The Rio Trio of Callum and Derek Hawkins, and Tsegai Tewelde may not have been competing, but there was still plenty to cheer about at Sunday’s (21 August) Paisley 10K. Over 1500 runners set off in glorious sunshine, heading to the west of Paisley after a loop around the historic town centre.
First to cross the finish line was Shettleston Harriers’ Peter Avent in 31:18. Freya Ross, who competed in the London Olympics, was fastest female with a time of 34:59. The midpoint runner was Alyson Connell (54:35).
Alex Osborne of Westerlands Cross Country Club was a guide runner for visually impaired Jay Semple. He said of the race: “It was amazing – I’d highly recommend it. The atmosphere was incredible and there was a good turnout for both the 10K and the 3K Kids race. Thankfully, we avoided the worst of the weather with just a few light showers. It’s definitely a great race to do if you want a fast time. Out of the 20 runners I know who did it, 13 of them got PBs.”
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