Athletic? On the sporty side? Or are you a full-on physically fit machine? I’m not. But I am inspired by others. And so after watching 12,000 determined women defeat wind and rain during the 10K in May, I signed up for the Great Scottish Run happening this Sunday 2 September.
Lucky for this first time runner I’ve discovered plenty of places to get my sprint on in Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Park is a runner’s paradise, free from cars with lots of lush scenery to admire and spur you on.
And when the city sleeps – or at least shops close for the night – linking up the pedestrianised city streets – Argyle, Buchanan and Sauchiehall makes for a good running terrain and includes an incline for an added challenge.
Of course there’s plenty of other parks and open spaces in Glasgow to create your perfect personalised running routes.
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Whether you’re watching from the side-lines or like me putting one foot steadily in front of the other to get across that coveted finish line in Glasgow Green, the Great Scottish Run is an energising and exciting experience.
So come down to support the thousands of men and women of all shapes, sizes and abilities taking flight at 9:30am for the 10K, and cheer on the uber ambitious half-marathon runners setting off at 11:00am.
Good luck to all!