Balfron runners limber up for 10K challenge

LAST year’s successful Balfron 10K saw the setting up of a village running club for locals taking part in the event.

Now they’ve been bitten by the running bug, they’re hoping the club can provide the winner of the second 10K on Sunday, April 27.

Following 12 months of hard training, Balfron Running Club members are expecting to improve on their personal bests at the Co-operative sponsored run.

David Eckersley, one of the club’s trainers, said: “It’s been great to see how everyone has improved over this year and we have some talented runners in the group.

“It’s certainly not unrealistic to think one of them could win. And of course we have the advantage of training regularly on the course and having the support of a home crowd!”

Balfron Running Club began life as a temporary training group for last year’s inaugural 10k race. It was such a success that there was great demand to make the running club and members now meet at Balfron Campus every Wednesday at 7.45pm to follow a programme of warm-ups and stretches, followed by a structured training session.


“We welcome runners of all abilities, from beginners to seasoned marathon runners so if you are looking to improve your running, or get in shape for the 10k why not join us?” said David.


Anyone interested can go along on a Wednesday or call Balfron Campus on 01360 440940 for more information.


There is still time to enter this year’s Balfron 10K. You can enter online or you can print off an entry form on the website at Alternatively, entry forms are available at Balfron Campus, Balfron Library and other local outlets.


Further information on the Co-operative Balfron 10K is available from Colin Mendham on 01360 440175.


All proceeds from the race will be shared between Balfron Primary and High Schools.


David Eckersley is pictured right during last year’s Balfron 10K.

Stirling Observer