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PICTURES: Moray Road Runners' Ewan Davidson wins Glenlivet 10k as £14,000 raised for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland charity

By Craig Christie

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MORAY Road Runners’ Ewan Davidson set a course record when he won Sunday’s Glenlivet 10k.

Ewan Davidson on his way to victory at Glenlivet.
Ewan Davidson on his way to victory at Glenlivet.

Davidson clocked a time of 33.31 over the undulating Speyside course to finish 30 seconds clear of Highland Hill Runner Shaun Cumming, with another Moray Road Runners’ athlete James Wilson finishing third (34.07).

Runners head out from the distillery.
Runners head out from the distillery.

Inverness Harriers’ Lesley Hansen was first lady home (41.47).

Full Glenlivet 10k results.

Over 350 runners set-off from the Glenlivet Distillery and raced their way through the stunning Cairngorm National Park to reach the finish line.

Event organisers, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), were delighted to be back hosting a race dubbed “the most beautiful run in Scotland”, after a difficult 18 months with their fundraising events being cancelled or postponed.

The Glenlivet 10k last took place in April 2019, with a virtual event in 2020. This year’s race was a sell-out and over £14,000 has been raised for CHSS so far.

The charity’s fundraising manager, Hayley Simpson said: “It was absolutely fantastic to be back, cheering on our participants and raising vital funds to make sure there’s no life half lived in Scotland.

A happy runner at the Glenlivet 10k
A happy runner at the Glenlivet 10k
“Despite the rain and wind, spirits were high, and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. It was great to be able to share that with our supporters again.

“Over the difficult lockdown period, our supporters stepped up and supported us by taking on the virtual Glenlivet 10k, but it’s just fantastic to be able hold events of this size again.

“Every penny raised will go towards making sure people across Scotland get the support they really need when they return home from hospital.

“A big thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help make the event run smoothly and who got as wet and cold as the runners – we couldn’t do it without them.

Thanks were also given to the Glenlivet Distillery, G&M Whyte Catering, Mackie’s of Scotland and Deans Shortbread for support through sponsorship of the event.

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