Shaz alang at the Great Run Local – race report and photos

Not so much running lately, as I decided to give into the pain and the tightness in my right leg a rest, for a few days, and dust down the camera instead.

I popped along to the Great Run Local at Glasgow Quays on Wednesday night for the weekly, free, 5k and 2k races.

Glasgow Sky at Night

Glasgow Sky at Night

It was a beautiful, autumnal evening when Emma O’Rourke and her small team of volunteers set the runners on their way along the Broomilaw, at 6:30pm.

Athletes at the ready

Athletes at the ready

Twenty nine runners took part in the 5k, with Cambuslang’s Shaz Hakeem shooting off right from the Start and, with little competition, completed the 5k in a great time of 17:39.

Time up for Shaz

Time up for Shaz

Some forty seconds ahead of runner up Alex Osborne (18:19), who overtook Simon Gold in the final strait, after a long and sustained challenge.  Simon placed third, with a time 18:25.

Simon and Alex

Simon and Alex (sitting)

Sarah Munn

Sarah Munn

In the women’s event, it was Bellahouston Harrier, Sarah Munn to the fore. Winning in a time of 20:17 and getting ever closer to that sub 20 min goal.

Marie Doherty

Marie Doherty

Marie Doherty placed second with a time of 22:43 and Mags Hutchison, smashing her course best by some 19 seconds, earning third with a time of 23:09.

Smashing Mags

Smashing Mags

Full Results here

My photos here 

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