Girl power arrived in Bellahouston Park today as four inspirational women donned their trainers to help launch the Morrisons Great Women's 10k.
Cassi from Clyde One and STV Glasgow's The Riverside Show presenter Jennifer Reoch were joined by Arlene Clark, the founder of the Brightest Star charity and Ruth Howie, an inspirational weight loss runner who will all be taking part in the event on Sunday 17th May. The women will be taking to the streets of Glasgow's southside either on behalf of a charity close to them or for a personal challenge.
The Morrisons Great Women's 10k is the biggest female only running event in the UK. Runners will follow the same route as previous years, starting on Nithsdale Road, going through Pollock Park before finishing on Mosspark Boulevard with a variety of entrainment along the way as well as fantastic crowd support.
Cassi, traffic and travel presenter on Clyde One's breakfast show with George Bowie said: “I took part in the Great Women's 10k last year for the first time and it was a fantastic day. I am looking forward to running on behalf of Cash for Kids and hoping to beat my time.”
Jennifer Reoch, STV Glasgow's The Riverside Show presenter said: “I am really looking forward to running in Glasgow at the Morrisons Great Women's 10k alongside thousands of other women. I will be fundraising for the STV Appeal which supports children and young people living in poverty in Scotland.”
Ruth Howie 50, will be taking part for the second time as a personal challenge after losing an incredible ten and a half stone over the course of a year by taking up running. Ruth said: “I realised I needed to lose weight and started slowly by walking and after a week started running. I slowly built up my pace and confidence and joined my local running club and since then I have taken part in various events including two half marathons. I really hope my story inspires women to sign up and take on the challenge of the Morrisons Great Women's 10k, if I can do it anyone can!”
Arlene Clark from Brightest Star said: “The Morrisons Great Women's 10k was the first event we took part in as a charity. We had over 500 ladies walk, run and jog as part of Jack's Army and it is a very special event for us. I would encourage every woman to sign up and take part, it's an incredible day with fantastic crowd support to help you along the way.”
Andy Mitchelmore from event organiser Nova International said: “The Morrisons Great Women's 10k is a great event and it is a pleasure to see thousands of ladies cross the finish line each year. Entry is now open and I look forward to welcoming ladies from across Scotland on Sunday 17th May whether it's a personal challenge or fundraising mission.”
Entry is now open at www.greatrun.org/great-womens-10k