There must be something about Clydebank that favours Grant Baillie.
Just a couple of weeks after finishing outright 1st in the Clydebank 10k, Grant was there again yesterday, this time in the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club (SVHC) 5k.
He finished 1st V40 and 5th overall (with places 1, 2 & 3 going to ages 23, 25 and 18 respectively, all guest runners; and with the also-younger 4th place just 1 second faster).
In the process, Grant set a new all-time PB of 15:27. He ran the 1st km in 2:59.
Then came the news that confirmed a Clydebank trio for Grant.
Back on 10 March he finished 1st in the Balloch-Clydebank half marathon. Having been delayed due to issues regarding the commissioning of the race, that win has now finally been confirmed. (Kelly Baillie finished 9th senior female in the same race.)
Indeed, as the photo shows, that confirmation means it was really a quadruple for Grant, as he won both senior men’s and masters’ gold for that event.
And that 4th gold has Clydebank significance. Why?
It means Grant has more Clydebank #1s to his name that Clydebank’s Wet Wet Wet, who had 3 #1s, but only 1 that they wrote themselves. (Some of you knew that, didn’t you. Go on, admit it…)
Well done, Grant. Superb running.