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WATCH: Record number of entries start at the Inverness 5k on Sunday

By Will Clark

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Organisers have confirmed a record number of entries took part at the Inverness 5k on Sunday.

A record 1300 people signed up to compete in the 5k along with 2940 runners who took part in the Inverness Half Marathon.

Out of the 1300 entries in the 5k, 42 per cent came from schools, sports clubs and youth groups from across the Highlands. Ages of runners ranged from aged one in the 5K to aged 80 in the Half Marathon.

Invergordon teenager Lachlan Thomas of Ross County Athletics Club was the fastest winner in the Inverness 5k for 10 years as he successfully defended his title in a time of 15 minutes and 40 seconds.

Lachlan Thomas. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Lachlan Thomas. Picture: Callum Mackay.

In the women's 5k, Inverness Royal Academy pupil Katie Meek, representing Inverness Harriers, claimed victory in a time of 18:19.

Katie Meek. Picture: Callum Mackay
Katie Meek. Picture: Callum Mackay

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