23 Jul

Mussel Man Andrew Rises To The Four

Andrew Douglas

Despite windy conditions, Andrew Douglas managed to breeze past his rivals to win the men's race at Saturday's Musselburgh Festival 10K for the fourth consecutive year. The Inverclyde AC runner, who holds the course record, finished the race in 31m 25s .

Andrew said afterwards: "I was very pleased with how the race went. Conditions were tough with a strong breeze but other than that, a great day for it! I started off a bit too quick but that was my first race in over two months so I think the adrenaline just got the better of me. I felt I ran strongly in the second half and the time is definitely something to build on. Once again, support on the course was great and each and every marshal offered encouragement. I enjoy the variety the course offers, from running on the promenade, to coastal paths and across the racecourse on the grass, so I'm always happy to come back year on year."

There was a new ladies champion with Nicola Duncan from Portobello Running Club first home in 35m 11s, smashing the previous record of. "It was a fantastic course - very flat with a great mix of terrain. The race was really well marshaled and there was superb support along the way too. I loved every minute of it - especially the ice-cream finish at the end! Definitely been one of the races that I enjoyed the most."

There was also a free, timed 1k fun run for kids, starting at the same time as the senior event.

For a full list of results, visit our race listings page.