STAFFORDSHIRE born Tom Humphries stole the limelight when winning last week's Bupa Edinburgh 10k race.
The Great Britain international from Gnosall took the scalp of local Scottish distance runner Andrew Lemoncello to snatch victory, almost on the line, in a winning time of 29.23.
On what was a re-routed, tough course, 28-year-old Humphries was very much the early leader, but Lemoncello cut the former's advantage in the closing kilometres, only for the Cannock and Stfford AC runner to take the verdict in the shadows of Holyrood Palace.
Humphries had taken third spot in the Edinburgh race last year, in a faster time, It was Humphries' third consecutive race win in as many months, following successes in the Staffs Knot 5 in August and last month's Ellesmere 10k. Final race in the NSRRA series is the Flying Fox 10 at Stone on November 4 (11am).