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Featured news by the Run Balmoral Events Team
Well that was another great two days of racing at Balmoral and we hope you all enjoyed taking part and that you achieved the targets you set for yourselves.
We saw some great athletes in action, particularly local runner Rhona Auckland,20, who showed yet again what a great prospect she is by smashing her own women's course record in the ConocoPhillips 5Km. Rhona has been competing at Balmoral for the past 10 years and is now an established Great Britain international. We wish her the best of luck in the future.
Naomi Lang could be following in Rhona's footsteps. The Aberdeen Grammar pupil was our other record-breaker this year when she won the girls' prize in the Kongsberg secondary schools 2.5Km. The previous record had been set eight years ago, so well done Naomi.
Robbie Simpson is another local runner who has supported our races for many years. The 22 year-old Great Britain mountain running international was again in great form when winning the Stena Drilling Tartan 10Km for the second year in a row.
We were also excited by the winning performance from Harry Smith in the 15 mile trail race. Few of us had heard of Harry before this year's event, but we all know about him now. He actually lives on the Balmoral estate, right next to the castle, and is employed as a seasonal ranger. He trains on the 10Km course almost every day.
So, congratulations to these athletes and to all the others who won prizes. We would, however, wish to congratulate everyone for taking part and completing one or more of our races (and I know some of you did the 5Km, 10Km and the 15 miler!).
We were again amazed by the number of charity runners participating and we are sure a huge amount of money has been raised for so many worthy causes. We were delighted this year to be formally involved with Gastrocan, VSA, Clic Sargent, Clan Cancer Support, Archie Foundation, Alfie Milne Lymphangiomatosis Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support and Simeon Care for the Elderly.
The involvement of charities has become an increasingly important feature of the Balmoral races and one which we will continue to develop, so well done to everyone who supported this aspect of the event.
We wholeheartedly thank the many volunteers, organisations and support services who played their part in ensuring the smooth and safe running of the weekend.
Of course, we also wish to express our sincere gratitude to our overall sponsors Stena Drilling and ConocoPhillips,together with Kongsberg and McIntosh Plant Hire. And we are extremely grateful for the support of Aberdeenshire Council and our retail partner Run-4-It.These companies and organisations not only provide valuable backing for RunBalmoral, they also get very actively involved in the event by encouraging staff members, family and friends to take part, which is excellent.
Let's hope we see you all again in 2015.
Chairman of Balmoral Road Races Ltd