In short: A very smoothly organised and very friendly event. In full: After over a year away from racing I really enjoyed this event. It's really well organised but with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The big hill on the return leg of the out and back course is taxing, but the local support and encouragement will get you home. Very enjoyable. Date of review: April 23, 2012
In short: I've never loved the great outdoors so much as running the Balfron 10K - my RAVE RUN! In full: The faster I ran, the faster I was done and boy - the sweet, juicy, cool oranges at the finish, never tasted so good! The conscientious and mindful nature of the attention to detail of the whole event from the four pins neatly put together for your number to the numerous politely phrased signs throughout the race, absolutely put the runner first. The piper at the half way point, the Usain Bolt fix we all needed to smash our own PBs! This year was a new track record for the male and female and a prize for the first local - nice one on both counts. Local residents along they way from young and younger, cheered rapturously as we ran past, many with jelly babies and more water, fantasitic we puffed and huffed our way to the finish and brought an infectious smile to our faces. They say that the real purpose of running isn't to win a race; its to test the limits of the human heart - well, to the organisers and folk of Balfron, you have huge hearts in your generosity. Thank you and hear's to 2013. Date of review: April 23, 2012
In short: Best race in the calendar. First class 10k. In full: Well done Balfron. What a beautiful location, a warm welcome, amazing local support along the route, great organisation and a very generous goody bag including T shirt, medal and a stash of yummy treats. Thank you. Will be back next year. Date of review: April 23, 2012
In short: 10k Excellence from Balfron In full: My 4th year at this event and Balfron Schools show yet again why people come back year after year - superb organisation, good value entry fee, friendly welcome, chip timing, challenging course, quality medal, Tunnochs caramel wafer in the goody bag ;))equals lots of very happy runners!!
Another great run at Balfron. Date of review: April 22, 2012