Hopes high for legendary Lenzie Jog - this Monday

THE legendary Lenzie Jog is still scheduled for Monday, January 3 – as long as the snow and ice stay away.

The popular event had to be cancelled in 2010 due to the Arctic conditions.

However, hope springs eternal for Lenzie Community Council and Kirkintilloch Olympians.

A decision on cancellation if the weather is too bad will be taken as late as possible – so check the website on New Year's Day and Sunday – www.lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk

Registration will be at Dean House, next to Lenzie Public Hall, at 10am – costing 50p for children and 1 for adults to cover refreshments and arrangements on the day.

Races will start promptly at 11am from Cedar Drive, next to the BP garage on Kirkintilloch Road. There is a 2km run for children and a 4km circuit for adults, which can be completed either once or twice, depending on each runner's stamina and level of fitness.

There will be marshals along the route to ensure safety and fair play.

A spokesperson said: "The Lenzie Jog is an annual tradition and a fun event for all the family. Mums, dads, kids, grannies and even pets are all welcome. Everyone is encouraged to come along and join in if possible.

"And for those who can't or don't want to jog – we hope they will come along as well to offer moral support to those who do."