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Holly Lennon

Thousands descend on Glasgow to take part in Great Scottish Run

Over 25,000 people took part in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow this weekend.

The event kicked off on Friday and welcomed runners of all ages across the weekend with the Junior and Mini Great Scottish Run and Toddler Dash on Saturday followed by the Great Scottish Run on Sunday.

Thousands of runners came together on the start line to take on their own 10k or Half Marathon Challenge. It was the first Great Scottish Run to be held since 2019 due to the pandemic.

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Taking part in the women’s 10K race was Eilish McColgan who was competing in Scotland for the first time after an extraordinary year that has seen the 31-year-old Scot set a new British record over 5km on the roads and beat Paula Radcliffe's 21-year-old British Half Marathon record. She took the longstanding European and UK 10km record at the Great Manchester Run and won Commonwealth Gold and Silver for Team Scotland in Birmingham.

Eilish continued her outstanding season securing two additional medals at the European Championships in Munich, with a silver in the 10,000 metres and bronze for the 5,000. She is now the first British distance runner to compete in six championship outdoor finals in the same season.

In the Men’s Half Marathon race, Callum Hawkins raced on home soil against his brother Derek and also Adam Craig of Inverclyde.

Callum said: “I'm delighted to be back at the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon this weekend. Glasgow is my home and it will be great to be back on the familiar streets once again.”

Glasgow Lord Provost Jacqueline McLaren said: “The return of the Great Scottish Run, the biggest running event in Scotland and a highlight of Glasgow’s sporting calendar, will be a fantastic experience for everyone running, for the people who go along to support them, and a brilliant showcase for the city.

“Glasgow has earned an international reputation for being an outstanding destination for sports events and a superb host city. It also has a strong track record of encouraging active participation in sports. The Great Scottish Run really is a perfect example of all of that; inspiring and encouraging people of all ages to get involved and to keep running."


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