The clock has started ticking, so now is the best time to start training for the Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10K taking place in Glasgow on Sunday 13 May.
To encourage the runners on the day, the organisers will have musicians at each 500m along the route – double the number of music spots in previous years. So drummer Dawn Gillies and piper Iona Brodie from the award winning Williamwood Pipe Band, braved the cold January afternoon of Wednesday 11 January to strut their stuff in Glasgow. They were supporting Clyde 1 radio presenters Knoxy and Sheban Littlejohn who are both running in the event – making it their very own 10 k – and helping to highlight that registration has opened online. www.runglasgow.org
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
Revellers hoping to attend Glasgow’s open-air Hogmanay ceilidh in George Square will be able to snap up the last remaining tickets on the day – Friday 31 December.
Around 5,000 people are expected to pack into the Square for the spectacular show in association with Diageo. This year’s event will be a traditional affair with party-goers dancing through the bells to some of the best known ceilidh bands around.
Tickets priced at £19 for adults, £9 for children with a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children costing £50 are available at www.glasgowloveschristmas.com or can be booked in person at the Ticketsoup box office at the SECC or by phoning 0141 564 4220.
They can also be purchases from midday on the 31st December at the box office at the Premier Inn Hotel, 187 George Street, Glasgow.
Headline acts include Capercaillie, Skerryvore, Salsa Celtica, The Black Rose Ceilidh band and the Williamwood Pipe Band. The spectacular “midnight moment” will see thousands of fireworks set off from the roof of the City Chambers.
As well as the ceilidh music and dancing, revellers at this year’s event will also be able to take part in a number of family-friendly activities. Organisers Glasgow Life, have teamed up with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club to give party goers the chance to try out one of Scotland’s national sports on the ice in George Square. There will also be a kids zone with Scottish themed arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling and games consoles and gadgets for teenagers.
Glasgow’s Lord Provost Bob Winter said: ‘Our Hogmanay celebrations in George Square are always one of the hottest tickets in town. It promises to be a sensational way to welcome in the New Year.’
Entry to George Square will be from 7.00pm on Friday 31 December.