Canal run delight in Bishopbriggs is brilliant for locals and charity

Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome. L/R Morag Casey 3rd, Joshua Allan 2nd and Perri McCluskie 1st.
Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome. L/R Morag Casey 3rd, Joshua Allan 2nd and Perri McCluskie 1st.

LIMBER ladies and gents sprang into action for a terrific cause on a bright and blustery spring day in Bishopbriggs.

Deafblind Scotland hosted the seventh annual Canal Race on Saturday, April 20 – with 140 runners taking part in the 5K fun run and 10K.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome.

The 10k winning man was Derek Govan in a time of 36mins 44secs and winning lady was Claire Thomson in a time of 42m 33s. The 5K was won by Perri McKluskey.

Second and third in the men’s race were Martin Duthie, of Calderglen Harriers, in 37m 30s, and David Millar, of Carnegie Harriers, in 37m 55s.

Meanwhile, second and third in the ladies race were Diane Clark, of Garscube Harriers, in 43m 5s, and Shona Donnelly, of Bellahouston Road Runners, in 43m 29s.

More than £1,400 was raised from the event with sponsorship still to come in.

Deafblind

Deafblind

A spokesperson said: “The canal runs went very well. Congratulations to everyone who took part – you are all winners.

“Deafblind Scotland are eternally grateful to Springburn Harriers and Kirkintilloch Olympians, our local running clubs, without whose invaluable help we could not host this event.

“It’s a great start to our campaign to raise £1.3million to build a training and resource centre on our ‘Field of Dreams’.

“We hope to host a new local 10K on August 10 so watch this space.”

Deafblind 10k

Deafblind 10k

See next week’s Herald for the 10K and 5K results or visit www.deafblindscotland.org.uk

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Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 20.4.13 BISHOPBRIGGS, 5k fun run for Deafblind Scotland. Bishopbriggs Leisurdrome.