15 Mar

Make A Splash At Great Scottish Run

Keri-anne Payne and David Carry

Olympic swimmers David Carry and wife Keri-Anne Payne will be swapping their goggles for running shoes this autumn as they take part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run on 6 October. The couple helped launch this year's event which features a half marathon and a 10k race.

David, who retired from competitive swimming after reaching the 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympics said: "I'm looking forward to a new challenge after so many years in the pool, but I think I'll always be a better swimmer than a runner! It will be an amazing experience to run alongside so many thousands of people."

The Great Scottish Run will for the first time be televised live across the UK on BBC2. The new Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run routes will take participants along some of Glasgow's best-known streets and several Commonwealth Games venues. Starting at George Square, runners taking on the half marathon distance will cross the Kingston Bridge on their way to the south of the city.

Participants will get a flavour of what is coming to Glasgow in 2014, with the half marathon course passing six Commonwealth Games venues and the 10k route including five. Television viewers will be able to watch an expected field of 25,000 competitors pass under the McLennan Arch to enter Glasgow Green and reach the tree lined finish straight in the shadow of Nelson's Monument.

To enter, visit the Great Scottish Run website