Oct 6 2010 by Judith Tonner, Airdrie & Coatbridge
HUNDREDS of runners from across Scotland and even further afield got on their marks last weekend to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice.
Athletes rushed to take part in the Airdrie charity’s popular annual 10km road race, which was held at Strathclyde Park.
It was won by German runner Martin Holnburger in a time of 34 minutes and 28 seconds, almost a minute clear of his nearest rival.
The women’s race was won by Strathearn Harriers member Angela MacKenzie of Crieff, who came home in 41.13.
Airdrie’s top performer was David Buchanan, who finished third in the male junior race, for athletes aged under 20, in 41.28.
Coatbridge runner Victoria Edgar was second in the equivalent female category; the runner-up in the 5km race at this year’s Monklands half-marathon completed the distance in 1:02.25.
A total of 550 runners took part in the event, which was sponsored by Bridon International and, it is hoped, will raise thousands of pounds for the Henderson Street hospice.