FRESH'N'LO Great Scottish Run

Just entered this one, done the 10K last year and looking for to the half.....



  • I've been doing the half marathon the last few years. I'd say this is one of my favourite races, so well organised and such a great atmosphere.

    I've entered online and looking forward to it already :)
  • DC - Does the 1/2 go over the kingston bridge and are you from Glas...?
  • an expensive one for a 1/2 marathon mind you!!
  • Done it three times now.

    Wouldn't miss it for the world.
  • eL Bee! and I are entered for the half. We both did it in 2005 and thoroughtly enjoyed it :o)
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    hag - it might be expensive, but you get a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer in your goodie bag.

    This year will be my 8th on the trot. I love it.

    Hari - yes it does go over the bridge. In the wrong direction. :o)
  • Its the fastest you ever go over the bridge!!

    I'll be in this providing I can egt my knee fixed. I've only ever done the 10K so I'd like to try to half this year.
  • KKD - Get it fixed women......

    Nessie - I stay 10 min from the factory think we should break in......
  • Looking forward to this..

    I noticed that the women are getting a discount for doing a 10k and the 1/2
    but the guys ar'nt ---why
  • FAB FAB FAB FAB FAB! Can't wait! The atmosphere is amazing!
  • because becuase Jamie, thats why ;)

    ermm no idea
  • scottishharimau, yes the 1/2 goes over the Kingston Bridge. I'm not from Glasgow, I'm down the west coast in Girvan.
  • Half for me - again! Kingston Bridge amazing, if crowded. And lots of sweeties on the way round!
  • Jamie - the weaker sex have to get a discount.........


  • Karar - you still saying in Uddi..?
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Jamie - the 10k in May that's run by the same people is a wimmin only race.

    [tries to decide whether to slap Hari for the weaker sex comment given where he lives.....]
  • Nessie - LOL

    Think about the wafer.....
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Chuck in a Caramel Log and you're safe. ;o)
  • <<Hands goodies to Nessie>>

    1 Caramel Log
    1 Tunnocks Tea Cake
    1 Caramel Wafer
  • Hi SH,
    Yes still living /running (v.slowly)in Uddi causing a pavement hazard to old women with shopping trolleys & old men with walking sticks. Often run past the Tunnocks factory too. The smell of fudge and coconut always makes my stomach rumble............

  • HI
    Im a runner from malta,interested in running,the great scottish,can you please tell me if the course is flat and fast;cause im looking for a fast race to improve my pb of 1hr 14 mins,thanks much
    in advance.I really appreciate it if you
    can help. REGARDS
  • It's pretty flat Jason...a wee hill within the first mile...and another in the park...
    Paris is flatter...but Glasgow is cool, in every sense of the word.
    Err..Amsterdam in October might be your best bet.
  • Hi atm
    Thanks for reply,sorry but what does wee mean?easy or tough.And is the one in the
    park tough,because if those are the only
    two hills and the rest is flat,I think it
    will be ok,cause besides the race I like to
    visit scotland,always if the race suits me,
    thanks for helping me,because Im in a moment,of deciding which race I do

  • Karat - I have just moved to Both and plannning on doing FLM next year...what about you,,,,,,?
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    Jason - "wee" means small - there really are no hills worth mentioning in this one - and that comes from someone who hates hills!

    Definitely a PB course (for me anyway) and really friendly with lots of support. It can get a bit congested further back in the pack, but with a target of under 1:14, you shouldn't get held up.
  • SH, you gone all posh then moving there? I am impressed with your plans for next year - I am not worthy! Would take me about a day and a half to run a marathon! I'm doing the girly 10K in a couple of weeks and after that, I don't know. My running buddy has sort of given up, and as we used to go to races together, I'm feeling a bit down.
  • Will be my 3rd year at the GSR. Love it and the one permanent fixture in my running calender. Hope the organisers look at the race reviews on this site - pretty much everything was excellent apart from the Bridge congestion and post race chaos at the Green. I did send them an email and link to the reviews - I'd presume any race organiser worth their salt would like at the feedback? Anyway, I'd recommend the GSR to anyone whos not sure. The thing that makes it for me is the support of the crowd.
  • Hi All!
    GSR is my 'home' half and when I did it last year was my first, so perhaps I'm biased but it is better than Jedburgh or Bath - and there my experience ends.. :)

    I'm looking forward to it, big time.

    I'm from Both too Kara! Probably plodded past you and SH many a time!
  • Kara - Why you feeling down...? If you need a partner to run with sometimes drop me a mail and we go out for a local run....

    SFC - Where do you stay in Both..?
    Are you a member of any local clubs..?
  • Hi SH
    Live near castle. Joined Esporta but only ran with the club there twice. Was considering Ham H or Strath Striders.
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