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