Polaroid Cross Country Results

Perfect conditions for running once the icy bits had thawed.

Finish order & times……

Steve 36:00, Elaine 37:01, Ally 37:16, Roberta 37:45, Lins 37:55, Andy 39:46, Pat 44:07, Yvonne 46:44

Polaroid Cross Country

Next Club race is the Polaroid Cross Country, Sat 18th Jan, 10:00 am start. A mixture of hard core paths and muddy trails, 2 laps, about 2 1/4 miles per lap.

Trace from last years run below.

Polaroid XC Route

Balloch Park Cross Country

Wet n windy today and with some of the course churned up from last weeks Western District XC made for perfect Cross Country, 4 of us ran, slipped and slithered round….

Steve 39:08, Steph 42:08, Andy 43:48, Pat 48:06

Balloch Park Cross Country

Race on Sat 14th Dec starts at 10:00 am in front of the Castle

Balfron 10KSunday May 3, 2020

We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k, which takes place on Sunday May 3rd. Early entry is recommended to guarantee your place.

We have listened to all your comments and feedback from 2019 and used it to inform our planning for 2020 event.

An exciting change is a new race route. Loyal runners and veterans of the Balfron 10k down the years will already be familiar with the course as for 2020 we are reverting to the ‘old’ route.

The race will still start from Balfron High School, however the route will not go down through the village via Cotton St, Buchanan St and up Dunmore St. Instead it will follow Roman Rd out to join the country road, making it a true out and back run, finishing at the high school.

Also new for this year is a team competition. There will be prizes for Scottish Athletics clubs and a separate category for corporate and non-affiliated teams. Teams must have a minimum of three members. If you are thinking about getting some friends or work colleagues together, agree your team name now as you will be asked for it when entering the race.

There is no extra cost for entering a team. There is a section on the race entry form for you to select if you are entering as part of a team and what team you will be representing.

The support we’ve received for attempting to make the Balfron 10k Scotland’s greenest event has been amazing. We want to continue to make further improvements to our operations in order to deliver a race that has minimal impact on the environment and sets a standard for other events to follow.

As always, we want to give you a safe race and a high-quality event. The costs of delivering this ambition have risen and therefore the entry fee has had to be increased slightly to meet these additional costs. The event is organised by community volunteers and any funds raised through entries or the generosity of sponsorship are donated to local charities as well as Balfron High School and Balfron Primary School.


Runs and races

The Training and events Calendar has been updated until mid January, the next Club Race is the Balloch Park Cross Country on Saturday the 14th Dec.

There are a few other dates that might interest you over the next 4 or 5 weeks;

Dunbartonshire 3AAA’s Cross Country Sat 23rd Nov, its pre-entry only by 19th Nov. Let Pat B know if you are interested in running or marshalling.

Club Night Oot, D’Ton! Sat 30th Nov

Club Head Torch run, Tuesday 3rd Dec, route tba, muddy in places, head torch and good grip required!

Western District Cross Country, Balloch Park, Sat 7th Dec, similar / opposite route to our club race, Club and Individual entries open from 8th Nov on SAL Website, Link Western District Cross Country   Let Pat B know if you are entering or are interested.

Trossachs Trail Race, Wed 11th Dec, 5-6 miles of undulating trails, entry £6 on the night. Link to website for info Trossachs Trail Races


Dunbartonshire Cross Country Championships

Anyone interested contact Pat B.
The 2019/2020 Dunbartonshire AAA Cross Country Championships will be held in Maryhill Park, Glasgow Park on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
I attach for your attention:
  • Notice to Clubs
  • Competition Information Sheet
  • Entry Form
  • Pro forma for notifying me of the officials your club are supplying for this event. Each Club participating in this event must supply at least 2 Officials
Entries close strictly on Tuesday 19th November 2019. Please email the completed entry forms to Sharon Taylor on daaa@westerlandsccc.co.uk not later than the closing date.
The pro forma notifying the officials your club are supplying for this event should be returned to me on stuartirvine1947@gmail.com by Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Please note that date of birth of all entrants are required. In addition Scottish Athletics Membership Numbers are required where applicable as this information is required by Scottish Athletics for the event return even though no fees are payable for non Scottish Athletics members for this event. It is important that accurate information is given in the entry forms as, in the recent cross country relays, a medal  could have been given to the wrong athlete if a mistake in the declaration form had not been discovered in time.
If you are not the person in your club dealing with entries for this race or anyone in your club who deals with entries in not included in this email please forward to the appropriate person(s).

Duathlon Results

Cool and damp, good for the run, probably a bit slippy for the bike!

Times; Total, (Run, Transition, Bike)

Kenny 60: 19 (28:06, 1:51, 30:22)

Elaine 60:20 (27:55, 1:46, 30:39)

Steve 61:20 (28:00, 0:58, 32:22)

Andy 69:42 (29:02, 1:07, 39:31)

Pat 69:48 (31:41, 1:17, 36:50)



Next race is the Duathlon, Sun 3rd Nov, 9:30 am start

10 Mile Handicap Results

Good effort from everyone on a damp Sunday morning, good for a road race, well done to Andy, 1st over the line!

Results by finish time;

Andy  1:22:09, Elaine 1:23:39: Steve 1:23:54, Pat 1:24:43, Steph 1:27:05


Steve 1:15:54, Elaine 1:16:09, Andy 1:19:09, Steph 1:21:05, Pat 1:24:43