The sweltering heat and breezy conditions didn't stop over 1000 runners taking part in the jogscotland 5k in Glasgow Green on Wednesday June 24. The adults were joined by over 50 children who took part in the junior fun run event started by Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Olympic Games competitor Mike East.
The tremendous turnout resulted in the race start being delayed by 15 minutes. The Glasgow race was also the sixth round of the Stewarts Scottish Road Race Grand Prix, resulting in some of the county's elite runners joining in with the club runners, works teams, joggers and walkers taking part in the 5k.
Shettleston's Emanuel Hagos won the race in a great time of 14:52, with Ayr's Toni McIntosh winning the women's event in 17:34. Local club Bellahouston Road Runners won the team race.
Cambuslang's Kerry Liam Wilson who finished in fourth position told SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE "It was a tad breezy plus warm and humid but still a great race and course."
Race organiser and jogscotland Manager Alistair Currie said: "This year's 5k challenges series are set to be our biggest yet, and Glasgow has shown a lot of support for the 5k this year. Whether you walk, jog or run these 5ks it doesn't matter, it's all about getting outdoors and enjoying the summer evenings while benefiting from the effects of physical exercise. We hope everyone enjoyed the run and the friendly jogscotland atmosphere."
The Scottish Co-operative's Chief Officer John McNeill said: "The Scottish Co-operative is at the forefront of promoting healthy food choices and lifestyles, and it is really appropriate that, once again, we are sponsoring the jogscotland 5k challenges which get people all over Scotland out in the fresh air, getting fit."
Managing Director of Run 4 It, Duncan Riddoch is proud to be associated with the 5ks. He said: "These are fantastic events, the routes are viable for all levels of runner and the jogscotland team really know how to lay on an event and create a great experience for all of the runners."
All finishers received an exclusive event T-Shirt, Medal, water, banana and fabulous goody bag.
Prizes were donated by The Scottish Co-operative, Run 4 It, PUMA, and Team Challenge Company.
The Scottish Co-operative provided bananas and the water for all finishers was donated by Highland Spring.