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16 May

Thousands Turn Out For Baker Hughes

Organised hailed the the Baker Hughes 10K "a very special 30th race" as more than 3,000 turned out to pound the streets of Aberdeen on Sunday (14 May). The runners were supported by a wonderful turnout of spectators, gathered at the beachfront to cheer their loved ones from the sidelines.

First across the finish line in the men’s race was last year's runner-up Broc Drury (Aberdeen AAC) in a time of 31:38, followed by Moray Road Runners' Kenny Wilson (31:55). Aberdeen AAC's Will Mackay, aiming for his third successive victory in the event, had to settle for third place (32:44). The three men also made up the podium at the 2016 race.

Fiona Brian (Metro Aberdeen) won the ladies race, clocking a time of 36:17 to finish 58 seconds clear of Fiona Thompson (Central AC) in second. Third-spot went to Aberdeen AAC’s Nicola Gauld in 37:34.

Runners taking part in the main 10k set off from the Beach Boulevard and followed a course through Footdee, along Beach Esplanade and back along King Street, Golf Road and Urquhart Road to finish near the Beach Ballroom.

There was also a 2k schools race, a wheelchair race and the Banks O Dee family fun run.

A Sport Aberdeen spokeswoman said: “The atmosphere has been electric, the spectators have been incredible and all of this has been supported by our wonderful army of volunteers from charities, local business and much more.”

Full results from the Baker Hughes 10K can be found here.

Image courtesy of the Baker Hughes 10K