While we may have fallen short of the 30,000 runners Guinness demanded for us to set a World Record, the club achieved a massive 38% of the turnout being new runners on the day – we were even accompanied along the canal by Bambi and his sister deer!
Ann Davidson, programmes co-ordinator at jogscotland, joined the Run and was able to witness Glasgow FrontRunners achieving jogscotland’s aim of encouraging Scots into a more active lifestyle, in a welcoming social environment, first-hand.
Runners at all fitness levels, from walk-joggers to more advanced runners were supported by our jogscotland trained Club Jog Leaders over 5k, 7.5k and 10k runs.
The event was a held as an open day to attract new members to attend the regular Thursday evening and Sunday morning running sessions. The club actively encourages new members of all abilities – whether they want to run to get fit and tone up or train for a race such as the Bupa Great Glasgow 10k, Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10k or Great Scottish Run with an encouraging team around them.
“It was great to see such an enthusiastic turnout. We had runners beat personal bests for distance – it shows what club encouragement can do! We look forward to welcoming along anyone else who wants to try club running at any stage.”
Mike Wilkie, Club President
“Ran furthest ever distance today and what a day for it”
“I woke up this morning with a horrible hangover…3 hours later I was basking in the sun having completed 11km along the canal with a lovely bunch of runners…thank you guys!”
“Lovely day for a run. Thanks guys, it was most enjoyable.”
“Great fun with GFR Rainbow Run…sunshine, scenery, slick well-organised route and a real sense of community…catching up with old pals and meeting new ones. I look forward to exercise now!”
“Thanks to GFR for today. Really enjoyed my 7.5k run!”
Jamie Sterling – 07717 650671 –
Mike Wilkie - 07799 433373 –