Guest post by Rachael Goslan, co-ordinator of the 2k and 5k runs

During the winter of 2014 I nervously typed in an internet search for a local running group. Back then I was one of those people who you’d see running the parks alone, low on confidence and scared to run with others. That internet search has since proved to be the game changer. What I found was a newly formed group, still finding its feet but offering the promise of a friendly atmosphere and support for those new to running. Fast forward to 2017 and I am now the coordinator of this group, Great Run Local (GRL)

So who are we?
We are part of the same organisation that offers a variety of events around the United Kingdom, such as the ever popular Great Scottish Run, Great Women’s 10k and The Great North Run just to name a few.

We meet every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm on the Broomielaw side of the Tradeston Bridge for a timed 2k or 5k run suitable for all abilities from beginner to the seasoned club runner, supervised by our wonderful volunteers. Our website holds times and numbers of runs completed so runners can also track their progress if they wish. Everyone is welcome and best of all we are completely free!

So if you’re starting out like I once was or training towards and upcoming event why not come down and give it a go. All you need to do is register online, lace those trainers up and come on down.