Sx5 Pollok Park race report

Sx5 Pollok Park race report

Pollok Park – everyone has run in Pollok Park. “I know the park well”, “I run Pollok parkrun every week”, “I run in Pollok all the time” Then Acorn Trails arrives and takes you to parts of the park you didn’t know existed. Just like the Pollok Park Trail Race earlier this year, we promised mud. Pollok Park delivered. I keep saying it, race after race, but this one is my favourite! It can’t be […]

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Rx5 – Rouken Glen race report

Rx5 – Rouken Glen race report

Rx5 race report With a good autumnal downpour lashing the route during Saturday’s litter pick, and Storm Barra brewing out in the Atlantic, we once again we’re looked upon kindly by the weather goods. Blue skies and sun shone down on a bitterly cold Sunday morning. Saturday’s mud, frozen to an underfoot crunch. Michelle kept the pre race brief short and sweet, as runners wrapped their arms around themselves to keep warm. If warm was […]

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Rx5
South By Five – Rouken Glen race brief

South By Five – Rouken Glen race brief

South By Five – Rx5 5th December 2021 – Race Brief SX5 OUTLINE South By Five is a series of six 5k races inspired by the iconic Southside Six race. That 16-mile race visited King’s Park, Linn Park, Rouken Glen, Pollok Park, Bellahouston Park and Queen’s Park. South By Five will host a 5k event in each of the six parks. The series offers a good selection of multi-terrain surfaces, and some original Southside Six race […]

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Mull of Galloway Trail events – Race Report

Mull of Galloway Trail events – Race Report

Scotland’s most southerly running race, the Mull of Galloway Trail Marathon was a certainty to cause us some logistics headaches. Taking over an event last organised by the Rotary Club of Stranraer in 2018, we hoped to bring a more runner focused approach to the event, and build on the good work Rotary had put into the Trail and the event. Recce’ing the route and understanding the needs of our participants involved several lovely weekends […]

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Pollok Park Trail Race report

Pollok Park Trail Race report

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 […]

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Thanks to you all

Thanks to you all

We made it. Finally got back to putting on a “real” race. And it was great. It felt so good, seeing and hearing you guys enjoying the event. I could even feel my ears burning as some of you cursed me on the way round the course. A good enough blend of tough and fun that will hopefully have you coming back for more. What a way to celebrate our first event, and Linn Park’s […]

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Ultra Saki
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 […]

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A Hip Runner

A Hip Runner

Running with Paddy Bayliss It’s a bright Saturday morning, clear skies and sunshine, but cold – autumn has definitely kicked in. I’m driving to Clydebank to meet Paddy Bayliss for a chat and a run around the Kilpatrick Hills. I like getting to know other runners. Hearing their stories, talking about PBs, races, why they love to run, and other things that we have in common. During our run we realize that Paddy and me […]

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Lockdown Running With Romy

Lockdown Running With Romy

A Lockdown Runner I lace up my trainers and start running down my street. It’s Tuesday lunchtime, and I’m heading out for a 8k loop around the area. I’ve been working from home for the last 12 years and I like to take a mental break halfway through my day to run errands or train. For the first few blocks running feels fine but then I’m hit by the dread and boredom of the tarmac. […]

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Pendle Way In A Day Ultra

Pendle Way In A Day Ultra

Pendle Way In A Day. It was some day. There was mud à plenty. Hills and inclines seemed more prevalent the descents and downhills. And wind. Wind, no matter what direction you faced it seemed it was a headwind. A constant companion for the 40-odd miles of the way. Now I say “40-odd”, as this was an event billed as a 42 miler…. Jamie certainly used the artistic license that race directors are granted with […]

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