These events are usually classified as long-distance according to athletics terminology, with races typically ranging from 5 kilometers to 42.2 kilometers in the marathon. They may involve large numbers of runners or wheelchair entrants. The three most common IAAF recognized distances for "road running" events are 10K runs, half marathons and marathons. Despite this, there are far more 5K road race events, due to their popularity for charity races and similar, less competitive reasons to hold an event.
Road running may offer those involved a range of challenges and interests such as dealing with hills, sharp bends, varied surfaces, inclement weather, and involvement in a large group. Aerobic fitness, or the ability of the body to use oxygen, is the biggest factor contributing to success.
Before engaging in road running, one should choose a shoe that best suits one's foot type and running style. [MORE]
A number of club members also cycle, swim and do triathlons and dualathons. If you are interested in any of these other types of events please speak with members in the club to see what options are open to you.
We will take part in the Glasgow Tollcross ParkRun - please meet at the start line at 9.15am. Do not forget to register for ParkRun if you have not already registered. You will need to bring your barcode to the run.
A regular event on our Club Grand Prix schedule - this is one of the biggest all female runs in the country and we hope to have a large GFR presence. You will be cheered on by our boys as the GFR choir.
Club Annual Trail Run and BBQ at Mugdock Country Park
Start Date: 11 Jun 2017 10:00
End Date: 11 Jun 2017 14:30
Venue: Mugdock Country Park
As part of Leap Scotland Festival Fortnight 2017 Glasgow FrontRunners is organising a Summer BBQ & trail runs suitable for all abilities at Mugdock Country Park. Last year we ran a very successful club run there and this year in conjunction with Leap Sports Scotland we are offering the event to all members of the LGBTI community to promote Glasgow FrontRunners as a running club, but more importantly to give people the opportunity to participate in a new sport and raise awareness of and promote LGBTI visibility and participation in sport.
Where – Mugdock Country Park, Nr Milngavie G62 8EL
Mugdock Country Park is a great setting, having used it last year it gives people the feeling they are ‘away from it all’ in a rural setting, yet easily accessible from all parts of the city and surrounding areas (30 min drive from Buchanan Bus Station)
Cost – FREE
When – Meet at 10:45 at the BBQ area
Either meet at the park or transport is being provided free on a first come, first served basis by booking a place via the link above. Please note there are only 17 spaces in the minibus. There will also be several members with spaces in cars.
10:00 – Meet at Arc (for the minibus)
10:45 – Meet at Mugdock park BBQ area (in front of the garden centre)
11:00 – Warm up starts
11:00-12:30 – Running
12:30 – BBQ
14:00 – Minibus leave for the Arc
What do I need to wear and bring?
Participates should wear suitable running kit, waterproofs and bring some warm clothing such as a hoodie in case it’s cold to change. As its June here’s hoping it’s a glorious sunny day so why not pack your sunglasses, sun cream and sangria! It’s Scotland though so who knows!
We hope it will be a warm, sunny day for the BBQ so why not bring along a picnic rug and Summer seat and anything else you want to eat and drink!
BBQ food and water will be provided. We’ll be catering for vegetarian and gluten free requirements – please specify on the booking form. Feel free to bring any of your own food
We will take part in the Glasgow Strathclyde Country Park ParkRun - please meet at the start line at 9.15am. Do not forget to register for ParkRun if you have not already registered. You will need to bring your barcode to the run.
We will take part in the Glasgow Drumchapel ParkRun - please meet at the start line at 9.15am. Do not forget to register for ParkRun if you have not already registered. You will need to bring your barcode to the run.