10 May

Opportunity Knox


Around 10,000 women will compete in the biggest all-female 10K in the UK on Sunday (12 May) at the 21st annual Bupa Great Women's 10K in Glasgow. Online entries for the race closed on Monday, but you can still enter in person until Saturday 11 May at Run4It on Bothwell Street.

Among the 10,000 participants will be Clyde 1 DJ, Diane 'Knoxy' Knox, who is running for the charity Cash For Kids. She said: "I am preparing for it just like any other big day - worrying about my training, what to listen to, what to carry, and even what to wear. This is my fourth year running the 10K and the atmosphere on the day is incredible. I always get heaps of support throughout the route from all the spectators - it definitely helps to keep you going, particularly when doing it for such a worthwhile charity.

"The goal that has spurred me on during the cold mornings and kept me focused throughout the tough runs is nearly here, and I am really excited about taking part."
Following the same route as previous years, the race starts in Nithsdale Road in Glasgow's southside, through Pollokshields and Pollok Park with a finish on Mosspark Boulevard. The race will be compered by presenter Bryan Burnett and celebrity starters include television presenter Carol Smilie and Olympic judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons.

Gemma said of her involvement: "Events like the women's 10K in Glasgow are great because they inspire people to just go for it. You don't have to train for a year or aim for the Olympics - the women's 10K is about getting out there with your friends and having some fun and feeling great. I have heard a lot about the event so I can't wait to get involved. I hope I can reassure some of the runners and calm their nerves. The important thing is to enjoy the day."

For more information, visit the event website