Hundreds of runners turn out for 2014 Strathcarron 10K

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More than 250 people fastened their running shoes and took to the streets around Denny on Sunday for the Strathcarron Hospice 10k.

The annual road race, which raises cash for the hospice in Fankerton, set off from Denny High School at 11 a.m.

Runners at the start line for the 2014 Strathcarron 10K. Picture: James Clare

Runners at the start line for the 2014 Strathcarron 10K. Picture: James Clare

Entrants ran past Denny Cross towards Longcroft before turning down in to Bonnybridge, before crossing the finishing line back at the high school.

First across the line was Joe Symonds in a time of 33 minutes and 15 seconds.

The first lady to finish was Fiona Downie in 41.28.

Wee Country Harriers athlete Robert Marnock was the first male veteran (aged 40 and over) to finish, in 38.27, while first female veteran was Aileen Wilson of Garscube Harriers in 44.05.

21/09/14 DENNY. Strathcarron Hospice 10k.

21/09/14 DENNY. Strathcarron Hospice 10k.

Denny High School pupil Lewis Symon won the Paul Canacan trophy for the first entrant under-16 to finish, with a time of 40.03.

A total of 268 runners took part, a decrease from last year.

Coleena Brodie, community fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice, thanked those that took part and the many hundreds of spectators who lined the course.

“It was a fabulous day. The weather was perfect and we were delighted with the turnout.”