2012 comments

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May 5, 2012In short: Community atmosphere, great fun
In full: Thanks a lot for a great day out. Really friendly and delighted to be part of a great community event.

Andrew Mulholland

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April 29, 2012In short: A sociable out an back race with little and big undulations to keep the beautiful scene to back of

Alan Rodger 6

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April 25, 2012In short: Well organised, friendly race – the hills just make it interesting!
In full: First time doing this race ( I am fairly new to this running malarky) but really enjoyed it – despite the undulating route. Weather and enthusiastic support along the way helped. Will be back next year to try to improve on my time!

AliBallyBee 3

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April 25, 2012I really enjoyed the run; it is a different and challenging course compared with most due to the hills, however fantastic location.  This is my third year and looking forward to many more.

Sam

April 25, 2012In short: Fantastic as usual

Gavin Hunter

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April 25, 2012In short: Another corker from the boys and girls at balfron!
In full: My 3rd year in a row and it never fails to to the biz. i recommended this race to another running colleague who brought a friend and they, despite the hills, absolutely loved the event. the atmosphere is great, the course hilly but beautiful and the locals are so supportive. i feel like helping out marshaling next year to make a contribution to this race but I’m too selfish to not race it again next year. it’s not a pb candidate really but I nearly took 1 50 off last year’s time so still very happy. very good course to get your 10k season going. wonderful all round event and possibly my favourite Scottish 10k of the calendar. well done to all involved. 10/10 yet again. I will continue to recommend it to everyone.

ewan w

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April 24, 2012In short: An excellent event with a fantastic atmosphere and slick organisation. well done.
In full: An excellent 10k with what appears to be a good club race at the sharp end, and loads of support for all of us behind them. Thanks to the organisers, the ‘workers’ and all those who create the atmosphere. Lovely to see so many still around to see the prizegiving.

Nigel Johnson 3

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April 24, 2012Thanks for a lovely and well organised race.

Lisa McAllister

 

April 24, 2012In short: Fantastic day, well organised and positive atmosphere. My 4th time, husband’s first ever 10k and he loved it. Both be back next year.

Beth Crossan

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April 23, 2012In short: Have been running for a number of years and recently took up cycling, the Balfron 10k has rejuvenated my interest in running, a fantastic event, quite simply inspirational !

Stephen Reekie 2

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April 23, 2012In short: Amazing scenery, if you can lift your head!

Andrew Robinson 21

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April 23, 2012In short: You have to love the hills, they’re part of the scenery!
In full: I can’t believe I set a PB on this course.
Yes it’s ‘undulating’, yes it’s ‘hilly’ but…
you haven’t done a 10K until you’ve done Balfron!
P.s. please forget the cotton T-shirts, Please!

Stu_G

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April 23, 2012In short: A very smoothly organised and very friendly event.
In full: After over a year away from racing I really enjoyed this event. It’s really well organised but with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The big hill on the return leg of the out and back course is taxing, but the local support and encouragement will get you home. Very enjoyable.

Gerry OBrien

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April 23, 2012In short: Flat, fast course and well organised

BrianKins

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April 23, 2012In short: course is like a rollere coaster, if you don’t like hills, don’t go.

Jack Davies

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April 23, 2012In short: I’ve never loved the great outdoors so much as running the Balfron 10K – my RAVE RUN!
In full: The faster I ran, the faster I was done and boy – the sweet, juicy, cool oranges at the finish, never tasted so good! The conscientious and mindful nature of the attention to detail of the whole event from the four pins neatly put together for your number to the numerous politely phrased signs throughout the race, absolutely put the runner first. The piper at the half way point, the Usain Bolt fix we all needed to smash our own PBs! This year was a new track record for the male and female and a prize for the first local – nice one on both counts. Local residents along they way from young and younger, cheered rapturously as we ran past, many with jelly babies and more water, fantasitic we puffed and huffed our way to the finish and brought an infectious smile to our faces. They say that the real purpose of running isn’t to win a race; its to test the limits of the human heart – well, to the organisers and folk of Balfron, you have huge hearts in your generosity. Thank you and hear’s to 2013.

Mairi Clark

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April 23, 2012In short: Exactly how road running in Scotland should be. Can’t wait for next year!

Alan Morris 13

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April 23, 2012In short: Best race in the calendar. First class 10k.
In full: Well done Balfron. What a beautiful location, a warm welcome, amazing local support along the route, great organisation and a very generous goody bag including T shirt, medal and a stash of yummy treats. Thank you. Will be back next year.

Lou Lou 6

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April 23, 2012In short: Tough but enjoyable

brian dunbar

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April 22, 2012In short: Great race for anybody!

edge1255

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April 22, 2012In short: Great race, v friendly.

alanda100

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April 22, 2012In short: 10k Excellence from Balfron
In full: My 4th year at this event and Balfron Schools show yet again why people come back year after year – superb organisation, good value entry fee, friendly welcome, chip timing, challenging course, quality medal, Tunnochs caramel wafer in the goody bag ;))equals lots of very happy runners!!

Tigerspaw

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April 22, 2012In short: Hard work but worth it, would do again, my first 10k great experience!

lorraine adams 6

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April 22, 2012In short: Brilliant race, been wanting to run it for a few years now and actually got round to it this year. Definitely would of been struggling with the last 1.5k had it not been for the brilliant support from specators!

Lisa Rubython

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April 22, 2012In short: Fantastic Event for First Timer
In full: This was my first 10K ‘event’. I have been an avid 5K runner for years now, and frequently enjoy resistance (weights) training. I thought that signing up for this would prove a real challenge. I was correct. The hilly nature of the run was very challenging, which made the finish line so very rewarding! The organisation of the event was very good and the atmosphere very friendly. This event has made my weekend and given me the confidence to up my running distance from 5K to 10K and change my training to increase the distance. This event has made my weekend and given me such a buzz!

Mark Peters 5

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