The race is on to be ready for 10k

ORGANISERS of one of the biggest women's running events in the coun-try have celebrated by handing out red roses to surprised commuters.

Loading Comments

The Bupa Great Women's 10k, which is being supported by the Evening Times , is expected to see up to 10,000 entrants pound the pavements this year.

To mark the official launch of the 2014 race, Clyde One presenter Cassi was joined by two members of the Braehead Clan ice hockey team to race around Bellahouston Park, the finishing site of the run.

Organisers Nova International have received more than 3000 entries so far and are expecting thous-ands more women to sign up before the race takes place on May 11.

Andy Mitchelmore, of Nova International, said: "This will be the 22nd staging of the event and the run has become an iconic part of Scotland's running calendar. Its enduring popularity is thanks to the thousands of women who take part and make it such a welcoming event."

Cassi, who is a traffic and travel presenter on Clyde One's breakfast show, and a participant in this year's race, said: "People should get involved as they should support charities that they believe in and raise lots of money.

"As well as that, it's just a fun event - everyone has a laugh. It's great to become a finisher because you really feel as if you've achieved something.

"I want to smash my target from last year, so I'm really looking forward to it this year."

The event in May will follow the same path as previous years.

Starting in Niths-dale Road in the South Side, runners will go through Pollokshields and Pollok Park before finishing at the ent-rance to Bellahouston Park in Mosspark Boulevard.

Nicola Hedley, of Nova International, said: "It's an exciting event and such a party atmosphere with thousands of women on the streets of Glasgow. There are a whole range of reasons why people do it - to raise money for charity, to keep fit or to just have fun.

Apprehensive runners still have 12 weeks to get prepared for the race, and customised training plans are available from

The plans give advice for people of all abilities on how to prepare before the run.

To register, visit

Entrants must be over 15.



Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

The sight of wee dolphins choking to death on discarded supermarket bags helped me change me use reusable shoppers

Times Out



TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The secret world of the wheelie bin.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.