Cumbernauld 10k rated ‘excellent’ by participants

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 01:23 on 24 June 2015

Cumbernauld 10k

Broadwood Stadium is the venue for the annual run. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

THE organisers behind the ever-increasingly popular Cumbernauld 10k event have welcomed news that last year’s participants have rated the challenge as one of the best they have taken part in.

Organisers behind the event have welcomed the results of a survey involving runners from the 2014 Cumbernauld 10k, which has shown the high level of respect which the annual event commands.

In an evaluation survey of the 2014 event, a number of last year’s runners were asked about their opinions of the event.

Of those surveyed, 96 per cent of respondents said that last year’s 10k event at Broadwood was either excellent or above average, while 91% of respondents gave the same rating when asked about the course.

The news of the event’s positive approval among participants came as the organisers announced that Sunday, September 20th, 2015 will be the date for this year’s 10k event.

Alongside the main 10k race, there is set to be a children's 1k and 3k event, in addition to a Victory Mile Walk, as well as free family activities and entertainment, with booking via the q-buster website now open.

Organised by North Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, Campsies Centres Cumbernauld Ltd, Strathmore Spring Water and the Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle, Cumbernauld 10k is now a prominent feature in the calendar of many professional runners and amateur enthusiasts. 

One of the runners who completed the survey on last year’s event was Lynsey Ronald from Paisley. 

By completing the survey, Ms Ronald has won a gift voucher from Run4It and free entry to the 2015 event. She said that the free activities for children were an added bonus for her and her family on the day.

"The activities available for the children on the day were great. It was good to know on my run round that my son was taking part in some kids' event and also getting into the spirit of the day. I'm really looking forward to the next event,” she said. 

Included amongst the many positive comments received by organisers through the survey, responses included: "a great course and one of my top 3 10ks throughout the year"; "great atmosphere"; "one of the best 10k courses I have raced on"; "excellent family day out"; and "never done anything life this before and enjoyed every minute of it".

Another runner whose feedback won him a prize was Mark Alexander. He said: "The Cumbernauld 10k is a well organised race on a fast flowing personal best course, with the added benefit of activities for children before, during and after the race."