After successfully debuting a new route this year, the Glasgow Men’s 10K will return to the banks of the Clyde for its 12th hosting in 2017. Taking place on Father’s Day (Sunday 18 June), the annual event will see 4,000 runners – 40% of whom have never taken part in a 10k before – heading from the Riverside Museum to George Square.
One competitor, 50-year-old NHS worker Chris Quinn from Hillington, will be running in his sixth Men’s 10K next year. Chris currently volunteers for the Beatson Cancer Charity and will run to raise funds for a friend’s seven-year-old daughter, who has a rare genetic condition called Bohring-Opitz.
Explaining his passion for the race, Chris said: “The Glasgow Men’s 10K is such a huge part of the running year for many guys in Glasgow and beyond. I have done the race five times and I can’t praise it highly enough. It was the first 10K I ever did and I still use it as a benchmark for my personal best times. The first time, I ran one hour and two minutes, the following year was one hour and one second. In my third though, I smashed the time, coming in at just over 58 minutes.
“I see myself being the kind of runner that benefits from this event - slightly overweight, occasional runner and not part of a club.”
Event director Neil Kilgour said: "After such a successful event this year, Men's 10K Glasgow is back for 2017 and we’re hoping that more men will take part than ever before. Running a 10k is a great challenge for anyone whether they are just starting out or already take part in regular sport. The benefits of exercise are universally accepted, but in the UK, we quite simply don’t do enough of it."
Entries for the Men's 10K Glasgow event are now open at the event website. Entries are also open for the Edinburgh event which takes place on Sunday 6 November this year.