Race Report May 2015

With the sun breaking through the clouds, today was a perfectly pleasant day to be out running. It finally feels like the start of summer. For beginners and social runners, this is the prime time to get outdoors and get active: 3K on the Green is ideal for individuals building towards 5Ks and 10Ks or wanting to improve their times over these distances. For serious seasoned runners, summer is synonymous with shorter distances, speedwork, and track races, and this 3K is a great way to sharpen up.

In today’s race, we had the usual mixture of club runners and fun runners of all ages. Among our youngest competitors were Ross Stephen (09.50), Brendan Carey (09.52), and Scott Somerville (09.54) from Cambuslang. All under 20 years of age, these boys claimed 3 of the top-5 spots. The first male was Grant Baillie (09.16), with the first female, Fiona Matheson (10.28), not far behind. Many runners felt the benefits of the sun’s rays and produced PB performances, including Gavin Smith (10.02), David Mackintosh (10.06), and Cheryl Stead (14.01). The overall best performance of the day goes to one of our regular veteran runners, Walter Ewing (19.45) of Shettleston Harriers, who surpassed his own expectations to break 20 minutes and finish in one piece with a smile on his face.

Alongside our regulars, we had many first-timers, too many to name them all! A warm welcome to you – we hope you all enjoyed running today as much as we enjoyed watching. Spread the word, summer is here, and 3K on the Green is a good place to start if you want to get fit and have fun.

– Jessica Oliver-Bell