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St Mirren Players Urge Local People To Go For Gold At Paisley 10K


If watching Team GB’s Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah cross the finish line has inspired you to don your running shoes – then why not sign up for the Paisley Vision 10k?

That’s the message from St Mirren’s manager and Renfrewshire Council’s sports bosses.

With Olympic fever currently gripping the country, many people – young and old alike – will be keen to get involved in the sporting buzz.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Community and Family Care Policy Board, said: “I think we’re all feeling the Olympic buzz at the moment and I’m certainly going to turn the inspiration of Team GB into action by taking part in this year’s Paisley 10k. There’s still plenty of time to register and remember there’s the Fun Run too, so on the day there’s really something for all the family. Don’t miss out.”

St Mirren Manager Danny Lennon added: “Paisley 10k is one of the main events in the local sporting calendar and this year’s is shaping up to be the best yet. The Olympic heroes we’ve seen on TV really have been an inspiration to us all and there’s never been a better time to get involved in sport and register for the 10k or Fun Run. You could take part with friends and family or sign up to raise money for charity.”

Danny Lennon, St Mirren players Grant Adam and Gary Teale, and local kids at St Mirren sports camp donned 10k t-shirts recently with Paisley Panda and Renfrewshire Rory also there – to spread the word about the 10k and Fun Run.

The event takes place on Sunday 26 August at 10am. Last year around 1,600 people took part. The Fun Run starts at 12.15pm.

This year runners will also raise the profile of Renfrewshire as a Fairtrade Zone by sporting Fairtrade cotton t-shirts sponsored by MEPC Hillington Park– that is also Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Flagship employer.

The 10k’s chosen charity is British Heart Foundation and the event sponsors are Paisley Vision, MEPC Hillington Park and Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd.

Entry information

The entry fee for the 10k is £18. There’s a group discount where one free entry is offered for every five paying entries when registering online.

The entry fee for the Fun Run is £8 for adults and £6 for children under 16. The adult and child discount offers a joint entry for £12.

Scottish Athletics League members are eligible for a further £2 discount.

Enter online at www.paisley10k.com