Road titles for Scott and Annabel at Round The Houses 10k

Monday 15th April 2024

Round the Houses 10k Results

In blustery but better than anticipate conditions, GB and NI international Scott Stirling was a runaway winner of the 56th annual Round the Houses and 17th Jim Dingwall Memorial 10k.

Scott just missed the course record held by Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist, Robbie Simpson, as he clocked 30.10 (six seconds outside the Record), as Annabel Simpson took the Women’s race.

Ochill Hill Runner athlete Fergus Roberts was second, also gaining East District silver in 31:28 with Jamie Philpott third in 31:46 .

East District bronze and the Scottish Student Sport 10k title went to Andrew Thomson of Edinburgh University in 32:10.

The Students Championship podium was completed by Andrew Casey representing Glasgow University) in 33:07 and Alasdair McMonagle of Strathclyde University in 33:48.

Recently crowned Scottish 10-mile champion, Annabel Simpson was a commanding winner in the womne’s race.

Annabel’s winning time of 34:11 was only 46 seconds outside her own course record as, representing University of West of Scotland, the Scotland international won the race and Students title once again.

Emily McNicol of Glasgow University was second in both the race and the Students championship in a time of 36:20 with Giffnock North’s Emma Creasey completing the race podium with 37:11.

It was a great day for Edinburgh AC as Rose Penfold, fourth in the race, became East District Champion in 37:10, with team-mate Ailie McGowan-Bolton silver medallist in 37: 55.

The bronze medal went to Emma Jenkins representing Aberdeen University who ran 38: 22.

With Hazel McCormack ninth in the race, Edinburgh AC won the Women’s team title with 19 points.

Team competition is a big feature of the race with clubs the length and breadth of Scotland represented and many having the race as part of a road race series.

Edinburgh AC made it a Senior Team title double in the men’s race. Corstorphine AAC won the Masters men’s team title.

Lothian Running Club were victorious in the Masters Women’s team competition.

Organisers Falkirk Victoria Harriers also had a successful day with U17 Corri McGougan winning the U20 Women’s race in 37: 41 secs and Fiona Matheson winning her  Masters category.

Kilmarnock Harriers athlete Sam Rice was the U20 men’s champion in a time of 33:30.

The race has an extensive Masters prize list in 10 year age bands starting at aged 40 and is the Scottish Veteran Harriers 10 k championships as well as being part of their annual road race series.

There are also masters medals as part of the East District championships to the first three male and female and these winners are indicated in the prize list below.

Masters Category Results:


1 – Iain Whitaker Edinburgh AC 32:24 – East District Champion

2 – Sage Pearce-Higgins Edinburgh AC 33: 26 secs – East District Silver Medallist

3 – James Tole Metro Aberdeen Running Club 33: 32 – East District Bronze Medallist


1 – Alan Cunningham Corstorphine AAC 35: 22

2 – Steve Cairns Hunters Bog Trotters 35: 57


1 – Chris Upson Cambuslang Harriers 36: 14

2 Colin Feechan Cambuslang Harriers 38: 02


1 – Ed Norton PH Racing Club 44: 35


1- Sarah Attwood Highland Hill Runners 38:33

2 – Hazel MacCormack Edinburgh AC 38: 47  – East District Champion

3 – Pamela Baillie Gala Harriers 39: 51 – East District Bronze Medallist


1 – Nicola Watson Strathearn Harriers 46: 48

2 – Avril Pearson Livingston & District AAC 46:54


1 – Fiona Matheson Falkirk Victoria Harriers 39: 29 – East District Silver Medallist

2 – Anne Halley Pitreavie AAC 48: 02


1 – Morna Fleming Pitreavie AAC 62: 13

Full results are available at

*Falkirk Victoria Harriers would like to thank Falkirk Council, the local Police and the huge amount of volunteers for their support as well as the events sponsors, East District representatives Alex Jackson and Sandra Hardacre who all combine to make the event such as success.

With thanks to Andy Ronald


Tags: Annabel Simpson, Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Round the Houses 10K, Scott Stirling

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