Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:30
Have to give this one a mention from last Friday.
It's a race put on by Bellahouston Harriers, and although I couldn't find much info before the race, I was extremely impressed by what I got for my money.
Nice race, two laps of Pollok Park, mainly inside, with some on the streets round the perimeter (these bits admittedly a bit uninspiring). Very pretty park, enthusiastic marshalling, loads of parking etc. Just short of 400 finishers. Flattish course, and as it was an evening race the hot weather from earlier in the day wasn't an issue.
But the value for money here was something else entirely. I got early bird entry, which was a tenner down from ??14.
In that was chip timing, a nice quality medal, a plain Brooks podium tech T (ie not plastered with a grim design aiming to promote the race), plus a burger and beer after the race, and vouchers for 15% off instore at Achilles Heel. Puts into sharp relief some of the rip-offs elsewhere.
I've got no vested interest whatsoever in giving this a nod (I hadn't even been to Scotland until race day), but as it doesn't seem to be listed in the Events section I wanted to give it a mention - the club have put an absolute gem together there. Lopped a minute and a half off my PB as well. Played Bella!