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Run, Walk, Shoogle… it’s the Women’s 10k

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The Bupa Great Women’s 10k comes to Glasgow on Sunday 11 May and SPT’s Subway is joining in the fun with special offers and early opening – from 7.30am – to get runners to the starting line well on time.

Entry to the race gets you four FREE return tickets on the Subway.  A FREE shuttle bus service will also be in operation from Buchanan Bus Station and Shields Road Subway station and FREE parking for competitors is available at Shields Road, Kelvinbridge and Bridge Street stations and at Albion Road car park, a short walk from Ibrox Subway Station.

Stats show that almost half of those competing take advantage of the Subway, shuttle bus and parking offer year on year.

Julie from Shawlands said:
“My friends and I take part every year as it’s a great way to keep fit and have a girlie get together. The Subway and parking offer is such good value and completely takes the stress out of making sure we all get to the starting line on time as we don’t have to worry about trying to find a parking space.”

Elaine from Glasgow’s west end added:
“This is my first time entering the 10k and I can’t wait to take part. I use the Subway to get to work and was delighted to find out it’s opening earlier for the race and it’s free for competitors. I can walk to my local station and leave the car behind!”

Jane from Stirling says she also intends to take advantage of Sunday’s free travel offer:
“I’ll definitely be getting the train and then a shuttle bus.  I used the offer last year and it made such a difference not having to think about how you’re going to get to starting point. It’s so straight forward and as travel to 10k is free in Glasgow, it would be mad not to use it.”

The UK’s biggest women-only running event will see the streets of Glasgow welcome more than 10,000 ladies to the soundtrack of drummers and pipers as they run through Scotland’s largest city. Spectators will also see Commonwealth Games hopefuls in action with marathon runner Susan Partridge confirming she will be using the 10k as part of her 2014 training.

The 34-year-old Scot has chosen the race as the next step in her competitive preparation for the 42km marathon distance at her home nation’s Games on Sunday 27 July.  Partridge has said that she will be aiming for a place on the podium this summer. The women’s marathon is the first of the athletics events.

Challenging Partridge on Sunday 11 May will be last year’s winner of the Bupa Great Womens 10k, Elspeth Curran. She is the current Renfrewshire road race champion and the ‘face’ of the Commonwealth Games around Glasgow.

More information on how to get to the Women’s 10k.