Gerry Gallacher, resident blogger for the MHFS 10K, has kindly provided scottishrunning guide.com with an on the ground report of Sunday's race.
The slightly overcast, yet dry weather for Sunday's MHFS 10K made for excellent running conditions. The race was scheduled to start at 10.00am prompt but due to issues with access to the Albion Street car park, the start was delayed until 10.15am.
As we made our way to the start line, Scott Hastings and Jim McInnes wished runners good luck. Leaving from Bellahouston Park, participants continued along Mosspark Boulevard to be welcomed by cheers of support from the local residents. The course took participants over the M77 heading towards Pollok Park, with runners greeted at the 3km marker with a piper.
Approaching Dumbreck Road, I could hear the commentary of Jim McIness, signalling there was around 1km before finishing. The atmosphere at the finish line was incredible, with the spectators clapping and shouting the runners until the very last. I was reasonably happy with my time of 46:12 and delighted with the excellent finishers medal.
To assist competitors in reaching their PB, pacers - kindly supplied by Bellahouston Harriers - were on hand and highly visible in bright yellow t-shirts. The organisers, especially Elaine Boyd and Sarah McMillan, did a fantastic job and were helped massively by the volunteers, ensuring the 7th staging of the MHFS 10K went as smoothly as possible.