2014 comments

We hope you enjoyed the race and it would be a great help to us if you could take a few moments to review the race on the Runners World website. Follow this link: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/   click on Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k, then scroll down and click “Add Your Rating”.  Note if you’re not already registered its quick and free and gives you access to loads of useful running information.


2014-05-02 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Beautiful, well organised race and the hills made it more interesting if challenging!

Nina Vaswani

 

2014-05-01 www.runnersworld.co.uk

In short: Hills that go down as well as up
In full: Fantastic race full of hills and no flat bits. It’s an out and back with the most beautiful scenery, excellent support from the village and brilliant marshals. The last km is a decent climb but it’s worth it at the end. I can’t recommend this race enough.

Ali McLaren

 

2014-04-30 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Love this race it’s well organised n fun I will be back for my fourth time next yr

Derek Raybold

 

2014-04-30 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Great track with superb scenery and a lot of hills, which I thoroughly enjoyed

Leigh Stygal

 

2014-04-29 www.runnersworld.co.uk

This was my 2nd year and have PB’d on both occasions, which is great given the hilliness. A tough but brilliant event and stunning scenery to help you along. Love it!

Nicholas Parker 4

 

2014-04-29 www.runnersworld.co.uk

In short: A ‘must do’ race with fantastic local support and well organised. I’ll be back 😉
In full: Organisation – spot on
Race/course – scenic and undulating
Support – local and vocal
Goody bag – tshirt, medal, water, fruit and a fab tunnocks wafer!!
Overall – FAB 🙂

Auntiekanda

 

2014-04-29 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

It was a fantastic event and great credit is due to those who organise the event and to the local community for their great support. It was a very tough course but that’s what made it so special.

Ian Rutherford

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Excellent race! Managed 4 minutes quicker than last year so hopefully another improvement from me in 2015! Thanks to all the organisers and volunteers – great also to get so much support from the locals!

David Mackay

 

2014-04-28 by email

Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone involved in the 10k on Sunday – that was my first venture into an organised race and the whole experience was awesome.
Can’t wait for next year!!!

Paul Holst

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Amazing 10 really friendly town I loved every min of it!

Pete Gethins

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Most I’ve enjoyed a 10k, well organised and plenty of enthusiastic supporters, thanks to everyone involved.

Tommy Fitzpatrick

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Best race of the year. Fantastic scenery, very friend

Beth Crossan

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Fabulous views but watch your pace- hills a plenty!

Skippy440

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Excellent race! Managed 4 minutes quicker than last year so hopefully another improvement from me in 2015! Thanks to all the organisers and volunteers – great also to get so much support from the locals!

David Mackay

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Rolling hills

Jim Speakman

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Very enjoyable great encouragement from onlookers and other participants

Tommy Cuthbert

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Lovely scenery, great route, great atmosphere, very friendly, watch out for the hills

Alastair Douglas 2

 

2014-04-28 www.runnersworld.co.uk

In short: Hilly, hard going at times, but very enjoyable
In full: A very scenic out-and-back race, with lots of hills (and one particularly steep climb at around the 7km mark). It’s very well organised, and the support along the route is fantastic. A really good event that caters for runners of all abilities!

kc

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Amazing 10K. So well organised and has great facilities. Its a tough course, uphill on the way back in, but that’s a good thing! Its scenic and beautiful and the organisers are very switched on.

Shaun Butler

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Amazing race, brilliantly organised, beautiful but brutal course! Will defo be back!

Shaun Butler

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thank you so much what an amazing 10k everyone involved where amazing!

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Great day out I was really blown away by how well organised this event was! Deffo coming back in 2015 (hopefully with a faster time 😉

Peter Gethins

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thoroughly enjoyed the run. will be back next year for my 3rd time.

Stuart Govan

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Awesome race! Only signed up on Friday night, so glad I did! Loved being out in the countryside! Great atmosphere! Excellent organisation! Made to feel welcome from locals! The kids at the water stations were ace! I’ll be back! 🙂

Emma Craig

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Another brilliantly executed Balfron 10k. Well done to everyone involved. Such a fabulous day I might be tempted to run …….

Helen Brew

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

It was a great race, thanks to everyone involved

Gareth Gordon

 

2014-04-28 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Great day out I was really blown away by how well organised this event was! Deffo coming back in 2015 (hopefully with a faster time 😉

Peter Gethins

 

2014-04-27 www.runnersworld.co.uk

A great race with friendly atmosphere. Well organised. A very challenging route…no flat bits at all!!

rhorunner

 

2014-04-27 www.runnersworld.co.uk

A very well run event in a lovely setting

MichaelM

 

2014-04-27 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Fabulous

elly9

 

2014-04-27 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Great race well organised, but with so many undulations difficult to pace black marks to whoever thought it was a good idea to close the A81 today

Jambomorai

 

2014-04-27 www.runnersworld.co.uk

Great hilly out and back course with beautiful sc

Jacob Lovatt2

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks Balfron great race and good weather ! I would go as far to say that once I got my pace sorted I was a touch warm, anyway 42 minutes clocked in at, well done everyone and thanks again

Neil Richardson

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Great race today (again) and the support from the spectators was fantastic.

Steven Watson

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thank you for a great race. We both really enjoyed ouselves. The support on route was fab and the kids yelling and cheering for everyone made my day! Thank you to everyone involved in setting up the race, marshalling and picking up our litter after! Its much apprechiated! Maybe we’ll see you again next year 😉

Alana Kelly

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Great weather and a great course. Got a pb. BOOM! Thanks to all the supporters and marshals. Nice medal.

Alastair Douglas

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Both my bro & myself thoroughly enjoyed our race. Well organised, great set up, fab volunteers/helpers. Probably the best 10k we’ve ran!! Great goody bad & smashing medal/wafer, lol

Karen Dunbar

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Really enjoyed this morning’s race. Great support out on the route and efficiently organised. Appreciated getting my time before I left. Well done everybody.

Jennifer Hosie

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Great race; wonderful atmosphere as always. Congratulations to all the runners

Mary Young

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thank you to all the organisers, marshalls, cheerers on and all the other runners. A tough wee 10k but thoroughly enjoyed it and thank you to the weather Gods for being with us as well.

Lucy Mcnee
2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Brilliant event as always, such a friendly, encouraging atmosphere! Cheers!

Stuart Rennie

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Great run, deserved winners of Scotland’s Best 10k!

Sean Barry Botha

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Fantastic event very friendly and great atmosphere my first time at balfron will see you all again next year, thank you to all Marshall’s, organisers and spectators! X

Jacqui McLachlan

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks for a great race! The support from the spectators was amazing!

Steven Watson

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks to everyone involved. Excellent support from the volunteers and random spectators. The kids at the water stop in particular were fantastic. I’m looking forward to coming back next year!

Ali McLaren

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks to all of the organising team, the marshals, the water station-ers (especially the enthusiastic kids), the local businesses and the Balfron community for another cracking race. It really is a special event. Thanks to all involved.

Vee Pollock

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Well done Danielle Ewbank, Katie McCallum, Richard McCallum, Richard Sinclair and Erica, Rick had a home advantage given he went to balfron high school.

Robert Macdonald

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks for continuing to provide a first class race.

Douglas Leitch

 

2014-04-27 www.facebook.com/balfron10k

Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers of this great 10k and the lovely people of Balfron for your support today

David King