24 Jan

Going Large At Nigel Barge

Nigel BargeClose to 300 runners set off from Glasgow’s Garscube Sports Centre in overcast conditions to take on Sunday’s (22 January) Nigel Barge 10K. The Maryhill Harriers event is one of Scotland’s oldest races, first being held in 1943.

Weyneay Ghebresilassie channeled his better known namesake to claim victory in the men’s race. The Shettleston Harrier recorded a time of 31:10, seeing off challenges from club mate Peter Avent (31.26) and Michael Crawley (31:46).

The women’s race was won by Jenny Bannerman (pictured) of Inverness Harriers in 36.01. It was a decisive victory for Jenny who finished 1 min 46 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Sharon Muir (37.47), with Laura Wallace completing the podium in 38.35.

Both Jenny and Weyneay won the King and Queen of the Hill prizes of whisky for being first to the conquer of the first of the course’s hills.

Jenny told runABC Scotland: “I really enjoyed the race. I had heard it was a hilly course but hadn't realised just how steep some of the climbs would be. The second lap was hard mentally because you knew what was still to come.”

Fellow participant Alison JF commented on Facebook: “A really tough route but a very well organised and enjoyable race. Even the killer hill you have to do twice at 4K/9k.

Adding: “Was expecting on this course to be a good couple mins off my current PB (45 mins) but came in at around 45:40 so was over the moon with that.”

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