Hundreds of people lined Aberdeen’s busiest street to cheer on the Union St Mile racers.

The bi annual race was held on Saturday 22nd August and attracted 75 racers on a warm day in conjunction with the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival.

 Consisting of three age groups, P6-7, S1 – 4 and seniors, the race is a demanding challenge and entrants must be capable of running a mile in under 7 minutes.

The mile requires a specific type of training to meet the challenge as evidenced by the tired faces of runners at the finish line who run 10K races and Marathons on a regular basis.

Marie Baxter and James Joy were the fastest of the seniors running an impressive 5:32 and 4:27 respectively. A variety of schools were represented from across the city in the junior categories.

Following the conclusion of the race the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade was held as part of a day to appreciate the city.