Babcock 10K Series; Scottish Sports Awards; Harmeny AC

Friday 30th November 2018

Engineering services company Babcock will continue their support of the ‘Babcock 10k Race Series’ for a third year in 2019.

Nearly 1900 runners entered the three-race series earlier this year, a more than 50 percent increase in numbers in the first year in 2017.

Dates for the 2019 series are

*Babcock Helensburgh 10k Thursday 9 May 7.30pm

*Babcock Dumbarton 10k Thursday 16 May  7.30pm

*Babcock Shettleston 10k Sunday 26 May 10.00am

Entries are now open  on and until December 31 there is a special ‘early bird’ discount, reducing the three-race series entry from £43 for affiliated club runners to £33 and the £49 rate for unaffiliated runners to £39.

Every series entrant will receive an exclusively designed commemorative technical t-shirt from More Mile and every finisher in each race will receive a unique commemorative medal, making up a set of three. Start Fitness and More Mile will be providing more than £3,000 in vouchers.

It is expected that Katie White (Garscube Harriers) will defend her series and three individual race titles from 2018 following her recent 2.40 PB in the Frankfurt Marathon. Katie set new records at Helensburgh and Dumbarton.

Helensburgh winner Craig Ruddy (Inverclyde); Dumbarton winner Stephen Trainer (Greenock Glenpark) and Glasgow Green winner Calum McKenzie (Corsorphine AAC) are all expected to defend their titles.

The series this year takes on a particularly important dimension with the celebration of Dumbarton Athletic Club’s centenary. There will be special incentives and rewards for runners in that race, to be announced shortly.

With thanks to Kevin Johnson


Gavin Drysdale – photo by Bobby Gavin

Scottish Sports Awards short-lists 

There are four folk from athletics in the hunt for top accolades at the Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards!

Laura Muir, our FPSG Athlete of the Year, is short-listed in the Scottish Sports Personality category with Andy Young, our Performance Coach of the Year, a contender with two others for Coach/Manager of the Year.

Gavin Drysdale won gold at the WPA Europeans last summer and the racerunner is short-listed in the Disability Sport category while Kilbarchan AAC long-serving stalwart coach and administrator, Arthur Smith, is a finalist for the Local Hero Award.

Well done to all four the Good Luck for December 6.


Harmeny AC Schools to Club Coaching Officer

Organisation: Harmeny AC and scottishathletics

Closing Date: 7 December 2018

Contract Length – 3 years contract
Salary and Hours – between 8 hours (£3,744) to 20 hours (£9,360)*
* The role presents the opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

Harmeny Athletic Club is a well-established and successful athletics club based in the South West of Edinburgh.

In the last two years, the club has increased its membership by 70% to 360 members – with both adults and junior members increased its membership by 70% to 360 members – with both adults and junior members.

This part time post (from 8 to 20 hours per week – dependent on the availability of the right candidate) is funded through a partnership between Harmeny Athletic Club, scottishathletics and sportscotland with the ongoing support of City of Edinburgh Council including the Active Schools Team and the South West Edinburgh Community Sports Hub.

Club Together is exactly that – clubs, scottishathletics and local partners coming together to deliver once and for all a programme that will make the athletics vision happen.

Learn more about this vacancy

Tags: Andy Young, Arthur Smith, Babock 10K Series, Dumbarton AC, Gavin Drysdale, Harmeny AC, Katie White, Laura Muir

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