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wish to begin by wishing a Happy New Year to our chinese community who are all rigorously celebrating their Year of the Rabbit! Welcome to the 11th edition of the Wishaw Hub, Lanarkshire's only FREE positive-news publication. Well, what can I say...the HUB Publishing group has had a lot going on since my last editor's comments. The Wishaw Hub has had so much positive feedback that I must stand back and thank all our HUB Team for their efforts in putting together a great publication! And a big thanks also to all our Hub Fans, your positive comments about our Cookery Hub, Golf Hub and Fashion Hub have been inspirational, and we hope to keep providing even more sections to suit all tastes. The Coca-Cola & HUB collaboration has been great for us, not only did we manage to get our readers FREE cans of Relentless, we have also accumulated some cracking pictures of our readers winning their relentless-trophy and holding their favourite free newspaper!!! And as promised, we've printed the best pics in this edition for all to see and be impressed. Our new Wishaw Hub Corporate Office will soon be opening its doors for all Wishaw Hub Fans to personally visit us and see the goings-on first hand. Amongst many special

features, we hope to have a permanent Photo Studio on hand for those special photos you wish to be taken and included in your favourite publication. So, watch this space, we promise a 'launch' to remember! The HUB Publishing portfolio is now also set to increase to six publications, and very soon we will also have our first INTERNATIONAL publication! Much work has been done, and when we have further progress on this, you will be the first to know. A mention must also be made of the weather. Yes...the WEATHER...It has impacted on many of our sporting events, and despite the snow being away for the time being, many outdoor events are still struggling to go ahead. However, we are still delivering sports news about events that ARE going ahead despite the 'great' weather, and we hope to have all our other sports back on track soon, weather permitted that is:) Oh, and we are on the recruitment trail again; it seems as though we are always recruiting! So, if you know of suitable people who would like to work for the Wishaw Hub, please do put them in touch with us. Due to our expansion and with the imminent launch of our Monkland's Hub publication, we now have a need in the following key areas: journalists, sub-editors, field & telesales executives and a staff photographer who

Saj Sabri LLB Hons, LLM, CCNA, Editor in Chief will work between our publications. Send all emails with CV and cover letter to saj@ And finally, a BIG thanks to all our Hub Fans for your continued support. Until next time, have a Happy Chinese New Year and a Happy Valentine's too...make it a good one!

A Tribute to The Nation’s Favourite Poet

Photo Competion The Wishaw Hub has once again teamed up with Wishaw’s Pink Turban Indian Restaurant to bring you another fantastic competition. To win a romantic Meal for 2 at the Pink Turban simply send us pictures of you wearing your version of a pink turban. The picture judged to be the funniest will win the prize. We want you to be inventive and make us laugh – so either pose on your own or with friends all wearing your pink turbans (keep it clean guys). Send your entries to us at along with your name, address and telephone number. Usual competition rules apply and all entries must be in before close of business on 10th February 2011. Our competition rules can be found on our website at www. Our decision is final and pictures may not be returned. We may publish all entries received.

Cafe Shabab Competition The Wishaw Hub has teamed up with Cafe Shabab (Newmains) for a Valentine's Special Competition. Up for grabs is a romantic Meal for Two on Valentine's day (or a night of your choosing). For your chance to win, simply email us the answer to this simple question,

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The answer can be found in this edition of the Wishaw go on, get reading and reward yourself and a loved one with a spectacular free meal at the Cafe Shabab. Competition closes at 12 noon on Friday 11th February 2011. Email your answer along with your name, address and mobile number to Usual competition rules apply and only one entry per person is allowed. All entries must be in before the 12 noon deadline, and the winner will be notified by telephone after the competition closes. Our competition rules can be found on our website All decisions are final.

The Chinese New Year

Wishing all our Chinese readers a Happy New Year

On the day of his burial more than 10,000 people came to watch and pay their respects. However, his popularity then was nothing compared to the heights it has reached since. On the anniversary of his birth, Scots both at home and abroad celebrate Robert Burns with a supper, where they address the haggis, the ladies and whisky. A celebration which would undoubtedly make him proud.

To A Mouse Wee sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an chase thee, Wi murdering pattle!

Thou saw the fields laid bare an waste, An weary winter comin fast. An cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell, Till crash! the cruel coulter past Out thro thy cell.

I’m truly sorry man’s dominion Has broken Nature’s social union, An justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor, earth-born companion. An fellow mortal!

That wee bit heap o leaves an stibble, Has cost thee monie a weary nibble! Now thou’s turn’d out, for a’ thy trouble. But house or hald, To thole the winter’s sleety dribble, An cranreuch cauld!

I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve: What then? poor beastie, thou maun live! A daimen icker in a thrave ‘S a sma request; I’ll get a blessin wi the lave, An never miss’t!

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o mice an men Gang aft agley, An lea’e us nought but grief an pain, For promis’d joy!

Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin! Its silly wa’s the win’s are strewin! An naething, now, to big a new ane, O foggage green! An bleak December’s win’s ensuin. Baith snell an keen!

Still thou art blest, compar’d wi me! The present only toucheth thee: But och! I backward cast my e’e, On prospects drear! An forward, tho I canna see, I guess an fear!



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The Saturdays Give Marie Curie Cancer T Care Their Number One Spot op UK girl group The Saturdays have started their New Year on a charitable note by helping Marie Curie Cancer Care to recruit volunteers for its Great Daffodil Appeal. The girls held a photoshoot to appeal for people to turn their free time into free nursing care by volunteering to collect for the charity’s flagship fundraiser which takes place in March. Una, Mollie, Frankie, Vanessa and Rochelle also announced that they would be doing their bit to help out too by collecting for the appeal at surprise venues across the UK in March. Rochelle from The Saturdays, said: “We sang at one of Marie Curie’s Christmas events last month and were all really struck by the story one of their nurses told about their amazing work. This inspired us to support Marie Curie further by getting out there and collecting money for its Great Daffodil Appeal in March. It’s going to be great fun but we need other people to sign up as

volunteer collectors so we can all smash the appeal target of £5.5 million for this fantastic cause. “Home is where the heart is, so it feels great that we are supporting a charity whose nurses make it possible for people to be looked after at home when their time comes, surrounded by everything they love.” Although the Great Daffodil Appeal does not take place until March, the charity needs to recruit over 20,000 volunteers to make it a success. The aim is to have as many collectors out across the UK during the month, encouraging people to give a donation in return for a daffodil pin. All money raised will allow Marie Curie nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes or the charity’s hospices. People who have any time to donate can join a local team of volunteers by calling Marie Curie Cancer Care now on 0845 601 3107 or registering via their website: www.

Burns Evening Supports

Children In Need


North Lanarkshire Council Provost Tom Curley and Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Mushtaq Ahmad are joined by the event sponsors and invited guests including, Council Leader Jim McCabe and Chief Executive Gavin Whitefield.

he Children in Need Charity has received thousands of pounds following this year’s North Lanarkshire Council Burns Supper. The 15th annual event was held on Friday 14 January at the Alona Hotel at Strathclyde Park. Sponsored by M&D’S Scotland’s Theme Park, the evening was hosted by Provost Tom Curley. The Burns Supper is one of the top events in the North Lanarkshire calendar and this year the auction and raffle raised nearly £4,000. The traditional piping in of the haggis was performed by Chris Geddes and Greg McAllister from the North Lanarkshire schools pipe band with the event

addressed by Mr. Andrew Quinn. Council Leader Jim McCabe gave the Selkirk Grace before the guests enjoyed a traditional burns menu of haggis, neeps and tatties. Following the Loyal Toast from Sir Charles Gray, guests listened to Mr. Bobby Dalziel give the Immortal Memory and the Lament by Greg McAllister. The Toast tae the Lassies was performed by Mr Alex Baird and the Reply frae the lassies by Mrs Mae Weir. The musical entertainment throughout the evening was performed by Christine Sparks. Provost Tom Curley said, “It was an honour for me to host

this very worthwhile event. The Children in Need charity is such a worthwhile cause which benefits so many. “Our annual supper to honour our national bard is a great fundraiser, and an evening which everyone enjoys supporting such a tremendous charity. “I would like to thank all those who have helped to make this year’s event such a success, from the council staff and all the people who have donated raffle prizes, offer sponsorship or purchased a table at the event. “Children in Need give grants to many groups in the North Lanarkshire area so it is always great to support the charity.”


icrocom in Motherwell held an information day on Friday 21st January at their premises in Brandon Street Motherwell. This event was to promote the service to the local residents and other partner organisations within the north lanarkshire area. A number of people who attended included job centre plus, reed in partnership, shaw trust, north lanarkshire volunteers centre, community matters, enable, gemap, various credit unions and some present clients who engaged with the team and who are now

back into employment. Microcom delivers the deprived area’s fund (daf) contract for the job centre & department of work& pensions. This enable the key workers to engage and assist residents within the daf area’s back into employment. There is a wide range of help available to clients such as cv preparations, interview techniques, job searching, money advice and also potentially some financial support this includes a variety of different issues that they could possibly help with to get the client back into the labour

market. Microcom will also support you for over 6 months after you secure employment to ensure that all aspects of your job and personal life is running according and the client is not facing any difficulties. The Key Worker will also meet you in the relevant wards to were you stay and us most community centres and other public places to meet up for a chat or a job search. So if you feel you would benefit from the service please call Amanda Brogan on 01698 264835 or text 07736827680 and we will call you back.




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Crime Beat Recent Police incidents in our area WISHAW AREA THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a quantity of jewellery, bottles of spirits and a television from a house on Ivanhoe Crescent, Wishaw. The theft occurred between 8pm and 11.40pm on Tuesday 25th January 2011. Any information please to Constable Dunn at Wishaw Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a chainsaw, two lawnmowers, three tents and a variety of other gardening equipment from a shed at the Gardeners Cottage in Murdostoun Estate, Wishaw. The theft occurred between 3pm on Saturday 29th January 2011 and 10.30pm on Sunday 30th January 2011. Any information please to Constable Baxter at Newmains Police Office. THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a black Volvo 70 motor vehicle parked on Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw. The theft occurred between 2.20am and 3.15am on Wednesday morning 26th January 2011. The vehicle was later found abandoned near to Lomond Drive in Pather. Any information please to Constable Ratcliffe at Wishaw Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a green Range Rover motor vehicle parked on Glen Road, Wishaw. The theft occurred between 11.15am and mid-day on Sunday morning 30th January 2011. Any information please to Constable Brawley at Wishaw Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a black and yellow Ivor Williams lorry trailer and a yellow and green JCB Skid Steer Bobcat digger from outside a house on Shankly Drive, Morningside, Newmains. The theft occurred at 1.40am on the morning of Friday 28th January 2011. Later that morning the Bobcat digger was recovered in a wooded area on the Muiredge and Jersey Road towards Shotts. The trailer is still outstanding. Any information please to Constable McCracken at Wishaw Police Office. ASSAULT Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the assault on an 18 year old male by two

males in Allershaw Place, Gowkthrapple. The incident occurred at 00.35 on Sunday 30th January 2011. The first male is described as approximately mid-twenties, medium build and around 5’05” tall with short dark brown hair and wearing a green hooded top. The second male is described as approximately late teens, medium build and slightly shorter in height also wearing a green hooded top. Any information please to Constable Robertson at Wishaw Police Office. THEFT OF FUEL Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of 500 litres of diesel from a diesel storage tank and from various vehicles from the yard at Burdens Aggregates on Main Street, Newmains. The incident occurred between 5pm on Friday 28th January 2011 and 7am on Monday 31st January 2011. Any information please to Constable Kidd at Wishaw Police Office. SHOTTS AREA THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a quantity of jewellery from a house on Baird Terrace, Harthill. The theft occurred between 9.30am and 10pm on Monday 24th January 2011. Any information please to Constable Hammond at Shotts Police Office. THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a black Vauxhall Zafira parked on Baton Road, Shotts. The theft occurred between 8.30pm on Saturday 29th January 2011 and 11am on Sunday 30th January 2011. Any information please to Constable Bishop at Shotts Police Office. AND FINALLY……………….. GOOD DETECTION COPPERS CATCH COPPER THIEVES Strathclyde Police can confirm that two males aged 57 and 41 will be the subject of a Report to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to the theft of Scottish Power copper cabling from the grounds of the old Ravenscraig site in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw on Friday morning 28th January 2011. Dougie Denholm, Crime Reduction Officer/ALO Performance Unit - Wishaw Tel. 202607

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wishaw Police Office on 01698 202610 or alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be called anonymously on

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resident JohnMcGeary

Past president Hugh Graham

would be in attendance.

welcomed members to the

updated members of the club's

There was no winner of the weekly

weekly meeting of the rotary

Wishwell project in Malawi and

bonus ball which would make next

club of Motherwell & Wishaw last

he confirmed that one bore well

weeks draw a two week rollover.


habd been drilled and that the

President John introduced the gust

Rotarian John Arthur advised

regeneration of ten other wells

speaker Jim Rae. Jim is a local man

members that it was the 25th

would shortly be undertaken.

anniversary of the charity Visionaid


cottish Water's ongoing investment in Lanarkshire is coming to Harthill, where the waste water treatment works is undergoing a £910,000 upgrade. Situated just outside Harthill near the M8, the waste water treatment facility serves a population equivalent of over 4,000. Work will start on the 31st of January 2011, with contractors Clancy Docwra on site until late 2011. The works will undergo a brief commissioning phase before being handed over to Scottish Water and entering day-to-day service. Gavin Noble, construction manager, Scottish Water Solutions, said: “The works serves the town of Harthill and the local Motorway Services by treating waste water flows from each and returning the treated water safely to the How Burn, a tributary of the River Almond. The investment will maintain and replace various pieces of kit and we'll also be increasing the size of some

underground pipework. “There will be a small increase in traffic as the various construction works are carried out. All of the work will be taking place within Scottish Water's land so there will be no disruption for local residents. “The work will ensure this waste water treatment facility continues to comply with the strict environmental guidelines laid down by SEPA. Scottish Water is committed to protecting Scotland's natural environment. This essential work is part of the important maintenance and upkeep that keeps facilities like this running smoothly.” Between 2010 and 2015 Scottish Water is investing £2.5billion in the water and waste water infrastructure across Scotland. Rob Mustard, general manager for waste water, said: “Since forming in 2002, Scottish Water has invested heavily in Lanarkshire. £140million was invested

in 2006-10 in water and waste water infrastructure for North and South Lanarkshire. This project at Harthill is part of our continuing improvements planned for the 2010-2015 investment period. “Scottish Water’s investment will continue to deliver clearer, fresher drinking water and reducing interruptions to supply by improving our network of water mains. “The natural environment will continue to be protected as we plan to invest over £1billion across Scotland on pumping stations, waste water treatment works and the waste water network. This will safeguard and improve the quality of rivers, burns and coastal waters across Scotland. “Our charges are the seventh lowest in the UK and have been frozen for 2010/2011. We have also cut the costs of running the utility by 40 per cent while delivering the largest investment programme per household in the UK.”


ast Thursday evening the

The Immortal Memory was given

The Toast to the Guests was given

Rotary Club of Motherwell &

by Davie Cunningham MA, a retired

by Rotarian Andrew Murray and

Wishaw celebrated the works of

teacher from South Queensferry.

the Reply was given by Allan Smith

and he is a water engineer. For a

Rabbie Burns with their Annual

This was his first rendition of the

President of the Rotary Club of

Sports convenor Charles Keeper

number of years he hsa been closely

Burns Supper held this year in the

Immortal Memory and it is fair to

Carluke and a good friend of the

which provides used glasses to

advised that the Curling team

involved in the charity Water for all

Bently Hotel. Over ninety rotarains

say that he will be asked to give

Motherwell & Wishaw club. Derek

people in the under developed

was holding its own in the league

Africa and he went on to give a talk

and their guests attended the

a lot more in the future based on

Milne gave a very enjoyable and


competition but that in the cup, The

on his work trying to provide clean

formal event with President John

his performance. The singing was

funny toast to The Lassies and the

John gave a brief summary of

Ramshead Trophy, they were now

drinking water to African countries

McGeary chairing the evenings

provided by Billy Hillan, a regular

assembled company sang "there

the charities work and of his

in the semi finals with ties against

and of his worl in Malawi which


soloist with the Glasgow Phoenix

was a lad".

involvement with the charity. With

clubs from Penicuik & Lockerbie.

dovetailed nicely with the club's

The Haggis was piped in by Pipe

Choir and he was accompanied

Rotarian David McLeod won the

the help of members of Rotary

Senior Vice President Bill McCallum

Wishwell project. Jim's talk lead

Major Julie Redan and Rotarian Des

by Sandy Sharp. Archie Cowie,

raffle prize of a weekend break in

and the congregation of Dalziel St

gave an update on the club's Burns

to a number of questions from the

Donnelly gave the Address to the

Past President of the Lanarkshire

London with a sum of £770 being

Andrews Church he has provided

Supper which would be held 27/1/11,

members and Rotarian Willie Talbot

Haggis in his own inimitable style,

Association of Burns clubs, gave

raised for club funds.

many thousands of pairs of

this evening, in the Bentley Hotel.

responded with a suitable vote of

A superb meal was laid on by the

the readings and his presentation of

Rotarian Willie Talbot gave a

spectacles to the charity.

Approx 90 members and guests



Tam O'Shanter was truly delightful.

detailed but succinct vote of thanks.



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A Cause worth “Remembering”. 3

by Tommy Cochrane

0yr old Allan Graham from Shotts, is a man who takes his work to Heart. Allan is a support worker for the charity “Alzheimer Scotland”. He is endeavouring to trek Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for this charity, in which he works. Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of services for people with Dementia and their carers. Their services provide personalised support designed around each individuals needs, such as day care and home support. Through their network of Advisors, they provide invaluable advice and information. There are several branched networks which work locally, not only to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, but also to assist in the day to day living for sufferers of Dementia and their carers. The National Health Service defines Dementia as: A syndrome (a group of related symptoms) that is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. These include: ™ BZbdgn ™ I]^c`^c\ ™ AVc\jV\Z ™ JcYZghiVcY^c\ ™ ?jY\ZbZci People with Dementia may also become “apathetic”. Apathetic means, sufferers have problems controlling their emotions and/ or behaving appropriately in social situations. Aspects of their personality may change or they may see or hear things that other people do not, or have false beliefs. Most cases of Dementia are caused by damage to the structure of the brain. People with Dementia usually need help from family, friends and relatives, including help in making decisions. Not only does Allan see the enormous effects of Dementia every day through his work, he has also had personal experience. Allan’s

l^[Z!AZdcV!]VYV<gVcY[Vi]Zg who suffered from the disease and therefore, has experienced the devastating effects from both professional and personal points of view. Being a keen hill walker, Allan’s ultimate challenge was to scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 feet above sea level, it is also the world’s highest freestanding mountain. On average, 10 climbers per year lose their lives attempting to scale this mountain. Allan’s quest, to raise awareness as well as funds for Alzheimer Scotland, can only be described as both extremely brave and admirable. When Allan watched the TV programme “Celebrity Challenge”, he came up with the idea of raising funds for Alzheimer Scotland by utilizing his passion for hill walking in the hope people would support and sponsor his challenge. After a great deal of research and thought, Allan decided to go for it. To date Allan, his friends and family have raised £2477. This has been achieved through collection buckets and sponsorship forms in various shops, in and around his home town of Shotts. On December 17th 2010 he was delighted when a ”Race night”, (organised by himself), at the Station bar in Shotts, raised a grand total of, £698. His most recent fund raiser was on i]Z'.i]VcY(%i]?VcjVgn!l^i]i]Z support of ASDA Newmains), Allan and his friends raised a massive £1,779.83 by helping customers pack their bags within the supermarket. Although Allan’s continued campaign to raise awareness and funds has helped considerably, he still has a long way to go, to reach the target set out by www. A huge part of the challenge is to raise 80% in funds before he can set off on the mountain trek. The cost to finance the trek is £3,020, plus his travelling

expenses of £1,216. That’s a total of £4,236 which is desperately needed before his departure date on &+i]?jan'%&&#I]Z other 20%, which is £755, has to be raised within 4 weeks of his return form Africa On the 6th May Allan has organised a sponsored walk of the West highland way. Then, (on his return from Africa), he is planning to run a sponsored 10 kilometre race. If you have any fundraising idea’s or would like to help this big hearted man raise money for this worthwhile charity please get in touch. Allantrek2011@ 6DA#Xdb#9dcVi^dchXVcWZ\^kZc at allantrek2011 Facebook users can keep up to date with Allan’s progress at Please note: All money raised by Allan will be used in the North and Hdji]AVcVg`h]^gZVgZVh# This means local people will benefit. Dementia has struck between 58,000 and 65,000 Scots. Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected – it may be a partner, loved one, relative, friend, neighbour or workmate. The worrying fact is that as people live longer more of us will be affected. Alzheimer Scotland estimate that 100,000 Scots will suffer from the disease by 2032


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World Cycling Champion Joins The Royal Albert Cycling Club

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International Wheelchair Curling Event In Hamilton S

outh Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club held the Inaugural Lanarkshire Wheelchair Open Curling International at Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton last week. Over 60 Wheelchair Curlers representing teams from North America, Europe, Scotland along with teams from the local curling club, battled it out over the two day competition. Competing at the event was the world and paralympian champions Canada, Scotland/GB paralympic squad (2 teams), Czech Republic, German Paralympic team, Swedish Paralympian team, Mainhattan Germany and 3 teams from SLWCC. The highly successful event was officially opened by South Lanarkshire Provost Russell Clearie, who in typical fashion gave a warm welcome to all attending and wished each and everyone “Good Curling”

prior to handing over a South Lanarkshire Council Pennant. In fierce battle, the competition was enjoyed by everyone who participated, both on and off the ice. The final was Canada V Scotland team 1, who competed in an exciting final with Canada just edging it in a close final end. Czech Republic defeated Sweden for 3rd place with Scotland team 2 finishing 5th place just ahead of South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club team 1 who ended in 6th place. The event was rounded off with a Gala Dinner reception held at the Ice Rink hosted by SLWCC. Depute Provost Beith Forrest and an array of guests presented prizes to recipients prior to enjoying an evening meal. The success of the tournament has encouraged the organisers to look at hosting an annual event.

upils at Netherton Primary School travelled back in time when Robert Burns’ wife visited the school to celebrate the Bard’s birthday. “At Home with Mrs Burns” introduced Jean Armour who, through a costumed interpretation, explained what life was like for her and her husband Robert Burns. The project was delivered in partnership by The Ravenscraig Burns Club and Supercounty, the Lanarkshire Civic Pride Campaign. The workshop aims to engage with primary school children throughout Lanarkshire in helping develop the Bill Irvine Memorial Burns Journey in memory of one the founder members of Supercounty. Jackie Lee, of Artemis, took on the role of Jean Armour to engage with 49 pupils from the school who discovered what life was like for Jean and Robert when they lived in Ellisland Farm in Dumfriesshire compared with Robert’s life in Edinburgh. Joanne Smith, Head Teacher said:

“The children were captivated by ‘Mrs Burns’ who engaged so well with the class. “The children do enjoy learning about Scottish history and this interactive workshop, I feel, has been very beneficial to the children. I wish to thank Supercounty and the Ravenscraig Burns Club for providing such an opportunity.” Tommy Brennan, a director of Supercounty and secretary of

Ravenscraig Burns Club said: “To be in the position to recognise and remember our friend, Bill Irvine, is very important and special to all who knew him. “Bill had a keen interest in Burns and it is so rewarding to see children benefit in such a fitting tribute to Bill. ‘At Home with Mrs Burns’ explored a different element of life with the Bard and allowed the children to ‘keek’ into the past.”


ire Engines will soon be spreading the 'Don't Fuel Fire with Alcohol and Drugs' message around North Lanarkshire. Brian Sweeney, Chief Officer of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, recently stated that alcohol is the key reason for house fires. Mr Sweeney made this statement following the spate of Strathclyde house fires over the festive season which led to the deaths of seven people and 68 people suffering from smoke inhalation or other injuries. Drug abuse has also been identified as a contributory factor in house fires. In the latest of a long list of initiatives to highlight home fire safety and firerelated dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue is teaming up with Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (LADP). The LADP has funded magnetic signs bearing the 'Don't Fuel Fire with Alcohol and Drugs' slogan which will be displayed on the sides of fire appliances. At the 1st February 2011 launch, a fire appliance carrying the sign was parked outside Motherwell Heritage Centre.

The Heritage Centre was chosen for the launch because it is currently hosting an exhibition - Hitting the Bottle - which looks at 'Lanarkshire's love-hate relationship with alcohol'. Speaking at the launch was Craig Cook, SFR's Area Commander for North Lanarkshire, and Duncan Mackay, Head of Social Work Development at North Lanarkshire Council. Meanwhile on Saturday 5 February, the Motherwell Community Forum hosted a separate event highlighting the effect of alcohol on the community. Members of the public were invited to attend the event which took place in the South Dalziel Studio, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell next to Evans Halshaw, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. Presentations were given by representatives from Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, Strathclyde Police, NHS Lanarkshire, the LADP and local young people.

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Love Is In The Air, Or Is It? It is fast approaching that time of the year again. It is the day when florists think that Christmas has come early, the day of the red rose, the day of ‘I love you’ and when you are permitted to send messages ‘from a secret admirer’ – it is of course, Valentine’s Day. So, according to the government economists, the UK is on its way out of the recession but does that mean we all have wads of cash to splurge on our loved ones? I suspect that for many, we will be doing Valentine’s Day on a budget again this year! Here are some of our top tips to get you through the Big Day on a budget: On a budget and in a recession: how romantic. But although for some 14 February may be just another day, for others it is the chance to spoil their partner – and with many of us counting the pennies these days no one will hold it against you if you resort to some cost-effective creativity in the name of love and frugality. Here are our top tips to a cheap but cheerful Valentine’s (it’s the thought that counts anyway) - right? 1. Stay in and save some cash! If the thought of eating out on Valentine’s day with a restaurant full of couples makes your cringe, then stay in. And if you’re a hopeless cook fear not – the supermarkets appear to be pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s. Check your local supermarket as they are offering some crazy deals for those staying in. You can pretty much get all you need for a meal, including a bottle of wine for around £10! 2. Cut the cost of chocolates Let’s face facts, the next biggest cost on Valentine’s Day after the flowers is the mandatory Chocolates. Go to to get 20% off all online Valentine’s orders from Thorntons. For luxury chocolates for less, the Chocolate Trading Company is doing a giftwrapped box of five-choco hearts for less than £3. Just make sure you order them in plenty of time! 3. Get creative with cards and gifts An area where you can save some money is on a card. Why would you want to spend anywhere from £5 or more in some cases on a mass-produced card covered in tacky hearts and silly puppies with lovesick eyes when you can make a more meaningful masterpiece yourself for less? You can purchase glitter card pieces for around a £1 and multicoloured paper prints from £2 -£3 to get you started. Or if you want to keep it even more simple, make cards out of newspapers or magazines for a love note that is totally free. If making cards gets you going, why not make a gift too: bake a cake or make a scrapbook or see our guide for more inspiration. Your loved one may actually appreciate it more when you have gone to lots of effort to make them a card from scratch. 4. Try a Cheap Late Minute Break It is probably too late to get a bargain flight to New York for the 14th, but if you stay in the UK you could still find a budget weekend break if you act quickly. Try your local travel agent to see what they have on offer. Alternatively, go to lastminute. com and see what you can get from there… 5. Buy them something they want For those who are less romantic, and Valentine’s Day is just another day then it doesn’t have to be all hearts and roses – instead of splurging money on chocolates and cards surprise your other half by buying them something you know they already want and will appreciate more if you get it as a gift (plus it proves you’ve been listening to them if you surprise them with something they mentioned offhand). That way, at least the money won’t be a waste.

What is Valentine’s Day about? Here are some facts: Valentine Cards

Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent. After Christmas it’s a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.

Valentine’s Day

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first Valentine greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl, who may have been his jailer’s daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed ‘From your Valentine,’ an expression that is still in use today.

Valentine Flowers/Roses

Of the 73% of people who buy Valentine’s Day flowers are men, while only 27 percent are women. The red rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. The colour red stands for strong romantic feelings making the red rose the flower of love.


Cupid is a symbol of Valentine’s Day. Cupid was associated with Valentine’s Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards and gift tokens holding a bow and arrows as he is believed to use magical arrows to arouse feelings of love.

Love Letters and Poems

Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters every year sent to Juliet on Valentine’s Day. The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C.

Valentine Gifts

The most beautiful and incredible gift of love is the monument Taj Mahal in India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia. Amongst the earliest Valentine’s Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart shaped boxes.

RED ROSES OR NOT? Red Roses have long been the flower of choice for Valentine’s Day. They are closely linked to love, but beware, each colour sends out its own message apparently, so choose wisely... White rose: You’re heavenly or I’m worthy of you. Innocence and purity are also inferred. Yellow rose: An offering of joy and gladness. Sometimes it means jealousy. Red rose: I love you, as well as having respect and courtesy for you. Burgundy rose: You are bestowed with unconscious beauty. Pink rose: You have grace and gentility. Dark pink rose: An offering of gratitude and appreciation. Light pink rose: An offering of admiration or sympathy. Coral/orange rose: A sign of enthusiasm and desire for the recipient (most often given to men by women).

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10 4th - 17th February 2011 Maya’s Corner Creepy or not?

Hi, I'm not sure about this, but I hope you can help. I’m 14, and I met this guy on Yahoo Answers. I had written in about my low self esteem etc. he messaged me and was really friendly, so I messaged him back. This lead onto a long conversation, so I added him on my Facebook. He seemed nice and he wanted to talk more. He said he was 22 yrs old. After I added him, his tone of conversation changed, he started referring to me as “hey beautiful”, and “gorgeous”, and asked if he could get my mobile number to text me. He knows I have low selfesteem, so he could just be trying to help. Im not sure, he could genuinely be trying to be nice and help me. I don’t want to be rude, but what if I'm wrong and he really isn’t nice. I don’t know what to do, please help…. Maya: Hmmm sounds a little dodgy to me. Look, it's ok for someone to lend a few kind words to make someone feel better, but to then prolong the conversation, it seems not as simple. I reckon you shouldn’t jump the gun, see how it goes, he might actually be genuine. If however at any point yo feel uncomfortable then you need to stop talking to him. Make sure you do not give him any personal information which he can use against you. Make sure you keep safe and stay smart.

Head vs Heart Question

I'm stuck between two amazing guys. One who is 16 yrs of age, & the other who is 19 yrs old. I myself am 16 yrs old. I've known the 16 yr old guy for years, we used to date when we were 13. So we are really close, he's very intelligent, understanding and is more on my level. However I find the 19 year old is very understanding, very patient and what you would call, perfect husband material, we have no problems and no fighting, but we lack emotion.

We do connect sometimes, but other times I just feel like running to my ex. I'm really confused between the two, which one do I go with as I really like them both. I don’t wanna ruin what we have. Please help... Maya: Hi sweety, a tough one eh, being pulled at both ends, not comfortable. What I think though, is that what you're feeling here for both these guys, perhaps isn’t love, but just lust. When someone truly loves someone, these are no buts, no confusion. It sounds like you have a real connection with your ex, but I don't know if I would call it love. I'm tempted to call it "really good friends". That said, I don't know you guys personally, and I haven't seen you interact, so I can't really say. With the 19 year old, if there's really nothing there between you two, at least nothing substantial that would cause you to want to be with him, then don't be with him. He might be the logical choice, but trust me on this- if you date or marry someone you don't really feel the desire to be with, then you will be massively unhappy and you will regret it. Try going on a date with him, see how you feel, and judge from there. With your ex, it sounds to me like you're just really good friends, but I can't tell for sure, so I would suggest sorting out your feelings for the other guy in order for you to figure out what you feel for your ex. good luck.

Fake Babes!

Hi, I'm 17 years old, and have been in about 9 or 10 relationships. All that didn’t last very long. I've recently discovered that I tend to go for really good looking girls. I've been told I'm pretty good looking myself. I've found that the prettier the girl is, the less a relationship means to them, and the easier it is for them to throw it away. The more a girl is admired, the more attention she gets, the less she



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actually values it. Out of the girls I've been with, the most attractive ones have been the ones that were most fake, and did the most to hide who they really were. It really gets me down after a while, why are the good looking girls always the ones who let you down the most? Maya: This is a very good question. I'm not sure i have an answer but some of the nicest looking girls are also the most lonely. This is because many guys feel they would have no chance with them. The ones you describe may have become "jaded " since they know they are sought after and they know its because of how they look not for what they know. They may feel the guy is insincere and is really after a pretty face not for who they are as a person. A girl's looks do not last forever, anymore than a guy's looks last forever. Girls can gain weight if they spend too much time in the sun which we now know is the worst thing anyone can do. They ruin their skin and some do not keep themselves up after they get married. The same happens to a lot of guys who gain weight and are no longer active as they once were. The prettiest girls know they can have any guy they want. So its the same with a handsome looking guy, he knows that many girls would do almost anything to be with him. Its like the challenge isn't there for the

people who are blessed with good looks. Unfortunately most of our decisions are based upon physical appearances since that’s what we see first. And we often become blind to the bad points of someone in favour of their appearance. This is of course a colossal mistake. You need to find someone who has a similar background to yourself and is as intelligent as you are and is a caring person and with whom you get along with. In short you need to size up a girlfriend and see her in a lot of situations and see how she treats others in her own family. Like how does she treat her mother and father and siblings? Is she overly critical? Is she fashion crazy, or does she want to be waited on and pampered all the time? Here is the best advice i can give you. Never waste any time on anyone who does not return the interest that you show in them. You are wasting time and money and are just being a "past time for someone like that". You need to know, that when something is going nowhere, you should get away.

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he closest most of us will get to the Porsche Panamera is the “Build your Porsche” feature on the website. Doing it this way saves over £60000 and gives you the feeling of being Q in James Bond. It’s close but no cigar. Actually buying the car means you can make full use of the Panamera’s scope for customisation , so you get just the car you want from a huge choice and you can tell everyone you have a Porsche. Performance The Panamera is a heavy car but you would not know it. It has an impressively short stopping distance and glides through gear shifts. The flow of power from the engine is transmitted through one side of the gearbox one clutch at a time while in the second half of the gearbox the next gear is reselected meaning that no full gear shifts take place. Safety The Panamera has everything short of an ejector seat. Brake assist and tyre pressure monitoring systems are

fitted as standard. The Panamera also sports an Active Pedestrian System which raises its bonnet in the case of collision. This reduces the risk of injury massively for those on foot while advanced airbag technology enhances safety for the driver and passengers. Airbags surround all seats and, in the case of less serious collisions, only partially deploy to reduce discomfort. Running Costs The Panamera quickly depreciates in value and is in the top two car tax bands depending on the model. This means that on top of large fuel bills, as this is a very thirsty car, you will be paying £425 to £430 a year. This car also costs the environment with the lowest emissions in the series are from the 3.6 V6 model with PDK gearbox but even this costs £245 per annum in tax. Handling/Ride/Drive This Porsche is quiet in comparison to others but no so quiet that you forget it is a Porsche although the hole in your bank account would hardly let you forget. It has surprisingly responsive and light steering considering the weight and an extremely smooth engine. At five metres long, however, visibility is not good and depending on your skill, makes for difficult parking. Toys The Panamera has a distinctly family feel to its extras. It offers rear seat entertainment with two display consoles, two multimedia players and two wireless infrared headphones. The touch screens can be connected to separate AV sources such as games consoles. There is a BOSE surround system which is cleverly worked with the BOSE patented Audio Pilot Noise Compensation Technology meaning that volume adapts to the noise outside of the car to ensure a continuous play. Climate control in the Panamera has zonal regulation so that temperature, airflow, volume, speed and direction of air flow can be different in the driver and front passenger seat positions. There is also a carbon filter fitted to trap particles, pollen and odours outside of the cabin. The Porsche Panamera is the dream car. It is fast, well built and stylish. It is noticeable without being outlandish but it is expensive in the extreme even before you have filled the tank. That is why, for most of us, it will always be a dream and not a reality, or at best we may be able to afford a second hand one (someday).


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Q’s Views!


The HUB is pleased to have the infamous ‘Q, from Airdrie’ writing for the Entertainment Pages, to give you all some comic relief. As a regular contributor to the Glasgow Metro newspaper, and a regular in the comedy scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Q has given the HUB an exclusive column, which we are sure will have you wanting for more in the next edition of the HUB!

I thought a victory had been scored in the battle of common sense when 8,000 viewers hit out at the horrible baby swapping storyline in Eastenders (as discussed last week; sick, wasn’t it?). Well, those who lack a brain cell or two have hit back, this time against Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre and their pantomime starring Jim Davidson. They weren’t protesting about Jim Davidson. That would have been understandable. They were protesting at the character Nurse Poltis having a red cross on her hat. Apparently this was deemed to be derogatory by the Red Cross organisation. I don’t want to criticise a humanitarian organisation, but they’re having a laugh with this one. Granted they don’t want their logo misused, but what sensible person would think less of the Red Cross having watched a pantomime? Are they going to sue Quentin Tarrantino, whose villain Elle Driver had a red cross on her eye patch in one scene? Are they going to sue my nephew for drawing a red cross on an ambulance? And what will happen if the head of the Red Cross ever walks into an Ann Summers shop? A STORE WITH A DIFFERENCE Prince William and I have a few things in common. We both have the same favourite film

(“Smokey and the Bandit”). And we’re both getting married this year. However, I wonder if the future Monarch has to put up with the same crap that I do when he takes his fiancée out to look at wedding attire? Last week Claire went into a wedding dress shop whilst I went for a coffee, because custom dictates that the groom must not see the dress before the wedding. Five minutes later she phoned me to say she was joining me for coffee, because when she entered the dress shop all she got was nonsense from them. Apparently in this shop you’re not allowed to pick a dress, let alone look around. No, they assign a member of staff to “assess” you, and pick the dress that suits you best. That’s right, you’re not allowed to pick your own wedding dress. Call me a fan of traditional weddings, but isn’t that the bride’s job? So Claire’s words of “I’m just in for a look round” went down like the words “I’ve come to firebomb the shop”. Plus the staff got a bit lippy with her because she’d never heard of their store, and the fact she was looking at dresses a whole 8 months (yes 8 months) before the wedding, which is apparently “cutting it fine”. Needless to say, she won’t be shopping there. The bit about “Smokey and the Bandit” was a lie, by the way. That’s not my favourite film….

SEATTLE VIGILANTE GETS DONE OVER Who would you call in an emergency? The police? Well in Seattle, USA, a band of crimefighting desperados known as the Rain City Super Hero Movement have taken to the streets looking for crimes to fight. Yes, they patrol the streets in superhero costumes and wearing bullet proof vests, trying to fight crime. I say “try” because last week their leader Phoenix Jones got a bleaching when he went to break up a fight and ended up calling the police. I would love to see the trial for that one, especially when the “superhero” is in the witness box saying that a nasty villain duffed him up. I remember at the end of “Batman Begins” when Commissioner Gordon warned Batman that criminals would now escalate, and soon there’d be masked criminals on the streets too (which is exactly what happened one film later in “Batman: The Dark Knight”). Don’t these numpties realise this? And by advertising the fact they wear bullet proof vests, they may as well paint targets on their heads with “Aim Here” written next to them. Very soon these “Superheroes” may find that gangs of jakies may make a point of wandering the streets trying to fight with them. And at Halloween, innocent partygoers could get done over.

ogs Trust Glasgow Rehoming Appeal for Escapologist Roxy Staff at Dogs Trust Glasgow are appealing for a new home for a dog with a talent for escapology. Roxy, a three year old Hound cross, has been nicknamed the ‘Houdini Hound’ by canine carers after she learned to open doors and even a kitchen window in two previous homes so she could take herself for a walk. The leggy, black and tan girl is a friendly former stray and, although she has not yet opened her kennel door at the Rehoming Centre, Dogs Trust staff are keeping a close watch on the cunning canine. Sandra Downie, Dogs Trust Glasgow Centre Manager, explains: “Roxy is a bright spark, has bundles of energy

and is very athletic, which we suspect all helped her hone her escapology skills. She’s an independent girl but loves having company so needs an adult home where owners are active and can keep her clever mind occupied with training or agility. And it goes without saying that she needs a secure garden!” If you are interested in rehoming Roxy or any one of the 135 dogs at Dogs Trust Glasgow please contact the centre on 0141 773 5130 or visit at 315 Hamilton Road, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7SL. Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for 16,000 dogs a year through its network of 17 Rehoming Centres across the country. For more information visit www.

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Your Stars... Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20 Sometimes restraint is far more effective than action, at least until you know where you stand with others. The Sun’s impending meeting with Mars, your planetary ruler, in the portion of your solar chart related to friends and colleagues indicates changes in this area of your life, such as meeting somebody specially socially who captures your imagination.

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct It would appear that certain individuals are not being entirely straight, and with Mercury in Capricorn and Jupiter entering your opposite sign of Aries this week, sooner or later their actions will be exposed. This comes none too soon, and may revolve around issues involving matters close to home such as family or property. Ironically, the ensuing discussions, while tense are not only illuminating but produce worthwhile proposals too.

Taurus 20 Apr - 20 May You are probably still deciding how you feel about recent developments that could mean changes in the way you live and work. Certain individuals or situations have little regard for your state of mind, and with the Sun and Mars in Aquarius, this suggests that you are given no choice but to opt for one plan of action. This may seem unfair now but you have time on your side.

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

For those of you looking for love, an important heart-toheart is indicated with someone special who has left you a little bemused and confused lately. Meantime, surprising and exciting news linked to family, children or pregnancy may arrive and give you reason to be cheerful.

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Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun It is bad enough having to face unpredictable circumstances but being unsure of your own views makes matters much more difficult. But the changes that accompanied the recent powerful accent on Mercury, your ruler, in Capricorn makes settling on one line of action unlikely.


22 Nov - 21 Dec An important opportunity to negotiate a better home-work balance may require you are more businesslike when it comes to money and how your hard work is valued and rewarded. But try to be realistic because a surprise linked to a domestic or property matter can be turned in your favour.

Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul Most Cancerians have so much to think about concerning arrangements with partners – personal or business – that offers which once would have intrigued you are now only annoying distractions. But with Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn you cannot afford to ignore any issue, no matter how seemingly significant. While tiresome, this imposes a productive discipline on many of your activities.

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With the Sun and Mars in Aquarius the is an emphasis on personal finances. It is important therefore to pay attention to a snippet of gossip or conversation coming your way. Someone may be intent on rocking your equilibrium but can only do so if you rise to the bait.

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug Leos tend to view indecision as a weakness, so this week you could make hasty commitments that you will live to regret. With your planetary ruler, the Sun, with Mars in Aquarius, the zone of your solar chart governing partnerships, there must have been change and uncertainty on an almost daily basis. This would have been invigorating were it not for the pressure to take action and reassure others. You soon discover however that with so much in transition at present there is no right way to approach any task or individual. Use the current unsettled atmosphere to explore options.

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb

While there is no denying the power of inspiration and determination signified by the combination of the Sun and Mars in Aquarius, your Sun sign, it would be unwise to go too far without considering practical matters. In fact, events may require you curb your enthusiasm and concentrate on fulfilling obligations. It may be frustrating but it frees you up from potential restrictions later, particularly those related to finance.

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Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep The improvement in your view of situations and in your mood between this weeks beginning and end maybe so striking that it would be premature to commit to anything now. True, making arrangements would take the pressure off matters related to work or obligations. But certain elements and your own wry optimistic attitude - all indicated by your ruler Mercury in Capricorn and the sensually self-indulgent zone of your solar chart, could mean substantial revisions in plan.

Pisces 19 Feb - 20 Mar Being an understanding Piscean you’re always tempted to go easy on others. You have done this in the past to your cost and so have resolved never again to put yourself in that position. Now a situation arises in which you have an opportunity to live up to that promise; yet what you decide now could have far reaching ramifications.

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here was a great turn-out at Strathclyde parkrunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 42nd event, as well as a great number of run ners, there were also parkrundogs and their parkrunner owners, a wheelchair athlete and a blind runner with her guide. It was a lovely morning with home made fudge for everyone passed the finish line. In his 4th appearance, Ross D MILNE of Central AC won for the 1st time in a time of 16:38. Richy CONNOR took

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second by 76 seconds recording 17:54. Michael Dylan BRAWLEY of Hamilton Harriers placed third in a time of 18:03. In her 1st appearance, Claire COUPER was first female over the line in a time of 18:54. Claire COUPER beat Colette MARTIN (WWC) representing Red Star AC by 50 seconds recording 19:44 in the process. Jordan MCKINSTRY of Unattached placed third in a time of 21:26. In today's Age Graded competition, John Gerard HUGHES recorded a

performance of 82.01% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 485 points over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Carolyn BIRRELL by 785 in the ladies competition. This week there were 26 first timers. 30 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 1019. In this time, 1135 runners from 67 different clubs have completed the race 3659 times covering a distance of 18295 kilometers.

Strathclyde parkrun - Event 41


n his 6th appearance, Robert GILROY of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers won for the 6th time in a time of 16:05. Jeff FARQUHAR representing Pitreavie AAC took second by 71 seconds recording 17:16. Gary GRIEVE, of Law & District AAC placed third in a time of 17:33. In her 3rd appearance, Nathalie CHRISTIE of Edinburgh AC won in a time of 18:58 for the 2nd

time. Nathalie CHRISTIE beat Annmarie MCCAFFREY representing Kirkintilloch Olympians by 131 seconds recording 21:09 in the process. Suzie HANNAH, of Lothian RC placed third in a time of 22:17. In the Age Graded competition, Jeff FARQUHAR recorded a performance of 86.78% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 407 points

over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Lorna BIRRELL by 848 in the ladies competition. This week there were 23 first timers. 18 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 989. In this time, 1109 runners from 64 different clubs have completed the race 3537 times covering a distance of 17685 kilometers.

Why Not Make parkrun Your New Years Resolution? Strathclyde parkrun takes place at 9.30am on a Saturday morning at Strathclyde Park, is open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in. People of every ability are encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome. Runners register first on the web and bring their printed off bar code to each race to get their time which is posted during the Saturday on the website and emailed to you directly. It is all manned by local volunteers. Children are welcome when accompanied by their parents and not running for anything else other than fun. At the end of the race runners are treated to a wee bit of home baking for all of their efforts.

Ross Milne first over the line at event 42

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