Runners take on Rat Race challenge on River Clyde

Runners walk the plank on the Glenlee The challenges were held around some of the Clyde's main landmarks

Hundreds of runners have taken part in Glasgow's first adventure race on the banks of the Clyde.

The Riverside Rat Race, which was organised by Rat Race Urban Adventure and See Glasgow, started at 14:00.

More than 700 people ran the 10km-route (6.2mile), starting and finishing at the new Riverside Museum.

It involved kayaking in the river, walking the plank off the Glenlee tall ship, a snow-crawl and an obstacle course on the Finnieston Crane.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "It's also wonderful to see the River Clyde being used in an innovative and creative way, something that the investment at Riverside has greatly encouraged."

He said the race allowed people to "see the river in a new and exciting light".

The adventure activities took in some of the city's riverside landmarks including Glasgow Science Centre, the Clyde Auditorium at the SECC - better know as the Armadillo - and the Squinty and Squiggly bridges.

The fastest runner, Chris Hinds, completed the course in 47 minutes.

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