11 Jul

August Date For Nigel Barge 10K

Nigel Barge 10K start

Maryhill Harriers' Nigel Barge Memorial 10K will be held on Saturday 17 August following the race's postponement last March due to bad weather. Around 400 participants are expected at the event which also incorporates a 3k junior race.

Club secretary, Gordon Curran, said: "We'd like to thank everyone for their patience after we had to initially reschedule the race, then unfortunately cancel it after some bad weather. Fingers crossed that it goes ahead this time without any problems."

One Scotland's oldest road races, the 10K was first held in 1943. It commemorates Nigel Barge who was killed in action in Dunkirk during World War II. Nigel was an outstanding officer who trained as a Royal Engineer. He was also a licensed pilot and a keen athlete. He came top of his class at Woolwich ("The Shop") and had helped prepare and map defences around Dunkirk and had assisted in the repairing of small craft to ensure the debarkation of his comrades. Nigel's father was Kenneth Barge, late of the Bengal Lancers, a member of the committee of Maryhill Harriers.

Runners can enter online at Entry Central or by visiting the Maryhill Harriers website.