2010 comments

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May 6, 2010

In short: Great atmosphere, tough course, Fabulous day!
In full: I’ve never seen event organizers look so calm and relaxed. This race ran like clockwork. Well-attended, well-supported, I would recommend this to everyone! Start running now!

William Chandler

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April 27, 2010

In short: Top race!
In full: This is one of the very best organised, scenic and friendliest races I have competed in. Everything from location to facilities are fantastic.
I cannot recommend this event any more highly, and wish to thank everyone that contributed to making it a memorable and FUN race.
Although “undulating” is a very generous descriptive for this course!
It’s a really tough one to get a PB on, but don’t let that dishearten you, I managed it 🙂 so just run it and enjoy it!!
I’ll be back!

Kevin Judge

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April 26, 2010

We came, We saw, We conquered, We even made the paper!

All in we raised over £800 for Rhian so it’s a fantastic group effort and thanks to everyone who donated.
The race itself was very well organised and it’s a brilliant route (nobody told us the last 3k were all uphill)

Craig Butler

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April 26, 2010

In short: Organisation, atmosphere and terrain were all amazing.

Andrew Douglas

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April 26, 2010

In short: A fantastic,friendly 10K near the Loch Lomdond National Park. Great scenery to distract you
In full: What a great race. This is my 3rd time here and I’ll be back next year. Great location, generous goody bag with fab T-shirt and medal too. A warm reception, helpful marshals and great banter with fellow runners. Balfron you put on a good show. Well done the organisers.

LL Wilson

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April 26, 2010In short: Friendly race with a reasonably tough course
In full: First time running this and only my 3rd 10K. The course is hilly, but that’s part of the challenge although seeing the lead runners coming past you at 3.5km is a bit gutting.

The country road is (largely) closed to traffic so the biggest hazard is the ‘country’ smells at on or two spots and the well signposted potholes.

Very well organised for collection of numbers and chips at the start and for the goody bags and t-shirts at the end. Special thanks to the younger volunteers who helped remove the chips from tired legs.

Despite the course still managed a personal best so extremely chuffed and will be back next year.

TheWRabbit

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April 26, 2010In short: Challenging race, however the scenery was stunning and place very welcoming.

siobhan hewitt

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April 26, 2010In short: Brilliant race but oh those hills!
In full: Excellent organisation and local support. “Undulating”(ie hills start to finish!) but the views – despite the weather – made up for it. Will definitely be back next year.

Jill Matheson

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April 26, 2010In short: Another Brilliant 10k from Balfron Schools
In full: My second year here and I will keep on coming back. Nice scenic out and back course with some ‘great’ hills on the return. A warm welcome from the local school and flawless organisation as always. Good quality medal with the date embossed on it (better than when its printed on the ribbon I think).

No fuss, you turn up, you are welcomed, you collect number, you run….Simples!

Tigerspaw

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April 26, 2010In short: Out and back with the back bit mostly uphill

Terry Wright 2

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April 26, 2010In short: Once again superb!
In full: Definitely my favourite 10K and it just keeps getting better. The marshalls and support were perfect especially for that last climb into the village, the pipers an unexpected treat and the scenery beautiful as ever.

Derek Townsend

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April 26, 2010In short: 2nd time doing this race, great atmosphere. All they have to do is flatten that hill at 7k & it’ll be perrfect.

Barry Mowat

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April 26, 2010In short: will be back next year

Jim Hamilton

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April 25, 2010

Notes: mild, overcast, light breeze; very hilly course, so dead chuffed with the time, which was good enough for 1st place overall, breaking Alastair Mo’s course record and setting a personal best time (one second faster than my time from Dumbarton ’08!); victory was only secured in the final 75 meters of the race; I had actually resigned myself to 2nd place coming up the final hill, but as I suddenly found myself closing down on the leader, I thought, “Oh!” and then kicked; a great race with scenic background and fantastic organization (complete with race t-shirt, bagpiper, good music, enthusiastic crowds, nice dessert and tea table!); my mate Gavin ended up with the top vets prize and clubmate Kirsty Husband was top female overall – Garscube Harriers, represent.

Ben Melby

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April 25, 2010In short: Of feck, not ANOTHER hill!!!
In full: What goes down must go up. Hard course, but a top class event. Superb organisation (yet again) from Colin, Lois, and all the rest.

Running Bhoy

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April 25, 2010In short: Organisation from registration to marshals and water were fantastic. Well done to Colin and others

Gavin Hunter

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April 25, 2010In short: superbly organised and a fab 10k.

Isabel MacIver

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April 25, 2010In short: All-around best 10k I have run in Scotland, unequivocally

Melbs

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April 25, 2010In short: Extremely well organised

Lyndsay Morrison

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April 25, 2010In short: Very hilly but enjoyable great atmoshphere liked the piper very well orgnanized

Helen Turkington 2

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April 25, 2010In full: Challanging with the hills, but a really friendly and very well organised race. Oranges at the end were a great touch. I havn’t done an out and back before but was fun seeing the head of the race coming the other way!

robbie drummond

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April 25, 2010In short: A race of up’s and down’s that leaves you on a high!
In full: Really well organised race that was thoroughly enjoyable! Quite hilly, but the scenery was beautiful. A piper at the start and water stations was a nice touch. Wish I’d done some hill training but will definately be back next year to enjoy it all over again. A special thanks to the lady in the green t-shirt who kept me going in the last mile! If you’re unsure about doing it, I defy you to regret it!

Rozalind Holmes

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April 25, 2010In short: Great 10k Hilly but fun would recomended it for next year see there .

Rob Sanderson

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April 25, 2010In short: excellent organisation. very good scenic and hilly route

Tom Crone

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April 25, 2010In short: Another fantastic event – great organisation and warm local support!
In full: Another great event. Friendly atmosphere with good local support – even bagpipes at the start and water station! The oranges at the end went down well and real coffee (and bacon rolls)- from Doyles Deli and even a shop this year (Wonderland) make this an event with a difference. A success overall…

D Eckersley

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April 25, 2010In short: “Undulating” 10K in fantastic scenary. Great for newbies and regulars alike!
In full: A fantastic 10K race in Balfron. An out & back route – undulating, but predominately downhill for first 5K and uphill the way home. Definately should have done more hill reps in training 🙂 Lovely support from the locals and very well organised with chip timing, medal, T-shirt and goodie bag. Orange segments at the end were a nice touch. Field of around 550 with a mix of abilities meant there was enough space to run, but you were never on your own. Definately one for next year!!

Chloe MacAdam

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April 25, 2010In short: Fantastic event, can see why it was rated top 10k in Scotland for 2009. Organisation excellent. Atmosphere very friendly from start to finish. A real gem, this one will be in my diary for next year.

Stephen Reekie 2

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