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
Latest from the Blog
Registration Race registration will take place near the parkrun in Agnew Park, between the park and adjacent car park (What3Words ///regretted.positive.spaceship). Marathon from 7am until 8.15am, then from 9am to 10.15am for Sandhead 10 runners, and the Fun Run and walk participants. There is also opportunity to register on Friday night at Custom House, Stranraer between 18.00 and 19.30. Possible but not preferred, registration can take place at the race start line. Route The route […]
There’s a few things I learnt on Cape Wrath Trail. Over 5 days and 4 nights of solo adventure running, I got as far as the Glencoul bothy – 335km, less than 60 km short from the finish. 1. There is no trail on Cape Wrath! It’s more of a navigational/orienteering challenge. What trail there is, it’s under a bog, water, covered in bracken, heather or eroded away to a very thin slit of a […]
Pollok Park Trail Race Pollok Park Trail Race was a challenge. We had submitted the paperwork at short notice after the success of the Linn Park Centenary Trail Race. We were not optimistic the permits would come through in time. On Friday 30th July we got our permissions from Environmental Health, Land and Services and Scottish Athletics. The event was scheduled for just 9 days later. Entries were quickly made available to members of Acorn […]
It wasn’t Clyde Stride. For some it wasn’t an ultra. But it was something we wanted to do. We wanted to put on an event to support Scottish Autism. They were the chosen charity partner for the 2021 edition of the Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon. A Virtual Event We had already decided, during the planning phase, that the full ultra would be accompanied by a 4 mile virtual event. This was based on the feedback […]