3 May

Countdown To Ladies Day

Piper and participants promote Glasgow women's 10k

There are just 5 days until entries for the 2012 Ignis Asset Management Women's 10K close on Tuesday, May 8 at noon. Everyone from young girls to great-grannies are racing to sign up and you can still enter online at the Run Glasgow website and be part of the UK's largest all-women 10k.

With just 10 days to go until race day on Sunday, May 13, the much-loved event continues to be as popular as ever, with around 10,000 women expected to take their place at the start line.  Entry costs £24, a price frozen since 2010, giving people an extra incentive to get involved.

You can get into the mood at the Glasgow Running Network pasta party, held in association race organisers Glasgow Life. Expect a great atmosphere at Di Maggio's Theatreland on May 8 from 6.30pm.  The party starts with a two mile gentle jog through the city centre from Di Maggio's at Royal Exchange Square, before dinner and an evening of entertainment with Clyde 1 DJ Shebahn Littlejohn.

The pasta party provides those new to the race with an opportunity to learn a little more about what to expect, pick up some top tips and have any questions they may have answered ahead of the big day.

It also offers those who have been training with friends of differing abilities the chance to meet someone at their level to partner on the day.  Two is definitely better than one when it comes to the motivation needed to keep going and cross the finish line.

Running for the third time Clyde 1 traffic presenter Shebahn Littlejohn explained: "The hard work is behind us now. After more than 10 weeks of training it is time to look forward to what is always a great day. The party is very much a social event. It warms up with short run through the city and then it's off with the trainers and on with the dancing shoes as we enjoy a delicious dinner and my favourite - dessert. With music, massage and prizes it promises to be a fun night ahead of a fun day." 

In addition to freezing the entry price many other improvements have been made ahead of the 2012 Ignis Asset Management Women's 10K.  More start pulses have been introduced to allow more people to pass through the start line as smoothly as possible.  While for those keen to finish in a set time or get a PB the introduction of pace setters will be a welcome addition. A top club runner will join each main muster group and set a pace that, if matched, will ensure each member of the group hits their target.

Online registration is now available through the official race website from £24. The pasta party costs £11 (£9 for Running Network members) and includes a limited edition t-shirt, to book call 0141 287 5079.