Nigel Barge Memorial 10k Road Race
22 Jan 17
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.
This year we will again be hosting a 3K Junior Fun Run starting at 1.00pm for those aged 9-17.
(Entry to the junior fun run is on-the-day only and shall cost £2.)
Race date and time: Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12:00 noon
Location: The race takes place in Garscube Estate and surrounding roads.
Registration: Registration, number pick up and changing facilities (toilets and showers) will be available at Garscube Estate Sports facility. Parking is available.
Entry Fees: SAL Registered £8, Others £10. Entry on day may be available if places remain. Postal entries are accepted. Entry forms available at http://www.maryhillharriers.com/showraces.php?fid=61
Prizes: Prizes for first, second and third male and female, as well as age group prizes.
Results: will be lodged on the club website and on the Scottish Athletics website.
Postal entries must be received by 19th January 2017 to
Kenny Stevenson, Race Director, Maryhill Harriers, 34 Cromarty Gardens, Glasgow, G76 8PA.
Contact: 07951 829772 Contact Email (for postal entries):
Contact Email (for all other enquies):
Registration/number collection closes at 11.40am at Garscube Sports Complex
Nigel Barge Prize list:
1st M+F £70, 2nd M+F £40, 3rd M+F £30,
1st M+F Team of 4 £60,
1st Junior M+F £20,
1st Maryhill M+F £20.
Male Vets: 1st V35 £20, 1st V50 £20.
Female Vets: 1st V35 £20, 1st V50 £20.
King & Queen of the Hill - Bottle of Whisky
All finishers receive a ‘Nigel Barge’ Medal with ribbon, fresh fruit and bottle of water.
Total Places: 400
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge