1 Jun

Here Come The Girls

NursesOver 10,000 women will head to Glasgow’s west end for the UK's biggest women-only running event on Sunday (5 June). The Great Women's 10K will feature a new route this year with participants starting and finishing on Kelvin Walkway. 

The route will take in landmarks such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow University, the Riverside Museum, and the SSE Hydro.

14 of the participants will be a group of nurses from Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The staff, who work in theatre recovery at the hospital, teamed up to take part in Scotland’s biggest women-only running event in memory of a colleague whose mother died from cancer, and will be raising funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

One of the nurses swapping scrubs for running shoes is Freya Botel. She said: “Some of us, but not all, have done the 10K before, so it’s going to be a new experience for a few. I wouldn't say we were particularly experienced - I would say there is a varied level of runner. It’s all for a good cause and it will be a great day.”

You can donate to the nurses’ cause here. Entries for the 10K are still available online or in person at the Run4It store on Bothwell Street on Thursday 2 June (12.30pm - 6.00pm), Friday 3 June (9.30am - 6.00pm) and Saturday 4 June (9.30am - 4.00pm).