26 Apr

Record-breaking At Balfron 10K

Runners competing in the 2009 Balfron 10K

Yesterday's Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10K saw runners from Garscube Harriers secure a winning double, with both the women's and men's winners setting new course records for the race. Almost 500 runners completed the popular course through the countryside, starting and finishing in the grounds of Balfron High School.

Ben Melby of the Garscube Harriers set the Mens record with a time of 33:05, passing Chris Deveney of Kilbarchan towards the end of the race to take the title. Ben's teammate, Kirsty Husband, made it a double for the club with a winning time in the ladies race of 38:21. Kirsty broke her own course record, set in 2008.

Paul Thompson of Helensburgh AC was first in the Male V50 category, in 35:26, having now won a prize in every running of the Balfron 10K. Jane Richardson brought up the rear in 01:26:19, with Pippa Gardner being the mid-point runner with a time of 52:27. For full race results click here.

Race Director, Colin Mendham, was delighted with the success of this year's race, commenting on the great weather the runners received, "The race was run in near perfect conditions - cool and overcast, with the earlier downpour having cleared." With almost 500 runners completing the 2010 race, the Balfron 10K is fast becoming one of the most popular in Central and West Scotland.

For more information on the race visit balfron10k.org.uk