Runners make sweet music at the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run
Friday, 31 August 2018
Some 20 members of Glasgow Orchestral Society along with their friends and family are fine tuning their training to take part in this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run on Sunday 30th September.
The 70-strong amateur orchestra, who rehearse every Monday in Maryhill, decided that they would take part in this year’s 10k and half marathon to help raise funds to celebrate the orchestra’s 150th birthday in 2020. They intend to commemorate this special year with a programme of concerts and events for the local community.
Liz Sime, President of Glasgow Orchestral Society, said: “With this being our 150th year, we decided that we wanted to do something really big to try and raise funds to have a huge celebration for reaching such a milestone.
“We’ve enlisted some of our friends and family to run too and have really enjoyed training for it.
“With only a month to go until the big day, we are in a great place with our training and hopeful of achieving our target of £2,000 in sponsorship.”
The Great Scottish Run will once again be supported by Bank of Scotland, who this year is celebrating its tenth year as partner.
Both the 10k and half marathon events start in George Square and from there participants are taken on a tour of the city past a selection of Glasgow’s finest venues and buildings, as well as crossing over the River Clyde before runners head back for their grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.
With Super Saturday kicking off the weekend action with a family Mile, Toddler Dash and Junior Run, the weekend has something for everyone to participate in, with Scotland’s biggest weekend of running welcoming up to 30,000 runners to the city of Glasgow.