Stranraer 10k plans are up and running

This year’s Stranraer 10k road race will take place on Saturday, November 2, at noon.

Entries are open to participants 15 years and over on the day of the race. Online, telephone and postal entries close Wednesday, October 30. However, entries will be received on the day of the event.

The route is measured accurately. It is an undulating course with a challenging hill at the three kilometre mark.

Organisers were very pleased with last year’s entry of 150 athletes and are hopeful that entries will increase again this year.

The winner of the 10K in 2012 was Mickey Breen from Corstorphine AC in a fantastic time of 32 minutes, 37 seconds. The winning female was Jan Emsley from Arran Runners. The first Wigtownshire local lady home was Mary Pat McFarlane and the first Wigtownshire local man was Ross Bark.

All competitor/spectator facilities will be at the Stranraer Academy athletic track. The race will finish here but will commence approximately 1km from the finish on Commerce Road.

Thanks to Border Cars, Morrisons, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco, Stagecoach, Stenaline, Police Scotland and Wigtown Area Committee for their local sponsorship and support in the organising of this event.

Anyone requiring an entry form or further information should contact Ailsa Francis, Active Schools and Community Sport Lead Officer, at the Merrick Leisure Centre, Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart DG8 6JQ or email Ailsa.Francis@dumgal.gov.uk.