27 Aug

Kilbarchan Sees Double At Paisley Vision 10K

Emma Macleod (right) and friend at Paisley 10K

Over 1400 runners took to the streets of Paisley on Sunday (26 August) for the town's 10K and Fun Run. Conditions were ideal for running with mild temperatures and a light cooling shower. Derek Hawkins of local club Kilbarchan AC took first place (30:24), beating a trio of Shettleston Harriers - Michael Deason (31:32), Paul Sorrie (31:52), and Andrew Drearie (32:58).

The two fastest women were also from Kilbarchan as Gemma Rankin (34:53) and clubmate Christina Rankin (36:05) - no relation - finished ahead of Jill Knowles from Scottish Prison Service (36:56). The midpoint runner was Paul McGinley in 54:42. St Mirren manager Danny Lennon and his players Gary Teale and Grant Adam also took part in the race.

Emma Macleod, who ran the 10k for the first time, said: "Having been warned by friends about the lengthy cycle path and the hill just after the 9km mark, I was pleasantly surprised by the race. The supporters who turned out were very much appreciated - particularly my friends at 200m to the finish line - which gave me motivation for the final burst of energy and helped me achieve a PB."

Thomas Fay of Shettleston Harriers managed to outdo his clubmates in Paisley by finishing first at Marymass 10K in Irvine with a time of 31:26. Kerry Liam Wilson of Ron Hill Cambuslang Harriers came second (31:35) and Ayrshire local, Iain Connel, of Kilmarnock Harriers & AC was third (33:52). Gillian Palmer of Edinburgh AC was the fastest female (35:54), followed by Lesley Chisholm of Garscube Harriers (36:52) and Kara Tait of Kilmarnock Harriers & AC (39:30).

Morpeth Harrier Nathan Shrubb crossed the border to claim top spot at Teviotdale Harriers 10K in Hawick. His time of 32:43 was enough to see off Steve Cairns of Hunters Bog Trotters (33:39) and Steve Rankin from Sunderland Strollers (35:35). Joanne Lee (Tyndale Harriers) was first in the female field (38:27), followed by Scout Adkin of Moorfoot Runners (39:25) who was just one second in front of Sarah Scott of Edinburgh AC (39:26).

Saturday's Killin 10K was won by Mark Norris from Dundee Road Runners (36:27), with Stephen Rawlinson second (37:06), and Christopher Ryan third (37:12). Rachel Edwards (45:45) was fastest female.

For a full list of results visit our race listings page