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Two Scottish events sell out in a day

Written by Fiona October 04 2012

It’s amazing just how popular running and cycle events have become in Scotland. And this week I have heard of two mega-fast sell-outs. The Southside Six sold the full 350 places in less than 24 hours. Although a challenging off-road run of around 26km, it seems the Glasgow event, which takes place on November 4, has captured the imagination of people in and out of the city.

Nick Vaughan, one of the organisers, says: “It’s only the second year that we have held this event and it did sell well last year. But I have been taken aback by just how quickly the places were filled this year. It’s been great to see.”

The Southside Six heads through six parks on the southside of Glasgow. Good luck to all the runners.

And the Kinross Sportive also sold out in less than a day. An organiser wrote the day after the entires opened: “At midnight last night it was like the floodgates had been wrenched open and the raging torrent began. When I checked Sportive entries at 7 this morning we had about 400. At 10:27 am the last of the 700 places had been snapped up and the waiting list started filling. As I write this (20:20) there are 172 on the waiting list as well.”

The Sportive takes place on April 27 and includes three challenging routes of 44, 68 and 87 miles. You could add your name to the waiting list or agree to raise sponsorship money for the charity CHAS. (Although I am wondering if these limited places are also now been snapped up.)

* Tell me about any other events that have sold out in record-breaking time.

Thank you for your interest in our event it is indeed a great success. This is our third year of running it and the take up of places has been progressively quicker each time. The first year was 42 days, SK2012 less than three days and SK2013 has sold out in less than a day.

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