scottishathletics has announced that the Scottish 10-Mile Road Race Championships will once again take place within the Tom Scott Memorial Road Races event at Strathclyde Park.
The 58th edition of the races will be held on Sunday, 5 April.
Organised by Law and District AAC, the Motherwell event will also include the shorter Round the Loch 6km race, for runners of all abilities over the age of 13.
Both races will take place on fast, flat routes on the paths around the Strathclyde Park loch. All runners will start together at 10am, with the races splitting out just past the three-mile mark.
As the 10-mile race will also serve as the West District 10-Mile Championships, the field is guaranteed to be one of Scottish distance running’s best. The event regularly plays host to some of the best 10-mile times in the UK, and is a regular fixture in end of year rankings.
Last year the top three male runners – Lachlan Oates (Shettleston Harriers) with his first win, Michael Crawley (Costorphine AAC) and Craig Ruddy (Inverclyde AC) – all achieved times under 51 minutes, earning them the Tom Scott standard for extra prize money.
Two of the top three women – Elspeth Curran of Kilbarchan with her first win and Fiona Brian (Metro Aberdeen) – also earned the Tom Scott standard for finishing under 57 minutes. Avril Mason (Shettleston Harriers) just missed the mark by four seconds (57.03) with her third-place run.