More than 7,000 competitors braved wet conditions in Glasgow at the Bupa Great Women's 10K on Sunday (12 May). The largest female-only race in the UK was started by Olympic judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons, with Bryan Burnett compere for the day.
Gibbons said: "I'd heard the atmosphere in Glasgow was fantastic and I wasn't disappointed! It was great to see so many women take part on the day, supporting each other for so many different causes."
The race was won by Cross Country Grand Prix winner, Elspeth Curran of Kilbarchan AC, with a personal best of 34:59. The 23-year-old's time list of achievements includes winning the women's race at Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10K for the last two years. She was closely followed by Sarah Benson of Edinburgh AC in 35:11and Kilbarchan clubmate Gemma Rankin in 35:56
With several countries celebrating Mother's Day yesterday, it was fitting that Olympian Jo Pavey took part whilst five months pregnant. Jo, the fastest female 10,000 metre runner in Europe, said after the race: "Being five months pregnant, today for me was about fun, not speed and what fun it was! I'm hoping to compete in Glasgow 2014 and then I will go for it."
Katie White of Garscube Harriers also took part as she looks to get back to full fitness following a fractured fibula at last year's RunLiverpool marathon. Despite the injury, she won the women's race in Liverpool. She completed yesterday's course in 39:14.
Behind the elite athletes and fast club runners, thousands of amateur athletes were kept motivated by the great support from spectators along the route which took runners from Bellahouston Park to the finish on Mosspark Boulevard. Those amateur athletes included Clyde 1 DJ Diane 'Knoxy' Knox-Campbell who clocked a time of 01:18:05 in her fourth appearance at the event.
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