Jo to lace up for annual Canal Canter Race

Local MP Jo Swinson will act as official starter at the Springburn Harriers yearly Canal Canter Race Wednesday 22 August at 7pm.

The 7km race will kick off at the Bishopbriggs Leisuredome with runners racing along the canal bank to the Possil marsh and back. After starting the race Jo will join the runners as they make their way along the 7km route.

The Springburn Harriers are East Dunbartonshire's oldest running club and are currently working on building links with other sports groups and helping to provide running and fitness coaching.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

"I'm looking forward to the Canal Canter on Wednesday right at the end of my Summer Tour. What a beautiful backdrop for a run what with the views of the canal and the wildfowl and colourful wildflowers at the Possil marsh.

"Anyone up for the run can pre-enter by and registrations can also be made on the day from 6-6:45pm."

Commenting Anthony McGale, from the Springburn Harriers said:

"This year's race offers a great opportunity to promote local health and fitness possibilities following on from what has been a really successful Olympics and obviously in East Dunbartonshire we will be looking forward to playing our part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"We have a very varied group of runners so people new to the sport are always welcome to join in with the club and hopefully gain from the experience of others. Anyone interested in joining the club should contact [email protected] ."

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