Pollokshields pupils racing towards Super Saturday

Pupils from Pollokshields Primary School are getting set to take their places on the start line at Scotland's biggest mass participation sporting event for children.

Thousands of young runners are expected to play their part in Super Saturday as part of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow later this month.

Headteacher Carolyn Davren, who said: “This is an exciting time for us as we’re working toward achieving our first Gold Sports award and we have several pupils participating in the junior run.”

‘Super Saturday’ features the day before the 10k and half marathon on Saturday 29 September and, attracts hundreds of children of all ages and abilities, and their families to take part.

Events on the day include a 100m Toddler Dash, which is now fully booked, the Family Mile for children aged three to eight and a 2.5km Junior Run for nine to fifteen year-olds.

Philip Grant, chairman of the Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group said: “Bank of Scotland is proud to be marking its 10th year as partner of the Great Scottish Run in 2018. Over the years the Super Saturday events have created a fun way for all the family to enjoy the atmosphere of the big occasion in Glasgow City Centre.

“The day also provides a fantastic pathway for the thousands of young people to get involved in running.”

Alex Jackson from organisers the Great Run Company said: “It’s fantastic every year that we have so many children enjoying the events on Super Saturday. The excitement and determination on their faces is a joy to see.”

The iconic half-marathon and 10k events take place on Sunday 30 September with the course taking in some of Glasgow’s most well-known sights, including: George Square, the Kingston Bridge and symbolic Clyde Arc Bridge, the route takes in some of the busiest and leafiest streets showcasing all Scotland’s biggest city has to offer before finishing in Glasgow Green.

With entertainment along the way including bagpipers, drumming bands, live music and charity cheering points, there is plenty of activity for the whole family to enjoy.