Successful 10K for Forfar club

The sun smiled once again on the Forfar 10K last Sunday with over 280 runners enjoying - or enduring - the warm and sunny conditions.

David Blackie was the clear winner in the men’s race, finishing in a time of 34 minutes 45 seconds, with David Hunter of Perth Road Runners taking second place in 35.14, followed by Ronald Gauld (35.54). Lothian Running Club’s Edel Mooney placed seventh overall to win the women’s race in 37.55, well ahead of second placed Pamela Morris of Metro Aberdeen (42.46), while Marie Baxter took third in 43.28.

First male over 40 was Colin Brown of Fife AC in 37.35, followed by Rob Taylor of Aberdeen Metro (38.21) and Dick Steven (39.26). Neil Muir of Perth RR took the MV50 prize in 40.39, Forfar Road Runner Jack Davies finished first MV60 in 44.27 while clubmate Sam Connelly picked up yet another over 70 prize with his finishing time of 63.32.

The first female over 40 was Dudley’s Marion McComb who finished in 41.57, followed by Gillian Sangster of Arbroath Footers (42.51) and Fife AC’s Keren MacPherson (43.44). Sylvia Cranston from Montrose won the female V50 prize (45.22), while Anster’s Hazel Bradley was first in the female over 60 category in an excellent time of 46.49.

In the team competition, Aberdeen Metro edged out Perth RR and Fife AC to win men’s prize while Perth Road Runners took the female team prize ahead of Dundee Road Runners and Stonehaven.

The full report and results will be published in next week’s Dispatch.

The club is pleased to announce that online entries for the Glen Clova Half Marathon are now open - please see the club website for details at www.forfarroadrunners.co.uk