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PICTURES: James Wilson and Michelle Donaldson-Slater are the winners for host club at Moray Road Runners 10k at Miltonduff


By Craig Christie

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MORAY Road Runners hosted their first 10k race since the pandemic, and dominated the prizes.

There were plenty of yellow vests in the leading pack. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
There were plenty of yellow vests in the leading pack. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

The host club had both male and female race winners in James Wilson, who clocked 32 minutes.

The winner of Moray Road Runners' 10k was James Wilson.Picture: Becky Saunderson..
The winner of Moray Road Runners' 10k was James Wilson.Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Michelle Donaldson-Slater who came home in 41.40 as first female, competing in the F40 category.

Michelle Donaldson-Slater won the women's race at her home club's 10k. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Michelle Donaldson-Slater won the women's race at her home club's 10k. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Second in the race was Wilson’s club-mate Ewan Davidson, less than 30 seconds behind.

Runner-up Ewan Davidson. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Runner-up Ewan Davidson. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Zoey Gordon was third female to the finish line for MRR (44.04).

Third female was Zoey Gordon. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Third female was Zoey Gordon. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Stephen Carmichael was third in the make 40+ category (37.08) behind winner Eoin Coull (Highland Hill Runners, 35.09) and Ian Adamson (Garioch, 37.07).

Stephen Carmichael was third in the M40 category. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Stephen Carmichael was third in the M40 category. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

The Elgin club also claimed both team prizes, with Wilson, Davidson and Carmichael combining for the men’s honour while Donaldson-Slater, Gordon and Niketa Cruickshank stormed home as best female trio.

Nigel Gerrard (68) races on, chased by Keith Jogscotland rival Vickie Glennie (71) and Nicky Gerrard (67). Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Nigel Gerrard (68) races on, chased by Keith Jogscotland rival Vickie Glennie (71) and Nicky Gerrard (67). Picture: Becky Saunderson..

A total of 23 athletes from the home club competed in the race, more than 20 per cent of the field.

Nigel Gerrard (68) races on, chased by Keith Jogscotland rival Vickie Glennie (71) and Nicky Gerrard (67). Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Nigel Gerrard (68) races on, chased by Keith Jogscotland rival Vickie Glennie (71) and Nicky Gerrard (67). Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Moray veteran Frankie Barton, representing Ron Hill Cambuslang, won the male over-60 category.

Lisa Smolak (Nairn Road Runners) makes good progress. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Lisa Smolak (Nairn Road Runners) makes good progress. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

The women’s 60-and-over section was won by Forres Harriers’ Jackie Nicol.

Willie Stewart (90) with Kevin Ewing close behind. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Willie Stewart (90) with Kevin Ewing close behind. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Highest-placed Forres runner was Robert Paterson in 20th (39.41) while Dale Stephen finished just outside the top 50.

Robert Paterson ran well for Forres Harriers. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Robert Paterson ran well for Forres Harriers. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Four runners over the age of 70 entered and finished the race with Inverness Harriers’ Alex Sutherland winning the age category.

Third male was Scott Macleod from Edinburgh AAC. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Third male was Scott Macleod from Edinburgh AAC. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

A total of 113 runners took part in the race in perfect weather on Sunday, with the race taking on a quiet route in and around Miltonduff.

Peter Fraser (142) and Niketa Cruickshank (92) lead out a pack of runners at Miltonduff. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Peter Fraser (142) and Niketa Cruickshank (92) lead out a pack of runners at Miltonduff. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Results from Moray Road Runners' 10k.



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