Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.
Published at 17:44 on 20 September 2015
CUMBERNAULD’S Broadwood Stadium has once again played host to the annual Cumbernauld 10k event, with the race’s start and finish lines taking over the stadium’s pitch earlier today.
Organisers say that over 500 runners took part in the main 10k event, which set off from the stadium grounds at 11am on Sunday (20th September) morning.
Around 110 people participated in the smaller 3k event, with a similar amount of eager participants joining in with the 1k fun-run for primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils.
Last year, the event drew in over 500 participants, with the popularity of the annual competition pulling in talent from throughout Scotland.
In 2013, the event’s organisers announced that the main 10k event would have pacemakers for the first time, as the event’s popularity continued to grow.
This year, in excess of 600 people took part in the variety of races on offer, with a number of spectators pushing family and friends on to the finish line.
Taking home the trophy from this year’s event was Robert Gilroy, of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, with a blistering time of 31 minutes and 29 seconds. Mr Gilroy was the winner of last year’s event too.
Lindsey Currie from Dumbarton Amateur Athletics Club was the fastest of the event’s female participants, storming home with a finish time of 39 minutes and 42 seconds.
Among the event’s other notable participants was Stuart McDonald, the SNP Member of Parliament for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East.
Mr McDonald announced his intention to take part in the event yesterday (19th September).
In a post to his Facebook page the SNP man declared that “in a recent moment of madness” he had “signed up for tomorrow's Cumbernauld 10k.”
Sharing a link to his JustGiving page, the area’s Member of Parliament confirmed that the money he would raise would go to Save the Children.
“I know so many have been incredibly generous in supporting causes like this in recent weeks - but if you've a few spare pounds, please do consider supporting a fantastic charity,” Mr McDonald posted.
Running under number 180, Mr McDonald crossed the finish line with a time of 45 minutes and 52 seconds.
Commenting after the event, the SNP man said the race had been “enjoyable – if painful”.
He added: “I would like to thanks the organisers, and congratulate all 600+ runners who took part in the 10k event, as well as the young ones doing the 1k and 3k.
Thanks also to all my sponsors – it’s been a really generous response.”
The full results of the 10k event are posted below.
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