Below are Pictures of the Harriers through the years. If anyone has old photographs of Greenock Glenpark Harriers, we would be delighted if you could scan and forward them to email@example.com for inclusion on the website. Also if you can put any names to the faces below that would also be very helpful.
David McLelland was an impressive athlete, a 3 time GGH club Champion and also helped the Harriers to 4 West District Cross Country Championship medals and was at his peak of his athletics career just at the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. - Thanks to his Grandson Peter McLelland for providing the information and photographs - (click on pictures for larger images).
David McLelland was born in Greenock on February 11, 1884, and died in Hamilton, Ontario on March 29 1963. He served his apprenticeship to become a journeyman painter and decorator. He was active in the Glenpark Harriers until August 1914 when he went overseas with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He had joined the RNVR Clyde Division at its formation in 1903, becoming Petty Officer. He served in the Antwerp and Gallipoli campaigns, and from 1916-18 in Flanders. He was wounded three times in Gallipoli, and suffered twice from gas attacks in France. After the War he tried to resume his harrier career but his health would not permit. He emigrated with his family to Hamilton, Ontario in 1927. Receiving the Greenock Telegraph weekly, he continued to follow the events in Greenock and especially the Glenpark Harriers.
1910 Western District Championship GGH 2nd.
1913 Western District Championship GGH 3rd.
1914 Western District Championship GGH 2nd.
9th Nov 2011 - 7 Mile Team Race - 3rd
4th Feb 2011 - Western District Championship
GGH Club Championship medal D.McLelland 21st January 2011
GGH 6th Nov 2009 5mile Novice Championship
Biscuit Barrel Trophy for GGH 5 mile Handicap 1910
ClockTrophy for GGH 10 mile Cross Country Championship 1911
The club Championship Trophy won by David in seasons 1910/11, 11/12, 12/13
Below is the programme from the Harriers Silver Jubilee dinner held in the Tontine Hotel in November 1920
Some of the very earliest club photographs from 1897. Click on link for larger image. https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1920jubilee programme2web.jpg
Picture of D.W. Mill Glenparks very first Club Champion 1895/96/97. Also a picture of George Wallach and James Wilson the Harriers 2 Olympians. Click on link for larger image. https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1920jubilee programmeweb.jpg
Club Champion James Wilson , also a couple of pictures of races at Cappielow. Click on link for larger image. https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1920jubilee programme3web.jpg
The menu which includes the very appropriate Hare Soup as a starter. Click on link for larger image. https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1920jubille programme4web.jpg
Olympic Double medallist James Wilson leads the flying Finn Paavo Nurmi at the 1920 Antwerp (VII Olympiad). James won individual Bronze in the 10000m and led the GB team to Silver in the 8000m X-C. (See club History page in Archive for article on Glenparks Olympians James Wilson & George Wallach)
William Stevenson ran with the Harriers in 1920 winning 2nd place in the GGH 10mile handicap race. He like most young men of that time served in the great War. Above is picture of his Gallipoli Campaign medal. Click HERE for letter written by his son , also William, telling of his eventful life.
1923 Scottish Cross Country Champions with the NCCU Shield. The winning team (positions in brackets) consisted of (3)AB Lawrie, (6)AT Whitelaw(15) Davie Cummings, (21) Robb (24) Ben Dawson (25) A.Pettigrew
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Pictures of the National Gold Medal won by Ben Dawson for his part in Glenpark Harriers greatest team performance, also the trophy for the winner of GGH's 10mile handicap won by Ben on 9th April 1923 (the day before his 24th birthday). Thanks to Barbara , Ben's Daughter who sent in the pictures.
1925 Club photo: https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1925club web.jpg
Start of Maryhill Harriers 15mile race from Drymen to Firhill in 1926. Glenpark's Ben Dawson is lined up behind Triple Olympians Dunky Wright(No.1) and Ernie Harper (No.2). Thanks to Alex Wilson for providing the information on the picture.
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Title on back of photograph "They ran like the Hare" The Glenpark Harriers Team of 1939 which won the Greenock & District Novice Championship and Metcalfe Trophy.
L to R; J.Hamilton, J.Rowan, (1st , winner of McGregor cup) R.B McIntosh, D.Ewart. Click on link to view larger image https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1930novice champs web.jpg
Picture sent in by Jim Ewart, possibly taken circa 1940. Alex MacLean,1st left Back row,Tom Harris 2nd left middle row. Duncan Ewart far right middle row. Anyone recognise where it was taken?Let us know. *Maben Hartley (Alex MacLean's daughter) thinks it may be on the Loch Thom road - a favourite run for the Harriers even to this day.
The Greenock and District Territorial Army, who at the time were the Scottish Army cross country champions, everyone of them a member of Greenock Glenpark Harriers. That same team also went on to represent
The picture taken outside St. Patrick's church shows Duncan G Ewart (pictured standing 4th from right) was sent by his son Jim, who went to the Harriers with his dad as a 10 year old. The family emigrated to Canada in 1948.
GGH at the Lady Alice Park for the pre-season photograph taken before the annual trial race "Round the Mariners" 2.5mile road race which was the trial for the Victoria park McAndrew relay race at the start of October, circa 1955 or 56. (Back row) Donald Kennedy, George Carly, Bill Kesson, Jim Callaghan, Bill Elder. (2nd row) unknown, Jim Spence, John Fraser, Dan Farren, Ian Osborne, Duncan Turner, Dunky McFarlane, Jim McDonald, Michael Thompson, Alex McLean - in raincoat - (Seated) unknown, unkown, Tommy Mearns, John Cameron, Tommy Harris, Dan Canning, Charlie Mullen. (Front row) Norman Grant, George Spence, unknown, Robert Galloway, Robert Johnson, Colin Shields, Jimmy Grant, Bertie Cox.
Click here for larger picture: http://glenparkharriers.webs.com/1954.jpg
The Original Orangefield Clubhouse
The opening of the new clubhouse in August 1958
W.Williamson, T.Mearns, W.Elder, Miss Kirkwood, Mrs Morrison, D.Kennedy, J.Cameron, D.Morrison
Hamilton Race Course: Tommy Dobbin, Ronnie Arthur, Gordon Spence,Teddy Walker, Clive Turner Click on link to view larger image https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/t.dobbin r.arthur g.spence hamilton racecourse.jpg
Picture and details from John Burns (extreme left); Back row: Unknown; Joe BLAIR; George SPENCE; Leslie MITCHELL; Bertie COX; Unknown.
Front row: John BURNS; Jim SPENCE; Ian HOPKINS; Tony GALLAGHER; Gordon SPENCE; Clive TURNER; Colin SHIELDS; Ronnie ARTHUR.
On bench: Bill ELDER, Secretary; John CAMERON, President; Donald MORRISON, Vice President; Willie WILLIAMSON, Treasurer. https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/1960 aprilweb.jpg
This photograph dates from circa 1961-62 again taken at the Lady Alice Park Bowling Green. Names are as follows :-
(Back Row) Dick Hodelet, Jim Sheridan, John Burns, Gordon Spence. (Middle Row) Colin Shields, Robert (Panda) Galloway, Sam Foreman, Jim Spence, Henry(Harry) McWilliams, Donald Kennedy, Jim Callaghan, Charlie Cannon.(Seated Left to right) Dougie Childs, John(Jock) G Cameron, Donald Morrison, Tommy Mearns, Bill Elder. (Bottom Row) David Hendry, Ian Murray, Robert Johnson.
Click here for larger picture: http://glenparkharriers.webs.com/1960.jpg
Another picture where you can attempt to name some of our past & present Harriers.(Thanks to Richard Hodelet for pic)
Standing: Jim Hoey, Bill Elder, Hammy Cox, Donald Kennedy, Alan Anderson, Bertie Cox, Dougie Childs, John Smith, Paddy McCarney, Andy Law, Jim Sheridan, Robert Galloway, Sandy Reddy, Richard Hodelet,? Middle: ?, Jock Cameron, Wallace Tosh (in front of Wallace is Callum Woglemuth), Bill Docherty, Tommy Black, Front Row: Graham Kendall, David Hoey, ?,Billy Dunn, Billy Balloch, Frank Simpson, ? ,Douglas Kennedy.
Click here for larger picture: http://glenparkharriers.webs.com/GGH_1970's.jpg
Former club champion John Smith 2.34, with Bertie Cox 2.58, Robert Dolan 2.57, John McCready 3.09.
Can you name the Harriers below? Still quite a few running today. (thanks to Richard Hodelet for pics)
Back row: Robert Wilson, Pat Duffy, 2nd Back: Digby Guy, Willie Jukes, John Kerr, Joe Carruthers, Robert Mitchell, Graham McGrattan, Crawford Smith, Willie Hamill, ? , ? , Colin Granger, Raymond Johns. 3rd Back: Robert Cleary, Willie Hamill, Ian Cameron, Billy Paterson, Eddie O'Neill, Cliff Miller, Roger Boyd, ? , Kevin Duffy, Phil Russell, Robert Dolan, Brian McGuinness, Gerry Russell, Hammy Cox, 2nd Front: Bertie Cox, Tommy Knight, Richard Hodelet, Duncan MacNeill, Hugh Cameron, ? , Sid Tildesley, Jim Sheridan, Danny McLaughlin, Front row: Tommy Murray, Chris Hendry, Bobby Mooney, Gordon Robertson, Donald Shaw, Kenny Morrison, Andy Crossan.
Click here for larger picture: http://glenparkharriers.webs.com/Club_Photo_1986.jpg
Back Row: Neil Orr, Alan Puckrin, Jean Gallacher,? , Eleanor O'Brien, John McPaul, Robert Cleary, Russell Fleming, Pat Duffy, Graham McGrattan, Jean Smith, Kenny Scott, Crawford Smith, George Ormond, Billy Paterson, George Mitchell, John Russell, Tommy McCallion, Phil Russell, Joe Carruthers, John Kerr, Danny McLaughlin, Tommy Knight, Richard Hodelet, Jim Sheridan. Front Row: Brian McGuiness, Gerry Russell, Ian Cameron, Robert Shaw, Harry Fenion, Hugh Cameron, ? , ? , ? , ? , ? , ? .
Click here for larger picture: http://glenparkharriers.webs.com/GGH_1987_002.jpg
Scottish X-C Relay Champions 1988, Hammy Cox, Alan Puckrin, Tommy Murray, and Phil Russell.
A couple of pictures from the 1986 Glenpark Singlehurst race on the original route at the finish on Nelson Street. Raymond Johns 1st winner of the Bill Elder 10K trophy (1988), and Tony Curran 1st winner of the Chisolm mile (1987)
Richard Hodelet holder of the most Glenpark club titles leads Brian McGuinness (winner of the Bill Elder 10k in 1989)
The new millenium provided a highly successful period for the Glenpark Juniors.
2001 Stephen Trainer Winning the U13 Bronze Medal at the National x-c championships
Click on links to view larger image: https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/2001 nat xc bronze.jpg , https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/2001 nat xc trainer.jpg
2001 U17 Scottish Road Race Champions Paul Bryson (8th) David Butcher (3rd) Chris McCall (4th)
2001 Sam McGuinness helping Scotland to U18 Team Silver in the British Hill running Championships in Belfast.
2001 Chris McCall just about to pass Alistair Hay to finish 4th and lift Under 16 team Gold for Scotland. David Butcher at edge of picture finishes 7th.
2002 Under 15 Scottish Road Race Bronze medal winners Alyn McCall, Stephen Trainer, Jamie Cuffe: 2002 Debbie Miller National Road Race Bronze medal winner
Glenpark youngsters David Butcher, Paul Bryson, Chris McCall and Debbie Miller all gain selection for the Scottish Schools International in 2004
Club photo 2003: Back Row: D.MacNeill, A.Hay, H.McLaughlin, H.Rafferty, E.Currie, A.Moore, N.Hay, A.McCall, D.Butcher, T.Knight, Barry McLaughlin, R.Davidson, K.Scott, R.Hodelet, A.Morrison, H.Gibson, A.O'Rourke, A.MacLean, R.Wilson, M.Harrington, R.Mitchell, S.Deane, C.Mackay, Rob? , Dougie Campbell
2nd Front Row: J.Bradley, L.McCall, A.McCall, J.Kerr, J.Cuffe, W.Jukes, R.Dolan, S.Peacock, C.McCall, C.MacLean
Front Row: ?, ?, S.Orr, C.Williams, A.McCall, S.Trainer, D.Miller, E.O'Rourke, K.Roy
Club photograph 2003, click on link to view larger image: https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/club 2003webs.jpg
2009: Back Row: Alan Henderson, Steven Watson, Graham mcGrattan, Robert Mitchell, Stephen Trainer, Bernie Kangley, Alan O'Rourke, Stephen McLoone, Kenny Pryde, Ernie Currie, Kenny Scott, Ian Rankin, Peter Clare, Phil Russell.
Front Row: Jack Knowles, Andy McCall, Robert Dolan, Steven Campbell, Tommy Knight, Stephen McDade, David Henderson, Billy McLaughlin, Robert Dolan. Click for larger image: https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/GGH Men1.jpg
Back row: Dorothy McCormick, Irene McDade, Heather Kangley, Anne Anderson, Nichola Collins, Susanne O'Rourke. Front: Alison King, Yvonne Prager, Ann Hay, Emily Pollock
Click for larger image: https://webzoom.freewebs.com/glenparkharriers/GGH Ladies1.jpeg
Excellent photographs taken at the Lady Alice Bowling Club by Thomas Loehndorf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35938782@N08/sets/72157637229905776/ prior to the 2013 Colin Shields Road Race - (Inside due to the torrential Rain)