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GFR Glasgow Commonwealth Running Tours

July 21st, 2014

With the Commonwealth Games approaching, Glasgow FrontRunners are holding open running tours of Glasgow on both Thursdays during the Games period. These runs are a great chance to get fitter, find out what running with a group is like and explore parts of the city you probably wouldn’t otherwise.

On Thursday 24th July and Thursday 31st July we’ll have 5k, 7.5k and 10k runs which are free to attend and suitable for all abilities.

Our 5k route will take you past the sights of George Square to the Necropolis via Glasgow Cathedral allowing you the breathtaking view of Glasgow from the top of the hill.

The 7.5k route passes George Square and heads through the Merchant City and then down Glasgow’s Hight Street. From there we lap Glasgow Green taking in the People’s Palace and Terracotta Fountain before coming back via the famous Barras and Rottenrow Gardens.

For those wishing to do a 10k distance (this may be a little bit longer than that), you’ll get to see the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) and the Glasgow School of Art before heading to the West End. In the West you’ll run through Kelvingrove Park then pass through Park Circus and the University of Glasgow before heading towards the Clyde and coming up Byres Road. On the way back you’ll pass through the Botanic Gardens and the Mackintosh Queens Cross Church.

We run as a group, each having at least one qualified Jog Leader and have a number of techniques to ensure that everyone stays together: challenging some runners while supporting others.

We meet from 6pm for a 6.30 start at the Arc Gym which is located at Glasgow Caledonian University (Cowcaddens Road). Shower facilities are available for £1 paid directly to the gym and lockers are a refundable £1. There is no charge from the club for attending these runs.

We look forward to showing you Glasgow!