THE rain cleared in time to provide perfect conditions for the annual Stathern 10k on Sunday.
At one stage organisers thought it was going to be more of a swim than a run, but the weather cleared just in time for the fundraiser, which was part of the week-long 2012 Stathern Festival.
This year’s run was held in aid of the Community Heartbeat Trust to go towards a second defibrillator for Stathern.
For the first time this was an on-the-day-entry-only event and 87 runners started the flat course from Stathern to Plungar and back.
Medical cover was provided by Belvoir First Aid and supported by RAYNET for emergency communications.
The men’s winner was Andrew Larrington in a time of 36min 07secs ahead of runner-up Chris Brown, while the ladies’ winner was Lara Kristiansen in 40min 35secs who edged out runner-up Helen James.
The prize for the first Stathern resident home went to Mark Trevarthen.