Gordon Scott – 10K Race Challenge


ST MIRREN chairman Gordon Scott has issued a challenge to everyone running in this weekend’s Paisley 10k Race.
If anyone wearing a Saints top beats him across the finishing line, he’ll give them a free ticket to the Buddies home game against Queen of the South on September 10.
And any youngster under the age of 17 wearing a St Mirren top who takes part in the Fun Run that follows the big race will also get free entry to the game.
Gordon, 52, is a keen runner and he’s taking part in his third Paisley 10k, on Sunday, August 21.
He said: “I’ve thrown down the gauntlet to all the runners in the Paisley 10k. Get the St Mirren tops on and let’s see if you can beat me in the big race.
“Anyone who runs the race with a Saints top on and who crosses the finishing line with a better time than me, I’ll give them a free ticket to see the Buddies take on Queen of the South.
“And as an incentive to all the kids taking part in the Fun Run, if they wear a Saints top during the race, they’ll get to see St Mirren for free as well.”
Gordon added: “I’ve not had a lot of time this year to train for the race, but in the past few weeks I’ve really upped the amount of running I’m doing.
“I’m certainly aiming to beat the 50-minute finish, so people will have to go some to get their free ticket to see the Saints.
“We’re giving away the free tickets to show that St Mirren is a community club and we support big community events like this.”
People have until noon on Friday, August 19 to register for the race by logging on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com, telephoning (0141) 842-3000 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.
And signing up for Gordon’s free ticket offer is easy! We’ll have people at the Last Post in County Square on Sunday from 9:00am to sign you up ahead of the 10:00am start and those participating in the fun run, which starts at 12:15pm, will have until 12:00pm to register.
We expect sign up to be busy so beat the queues by registering online now HERE. If you are already registered on the St Mirren ticketing system then you are all set.
We want you to take pictures of yourself in your St Mirren top on race day in County Square and send them into us via our social media channel and keep them handy when claiming your ticket.
We’ll announce Gordon’s race time on the website next week so you’ll be able to check if you’ve beaten him and won yourself a free ticket. If you are lucky enough to win yourself a free ticket you will have until Thursday 8th September to claim.
Please note that youngsters under 12 in the Fun Run who receive a free St Mirren ticket must be accompanied to the Queen of the South game by an adult.