Brian Goodwin 10k 2018 - race Report

Post date: Jul 4, 2018 8:13:00 PM

By Elaine McGeachy

Brian Goodwin 10k - 15th June 2018

This 10k is hard to beat. Cheap entry with bbq and beer at the finish line - what’s not to like? ! Well, it’s 2 loops round Pollok park but don’t let the laps put you off as they are reasonably flat and fast so definitely a PB route. It’s a fun and friendly atmosphere for a Friday night but there are many a serious runner about and with the winning time being 28 minutes that was very evident! The hospitality is great from the Bellahouston club and they even offered to let us register late due to the road being closed, that’s service

This year, conditions were almost perfect - sunny and reasonably cool, with a light breeze. A small group of CRC members took part and got some cracking times. Not least, Stuart McGeachy who got an amazing PB of 33.27 and coming 15th overall, up there with the best! Ewan Smith, warming up for Tough Mudder the next morning, smashed a sub 40 yet again this time getting 38.54. Stewart Ireland who was primed to get a sub 40 was a bit under the weather but pushed himself on with the help of Sandy Mclean, both achieving solid 43 minute performances. I was pretty chuffed to get 46.00 on the night despite hating every second until I crossed the line but that was more tiredness than the race itself! Sarah McFadzean gained a sub-50 and was straight in the queue for a beer! I think she needed it after a 7 hour journey from Campbeltown and getting changed in the car!!

There was a few familiar toonie faces on the course too - Andy Campbell and Kenny McLeod, both producing excellent times. Maybe we could get them to join as 2nd claim sometime soon…..