31 May

Ghebresilassie Grabs Glory

Wayney Ghebresilassie continued his dominance of the Babcock 10K Series with victory in the Shettleston 10K on Sunday (28 May). The winner of both the Babcock Helensburgh and Dumbarton 10K earlier in the month, finished well clear of the pack – clocking the fastest 10k in Scotland this year (30:11) to win the series prize.

Ghebresilassie established control early on in the race and produced a pace which the rest of the field simply couldn’t live with, crossing the line almost two minutes before his nearest rival Michael Crawley (31:59) and Shettleston Harrier Abraham Tawelde (32:09) who finished in third.

The host club enjoyed great success with seven of the top eight men’s finishers representing Harriers.

It was Shettleston Harrier Fionnuala Ross who sampled victory in the women’s race. The Irish international also clocked a Scottish record for 2017 (34:25) – which also clinched her an extra £125 for breaking 35 minutes and 30 seconds. She was followed across the line by Katie White (Garscube Harriers) in a time of 36:09 and Elspeth Curran (Kilbarchan AAC) who clocked 34:46.

Jill Knowles (Scottish Prison Service) backed up her earlier form with fifth to claim the first over-40 award in 37:59 but more importantly the Series Championship, and with it £125.

Full results from the Babcock Shettleston 10K can be found on our race listings page.