20 Mar

Great Scottish Run Aims To Be Sweeping Success

Susan Partridge with GB Curlers

Great Britain's men's curling team today helped launch the 2014 Great Scottish Run in Glasgow Green accompanied by last year's winner of the women's half marathon, Susan Partridge. The half marathon and 10k races will be held on Sunday 5 October this year.

The curlers, silver medallists at this year's Sochi Winter Olympics, teamed up with Oban-native Susan who completed last year's race in 1:10:40. She described the launch on Twitter as "my morning with Olympic royalty".

For the second year in a row, this year's half marathon will be televised live on BBC2. Starting in George Square and finishing on Glasgow Green, the course takes in some of Glasgow's most iconic landmarks and buildings. As in 2013, the 10k course is a shorter adaptation of the half marathon. Both courses are similar to last year with some minor adjustments to improve the race day experience.

Around 25,000 people took part in last year's event which saw Haile Gebrselassie set a new all-comers half marathon record, completing the course in 1:01:09.  Callum Hawkins of Kilbarchan AAC was first male in the 10K (29:39) and Beth Potter first female (34:04).

You can currently enter the half marathon for the discounted price of £27 and the 10k for £21. For more information, visit the Great Scottish Run website.