Excitement is building as the long-running Jack Crawford Springburn Cup Race returns to Bishopbriggs on Saturday (5 March). The Springburn Harriers race features a flat 10K route, with runners heading along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.
The Jack Crawford trophy was originally competed for as a closed club handicap event, having first taken place in St Andrews in 1985. The race is named after Springburn Harrier Jack Crawford who was a member of the club for 65 years before his death in 1987. As the club put it: “Jack Crawford lived for Springburn Harriers and Springburn Harriers was his life.”
The first 2.5k of the race is on quiet roads followed by a traffic free 7.5k scenic circuit along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. Participants then head through the Meadowburn Estate down to Cadder bridge, before going east to The Stables then turning and heading west back along the towpath to finish at the LeisureDrome.
For more information, visit the Springburn Harriers website.
Image courtesy Kenny Philips