Coronavirus update: Please note that the Run Loch Lomond team will continue to monitor and abide by government guidance for hosting outdoor running events. Should Run Loch Lomond have to be cancelled or rescheduled as a result of this guidance, we guarantee deferral to a new date or a refund of entry fees. We hope to be in a position to launch the event and accept entries in early 2021.
After the unfortunate cancellation in 2020 the Run Loch Lomond team are now determined to work even harder to ensure that the 2021 Loch Lomond 10k, 5k and Fun Run are even more welcoming and rewarding for all participants.
Thanks once again for your continued support and patience. Stay healthy, happy and positive – and we hope to see you running with us in 2021.
Run Loch Lomond is a festival of running organised by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust. The event consists of the Loch Lomond 10K, 5K and Fun Run. The 10k and Fun Run have been in existence for over thirty years however 2021 marks the first ever Loch Lomond 5k. All races start and finish in the same location within the picturesque village of Balloch and take in the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
The Loch Lomond 10k replaced the Vale of Leven 10k in 2019. The Vale of Leven 10k was managed by Polaroid Eyewear from 1986 until 2016 with West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust taking over the event in 2017. WDLT continued the event in it’s same form until changing the route, rebranding and further developing it in 2019.
The previous winners over the years have included John Hanratty 1987, Peter Fleming 1990, Nat Muir 1991, Chris Robison 1993/94, Keith Anderson 1997/98, Kenyans Benson Masya 1999 & Stephen Ariga 2001. In 2000 local athlete Glen Stewart took the honours.
The first female winner in 1987 was Melissa Wylie, other winners have included local athlete Janet McColl 1988/89, Sandra Branney has four wins under her belt in 1990/91/92 and 1996 as well as a 1st lady veteran in 1993 and 2000, English internationalist Heather Heasman won in 1997 with Scotland’s own Yvonne Murray-Mooney was successful in 1998.
Current course records include Keith Anderson’s 29:31 in 1997, Yvonne Murray-Mooney holds the ladies record with 34.04 in 1998. The men’s veteran record of 30:54 is held by Brian Kirkwood from 1995, however Tommy Murray was only 5 seconds outside it in 2001! The female veteran’s record is held by Sandra Branney in a time of 35:08 in 1993.