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8 Mar

Hit The Roads, Jack

Springburn Cup 10KClose to 200 runners will head to Bishopbriggs for the Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10K this Saturday (11 March). The race is named after Springburn Harrier Jack Crawford, who was a member of the club for 65 years.

Jack joined the club in 1922, holding almost every principle office in the club before his death in 1987. Formerly the Jack Crawford Cup, the trophy was originally competed for as a closed handicap event, with the inaugural race being held in St Andrews on 14 April 1985.

In the 1960s through to the ‘80s, the event attracted top Scottish athletes, including Lachie Stewart (and his son Glen), Ian McCafferty, Frank Clement, Eddie Knox, and Springburn’s Adrian Callan.

The first 2.5km of the race are on quiet roads, followed by a traffic-free 7.5km scenic circuit along the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath. The route then heads through the Meadowburn Estate down to Cadder Bridge, before going east to The Stables and turning soon afterwards to go west back along the towpath, finishing at the Leisuredrome.

For more information, visit the Springburn Harriers website.