Local lad wins Carnwath Red Hose Race

DELIGHTED to receive the traditional pair of red stockings from Angus Lockhart of the Lee on Saturday was local lad Haiden Cook, after winning Carnwath's Red Hose Race at Sir John Mann Park.

Haiden's time of 16.5 minutes in the annual three mile challenge left him a minute clear of second-placed Jamie Henderson, also from Carnwath.

Event organiser Melanie Irving said that the event, which is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as being the oldest road race in the world, could hardly have gone any better.

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"It was a massive success because we got really good weather and had an absolutely fantastic turnout," Melanie said.

"We were very pleased it was a local guy who won.

"And it was great that Claire Barr, the first woman home, also finished fourth overall. She did very well.

"There were 200 people on site (including a record 37 runners, 15 of whom were women) and I was really pleased that we had so many people here.

"We noticed a lot of families coming in and several of them ran together. There were picnics brought by spectators and everyone was having a great time."

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