runABC Scotland News

6 Jun

Simply Great

Around 3,500 took to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday (4 June) for the Simplyhealth Great Women’s Run. The race was held in sunshine and clear skies, with participants running past iconic sights such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow University, the Riverside Museum and the SSE Hydro, crossing the River Clyde via Bell’s Bridge then back over the Clyde Arc, before finishing in the beautiful surrounding of Kelvingrove Park.

Springburn Harrier Michelle Sandison clocked 37:34 to clinch victory and was followed home by two Inverclyde AC athletes as Sharon Muir finished second in 38:18 and Julie Gordon took third in 40:47.

John May, from event organisers the Great Run Company, was delighted at the success of the event and is looking forward to the 2018 race, saying. “The Simplyhealth Great Women’s Run is the chance for women from all walks of life to come together and support each other. Whether participants came out this morning aiming for a PB, to raise funds for charity, or to take on a brand new running challenge in our new 3k event, each one achieved something amazing today.

“From the first across the finish line to the last across the line, congratulations to each and every one and we look forward to seeing them in 2018.”

Results from the The 2017 Simplyhealth Great Women’s Run can be found on our race listings page.