Broadcaster Bryan Burnett will be multi-tasking on Sunday, June 19 when he plans to perform the double feat of running and commentating at the MHFS 10k for Men 2011. The frontman of popular BBC Radio Scotland show 'Get It On' and tv regular, Bryan is a keen runner and will be hoping to benefit from the pre-race warm up led by Real Radio's Ewen Cameron.
The pair were in upbeat form when they met up on Thursday at a boot camp style workout at the Amey Depot in Bargeddie, North Lanarkshire to launch the MHFS 10k for Men 2011 Workplace Challenge. Men across Scotland are being given the call to team up with workmates and take part in the sixth annual MHFS 10k in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park.
Sarah McMillan, MHFS 10k for Men Event Organiser says: "The MHFS 10k for Men Workplace Challenge aims to encourage guys working in all professions and sectors to enter a team in this year's MHFS 10k for Men. This is a 10k for every man - around 40% of participants are doing their first ever 10k. Getting out with your workmates to walk, jog or run the Men's 10k is a great way of combatting stress and is great for team building."
Amey is a keen supporter of the MHFS 10k for Men and is supporting 100 employees to enter the event this year. Gerry Kennedy, Principal Construction Manager for Amey's North Lanarkshire contract first took part in the 10k for Men in 2006 to raise funds for his colleague Gerry Brady who, at only 42, was suffering from terminal cancer and had a young family to support.
Gerry Kennedy explains: "The 10k for Men event is a big one in our annual calendar of wellbeing initiatives and one that the men look forward to taking part in. It builds some great team spirit, as well as some healthy competition, and whether the guys walk or run the course doesn't matter because regardless of the time they post it's just a great day out!"
Now in its sixth year, the MHFS 10k for Men is a unique men-only event which has taken place on Father's Day every year since 2006. Men of all fitness levels take part in the 10k and choose to walk, jog or run the scenic route through Bellahouston and Pollok parks.
Visit the race website to sign up to the 10k for Men 2011.