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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 the long standing Dick Wedlock Memorial Race. Adding to the growing forest of events, keep your eye on fresh seedlings in the Muir March, and the Acorn Trails League.


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 TRB 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


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Latest from the Blog

Five For Fibro

Five For Fibro

More Than Fibro A wee Facebook notification pinged up. Heather had tagged me in a discussion of someone looking to create a running event to promote a new charity. Acorn Trails has an ethos of supporting charity via our events, so I was instantly intrigued. I met Sharon on the Green in lockdown Glasgow to chat through her idea and learn more about her and More Than Fibro. A fledging organisation jumping through the hoops […]


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Flung out by fuelling woes

Flung out by fuelling woes

Ultra running is a weird sport. My thought while packing my emergency bag of Doritos in my running vest the night before my run on West Highland Way. I was attempting to (unofficially) break the women’s record held by Lucy Colquhoun, 17 hours 16 minutes. Japan plan I have been training for an FKT attempt of multiple-days ultra running in Japan. Optimistically thinking the pandemic would be over by April 2021 and I could visit […]


A long way…A virtual John Muir Way

A long way…A virtual John Muir Way

A long challenge. A full month long. One hundred and thirty miles long. Two hundred and fifteen kilometres long. The length of the John Muir Way long. That was our virtual challenge for April. How to make it a challenge? For some, this distance was not and is not too much of a challenge. For others it was within their grasp. The perfect monthly target. A way to push themselves just a little further than […]


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Virtual South By Five report

Virtual South By Five report

I keep starting race reports with news on how time is flying! How can we be nearly halfway through April already? The good thing is that the quicker it flies, the sooner we’ll be restriction free and able to run trails wide and far! Virtual South By Five came and went in the blink of an eye! For March, in line with the then restrictions, we stayed at home except for exercise. And we encouraged […]