12 Mar

Four Races, Four Seasons

Demon runners

Runners in Scotland were greeted by mixed weather conditions at the weekend with wind, rain, snow, and even some sunshine making an appearance. There were no cancellations, thankfully, as Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10K, The Demon Run and the Stroke Association's Resolution Run went ahead in Glasgow, and the Gartmorn Six was held in Alloa.

170 competitors braved low temperatures and cold winds at Saturday's Jack Crawford Springburn Cup. Shettleston Harrier Michael Deason made best progress along the Forth & Clyde Canal paths to finish first in 31:40 ahead of Kerry-Liam Wilson (32:07) and Greg Glendinning (34:01). Central AC's Jennifer Emsley (36:05) was fastest female with local runner Marlene Hunter (38:41) runner-up.

Cambuslang Harrier Kerry-Liam Wilson was pleased with his second place, he tweeted: "Good wee blast at Jack Crawford 10k today."

Calum Lining (45:43) was the mid-point runner and the field closed on 1:20:07. Broadcaster Bryan Burnett (Bellahouston Roadrunners) would have enjoyed his time away from the mic and his 36th placing in 40:03.

It was an altogether muddier affair at Mugdock Park as the military-style Demon Run returned to Scotland. Brian Scally finished first in the 5-mile race in 47:52:80, to beat Scott MacMichael (49:46) who ran in both the five-mile race and the ten-mile race. Lisa Noble was first lady home in 54:01:35.

Scott said of his feat: "It was a bit of a shift. The extra bit added on for the ten mile race was some classic Mugdock trail. Loved it."

Scotland was hit with snow on Sunday morning but runners in Glasgow and Clackmannanshire were undeterred. Andrew Wright of Carnegie Harriers was first to cross the line at Gartmorn Six in 32:26, with Laura McManus fastest female (37:58). Organisers, the Wee County Harriers, were in conciliatory mood afterwards as they told participants: "Sorry about the weather, hopefully there was some of it that was good for you. We had all the seasons."

Conditions weren't much better at the Stroke Association's Resolution Run in Bellahouston Park with runners braving sub-zero temperatures and, as per the rest of the country, heavy snow.

Laura Doherty took part in the 5k and said afterwards: "I did it in 34 minutes. The last 5k I did was in 31 and that was with actual training. There's something fun about getting a medal before noon on a Sunday."

For a full list of results, visit our race listings page.