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A new route starting from a new location, Kelvingrove Park. For once the sun was shining when I arrived in Glasgow for the start of the women’s 10km. I was in the challenger wave, but the others were dependent on your choice of music. 80’s, 90’s or 00’s. each still had a pacer and the times were chipped. One of my favourite runs which is has been a regular feature over the last few years.
Having parked the car, I made to the start line which was easy to find with the very obvious signs which had been strategically placed on the lamp posts. Once I was within the start pen, the warm up began. It would have been difficult to miss the aerobic instructors as they were suspended in a cherry picker in the middle of the start line. We set off following the gun on time and made our way along the route. We left the park and headed towards the University tackling a little incline before coming back into the park along a different path, where you could hear the next wave setting off. We wiggled our way along the route now crossing the Clyde to the transport museum running along the down to the SECC and across the river towards the BBC building. Crossing back along the river via the squinty bridge back up the road towards the finish line back at the park but a slightly different area from the start. It was easy to meet up with friends as we had arranged having collected the well earned medal and goody bag.
Considering the heat of the day, I was pleased with my time of 1:04:16. I will be back next year. For those just starting out or the more seasoned runner, this run is well worth considering.