Rio Olympic marathon runner, Derek Hawkins looks set to lead the field at the Babcock Helensburgh 10k next week.

The Babock Helensburgh 10k takes place next Wednesday at 7.30pm, with Commonwealth 10,000m gold medalist Lachie Stewart also attending next week’s race.

The 1970’s gold medalist, who hails from nearby Vale of Leven, and still holds the Scottish Native record for 10ks with a time of 28 minutes 11 seconds.

Runners are urged to assemble at 7.15pm in front of school to walk 200m to start at Old Luss Road/Cardross Road

There is limited onsite parking at the event, there will be an overspill on former Academy site, adjacent to Helensburgh AAC club house or in surrounding streets.

All individual, team and category awards will be presented at the end of the race, approximately between 8.30 and 9pm.

There will also be changing facilities, with showers, toilets and catering available to all athletes and spectators at the race.

Last Year’s Winners:

Paul Sorrie, Shettleston Harriers 32.29

Jennifer Wetton, Central AC 36.35

Course Records:

Derek Hawkins, Kilbarchan AC 30.28, 2015

Lyndsay Morrison, Central AC 35.57 , 2014