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
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 […]
Nearly there Writing this, I joined with several of you who’d commented they couldn’t believe South By Five was nearly over. With Bellahouston Park the penultimate event, we’re very much into the final hill of the series as we run headlong towards Queens Park. Quiet those sighs of relief. Of course that sentence isn’t literal, there’s definitely more than one hill left!!! In the mix We’ve 84 runners still in the mix, having 30 runners […]
2022 A Review As we sweep into 2023, we thought we’d look back at 22. January The 21/22 South By Five concluded in Queen’s Park. With COVID regulations lingering, we still had some restrictions in place, but we managed the post race prize giving INDOORS! Windows wide open, and club members commenting on the draughts, but still we had an indoor gathering! We’re looking forward to returning to the bowling club for this year’s presentation […]
Twenty four hours before Pollok By Five kicks off, and the resident parkrun cancel their event due to the icy conditions. Subsequently, the obvious questions landed with us. Would we be going ahead? With a later start time, and a much more traily route than parkrun we considered ourselves much safer from the ice risk. Wrong! Saturday afternoon’s usual pre-race litter pick took place. From the get go it was apparent some tweaks would be […]