Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K

Hat Trick for Hawkins

Hawkins claims hat-trick at Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K...

Callum Hawkins raced to victory at Glasgow's Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K last Friday (7 June), winning in a time of 29:46 to claim his third title at Bellahouston Harriers’ flagship event.

On a cool and breezy night for racing, Hawkins, the Scottish record holder over the 10K distance on the road, held off a stiff challenge from Kevin Campbell to add to the titles he won at ‘the Goodwin’ in 2017 and 2019. Campbell too beat the 30-minute mark to finish second in a time of 29:52. Inverclyde AC athlete John Bell equalled his best finish at the event in placing third. Bell’s time of 30:06 was a new personal best performance over 10K on the road.

The women’s title was won by Corstorphine Athletics Club’s Kara McKenzie-Tait. Her winning time of 36:02 was just enough to edge out past winner Jenny Bannerman. The Inverness Harriers athlete finished second in a time of 36:06. Bellahouston Harriers’ Emily Renfrew’s third-placed finish, in 36:53, was one of a number of stand-out performances from host club runners.

Renfrew’s podium spot helped Bellahouston Harriers secure the women’s team prize. The team’s other counters – Rosa Donaldson, Rachel Harman, and Kristina Greig – all completed the flat, fast course in and around Pollok Park in under 40 minutes. Motherwell Athletics Club were second in the women’s team event, with Bellahouston Road Runners in third.

Bellahouston Harriers also scooped the men’s team prize – with all four counters racing to PBs. Matt O’Connor (31:27) led Jack Heathwood (31:30) home in fifth and sixth position overall, respectively, while Adam Stark (33:28) and John Carr (33:33) were 18th and 19th – and pushed all the way by team-mate Fraser Armstrong. Cambuslang Harriers were second, while Bellahouston Road Runners placed third.

In total, there were 420 finishers – nine runners broke the 32-minute mark; 21 were sub-34; 43 were sub-36; and 119 were round in under 40 minutes. Scott Mason, Bellahouston Harriers club president, said: “We have been blessed in recent years to host a high-class field that helps us showcase the very best of the Scottish running scene at the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K – 2024 was no different. Congratulations to Callum and Kara on their individual titles.

“An event of this kind does not just happen. A major debt of gratitude is owed to our army of 70-plus volunteers who all helped make sure the event ran smoothly. The event also could not happen without the support of our sponsor Migo Sports and other event partners who provided facilities or donated goods."

You can view full results via the runABC race listing page. 

If you'd like to know more, visit the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K website. 

Image & report courtesy of Bellahouston Harriers Facebook

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