A bumper turnout of over 550 runners were in Livingston on Sunday for the inaugural running of the Run Livingston 10k and Half Marathon events. Despite the icy underfoot conditions on some parts of the course 297 runners finished the half marathon and 261 the 10k.
Both races started just outside West Lothian College and finishing inside Livingston FC’s Tony Macaroni Arena.
Lothian Running Club provided the winner of the 10k with Alan Knowles crossing the finish line in 40 minutes 49 seconds, following him home was unattached duo Colin McLean 42.25 and Edward Spofforth-Jones 43.08. The Lothian club also had the first under-17 with Ryan Kirkland finishing in an excellent 5th place with a PB run of 43 minutes 41 seconds. The first three female finishers were all unattached runners, victory went to Hannah Dent 48.40 who was followed home by Mel Curle 49.20 and Valerie Matin 49.30.
In the half marathon, winner Chris Grant stopped the clock at 81 minutes 47 seconds almost 2 minutes ahead of his nearest pursuer David Atkinson 83.45 with Ross Clark third in 84.14. Only 41 seconds seperated the leading three female finishers with victory going to Charlotte Finch in 97m 18s ahead of Fiona Watt 97.43 and Heather Imrie 97.59.