Sandhead 10 report and results

Sandhead 10 report and results

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 […]

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Sandhead10 2023 race brief

Sandhead10 2023 race brief

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 […]

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Glorious return to Rouken Glen

Glorious return to Rouken Glen

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 […]

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Qx5 report

Qx5 report

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 […]

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Bx5 report

Bx5 report

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 […]

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Px5 results and report

Px5 results and report

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 […]

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Rx5 report and results

Rx5 report and results

Rouken Glen – Rx5 event report A cold and frosty morning greeted runners to Rouken Glen for event three in the South By Five series. The route at Rx5 is the most varied of the six routes the series offers. It encompasses a nice hill – both up and down – as well as grass, mud, steps, waterfalls and an over-reaching tarmac stretch which is gradually uphill! The temperature was embraced by participants, mostly, possible […]

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Sx5 Linn Park race report and results

Sx5 Linn Park race report and results

Lx5 Seventy-seven of you returned to charge down the starting hill in Linn Park. Joined by another thirty four in their first series event of 2022, leaving this year’s South By Five the most popular yet. A brief shower as the marshals were deployed was the last of the rain, which had poured in the wee hours. This shower had registered runners huddling under the trees, eagerly awaiting the starting hooter. Mud and puddles were […]

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Sx5 Kings Park race report and results

Sx5 Kings Park race report and results

South By Five Running is often billed as a free sport. Ask runners, and they’ll tell you the cost of trainers, tshirts, jackets, belts, gloves, waterproofs, races soon add up! South By Five this year was aimed to help with the rising costs. And we visited Kings Park for the first event. Entrants were asked to give only what they could afford to a variety of, let’s call them ‘ethical’ options. Tree planting in a […]

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Duncan Macfarlane part of the Victoria Park AC team
Dunky 22 race report and results

Dunky 22 race report and results

The Show Must Go On That the Dunky would go ahead wasn’t in question (unlike some events in a different council area!). What state we would be in on the day of the race was dubious. With the Dunky falling on the last day of the school holiday, it was always going to be tough to squeeze in a family holiday, and the race in the same week. We got home at 3am, and registration […]

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