April 2 Mile TT Results

The first two mile time trial of the year was run in near perfect running conditions with Jack Arnold and Lynne McDowall first home.

Full results for the race can be found here.

Fifty-four runners lined up for an eyeballs out effort including a number of Harriers who had performed successfully at the Scottish National Road Relays in Livingston and the Tom Scott Memorial Ten Mile race in Strathclyde Park on the previous two weekends. Winner of team bronze at Tom Scott Lynne McDowall toed the line while team silver medal winner Jack Arnold and Wests V40 bronze medal winner Cris Walsh were also on the start line.

The 2 miler also represented the last race in the club's winter championship with the only prize to be decided being second and third place in the men's championship. A tussle between our two promising juniors, Jack Heathwood and Robbie Ferguson, ensued as they had done through various tough cross country and road races in the wettest winter for a number of years.

Stewart Mulholland blew the whistle dead on seven and the runners were off in the direction of Pollok House. Jack Arnold went straight to the front and careered quickly towards the White House, dipping under 5 minutes for the first mile. Taking the large hill in his stride, Jack never relinquished his lead and finished strongly in a remarkable time of 10:02. recording a new PB, the best Harrier performance in recent years.

Jack Heathwood set off strongly in pursuit and clinched second place eleven seconds behind the elder Jack, enough to overhaul Robbie for second spot in the winter championship.

David Mackintosh recorded a PB with a fine time of 10:24 ahead of next week's London Marathon. Following him home in a time of 10:26 was the in-form Cris Walsh who retained his winter club championship title.

The next group in was led by the ever-improving Robbie Ferguson in 10:38, fending off Brian Douglas by three seconds. Craig Lamont (10:46) was closely followed by Stuart Miller (10:50, PB) who overturned his narrow defeat at the Tom Scott by finishing in front of Paul Clawson.

Rounding out the top 10 was club captain Darren McQuade. Still recovering from injury, he pipped our fast improving junior Fraser Armstrong who was first under 20 at the Round the Loch 6k race last weekend.

Paul Houston led a home a group of six runners separated by ten seconds, with Graeme Gemmell next behind in 12:16.

First lady home in an impressive time of 12:26 was Lynne McDowall, some 36 seconds ahead of Susan MacRitchie. Melanie Ronald finished third lady, clocking 13:46.

The improving Helen Stevenson set a fine 14:02 to break her PB while a highlight of the evening was Cara Wotherspoon's 15:01, a just reward for the effort put in at training.

Significantly good runs were recorded by Karen Speirs, Linda Moffat and Carole Spy who prevailed over Carol Keenan and Deirdre Hoyle. At the rear of the field was Brian MacFarlane, three days before his 10 mile race in Edinburgh.

Thanks should go to the volunteers with Stewart Mulholland on timekeeping duty, Ian MacLeod videoing the finish, Tom Keenan recording and Kathleen Macleod, John Softley, Stephanie Baird and Anji Carson marshalling.

Photos by Ian MacLeod.

Interested in Joining?

Bellahouston Harriers are an amateur running club based on the south side of Glasgow.

Our friendly atmosphere and great coaching make us a great choice if you are looking to start running for a club or if you have run with a club before.

Click here to find out more...

Twitter Feed