NORTH Ayrshire Athletics Club held their annual 10km race on Sunday and it was a massive success.

With over 450 runners taking part, the field was littered with experienced runners, first timers and those supporting good causes, such as the NAAC’s charity partner the Ayrshire Hospice.

The weather was perfect for the main event, which started at midday, with a hardy band of volunteers on hand to make sure the running of the race went smoothly.

Taking in the Three Towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston, the race is mainly flat with runners getting a chance to post a Personal Best.

Winner of the race was last year’s runner-up Kenneth Neill who finished in a fantastic time of 34.00. He was followed by youngster Kieran Cooper who crossed the line in 34.54 and Colin Whitby was third in 35.58.

Toni McIntosh was the first female finisher in a time of 37.24, followed by Vicky Barnhill in 39.06 and Lindsey Currie in 39.12.

Overall, 460 finishers crossed the line and the support from the vast crowds was second to none.

Club President and race director Blair Pettigrew told the Herald: “I was delighted with how the event went. I’d like to thank all our sponsors and the community of the Three Towns who really got behind this year’s race.

“We have had some amazingly positive feedback from the runners and and it’s great to see all the hard work of the volunteers be rewarded with such high numbers taking part and helping to raise thousands for two very worthwhile charities.”

NAAC wish to thank their sponsors – Specsavers in Irvine and Saltcoats, Nellany and Co Solicitors, Reids Food Service and their event suppliers Glenmavis, A Plant, Tunnocks and Eden Water.