Warriors & Miss Scotland Get Ready For G.S.R.
The Great Scottish Run 2009, supported by Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB, took centre stage in Glasgow’s Princes Square this morning when former Miss Scotland, Nieve Jennings, was joined by Glasgow Warriors James Eddie and Calum Forrester to draw attention to the postal entries deadline for Scotland’s premier mass participation event.A record number of people have already signed up for this year’s race, leading organisers to predict a last minute rush from those runners who have been training hard, but not yet posted their entry form._ _The Great Scottish Run 2009, supported by Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB, took centre stage in Glasgow’s Princes Square this morning when former Miss Scotland, Nieve Jennings, was joined by Glasgow Warriors James Eddie and Calum Forrester to draw attention to the postal entries deadline for Scotland’s premier mass participation event.A record number of people have already signed up for this year’s race, leading organisers to predict a last minute rush from those runners who have been training hard, but not yet posted their entry form._ Culture and Sport Glasgow want to make people aware of the postal entries deadline of Friday 21st August, to ensure the estimated 20,000 race packs are posted in plenty of time for one of the highlights on Glasgow’s sporting calendar. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.runglasgow.org, where online entry is available until noon on Tuesday 1st September.Race day is just under three weeks away and so far almost 15,000 runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities have already signed up for the memorable event._ It includes a 10k and half marathon, plus a junior 3k and, new for 2009, a 1.5k race._ Many are hoping to smash a personal best, others raise money for good causes, while others still simply want to get fit.Nieve Jennings, who regularly works out, wants to encourage everyone to get involved, ‘the Great Scottish Run is a great day out._ The atmosphere is electric as people cheer you on every step of the way.I know that when you have a goal in mind it is much easier to stick with a training plan._ So post your entry form today and youll get an extra boost of motivation thatll keep you focused between now and race day.Scotland A international, Calum Forrester, added; At a time when sport has an increasingly important role to play in improving the health and physical activity of the nation and with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the horizon, I’d encourage as many people as possible to pull on their trainers and take part.Liz Cameron, Chair of Culture and Sport Glasgow, said: ‘the Great Scottish Run is an unforgettable day and the sense of achievement on crossing the line is amazing._ Whether this is your first or fiftieth race and whatever your motivation I’d urge everyone to sign up and be part of Scotland’s biggest running event.Susan Rice, Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group Scotland, added: ‘to me, the Great Scottish Run is a jewel in the crown of Scotland’s sporting events. By providing the platform for so many people to come together and celebrate either team or personal achievements demonstrates the unique role the run plays in the hearts and minds of runners from Scotland and beyond._THE BIGGEST TEAM IN GLASGOW BELONGS TO YOUThe 2009/10 Glasgow Warriors season ticket has more benefits than ever before.On top of a match-by-match saving of over _100 (based on an adult season ticket), the new deal includes free entry for you and a friend for the pre-season friendly against London Wasps, entry into the ticket ballot for RBS 6 Nations tickets, free admission to the away 1872 Cup match against Edinburgh in addition to two further Edinburgh fixtures at Murrayfield plus free entry into a Partick Thistle league game.Season ticket holders aged 12 and under will also be entered into the exclusive prize draw to run out with the Warriors as the official mascot at a Glasgow home game.Season ticket prices remain at just _30 for under 18s with concessions and students enjoying all the action for only _80. Adult season tickets are priced at _160.Call the ticket hotline on 0844 800 3490 or CLICK HERE to add your name to the list of signings for The Biggest Team in Glasgow.