SCOTS runner Yvonne Murray was yesterday celebrating her first win in over a year when she was the first woman to complete the Bupa Great Caledonian Run.

The Edinburgh-born athlete, who is getting married in just over two weeks, declared: ``To win in my home town - I couldn't have wished for more.''

After a disappointing performance in the Great North Run in Newcastle, she romped over the finish line of the 10km race in an impressive 33min 16sec.

Injury prevented Murray from taking part in the Atlanta Olympics earlier this year, and she missed the last track season.

But yesterday the 31-year-old, from Motherwell Athletics Club, said: ``It's important for me to get back in competition again to build up my confidence.

``You will probably see me doing lots more half-marathons and 10km races.

``I wanted to start on a high and learn to compete again - and that's certainly what I've done.''

Murray was cheered on by her fiance and training partner, Tom Mooney, 34.

Rugby ace Gavin Hastings, who was taking part in the race, helped lead the runners off from Princes Street yesterday morning. A record 5400 people took part.

This year's overall winner was Kenyan Christopher Kelong, 19, in 29min 11sec.

BBC football commentator John Motson, 51, was running his 11th fun run to raise cash for NCH Action for Children.

He said: ``I do two or three fun runs a week in my spare time and I like to keep fit.''

Gladiator Rhino - alias Mark Smith, 26, of London - was at the finish line to greet the runners. He had helped to start the children's 2km race earlier in the morning.

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