Annabel Simpson of University of West of Scotland comes home for a fine win in the Tru Wealth Scottish 10-Mile Champs (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Scotland international Annabel Simpson continued her fine form on the roads in 2022 with a Couse Record and gold at the Tru Wealth Scottish 10-Mile Champs.
Strathclyde Park was the venue once again as the Tom Scott Road Races made a very welcome return for the first time since 2019.
Jonny Glen followed up his good half marathon run in Cardiff last weekend to take victory in the Men’s race.
Simpson, for her part, had a win at the Inverness Half Marathon last month behind her as she delivered a 54:10 run to take gold in the Women’s contest on a day when the Fife AC athlete represented University of West of Scotland.
Irish athlete Fionnuala Ross is no stranger to Scottish title wins on the road but had to settle for silver on this occasion with Annabel’s run exemplified by an advantage of 86 seconds as the Shettleston Harrier came home in 56:36. Metro Aberdeen’s Ginie Barrand was third in 57:53.
Glen proved the only athlete to break 50 minutes with 49:44 and he was almost a minute clear come the finish as Cambuslang Harriers athlete Mike Christoforou was second in 50:38. Dougie Selman of Corstorpine AAC was third in 50:49.
Jonny Glen takes the win in a sub 50-minute run that also led Inverclyde AC to the Senior Men’s team golds (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Inverclyde AC took the Men’s team golds thanks to the efforts of Glen, Mark Doherty and Sean Fontana.
There were silver medals there for Cambuslang Harriers and bronzes for Fife AC.
Garscube Harriers took the Women’s team golds thanks to the efforts of Lesley Bell, Gillian Blee and Mary Senior.
There were silver medals there for Edinburgh AC and bronzes for PH Racing.
Bell had won the Women’s Masters with a run of 59:09 and there was a silver there for Jacqueline Rainger of Edinburgh AC at 62:50 with Kristin Lownie of PH Racing in third (64:06).
Gordon Robertson of Cambuslang Harriers won the Men’s Masters gold with 53:28 as the silver headed for Colin Whitby of Garscube with 53:47. Edinburgh AC athlete Leon Johnson took the bronze in 53:59.
*Many thanks to Tom Scott Road Races organiser Bobby Hill and all the team from Law and District AAC for helping stage the Tru Wealth Scottish 10-Mile Champs. We say thanks to all Officials, volunteers and the Road Running and Cross Country Commission, too.
Lesley Bell took the Women’s Masters gold at Strathclyde Park and led Garscube Harriers to Senior Women’s team golds (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Gordon Robertson (centre) of Cambuslang Harriers took the Men’s Masters gold at Strathclyde Park (photo by Bobby Gavin)