This year’s Unofficial 10K and Half Marathon takes places on Sunday 2nd December. The 10k starts in Dalmuir and the Hal Marathon in Dumbarton The run is along the Forth and Clyde Canal to the finish which is at Lock 27 in Anniesland, Glasgow.
It was a great day out last year. Once again there is an ‘honesty’ donation of £15 to join in and last year we raised approx. £1500.00 for Funding Neuro and research into cures for neurological disorders.
Donations can be made on the Funding Neuro JustGiving page
or if you want to send the organiser, Alan Kennedy, a cheque, then please send it to: Surface+, 91-93 Great Western Road, St. Georges Cross, Glasgow G4 9AH and made payable to Funding Neuro.
When you have donated, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of numbers.
If you are getting the train, park at Lock 27 (finish line) and walk down to Anniesland station. Train times can be found here.
The Dalmuir (10km start) train is on the same line as Dumbarton.
For Dalmuir you will see a block of high rise flats, the start is near them on the canal, look out for the water station and Wobbly Williams banners. The 10k kicks off at approx 11am.
The Dumbarton start is outside McCafferty’s Bar at 10am
The water station will be roughly the halfway mark for the half marathon; 10k runners, please take a bottle with you!
There will be drinks at the end of the race.
If your not driving and need someone to look after your bag, please put in a named bag and you can leave with a steward at the beginning of the run (the bags will be put in a secure van, but I cannot be responsible for them). You can collect at the end.
The run will take you just past the finish (Lock 27) and you will turn back on yourself at the pink traffic cone, the smell of hot sausage rolls when you pass the pub will make you run quicker!!
The 10km run will be marked out every mile and the rest of half marathon will be marked from here. It is quite an easy route, just follow the canal and you cant go wrong. You will have to run through a bit of the Clydebank shopping area, keep to the path along the canal.
As this is an unofficial run (roads and paths are not closed), you will need to be careful with dog walkers, bikers etc. please take this into account and shout down the line if there is someone is on the path. There is a couple of small roads to cross, there will be a steward there, but be careful!!! As this is classed as a training run, the resposbility to the run this is yours. We will have a couple of guys on bikes following if you have any problems.
It will be a fun ‘training’ run with a great goody bag at the end and some grub in Lock 27. It will not be officially timed, however, many of the runners will have Garmin GPS devices and I will will let the finishing stewards know the time you set off and they can give you a rough time on completion.
If you need a TryAthlete WobblyWilliams tshirt I will have them ready for you at the beginning of the race.
Please keep these tops and run with us again….have a look at our website and sign up as a TryAthlete for the Men’s & Womens 10km or Great Scottish Run; Other cycling, swimming and triathlon events to follow.
Any questions, email email@example.com