1 Sep

Perfect Running In Paisley

Runners in the streets of Paisley

The sun was out in Paisley on Sunday as the town's 10K Road Race and Fun Run were a fantastic success, with more than 1500 runners taking part across the two races. Over 1100 racers competed in the 10K event, which was won by Eritriean runner Tsegai Tewelde, of Shettleston Harriers, in 30:17. 400 runners took to the 3K Fun Run, with Gryffe High pupil, Euan Gillham, taking the title there.

The first woman across the 10K line was Kilbarchan's Kerry Lang in 35:08 , who was joined by Lindsay Macneil, taking second place just two minutes later. Finishing things off was Chris Dillon in 1:41:40 and the mid point runner was Matthew Wilkins in 52:46. Also taking part in the race was Miss Scotland, Nicola Mimnagh, crossing the line in 56:00.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council's Sports Champion, said: 'The Paisley 10k and fun run is a key event in the council's Active Renfrewshire strategy which aims to encourage everyone to lead healthier more active lifestyles. We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved in active events like this so it is really great to see so many local young people doing well in these races and enjoying themselves. We have a wealth of sporting talent in Renfrewshire and we are committed to working with local groups and organisations to nurture that talent.'

Preparations will already be underway for an event next year and full results are available to view here.