28 Oct

Richard Ready For Moira’s Run

Richard CooperOver 200 people will head to Glasgow’s Queen’s Park on Sunday (30 October) for Moira’s Run. The 5k is being held in the city’s Queen’s Park by the Violence Reduction Unit of Police Scotland to celebrate the life of Moira Jones who was murdered in 2008.

The route has changed slightly, featuring more undulations than in previous years. However, organisers stress it remains a very achievable run.

One of the 200 standing on the startline will be Richard Cooper (pictured with Inverness Harrier Jenny Bannerman) who is running as part of his challenge to race 1000km in 2016. The event is particularly significant to Richard as he's running the challenge in memory of Moira, who was a former schoolmate of his.

Richard told runABC Scotland: “I'm at 875km and 87 races done. Moira's Run will be my 90th race! I'm really looking forward to the race on Sunday as it is one of the highlights of my year long challenge. With more than 200 runners signed up it promises to be a great day!”

On whether he's going to reach his target Richard commented: “I think I'll just about make it. Racing season has pretty much finished so only got Southside Six in terms of any 'long' races left. So it's tight to get to 1,000km, but it makes it more interesting.”

Entries will now be available on the day for the event. For more information, visit Entry Central.