Almost a thousand runners laced up their trainers and took part in the second, annual Hamil-Ten 10k run, backed by town centre businesses, South Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and Police Scotland.

With a route beginning in the town’s Castle Street, this year’s course stretched out past Low Parks Museum, across Palace Grounds, past the Davie Cooper Memorial before heading through the tunnel towards Strathclyde Park.

Runners then went north along the waterside before looping back on themselves at the far end of the loch and finishing back in Castle Street.

Gareth Walker, manager of Hamilton Business Improvement District, commented: “I was really pleased with last year’s event but 2019 was bigger and better….and the weather was great too!

“We made a few changes to the route this year – used wider footpaths to accommodate larger numbers, and we had the distance certified by Scottish Athletics to make sure we get accurate times for our entrants.”

Zap! Entertainment was hired to provide stage and PA facilities at the start/finishing line, mid-race entertainment for spectators and mid-route musical motivation for runners in Strathclyde Park.