There was another record set at Glasgow Green on 27 May 2016 as Victoria Park/City of Glasgow’s new recruit Afwerki Haile smashed the 3k on the Green Course Record in his first race in Scotland. The twenty-one year old, Eritrean completed the accurately measured course in a time of 8:47. Callum Matthews (20) of Kilbarchan /Glasgow Caledonian University also beat the previous record, earning the runner-up spot with a time of 8:50. Cambuslang/Strathclyde University’s Ryan Thomson (20) completed the male podium, finishing third with a time of 9:07.
In the Women’s Race it was Kirkintilloch Olympian’s Hannah Paton to the fore. The fourteen-year-old crossing the line in a time of 11:37 to earn Gold. Victoria Park’s Emma Kay (35) secured silver with her time of 11:56 and Cambuslang’s Lesley McArdle brought home Bronze in 12:04.
Eighty-six runners, including twenty-two females, completed the fast, mainly flat, 3k course. Full Results here
Photos by Alex Osborne
Many thanks to all the volunteers for once again putting on the best wee race in Scotland.