Sun shines on Glenrothes road race festival

The 10k under way. Pics: Fife Photo Agency
The 10k under way. Pics: Fife Photo Agency

The Glenrothes Road Running Festival took place in perfect weather conditions inspiring a record number of runners to take part.

Over 1100 signed up to compete in the four events; 10k, 4k, 2k and the junior jog race, with runners from sports clubs running alongside those competing for charity.

John Vaughn, chairman of the organising committee said: “It was extremely successful.

“With over 1100 runners in total our numbers were up.

“They were boosted this year by Active Schools who helped boost the numbers by promoting the Road Festival in the local schools.

“It was a fantastic day and a lot of that was because of the support from the local community.

“I really want to give a lot of respect to all the volunteers who gave up their time and to Police Scotland who were a huge help.

“Also to Leslie Bike Shop who provided the bikes to help set the pace for the lead runners.

“Things like that may sound a little silly but they are vital to the event’s success and is also a perfect example of how the local community in the Glenrothes area helped to support us.”

First place in the 10k male race went to Ben Huchins, with Fiona Rudkin the first placed female.

Prizes to the fastest Glenrothes male and female were taken by Colin Thomson who finished the 10k in 38.55, with Maureen Hill of Kinross Road Runners who finished in an impressive 44.16, which was third place overall in the veterans list.

Police Scotland awarded a trophy to Caskieberran Primary for helping to promote the event, whilst other prizes were scooped up by Pitteuchar West and Pitteuchar East.

Glenrothes Athletics was awarded the club prize whilst the John Lambert and Margaret Gordon memorial trophies went to Glenrothes High School.

John added: “It was a fantastic spectacle and well supported but we are always looking for people to help. The more we get the better it will be.”