Hundreds go Roon the Watter

This was the 30th Roon the Watter run with 225 athletes taking part on a fine sunny evening.

The two-mile course saw 108 juniors run the two-mile course and 117 seniors run the six-mile course around the scenic Fleet Valley.

Gerard Macnamara is retiring after organising 30 years of Roon teh Watter. he was presented with three cut glasses and an angraved medal by gala chairperson David McNicol to mark the occasion.

To cap a special night Mac, his son John was second in the race, his daughter Gayle won first lady and daughter in law Jayne won her group also.

Organiser – Gerard Macnamara; admin – Helen Innes and Gayle Little; entry/finish clerks – Barbara McDavid, Marion McCormick, Ruth Patterson, Helen Thomson, Elaine Muirhead, Pauline Logan, Mary Leslie, Christine Vincent and Peter Hassel; time keeper – Liz Scott; drinks station – Christine Proudlock and Joan Frame; escort cars – Allan Louden and Rogersons Garage; PA system – David McNicol.

Thanks also to police, events first aid and Girgan Architecture.

1st overall, Mark Ince, Birmingham, 33.12; 1st lady Gayle Little, Annan, 39.26.

11 years and under - 1st Aran McKie, Newton Stewart, 10.03; 2nd Joe Baker-Smith, Leeds, 10.28; 3rd Anna McCallum, Japan, 11.06.

1st female Anna McCallum; 2nd Erin McCarlie, Kirkcudbright, 13.33; 3rd Ruby Dickson, Cardoness Holiday Park, 14.02; 1st local Joseph Kelly, Gatehouse, 11.10.

12 years - 16 years - 1st Sam Whitehead, Sandgreen, 38.55; 2nd Toby Payne, Abu Dhabi, 42.10; 3rd Euan Pattie, Dumfries, 44.56.

1st female Andie Ferguson, Glasgow, 57.98. 1st local Ryan Parker, Gatehouse, 45.23.

17 years-39 years (ladies -34 years)

1st John Macnamara, Shawlands, 33.12; 2nd Steven Smith, Dumfries, 33.30; 3rd Neil Moulsby, Cambridge, 34.16.

1st female Jemma McNeil, Kirkcowan, 41.14. 1st local Kevin Jameson, 39.24.

Vets -40 years to 54 years (ladies 35-49)

1st Jim Howarth, Gatehouse of Fleet, 36.25; 2nd Guy Wight, Dalbeattie, 39.26; 3rd Harry Hill, East Kilbride, 41.03.

1st female Jayne Macnamara, Shawlands, 43.34.

1st local Jim Howarth.

Supervets (55 years and over, ladies 50 and over)

1st Laurie Johnston, Newton Stewart, 43.21; 2nd John Plumridge, Glentrool, 43.52; 3rd Donny Ferguson, Glasgow, 45.03.

1st female Rahcel Hart, Newton Stewart, 50.28. 1st local David McNicol, Gatehouse, 47.42.