Well done 330 on signing up for the Glasgow half, I did it in 2012 and doing it this year with big changes (i.e. I now run with a club and am training much better). I liked Glasgow and I signed up again to beat my 1st time, the start is a bit hectic esp running up St Vincent Street, try the parkrun at Pollock on a Saturday morning as the run generally takes you through there; I thought that was the most lonliest place I ran.
In terms of numbers, there will be loads doing it but I guess it'll start getting busy over the next couple of months.
I have always been 'overweight' but decided to really do soemthing about it. I was down to 17 stone in October having lost about 1 and a half but put it all back on again following an injury and time off. Shocked myself on 31st Dec when I weighed 18 stone 12 (120Kg). Started back on the 1st and joint a weight club next week. If I eat sensibly and exercise then I am hoping to be 16 stone 7 by my wedding in June. At that weight I know my moobs have gone and I have a much flatter stomach, will be glad to tell you my progress over the next few months.
Decided it would be good to join the forum having looking at the posts and wanted to post on my experience.
In March last year watching the Biggest Loser I signed up for the Great Scottish Run to lose weight and get fit the day before i turned 30. The bug caught me and I was doing quite a bit from where I was previously. Over last summer did a good bit of training (gym and road running) and in September having lost nearly a stone and a half finished in 2 hours 40. Unfortunately I had a hernia that needed repairing and since October have done nothing. However, now repaired and with the weight back on I've started back again. Getting married this year so losing the weight means a bit more to me this time but my thought is this, I had never done any remotely close to a half marathon but a wee bit of determination and support from family and friends got me there.
Went back out on Jan 1st for 20 mins and the feeling of getting out there again was great.