A record number of competitors, from Dumfries to the Highlands, took part in the 54th Tom Scott Memorial Road Races on Sunday (10 April). 300 competitors completed the 10 mile event, with a record 87 running in Round the Loch 6K.
It was a successful day for Shettleston Harriers with Tewold Mengisteab (50:49) and Fionnuala Ross (55:50) winning the men’s and women’s 10-mile races respectively. Ross set a new course record in the women’s race.
The men’s race was a close affair with Neil Renault pushing Mengisteab all the way, finishing just 5 seconds behind him. Mengisteab now has the impressive claim of finishing in the top three in seven of the last eight editions of the race. The midpoint runner was Craig Marsden of Garscube Harriers in 1:11:21.
In the 6k race, Josef Farkas successfully defended his title to collect the Robin Barbour Trophy. His finishing time of 19:06 was seven seconds faster than last year’s. Claire Thompson (Victoria Park City of Glasgow) won the women’s race for an impressive fifth time, breasting the tape in 22:51. The midpoint runner was Roxanne Yue in 30:58.
Full results are available at our race listings page.