GETTING fit was a piece of cake for hundreds of people who gathered in Linwood to celebrate a year of achievement through the Parkrun project.

Parkrun sees 5km timed runs taking place in villages, towns and cities around the world.

People of all ages and abilities can take part in the runs, free of charge.

And Linwood’s Parkrun group gathered at the On-X sports centre at the weekend to mark its first birthday, with a special birthday cake served up.

Over the past year, a total of 1,772 Linwood runners have covered a combined distance of 34,270 kilometres.

And the birthday bash saw awards handed out to those who had set records and gone the extra mile.

David Mushet, event director, said: “I would like to thank my fellow run directors as, without their support, our great little event wouldn’t have got off the ground.

“The celebratory cake looked and tasted excellent and went down very well with our runners. Thanks to Bearsden Bakery for supplying the cake.”

David has also thanked all of the Parkrun volunteers and paid tribute to the Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund, the Big Lottery Fund, Renfrewshire Leisure and Renfrewshire Council for providing support.

The men and women’s winners in the Parkrun points table were John Gilhooly and Claire Anderson.

Douglas Wilson won the Volunteer of the Year award after helping out at a total of 33 Parkrun events.