RUNNERS of all ages from across the community braved the elements to take part in a popular event earlier this month, writes Stewart McConnell.

The Prestwick 10k took place on Sunday, August 12.

It started on the sea front next to Kidz Play and offered a real challenge to runners of all standards - from beginners to experts.

Before the main event, there was a kids 2k race along the front and back. Around 25 children took part in this. 

The first boy in the kids race was Euan Bell and the honour of first girl went to Emma McMillan.

Luckily, the rain cleared for the start of the 10k. which saw 140 runners complete the new two-lap course.

Many of the serious runners had been preparing for some time for what was a stamina-sapping challenge, although others did it more for fun and to help with their general fitness.

The top three in the main event were, as follows:
1 David Millar
2 Kenneth Neill
3 Brian Scally

1 Toni McIntosh
2 Janine Dickie
3 Allison McIntyre.

All runners received a medal and t-shirt for their participation. Thanks to the volunteers for braving the weather.

Organisers would also like to thank South Ayrshire Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership. 

There were 140 finishers in the main race and 24 in the kids event.