Welcome to Acorn Trails
Acorn Trails will be bringing you all the best in trail running around Glasgow, South West Scotland and beyond.
From the Race Director who brought the acclaimed South By Five series to Glasgow, Acorn Trails brings you Scottish classics such as the Clydestride Ultra Marathon, and Mull of Galloway Trail events. Adding to the growing forest of events, keep your eye on fresh seedlings in the Rouken Glen Trail Race, and the return of the Duncan Macfarlane Race.
Guided Trails Runs
Alex and other experienced trail runners will lead regular runs in the dirt for all levels from newbie to the trails, to the experienced mud-hoggers.
Hosting several blogs including old favourites Auntie Anne, Jim the Dog and Running with Romy.
We also have a space for guest bloggers, so if you fancy getting your latest thoughts and musings published on a site with plenty of through traffic, please drop us a line
Latest from the Blog
The Sandhead 10 2023 may have been small, but like a newborn puppy, it was perfectly formed! Thirty six runners lined up under the grey skies of Luce Bay, the wind tugging at loose clothing and whipping the flags. The rain coming in at an angle nearing horizontal more than vertical, the stage was set! With no Jim the Dog on duty to bark up a starting frenzy, it was left to Michelle to see […]
Thank you for entering the 2023 edition of the Sandhead 10. Below are some details for the event. We’ve had to make some last minute tweaks, hence the late publication! Apologies! Bus to the start Two options were offered on sign-up, 9am and 9.30am. Due to entry numbers, there will now only be one departure, which is the 9.30, which will take all runners who selected either bus. The bus will depart from next to […]
A return to Rouken Glen. A glorious return. It was almost like a summer’s day! A sell out field took to the trails and paths through the Glen, many discovering parts of the park they were unaware existed before the barking beast, Jim The Dog cheered them on their way from the start. A continuously varied route taking in muddy trails, grassy meadows, woodlands, inclines, declines, zig zags, tarmac and a boat pond! One runner […]
It’s over. Wait what? How did that happen. Another South By Five come and gone. Absolutely flown by! And already looking forward to the next one! The Finale The last race saw us head to Queens Park. The start and finish of the inspiration South Side Six race. True to heritage Qx5 keeps to that start and finish….so don’t blame me for those steps and that hill finish. Blame South Side Six! What you can […]