Balfron 10K IS a runaway success

May 1 2009 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday

ALMOST 600 runners took part the third Co-operative Balfron 10K on Sunday.

Carnegie Harriers athlete Ian Stewart was first home in a time of 35.21 with Claire Couper taking the women’s race in 40.27.

But the winners on the day will be Balfron Primary and Balfron High Schools – the beneficiaries of the race.

Race organiser Colin Mendham said: “It was an incredible sight to see all the runners at the starting line.

“The race has become a huge success and a real favourite with runners, young and old from all over the country. The event embraces the whole community and our thanks go to the generosity of our main sponsor the Co-operative and the many other local businesses who continue to support us.

“Our thanks also to all our many volunteers who willingly gave up their time to assist in so may ways to make the day such a resounding success.”

Results: Male – Ian Stewart (Carnegie Harriers) 35.21; 2 Paul Thompson (Helensburgh AC) 36.04; 3 Stephen Allan (Kirkintilloch Olympians) 36.44.

Female – 1 Claire Couper (Unattached) 40.27; 2 Yvonne Hamilton (Giffnock North) 42.14; 3 Fiona Greer (Unattached) 43.28.

Junior male – Ross Milne (Central AC) 38.55; Junior Female – Rosie Hastings (Central AC) 44.07; V40 Male – David Eckersley (Central AC) 37.25; V40 Female – Fiona Greer (Unattached) 43.28; V50 Male – Ian Stewart (Carnegie Harriers) 35.21; V50 Female – Jean Anderson (Unattached) 49.37.

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