25 Aug

Pacemakers Required For Great Scottish Run

Great Scottish Run

After successfully being introduced at the Women's 10K in May, organisers Glasgow Life are looking for pacemakers for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run Half Marathon and 10k on 2 September. If you think you can help, the details of the pace times required can be found on the Glasgow Athletics website and you can contact Sean Watson at sean.watson@glasgowlife.org.uk to indicate your preference.

BBC employee, Lorn Pearson, has already offered her services and will be running the half marathon for the third time this year. She has written a blog giving her top ten tips for the race. In her blog she gives advice on pacing, clothing, energy and hydration, details of the race route, and even provides a link to the weather forecast for the day.

She said of the race: "As it's my third year running the half marathon, I've taken to trying to help others run this year. I thought I'd get my top 10 tips together about the event and about running half marathons in general. I like the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon. One of the main reasons is that it goes right past my door, but also because it goes over the Kingston Bridge and through my two favourite Glasgow parks - Bellahouston and Pollok."

There's still time to register for the event with entries closing on 28 August. You can do so at the event website