For more info on the Glasgow Marathon cause – like the Glasgow Marathon Facebook page here.
So, I want to do a marathon in 2013. I can’t decide what one to do, and to be honest, none are sticking out for me. I want to do one in the Spring… around April time… but I’ve not been able to find one that I fancy.
I looked at Edinburgh and thought, I’d rather spend £50 on something other than running through or around Edinburgh, I looked at the D33, but I did that this year, and had such a good time that I thought I wouldn’t be able to top last years event. I don’t particularly want to do London, and I’ve done Lochaber.
I really considered the Loch Ness Marathon but it’s not at the time of year I want to do a marathon at (but definitely one for the future though). I looked abroad, but I don’t really want to travel too far to run a marathon so ruled any ones abroad out too.
The Strathern one looks good, but it’s in June a bit later than I wanted to do one. I’d love to run a marathon somewhere in America, but again, that’s probably one for the future.
I run generally in and around Glasgow, and I’d really really like to do a Glasgow Marathon. I’ve already run a marathon or three around Glasgow:
There used to be a Glasgow Marathon, in the late 70s into the 80s…“The present day Glasgow event started life as a full marathon in 1979, prior to the advent of the people’s races, or ‘fun runs’, continuing through to 1987 as a full marathon before changing to a half marathon in 1988. ” From the website: Glasgow Marathon
FACEBOOK PAGE & PUBLICITY ABOUT GETTING THE GLASGOW MARATHON BACK
But there isn’t an official current Glasgow Marathon… yet. Right now, there is a Facebook campaign going on called Glasgow Marathon (click the link and like it if you want) – so far it has 652 likes…but I’m not sure how much momentum it’s having. It has been in the Evening Times here…
.. but at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be much noise or movement with the Facebook campaign… perhaps it will pick up, especially with the Commonwealth Games coming in 2014.
I CAN RUN THE GLASGOW MARATHON
It all got me thinking… I can run the Glasgow Marathon. I can train for it, as if I’m training for an official marathon, set myself a date – and run it. I’ve looked online and found some information here The Glasgow Marathon, and even a map from 1982 (when I was 2 years old might I add).
Sure, I won’t get a medal, but I can still run the route and make it my own challenge. And maybe get others interested too.
If Glasgow Life say they can’t put on a Marathon Event, there’s nothing stopping me just going out and running the old route now is there? Perhaps Glasgow Life will bring back the marathon, but in the meantime, in April of 2013, I’m going to run my own Glasgow Marathon. 🙂
GLASGOW MARATHON ROUTE
Here’s the route I’m going to follow: Glasgow Marathon 2013
From Paisley Road, Govan Road,
Lorne Street, Paisley Road West, Bellahouston Park,
Corkerhill Road, Barrhead Road, Pollok Park,
Fleurs Avenue, Maxwell Drive, St Andrews Drive,
Maxwell Road, Eglington Toll, King George V Bridge,
Clyde Street, Glasgow Green, Salt Market,
George Street, St Vincent St, W Nile St,
Sauchihall St, Kelvin Way, University Avenue,
Byres Road, Queen Margaret Drive, Maryhill Road,
Skaethorn Rd, Temple Rd, Bearsden Rd,
Great Western Rd, Anniesland Rd, Queen Victoria Drive,
(I think I need to check this bit out and make it the best it can be)
Dumbarton Rd, Victoria Park Drive, Science Centre,
Stobcross Rd, Clydeside, Lancefield Quay,
King George V Bridge, Clyde Place, West St,
I’ve still to finalise a training plan and date (a Saturday in April I think) for me to do the Glasgow Marathon, but I’m well up for it. 🙂
I wonder if anyone else will be too? 😉
I’m looking forward to 2013 already!
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