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LAW SUCCESS AT TOM SCOTT ROAD RACES

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Law & District hosted the 55th Tom Scott Memorial Road Races at Strathclyde Park in Motherwell on Sunday, which also incorporates both the Scottish 10 Mile Championships and West District 10 Mile Championships.

The event consists of two races - the 10 Mile and Round the Loch 6k.

In total, 21 Law athletes took the the start line to make this year's edition one of the club's most successful for many years.

For the first time since 2002, a Law athlete finished in the top 10 of the 10 Mile race as Kevin Campbell crossed the line in a superb time of 52:56 minutes for 8th place.

Kevin was joined under the 60 minute barrier by Darran Muir (who bettered his previous 10 Mile PB by a full 90 seconds) in 55:24, Jamie McMorrow (56:32) and Riccardo Faccenda (59:46). This was also the first time since 2002 that we have had four athletes who have run under 60 minutes.

Tony Higgins returned to club colours in a time of 71:50, while the unstoppable Pat Kelly had a fantastic run for 74:36. Jim Rowley rounded out the Law athletes in a time of exactly 91 minutes.

Round the Loch 6k

7 Law athletes achieved medals as Law enjoyed another successful year in the shorter event.

After last year competing in the 10 Mile, Ross MacDonald earned 2nd place in the 6k in a time of 19:52 mins to hold off the 3rd placed athlete.

Ross was joined at the presentation by James Gillon who earned the prize for first Under 20 after a 4th placed finish overall, whilst Donald Gilchrist was awarded the prize for first Under 15.

In the ladies' category Hilary McGrath and Rachel Donnelly earned 2nd and 3rd whilst Emily McNicol earned the first Under 20 lady prize.

In both races Law & District also earned the team prize with Ross MacDonald, James Gillon and Ross Hill combining for the Men's team and Hilary, Rachel and Emily earning the Women's team award.

Full 6k Law Results:

2nd - Ross MacDonald - 19:52 mins

4th - James Gillon - 20:29 mins (1st Under 20) (1 minute 50 seconds quicker than 2016)

8th - Ross Hill - 21:44

15th - Adam Kelly - 22:53 

16th - Matthew Gillon - 23:04 (5:40 mins quicker than 2016)

18th - Donald Gilchrist - 23:21 (1st Under 15)

19th - Hilary McGrath - 23:57 (2nd Lady)

22nd - Alan McCulloch - 25:15 (2:04 mins quicker than 2016)

23rd - Shaun Burke - 25:22 (57 seconds quicker than 2016)

27th - Rachel Donnelly - 26:18 (3rd Lady) (1:24 mins quicker than 2016)

34th - Emily McNicol (1st Under 20)

37th - Finn Milligan - 28:21 (4:35 mins quicker than 2016)

41st - Margaret Newell - 30:23

42nd - Roxanne Yue - 31:05

54th - Hannah Stark - 34:59 (1:54 mins quicker than 2016)

Well done to all of the athletes who took part yesterday! Things are on the up and we're all getting better - here's to more improvements this summer.

Visit the Tom Scott Road Races website for full event details