Junior & Mini Runners Shine on Super Saturday
1200 young runners eagerly gathered in Glasgow today for the AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great Scottish Run, marking the exciting ‘Super Saturday’, and kick-starting a fabulous weekend of running in the city.
Accompanied by the AJ Bell Great Run official mascot Tyney the Tortoise, and a fabulous warm up from Roy Gale, brimming with enthusiasm the kids embarked on the Toddler dash, 1-mile Mini run & 2.5km Junior run.
The future of running, and perhaps the next Eilish McColgan & Callum Hawkins, many runners in the Junior run were representing their clubs from Shettleston Harriers, East Kilbride Athletic Club, and Liverpool Harriers to name but a few.
Cheered on by an energetic Glasgow crowd, the boys and girls aged from 3-15, set off in their different waves and distances from the start line in George Square wearing their club to superhero outfits, including Spiderman & Super Girl. Many were running to raise money for so many important causes including the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the Beatson Cancer Charity.
Of course, what would be the AJ Bell Great Scottish Run without the only Mascot Race of the series. After months of intense training and watching what they eat, Kami Bear from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Bella the Bee from the Beatson Cancer Charity, Wallace from Scottish Autism and Tyney Tortoise sprinted to the finish line with Wallace taking a well-deserved first place!
Find out more about the AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great Scottish run on the event page here.