|Date||Sunday 19th January, 2020|
|Location||Garscube Sports Centre|
|Area||West of Scotland|
|Start postcode||G20 0SP|
This is one of Scotland's oldest road races, being run now for more than 70 years and this year we have kept the race's more traditional January date.
The race commemorates Nigel Barge who was killed in action in Dunkirk during World War II. Nigel was an outstanding officer who trained as a Royal Engineer and was killed at Dunkirk. He came top of his class at Woolwich (“The Shop”) and had helped prepare and map defences around Dunkirk and had assisted in the repairing of small craft to ensure the debarkation of his comrades. He was also a licensed pilot and a keen athlete. Nigel’s father was Kenneth Barge, late of the Bengal Lancers, a member of the committee of Maryhill Harriers. The race has been run every year since 1943.