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6 Nov

Thousands Turn Out For Men's 10K

Thousands of men took to the streets of the capital yesterday (5 November) for a cold but gloriously sunny Edinburgh Men’s 10K. There was a feel-good special atmosphere as spectators lined the route to show their support for competitors running for causes close to their hearts.

From the start line, runners dropped down onto Princes Street Gardens, heading past many Edinburgh landmarks including the Scott Monument, Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Park, before heading up through Grassmarket and onto a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

In the men’s race is was Michael Crawley who crossed the line first in a time of 31.45, followed by Vincent Bonnet over a minute behind in 32.48 and John Lenehan third after clocking 33.01.

Among the finishers was Greg Royle, fundraising for the event’s official charity Cancer Research UK. Greg’s decision to raise money for CRUK came after his family were directly affected by the disease.

He said: “My brother suffered from a malignant brain tumor a few years ago. Without the treatment he received from the from CRUK and the NHS he would not be here today, so I am raising money to give back and support them in their fight against cancer.”

Full results from the Men's 10K Edinburgh are available on our Race Listing Page.