, they all were extremely happy to have completed the gruelling race which passed by some of the capital’s most famous sites such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before finishing on the Mall opposite Buckingham Palace. The runners all said that the atmosphere was electric and that although it was difficult it was an amazing and emotional experience that they were glad to be part of.

Picture of the 5 Runners at the finish Line. Below (left to right), Jocelyn Richard, Stuart McGeachy, Elaine McGeachy, Darren Renton, Katie Ferguson. Charlie was too fast to make the picture!

Quote of the day came from Jocelyn:

"It still hasn't really sunk in! It was an amazing experience and such a big part of that was doing it with everyone from the club. All the training leading up to the actual race - there was just such support for and from everyone. The race itself has to be the hardest thing I've ever done - I could have stopped at the Cuttysark - and the Queen herself could have been standing in the middle of the road out in front of Buckingham Palace and I don't think I would have noticed!!”

15/04/12 - Balloch to Clydebank 2012 Half Marathon Results

The 'Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon' took place on Sunday 15th April with members of CRC competing in the race. The race normally takes place in mid March, however the event organisors moved the date forward to April to help improve their chances of having better weather conditions due to snow affecting previous years. The gamble paid off as conditions were perfect for running - cool, no wind and no rain. Unfortunately a few CRC members had to pull out with injury before the race and a couple of runners just used the race as a training run due to the new date but 8 members of CRC managed to finish in good times with some notable PBs including Ralphy Hill's well deserved 1.33! Praise must especially go to first time half-marathoner Emma Conley with an excellent time of 1.45 and Jamie Girvan with 1.51 - well done!

10/04/12 - Gigha Challenge 2012

The Gigha challenge 2012 takes place on Saturday 5th May. The race is an 11.2 mile walk, run or cycle around the island with times staggered for each event.

In addition, there is a 5k route for anybody who would prefer a shorter distance.

18/03/12 - Alloa Half Marathon 2012 Results

The Alloa Half Marathon took place Sunday 18th March with CRC members Stuart and Elaine McGeachy competing in the event. The course was an undulating route with a steep hill at mile 10 added in for good luck!

Stuart finished the race with a time of 1:27:42 and Elaine in 1:55:33.

15/03/12 - Inverness Half Marathon 2012 Results

Congratulations to Jennifer Reid who ran the Inverness Half Marathon on Sunday 11th March and finished with a time of 1:37:29. Not only is this personal best time for Jennifer but it's also a CRC female club record.

Another excellent performance from Jennifer and takes 5 minutes off her previous best time.

15/03/12 - Handicap Series 2012

The Handicap Series 2012 race dates have been confirmed, with two out of the 5 venues anounced. This will be the fourth year of the event and we're hoping it will be as popular and successful as the previous years.

Below are the dates and (some) of the confirmed venues:

15th May - Chiskan Waters

26th June - To be decided

31st July - Runners Choice

28th Aug - To be decided

25th Sept - Campbeltown

For more information then click here to take you to the Kintyre Forum Handicap Series thread. Within this thread you can post any preference for routes for the 'Runners Choice' race in July.

15/03/12 - CRC AGM 2012

The CRC AGM takes place on Friday 23rd March at Aqualibrium conference roon at 7pm. Please come along if you can to show your support and to voice your opinions on club matters.

15/03/12 - Kintyre Way Relay 2012 - Entries open

Entries are now open on the Kintyre Way Relay website, including the new ultra options. The URL for the site is http://www.kintyrewayrelay.co.uk which will provide more information for the event and also entry information

Please contact Elaine McGeachy in the first instance in you wish to be part of one the CRC teams competing in the event.

25/02/12 - February Frenzy 2012 Results

The second annual February Frenzy race took place on Saturday 25th February. The course is approx 6.5 miles of undulating route, forrest track/road with runners setting off at handicap intervals clockwise and anti-clockwise.

There were 33 people who had started the race (unfortunately only 32 finished with Donald McKay pulling out through injury). Out of the 33 people participating 14 runners were guests, so it was good to see a CRC generate interest from other runners close to the surrounding areas.

Congratulations to George Conley who was the winner of this handicap event with an overall time of 56:31 (real time 50:50). Also, a special mention should go to Stephen Whiston who set a new course record with his real time being clocked at 42:00, just beating Tommy Morran's time from last year by 11 seconds.

We would like to thank Donald, Suzy and Val for their work to make the event possible.

Click here for the full results.

14/02/12 - CRC Records Pages

I've (finally!) created an Individual records page along with the CRC records page.

I've updated some details with people times that I have from some races. This probably isn't accurate, but i just wanted to get some sample records updated to get the ball rolling. Also, I'd appreciate it if people could please check the CRC club records to see if I need to update any details.

If anybody would like their race records updated on the site then please follow the instructions on the Individual Records page.

14/02/12 - Kintyre Way Relay 2012

This year the Kintyre Way Relay has been moved to June and after MOKRUN to Saturday 16th June.

The race is essentially to events on the same day, which are:

Kintyre Way Relay

and . . .

Kintyre Way Ultras, with choice of starting at Tayinloan (35½ miles), Clachan (45 m) or Tarbert (67 m)

The Runners' Revels will be at Stronvaar Bowling Club, with Archie& Alec McAllister providing the music.

The Kintyre Way Relay website to be update shortly.


14/02/12 - Balfron 10k

Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k takes place on Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 11am. The route is undulating race on a rural route.

First run in 2007 (as the Co-operative Balfron 10k), this event has proved extremely popular with runners of all abilities. The officially measured course, chip-timing, winners prizes and professional organisation appeal to the most serious runners, whilst the friendly atmosphere, traffic-free route and excellent goody bags including commemorative medal and T-shirt make it a great race for the more casual runner and even first-time 10k-er.

The race has received excellent reviews from runners and press alike, and have been voted the top 10k in Scotland by readers of Runners World Magazine -http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/event-editorial/races-of-the-year-2011-10k/7858.html

The race organisors are expecting in excess of 500 runners again this year. Online entries are now open at www.balfron10k.org.uk or download an entry form and post it in. Subject to availability we will be accepting entries on the day, but would advise early advance entry to ensure a place and a guaranteed medal and T-shirt.

Balfron is an attractive rural village in West Stirlingshire, and can be easily reached from Glasgow (30 mins), Edinburgh (1hr 15) and Stirling (25 mins).

All proceeds raised from this event are being donated to the local primary and secondary schools and Crossroads Scotland.

14/02/12 - Nigel Barge 10k

The Maryhill Harriers upcoming Nigel Barge 10k will take place this year on Saturday 24th March. See below flyer for details.

31/01/12 - February Frenzy 2012

The 2012 February Frenzy Saturday 25th Feb at Lussa 10am.

Donald is starting to take names for this race. If like last year it should be well attended. Guest are welcome.

The course is still an undulating route,forrest track/road up at Lussa, so another tough one courtesy of Donald!

Click here to view the route from mapometer site.

31/01/12 - MOKRUN CRC assistance

MOKRUN is now full and committee asked if possible if CRC members could possibly help out with goody bags and signs etc, all very happy for this and will encourage all to help.

Also, please not there are only a few ceilidh tickets left. Please see Elaine if you are interested.

31/01/12 - CRC AGM

The CRC AGM proposed date is Friday 23rd March at 7pm, Aqualibrium conference room. All welcome. All committee agreed that they wish to continue for the next year so there is no pressure for anyone to take on additional roles, members are encouraged to come along and share their views and opinions about the future of the club.

31/01/12 - Crinan Puffer 2012

The Crinan Puffer race will take place on Sunday 29th April at 10am.

For more details and also to enter the race then follow this link http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/vi ... =67290&ms=

31/01/12 - January Burner 2012 Results

The second annual January Burner took place on Sunday 29th January with 23 people competing in the cross country race.

Well done for everyone who competed as the underfoot made the course even harder than normal, even for this time of year.

A special thanks also to Donald Campbell, Suzy Ferguson and all the helpers who helped organise the event.

Click here for the full race results.

31/01/12 - How to become a published author of a running guide

JMD Media are looking for people to create sort individual running guides for a brand new e-book range. You don’t have to be a published author, they just want people with knowledge of their local routes and apassion for running.

Could you write an accurate guide for people to follow, including mileage, terrain, time frames and local conveniences?

  • The inclusion of photographs to add to the visual appeal of the route is a must.
  • They don’t have to be very long, one detailed route per guide.
  • Great publicity for your club or association.
    • Will be available on Amazon when published and of course you will earn royalties on the sales

If this idea interests you and you would like to know more, please contact Managing Director Steve Caron for a chat about writing your own running guide.


or call: 01332 851586

22/01/12 Gigha Challenge 2012

The Gigha Challenge 2012 race will take place on Saturday 5th May. More details to follow in the following weeks regarding race time and registration details.

14/01/12 - January Burner 2012

The January Burner 2012 race takes place on 29th January at 10:30am. The venue is the same as last year at South Glencreggan Farm round the Creggan Hills. It's 5.2 mile race over cross country terrain so bring appropriate footwear as underfoot conditions could be slippy depending on the weather.

The race is run on a handicap system, so names and numbers of those who wish to participate need to be provided to Donald Campbell as a soon as possible, either by letting him know at training or send a private message on the Kintyre Forum to DJD.