Race Report July 2015

Shettleston on top

The clouds and chilly air apparently did not put off any runners this month as we enjoyed a record turnout for 3K on the Green, with over 140 competing in total. Fittingly, this coincided with another first for the event whereby all race finishers were rewarded for their endeavours with a free t-shirt courtesy of BUPA and a voucher from Run4it.

Kevin Brydon of Shettleston Harriers ran a new PB to win the race (9.09) and put a substantial gap between himself and the rest of the field. In 2nd place was Jack Heathwood of Bellahousten Harriers (9.24), and in 3rd place was Kevin’s training partner Shaun Butler of Cambuslang (9.25). Both Kevin and Shaun are coached by John Montgomery, and the Green is one of their favourite stomping grounds.

Fresh from two weeks training at altitude in Font Romeu, Ruth Joss of Shettleston Harriers – and also a member of ‘Team Monty’ – was the first lady to finish (10.34) and came 22nd overall. Sporty sisters Sarah Munn (11.36) and Emily Munn (11.44) were the 2nd and 3rd females respectively.

It is always great to see so many newcomers make their way to the Green from across Glasgow, but it is especially exciting to have participants who are normally based further afield. In July’s race we had Kenneth Taylor representing Dunoon Hill Runners alongside junior competitors Luke Holmes and Cameron Kelly representing clubs overseas; Luke Holmes running for Jersey Spartan AC and Cameron Kelly running for Tulita RC based in California!

This level of interest in 3K on the Green was totally unexpected when the event was first set up. We are delighted with our success so far and we hope that it continues to benefit everyone involved. Each month any profit from the race entrees is donated to charity and this month the funds go to Hospice UK. Please visit the charity tab on the website for more information.

– Jessica Oliver-Bell