20 Jan

Making Plans For Nigel

Nigel BargeOne of Scotland’s oldest races, the Nigel Barge Memorial 10K, returns on Sunday (22 January). The race, first held in 1943, is organised by one of Glasgow’s oldest athletics clubs, Maryhill Harriers, and commemorates Nigel Barge who was killed in Dunkirk during World War II.

A sell-out field will head off from Garscube Sports Centre taking on the two-lap course. The undulating route features an internal loop of the grounds before making its way upward onto Bearsden Road, along Dalsholm Road, onto Maryhill Road and back to the sports centre.

Nigel was an outstanding officer who trained as a Royal Engineer. 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

For more information, visit the Maryhill Harriers website.