Glasgow could be on course to hosting an annual marathon again after a gap of almost 30 years with 159 people completing the inaugural Glasgow Clyde Marathon on Sunday (28 August). The event saw participants start in Newton and head along the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin, as well as the Forth and Clyde Canal and the old railway line from Bowling to Dumbarton.
The men’s race featured a Garscube Harriers 1-2 with Alan Blair (2:46:50) finishing ahead of Garry Mathew (2:48:08). The fastest female was Angela Reid of North Ayrshire AC, who matched her PB of 3:26:21 set at ArranMan Marathon earlier this year.
Organiser Alan Anderson is confident of the event’s potential: “I want this event to grow into the marathon Glasgow deserves. Not a typically overblown city centre marathon that starts at 7am and zig zags through soulless empty office blocks, shopping streets, tenements and industrial estates, but... a better still a Glasgow Marathon that shows runners that our city really is a Dear Green Place.”
For more information visit the event website.
Image courtesy Kieran Cooper