One of the most popular introductions to the Scottish racing calendar in 2011 was the 16 mile Southside Six. The Glasgow event gets it name from its route through six of the most scenic parks on the south side of the city. The Southside Six was a sell-out last year - in fact the organisers had to extend the original entry limit - and the 2012 renewal on Sunday, November 4 is expected to attract similar demand.
Entries will open at midday on Friday, May 18, via EntryCentral and 350 places will be available. Organisers stress there will be no entry extension this year. Entry will be from £7 for affiliated runners with the popular t-shirt option again being available for an additional £6.
For those unable to run on the day but wanting to be part of the action, the Southide Six team is looking for volunteers to help out in the parks and along the route. Contact the organisers by email via their website.
The 16 miles endurance test includes visits to Kings Park, Linn Park, Rouken Glen Park, Pollok Country Park, Bellahouston Park before finishing with a return to Queens Park. The event is popular with runners who've completed a half marathon and are hoping to go on and take part in a full marathon race.