Perfect weather!

The early leaders making their way along Market Street in the Forfar 10K race staged by Forfar Road Runners on Sunday.

The early leaders making their way along Market Street in the Forfar 10K race staged by Forfar Road Runners on Sunday.

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FORFAR Road Runners were blessed with a perfect day for the annual Forfar 10K road race.

After weeks of unsettled weather the sun shone, giving the runners perfect conditions in which to perform.

Andrew Murphy of Fife AC led home a strong field in 35:19, ahead of Gordon Barrie of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers in 35:54 and Ross Christie (36:20).

Edel Mooney of Lothian Running Club was placed sixth overall to win the ladies title, ahead of club-mate Chloe Cox (38:13) and third-placed Alison McGill (39:34).

Dundee Hawkhill Harriers pipped Aberdeen Metro to the men’s team prize, with Fife AC taking the ladies title, ahead of Lothian Running Club and Forfar Road Runners.

In the local category, Rory Collins from Letham took the men’s prize ahead of Gavin Durston from Eassie and Jack Davies of Forfar Road Runners.

For the ladies, Tracy Morgan pipped Donna Pass and Yvonne Collins of Letham.

This week’s training run follows the Dundee Road, Ladenford and Muir of Lownie circuit, leaving Forfar Lochside Leisure Centre at 6.30 pm.

Forthcoming events include the Perth 10K this Sunday, with the club being represented at the Ben Nevis hill race on September 4, the Moray Running Festival that same weekend.

The Peterhead half marathon is on September 11, with the Dundee 5K on September 17 and the Crathes half marathon on September 17.

The next monthly club meeting is on Sunday, August 28 at 7.30 pm in the Osnaburg lounge.