Friday, July 26, 2013

Nigel Barge 10k - reScheduled date - 17th August 2013

The Nigel Barge 10k will now take place on Saturday 17th August 2013 at 11am

Runners can enter online @ http://www.entrycentral.com/NigelBarge10k
...or by following the instructions @ http://www.maryhillharriers.com/showraces.php?fid=61

There will also be a 3k race for juniors - details of which can be found on the above website. 

 

This is one of Scotland's oldest road races, being run now for more than 60 years. 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 came top of his class at Woolwich ("The Shop") - he had helped prepare and map defences around Dunkirk, as well as assisting 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 run every year since 1943