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21 Aug

Record Numbers For Paisley

A record number of runners took part in yesterday’s (Sunday 20 August) Paisley 10K Road Race and Fun Run. Over 3,500 people signed up for the event – a staggering 25% increase on the participation levels in 2016.

This year’s 10k race had £1,200 of prize money. Trophies were presented to those taking part in the fun run, with prizes for the first three boys and girls from primary and secondary schools.

The Paisley 10K men’s winner was Alasdair Campbell, from Cambuslang Harriers with a time of 32:15; he was followed over the line by Shettleston Harrier, Tewodle Mengisteab (32:17) and Invercylde AC’s John Bell (32:36).

Gemma Rankin of Kilbarchan AAC won the women’s 10k, clocking a time of 35:11, over 40 seconds clear of club-mate Elspeth Curran who finished second. Third-place went to Claire Moffett of Falkirk Victoria Harriers, with a time of 36:49.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “We’ve had a fantastic turnout for today’s Paisley 10K and Fun Run.

“And much of the reason for that is the effect of the Paisley City of Culture 2021 campaign, which is putting Paisley on the map. People from near and far are hearing about the town and all the positive things that are happening here.

“Preparing for and taking part in these events is a boost to both people’s physical and mental health. It’s well known that the social side of running is good for people’s mental health as well as the physical.”

Full results from the 2017 Paisley 10K can be found on our Race Listing page.