On the road again

Luke Traynor
Luke Traynor

Giffnock North’s Luke Traynor won the Great Scottish Run 10K in a time of 31 minutes and 41 seconds.

The former Mearns Castle pupil was one of thousands of southsiders taking part in either the half marathon or 10K on Sunday.

Following his landmark victory, the 17-year-old told The Extra: “I am really proud to win gold. It was a tough race, especially with the sun, but I have been training hard.

“I just want to keep my head down and get as many wins as possible, in the next few years, so I can be in contention for a place at the Commonwealth Games in 2014”.

Kenyan Joseph Birech won gold in the half marathon, winning in just over one hour and one minute.

Double Olympic Gold winning decathlete Daley Thompson started the events with Glasgow’s Lord Provost Bob Winter.

In total 22,542 people were involved in Scotland’s largest running event which raised more than £1.5 million for charity.

Councillor George Redmond said: “It is a race like no other”.