Runners took to Paisley’s streets in record-breaking numbers this Sunday for the town’s annual 10k Road Race and Fun Run. More than 1,700 runners...

Runners took to Paisley’s streets in record-breaking numbers this Sunday for the town’s annual 10k Road Race and Fun Run.

More than 1,700 runners competed in the full-distance race with another 900 taking part in the shorter 3km Fun Run in the town centre.

The race was organised by Renfrewshire Council and sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by MEPC Hillington Park.

Runners also raised thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation, the race’s chosen charity, by donating online during race registration. The charity and public sector partners including the council have run a successful ‘Paisley is a Heart Town’ campaign for several years.

A spokesperson for the race organisers said: “This was the biggest ever turnout for our race and the event is just going from strength-to-strength.

“It’s been a great summer of sport for Scotland and the example of the Commonwealth Games has undoubtedly inspired people, young and old, to participate in large sporting events like this. Anyone can easily enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of getting out and running regularly.

” The Paisley event has become well-established on the sporting calendar and always attracts hundreds of competitive runners from outwith Renfrewshire.

” It’s also a bonus that the race route showcases Paisley’s historic town centre to visitors and residents alike.

“We would like to thank everyone who took part on or came along to watch the event along with  our sponsors and those who made charitable donations.”

Race results are available now on the Paisley 10k website.