Professional wrestling referee Thomas Kearins will swap the wrestling ring for running the streets of Glasgow on Sunday (18 June) when he takes part in the Glasgow Men’s 10K. Thousands are expected at the starting line for the event which has firmly set itself as THE run for men in the west of Scotland
Thomas is more familiar with the surroundings of Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), a Scottish wrestling company enjoying great success across the world. In November 2016, ICW hosted a show at the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
He is aiming to clock a time of under 60 minutes on Sunday, before heading straight for the Garage nightclub in Glasgow, where instead of partying the night away, he’ll be officiating a number of bouts as ICW hosts two television recordings in front of a packed crowd.
“There’s no rest for the wicked, I’m refereeing in Edinburgh on Friday, up north on Saturday, 10K at 10am on Sunday morning then have another show for ICW at Garage in Glasgow that night,” Thomas explained.
“I’ll also be making my in-ring debut for one night only when I face Dickie Divers at ICW’s big weekend show 29 July at O2 ABC in Glasgow so I’m sure I’ll have my hands full at the Garage show on Sunday night ahead of it. I’ll be lucky if I don’t fall asleep in the ring let alone have a few drinks afterwards! I love a challenge though, that would be a good one to finish on.”
Kearins was inspired to take part in 10k after suffering a health scare four years ago. Sunday will be his first race in two years, but he still has aspirations to fit more events into his busy schedule.
“I’m really looking forward to the race. I’ve followed Cahonas Scotland for a few years now and admire the work they do by encouraging males to check for signs of cancer. I’m happy to bring more eyes to the work they do any way I can. They helped me detect something a few years ago that thankfully turned out to be nothing but the message they’re putting out is vital,” Kearins added.
“I’ve ran three 10k events in the past but due to my workload this will be my first one in over two years. I love running but finding the time is becoming increasingly difficult but I’m determined to fit it in, even if it’s last thing before I go to bed at night.”
Further information about the Glasgow Men’s 10k can be found here.
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