Organisers delighted with success of Tom Scott Road Race

Tewoldcebrhan Mengisteab (Shettleston harriers) winner of the 10 mile race in the Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 49 minutes 55 seconds  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson
Tewoldcebrhan Mengisteab (Shettleston harriers) winner of the 10 mile race in the Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 49 minutes 55 seconds - Picture by Andrew Wilson

A RECORD 356 runners entered this year’s Tom Scott Road Race - and organisers were delighted with both the entrants and the standard of this year’s race.

Eritrean Tewelde Menlsteab was the victor this time around as he raced round the 10 mile course at Strathclyde Park in a time which was just under 50 minutes.

Gemma Rankin - first woman in the 10 mile event in a time of 57 minutes 45 seconds - Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson

Gemma Rankin - first woman in the 10 mile event in a time of 57 minutes 45 seconds - Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park - Picture by Andrew Wilson

There were also wins for Gemma Rankin in the women’s 10 mile race, Michael Deason in the men’s 6k and Claire Couper in the women’s 6k.

Organiser Robert Benyon believes the 50th consecutive running of the event, run in memory of the Law athlete who died in 1961, shows the popularity of the race.

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Claire Couper - 1st woman in the 6K Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 21 min 51 seconds  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson

Claire Couper - 1st woman in the 6K Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 21 min 51 seconds - Picture by Andrew Wilson

Michael Deason (Shettleston Harriers) wins the 6K Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 19 mins 51 seconds  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson

Michael Deason (Shettleston Harriers) wins the 6K Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park in a time of 19 mins 51 seconds - Picture by Andrew Wilson

Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park - 6K event - L to R - Andrew Lawler (3rd) - Michael Deason (1st) - Duncan Cochrane (2nd)  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson

Tom Scott Road Race in Strathclyde Country Park - 6K event - L to R - Andrew Lawler (3rd) - Michael Deason (1st) - Duncan Cochrane (2nd) - Picture by Andrew Wilson