Kilmacolm Running Festival 2017

Birkmyre hosted the annual Kilmacolm Running Festival on Sunday 10th of September 2017.

479 participants took part in the Toddle Woddle3k, 10k and Half Marathon events and hundreds more friends and family were in the Park to offer their support and enjoy the atmosphere. We had 387 pre-registered  entries and a further 92 on the day across the 4 events. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side with heavy rain throughout the day but despite the weather it was still a very successful event and it certainly did not dampen anyone's spirits.

The Kilmacolm Running Festival commenced with the Toddlewoddle at 9am for a walk/run around Birkmyre park. The 3k race for Juniors and Adults started at 9.15am and the 1st boy to finish was Harry McGill in a time of 10:41. The 1st girl was Laine Alemu in a time of 11:14. The Half Marathon began at 10am and the Male winner was Mark Pollard who finished the course in 1:14:11. The female winner in the Half Marathon was Joanne McDowell with a time of 1:29:02. The 10k was the final race to start at 10.30am and the Male winner was Sean Gaffney, coming home in 35:05. The Female winner of the 10k was Ruth Fraser-Moodie who completed the distance in 39:43 minutes. Ruth also won the Female 10k last year at the Kilmacolm Running Festival 2016.

Race results:


1st Boy: Harry McGill-00:10:41

2nd Boy: Andrew Winter-00:10:56

3rd Boy: Ewan Ferguson-00:10:57


1st Girl: Laine Alemu-00:11:14

2nd Girl: Holly Thomson-00:11:36

3rd Girl: Libby Sutherland-00:11:47


Age category winners

5-7 years:

1st boy: Alex McGilp

1st Girl: Mhairi McDougall


8-9 years:

1st Boy: Angus Fraser-Moodie

1st Girl: Iris Patterson


10-11 years:

1st Boy: Luke Gardner

1st Girl: Kirsty Hutton

12-13 years:

1st Boy: Cameron Patton

1st Girl: Abi Hammerman

Please contact Birkmyre Fitness Gym to arrange collection of trophies.



1st Male: Sean Gaffney-00:35:05

2nd Male: Jonathan Roebuck-00:35:50

3rd Male: Sean Gaffney-00:36:05


1st Female: Ruth Fraser-Moodie-00:39:43

2nd Female: Emma Kay-00:42:38

3rd Female: Caroline Cochran-00:44:07


Half Marathon


1st Male: Mark Pollard-01:14:11

2nd Male: Alasdair McMillan-01:16:29

3rd Male: Andrew White-01:16:44


1st Female: Joanne McDowall-01:29:02

2nd Female: Jennifer Lynch-01:31:10

3rd Female: Pamela McCrossan-01:31:13

For full results please click on the link below,

We had a great turnout from the local Athletics Club's with many runners from Greenock Glenpark Harriers, Inverclyde AAC, Bellahouston Harriers and Kilbarchan AAC all in attendance.

There was a great atmosphere in the park with music and PA provided by R-Mac Disco's and BBQ supplied by Birkmyre Cafe by Nardini. Bottled water and banana's were supplied by Lidl Port Glasgow and bottles of Lucozade Sport were kindly donated by Lucozade. We would like to congratulate all the participants on their efforts and thank all who turned up on the day for making it such a fun and friendly atmosphere. A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped with Registration and Marshalling duties, the event couldn’t go ahead without them and they also offered great encouragement to the participants. The volunteers were made up of IL staff and Birkmyre Gym members. The staff at Birkmyre Park Fitness Gym put in a lot of hard work, time and effort (off shift) to prepare for the event and help make it a success. We would also like to thank our sponsors Firstpoint USA, Kingsley Wood & Co, Lucozade, and Lidl.

You can sign now up for The Kilmacolm Running Festival 2018 at There is an Early Bird discount available for 1 week only. The offer ends on Sunday 17th September.