Paisley 10k news & statistics Paisley 10k news & statistics
Over 1700 people took part in this years Paisley 10k Race. The men’s winner was Callum Hawkins (Kilbarchan AAC), with a time of 29 minutes... Paisley 10k news & statistics

Over 1700 people took part in this years Paisley 10k Race.

The men’s winner was Callum Hawkins (Kilbarchan AAC), with a time of 29 minutes 24 seconds.

Second place in the men’s race went to Kamil Sieracki (Shettleston Harriers) with 30.42 and third was Tewolde Mengisteab (Shettleston Harriers) with 30.48.

Start of Paisley 10k fun run

Start of Paisley 10k fun run

The ladies winner was Gemma Rankin (Kilbarchan AAC), with a time of 35.36; second was Lesley Chisholm (Garscube Harriers), with 36.34 and third was Jessica Oliver-Bell (Shettleston Harriers) with a time of 36.50.

The shorter 3k Fun Run, which began after the Paisley 10k finished, attracted almost 700 runners.

They came in all shapes and sizes, ages and levels of fitness – some even ran in fancy dress. But they ran to raise much-needed funds for charities and good causes.

Runners run by Paisley town hall

Runners run by Paisley town hall

And it was revealed that future Paisley 10k Races and Fun Runs would be even bigger and better.

Neil and Mark Watson completed the run

Neil and Mark Watson completed the run

Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, one of the race organisers said: “ Once again we had a fantastic turnout for the Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run.

“We really have to pay tribute to the runners who participated and the huge amount of money they will have raised for charities and good causes.
“It’s not just that they deserve praise turning up on the day to take part in the event, it’s the months of preparation and training that goes into running the race.

“The nights of pounding the streets in the wind and rain to get ready for the race can’t have been easy, so well done to everybody for selflessly giving up their time.”

Fun run spills down Paisley High Street

Fun run spills down Paisley High Street

Joyce added that Renfrewshire Leisure aims to make the Paisley 10k and Fun Run an even bigger event in the next few years.

She said: “We’ll be taking it to the next stage as a major community event for Paisley’s bid to be named City of Culture 2021.

“Sport in general and Renfrewshire Leisure in particular has a part to play in winning this accolade for the town.

“We aim to make the Paisley 10 and Fun Run a major cultural as well as sporting event in the town.”

Jay Semple, right with his 10k race guide William Robertson.

Blind Jay Semple, right with his 10k race guide William Robertson.

Stepping out for charity – Depute Provost John Caldwell

Stepping out for charity – Depute Provost John Caldwell, who is 66-years-old took part in the race