While New Year resolutions to get fit are still around, the Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10k is being promoted for the 20th year. Clyde 1 presenters Knoxy and Shebahn Littlejohn will formally launch the event on Wednesday this week to the female drummers and pipers of the famous Williamwood Pipe Band. The musical involvement highlights the fact that there will be music every 500m of the popular run to boost flagging runners’ spirits and to add to the fun-day atmosphere.
Taking place on Sunday 13 May starting at Nithsdale Road, the race attracts around 10,000 runners who will progress through the Southside via Maxwell Park, Pollok Park to the finishing line in Bellahouston Park. To sign up or for more information, see the website: www.runglasgow.org
One of the oldest established orchestras in the UK – Glasgow Orchestral Society – will be playing at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church in Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields on Saturday 22 May. The 60 strong band of talented musicians will perform Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Brahms, Violin Concerto, and Tchaikowsky’s 4th Symphony under the baton of Conductor Marco Romano. Founded in 1870, the orchestra is composed of amateur musicians who play at professional level. The concert starts at 7.30pm with tickets on the door at £10 or £6 concession. See their website: www.gos.org.uk for information for musicians interested in joining them.