Over 30,000 competitors took part in the Great Scottish Run at the weekend (3-4 October) as the event returned to Glasgow. Uganda's Moses Kipsiro fulfilled his prophecy of winning the men’s half marathon, with a time of one hour, two minutes and 18 seconds.
Moses Commands At Great Scottish Run
Kipsiro faced stiff competition from Scotland’s Callum Hawkins (Kilbarchan AAC) and World Cross Country champion Japhet Korir of Kenya. Hawkins finished in second place with a personal best of 1:02:42, leaving Korir in third place (1:03:14).
In the women’s race, Kenyan Edna Kiplagat successfully defended her title, clocking a time of 1:08:21. Kiplagat saw off the threat of compatriot Doris Changeiywo, who was runner-up in 1:09:50. There was strong British interest in the event with Commonwealth Games medallist Jo Pavey and European Cross Country champion Gemma Steel competing. Steel finished in third place (1:09:56), just seconds ahead of Pavey (1:09:58). Pavey’s time set a new British half marathon record for a woman over 40.
There were plenty of other familiar faces at the event, including boxer Charlie Flynn and TV host Jennifer Reoch, who both took part in the 10K, and Paula Radcliffe who was there to show her support and meet fans.
The route saw participants take off from George Square, before heading over the Kingston Bridge, through Bellahouston Park then going along the Broomielaw to finish in Glasgow Green.
For full results, visit the runABC Scotland race listings page.