Glasgow Women’s 10k
I had the pleasure of photographing at the Simplyhealth Great Women’s 10k race held in Glasgow on Sunday 4th June 2017. The weather was fine, a bit of wind but dry, making it good for spectators and participants alike. I stationed myself on the banks of the Clyde with Bells Bridge providing the backdrop to most of my photos, I took a few around the 7k point as well.
First to reach me was Michelle Sandison of Springburn Harriers who went on to win the race with an impressive time of 37:34, next was Inverclyde AC’s Sharon Muir who placed second in 38:18. There was a real battle for third place with Dundee Hawkhill’s Jennifer Carrasco in the lead when she passed me with a pack of club runners on her trail, including Perth’s Caroline Jones, Cambuslang’s Alexandra Lamond, Victoria Park/City of Glasgow’s Nicola Gonnella and, eventual Bronze medal winner, Julie Gordon (40:47).
Whilst there wasn’t the strength in depth of top quality athletes this year, that didn’t detract from the fun and excitement of the day with some of the almost 5,000 runners chasing a PB, whilst others were concentrating on completing their first ever 10k. The Women’s 10ks are aimed at encouraging women to take up running and improve their health. There’s no doubt that they achieved that, they also helped to raise thousands of pounds for worthy charities which has got to be a good thing.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. It was great to see so many friends and running buddies. I managed to photograph around 500 participants. See you if you can find yourself here I’ve arranged them in Bib Number order. Let me know if you want to purchase a high-resolution digital photograph.