Port Glasgow 10K

A Run In Each Port

The Port Glasgow 10K returns in 2023 with a summer race date...

As we head into the weekend of the King's Coronation, it seems fitting to bring news of a race that starts in Coronation Park... but don't worry, you don't need to put your afternoon tea plans aside for this one - The Port Glasgow 10K doesn't take place until later in the year on 13 August.

The race is organised by Port Glasgow Runners, a running group whose purpose is to help people in Port Glasgow and the surrounding area to get fit. It takes place in the historic Clydeside town of Port Glasgow with many sights to see along the route including the 1815 Town Buildings, Gourock Rope Works, Kelburn Park, Newark Castle and of course, spectacular views of the River Clyde.

If that's not enough to entice, those taking part will also be in awe of the newly built 'Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow' sculptures located within the Coronation Park. The sculptures, known locally as 'the Skelpies', are a fantastic sight that will greet runners as they enter the finishing straight of the race.

This year the race will be staged a little later than usual, organisers commented: "One of the reasons that the Port 10K is later this year is there are significant works on the route at present. The advantage is that there will be a brand new 5m wide footpath/cyclepath to run on back from Kingston Dock into the Town Centre. There have also been other improvements to the route in Kelburn Park.

"Given the recent improvements to Mirren Shore it has been decided this year to review the route and we hope these changes will make the course even faster."

Indeed, runners this year will be keen to try their chances at breaking race records which were both achieved in 2022's staging. With fastest male being Neil Lafferty of Greenock Glenpark Harriers in 34:08 and fastest female - Nynke Mulholland of Inverclyde AC in 35:51.

If you'd like to know more visit the Port Glasgow 10K website.

Image: Port Glasgow 10K Facebook

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