RACE REPORT FOLLOWS UNDER RESULTS
MALE – COURSE RECORD – Del YOUNG 34:49 (2016)
1ST Garry MATHEW 35:37
2ND Crispin WALSH 35:58
3RD Matt WILLIAMSON 38:06
FEMALE – COURSE RECORD – Edel MOONEY 41:01 (2017)
1ST Edel MOONEY 41:01
2ND Mary McCUTCHEON 42:14
3RD Louise TYLER 43:11
V50M Andrew STEWART 42:26
V50F Mary McCUTCHEON 42:14
V60M Norman BAILLIE 47:03
V60F Deirdre HOYLE 59:14
U20M Joseph DALY 49:29
U20F Rachel CAIRNS 01:00
G63M Matt WILLIAMSON 38:06
G63F Edel MOONEY 41:01
MALE: Bellahouston Harriers
FEMALE: Giffnock North AC
2017 Killearn 10k Race Report
Saturday 3rd June was an exciting day for runners and supporters of the annual Killearn 10k and Killearn Mile. The day began with an early start for set up in the park before attention turned to registration in Killearn Primary School. At 9am the team of committed marshals collected their packs and headed out to take up their place along the Mile and 10k routes.
The 124 Mile runners, joggers and walkers mustered at the start line in for a 10am ‘ready, steady, go’ and go they did! Although there was a bit of puffing and panting, it was the giggles and cheers that told the real story; it was fun! As the participants crossed the finish line back in the park each one received their well earned medals. The Mile was again hosted jointly by the 10k committee and Alison Grey of Active Stirling and, this year, we had more participants than ever before.
Starter’s orders were 11am for the 204 10k runners and what an impressive sight they made at the start line between the Buchanan and War Monuments. Taking the same route as previous years, runners headed down Main Street before turning up onto the pipe track. As a trail race the 10k terrain is challenging underfoot; however, as runners turned and headed back to the village attention was often diverted away from their feet to take in the spectacular scenery over Killearn and up to the Loch. The water station at the foot of Dumgoyne was, as always, a welcome source of hydration and a big thank you goes to Stevie Crawford and his merry band who stepped in to cover Tim Brown’s usual spot (for one year only Tim!). And, after crossing the finish line, runners and marshals were treated to a delicious soup and brownie in the park provided by Elsie MacDonald.
It was another scorcher his year but, not held back by the heat, Garry Mathew was first to cross the finish line in 35 minutes and 37 seconds. Hot on his heels was Crispin Walsh and then, in 38 minutes and 6 seconds, Matt Williamson claimed third place and first G63 male. First women, Edel Mooney, crossed the line in 41 minutes and 1 second setting a new female course record and claiming first G63 female. New club prizes were introduced this year and these were awarded to Bellahouston Harriers (male club prize) and Giffnock North AC (female club prize). The Killearn Football Club fielded a 10 man team and Simon Sweeney was the first black and white shirt to finish, in 40 minutes and 29 seconds.
Every finishing runner was rewarded with a bespoke medal, a technical running top and a host of other post-race goodies. Category winners collected individual prizes generously provided by sponsors and the Killearn 10k Committee. This year the 10k main sponsor was The Old Mill and runners extend their thanks to them and the other local businesses and organisations who supported the event: Glengoyne Distillery, The Co-operative, RUN4IT, Barrs, Three Sisters Bake, Art4you, Lumsdaine Halls Therapy Rooms, Tunnocks, The Killearn Trust, Active Stirling, The Burnbrae, Bearsden, The Yoga Place and Hewitt and Aker.
The 10k is a local event and every year we rely on the support of our marshals and volunteers. A huge thank you goes to all of them for helping us deliver another enjoyable, friendly and safe Killearn 10k.