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Nigel Barge Memorial 10k Road Race

22 Jan 2023

Organiser's Description

Kick off the 2023 race season in style and celebrate the 80th anniversary of this iconic Glasgow race.

The Nigel Barge Memorial 10k is one of Scotland's oldest road races, first run in 1943. In 2023, we will be back to celebrate our 80th anniversary.

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. 


Race date and time: Sunday 22nd January 2023, 12:00 noon

Location: The race takes place in Garscube Estate and surrounding roads. A course map can be found here

Registration: Registration and number pick up will be available at Garscube Estate Sports facility from 10:30am. Please enter the Sports Centre via the rear doors - registration and changing facilities are immediately adjacent. Registration and number collection will close at 11.40am.

Parking:  Limited parking is available at the Sports Centre and we do not have sole use of the facility on the day of the event. There is ample parking at the adjacent Todd Campus Science Park (G20 0XA) and surrounding streets, which is a short walk from the start line and number collection area. Please do not park in the private business car parks inside the Kelvin Campus, on any double yellow lines, or alongside any sports pitch as access is required at all times for emergency medical services.

Entry Fees: SAL Registered £13, Others £15. Limited entry on the day will be available, providing places remain.

Route: The classic Nigel Barge route is a 2 lap course, starting and finishing within the grounds of the Garscube Kelvin Campus estate. The route is entirely on tarmac path and roads. Roads will not be closed to traffic on the day of the race, so please exercise caution and follow instructions from marshalls. The route has been officially measured. 

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place male and female, as well as age group prizes. We will also award our traditional 'King and Queen of the Hill' award for the first runners to scale the Vet School hill.

Results: Will be logged on the club website and on the Scottish Athletics website. We will be utilising ProTays chip timing solution to provide fast, accurate timing. Results will be immediately available to all runners upon crossing the line. 


Organiser Details
Tel: 07713 235 237
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Nigel Barge 10k Prize list:

1st Male and Female - £70

2nd Male and Female - £40,

3rd Male and Female  - £30,

1st Male and Female Teams of 4 - £60,

Male and Female Vet Prizes : 1st V40 - £20, 1st V50 - £20, 1st V60 - £20, 1st V70 - £20.

King & Queen of the Hill - Bottle of Whisky

Spot Prizes - In commemoration of the races 80th anniversary, spot prizes will be awarded to the 19th, 43rd and 80th finishers. 

All finishers receive a medal, fresh fruit and water at the finish.


20 Jan 2023 23:59£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 22/01/2023

12:00:00 - 15:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 400

Places Available: ??



Scott Coulter

Garscube Sports Complex, West of Scotland Science Park, Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0SP