Um, not sure if news of this hasn't yet reached RW but the organiser died unexpectedly a few weeks ago. No one has access to his emails or the website to update it. If you go on to the "race community" bit of the website there is a forum where you can get more info and contact details.
Oooh that sounds nice - never been that far along, I'll have to explore. Usually go up through torrance and leave the car at clachan of campsie or on crow road if i'm feeling slack, then run up towards cort ma law. you could try looking at the scottish hill runners website for ideas of where some of the races go if you fancy hills.
The West Highland Way starts in Milngavie (ask someone how to pronounce it or we will giggle at you!) and runs for 95 miles to Fort William. I did a lovely long run of about 17 miles on it last week, very runnable even after a fair amount of rain. There are regular trains from the city centre (queen st low level) to milngavie - takes about 25 mins i guess - and the route starts about 500m from the station.
There aren't many places to buy food or drinks on the way though, so I'd carry something with you if you're likely to want it.
Also, if you fancied something a bit hillier there is plenty around - an OS map of glasgow (landranger 64) would be a good start. I sometimes go up to north of lennoxtown and run there. I think there is a bus goes to Clachan of Campsie if you were needing public transport.
alhill - yes, quite. that's what makes it so difficult. and there is other evidence that suggests that fewer cyclists=increased risk per cyclist. i'm not saying i'm against helmets, i just don't think that compulsory helmet laws are a great move. but this is all just an excuse to avoid doing any real work, so i will try and keep my neb out!