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11 Nov

Men At Work

Men's 10K finishersWith the dust barely settled on last Sunday’s Edinburgh Men’s 10K, next year’s race has already been launched. The 2017 Edinburgh Men’s 10K will be held on Sunday 5 November, starting at 10am on the Royal Mile and finishing at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Early bird entries are officially open and will remain available at a discounted price until midnight on Sunday 20 November. The Edinburgh Men’s 10K is held in addition to the Glasgow event, which takes place on Father’s Day each year.

1000 runners took part in Sunday’s race, which was won by Peter Avent of Shettleston Harriers in a time of 30 minutes and 35 seconds. Second home was Patryk Gierjatowicz of Hunters Bog Trotters in 32 minutes and 8 seconds, with fellow Bog Trotter Duncan Coombs taking third spot in 32 minutes and 15 seconds.

The run started on the Royal Mile, heading down into Princes Street Gardens, past Scott Monument, heading down to Parliament, past Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth before heading back up through Cowgate, Grassmarket and onto Murrayfield for a grandstand finish.

Among the backdrop of clear blue skies, crisp autumn leaves, and a bitter November chill, supportive crowds cheered the runners on and helped to create a great atmosphere along the route.

Event director Neil Kilgour said: “We’re delighted that the Edinburgh event has been so welcomed by everyone in the capital, and we’re looking forward to continuing to build on the success of 2015 and 2016.”

For more info and to enter, head to the event website.