Linn Park Trail Race report and results 2024

Linn Park Trail Race report and results 2024

Pigs in sh*t Everyone thought our trail race in Pollok Park last month was a bit muddy. Linn Park got wind of this and said “hold my beer….”! The Linn Park Trail Race 2024 edition had enough mud to keep a team of pigs happy! By the time the runners crossed the finish line some of them resembled the proverbial pig! Smiles all round. Recent levels of rainfall meant even the dry bits of the […]

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Pollok Park Trail Race event report

Pollok Park Trail Race event report

Pollok Park Trail Races What a great finish line. Tree lined, daffodil strewn, and downhill toward the gates and splendour of grade ‘A’ listed, Pollok House. All the runners at the Pollok Park Trail Races particularly enjoyed this bit! The preceding bit generated mixed feelings! Our hi-viz hero, Ann-Marie recorded several F-words and a couple of C-bombs, as she gleefully (by her own admission maybe a bit over exuberantly!) directed already weary legs up the […]

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The Cancelled One! – Bellahouston Park

The Cancelled One! – Bellahouston Park

  This phoenix didn’t rise from the flames. We rose from the ice and freezing temperatures of the scheduled Bellahouston date, to run on another perfect running morning. We made every effort to ensure this race went ahead this time (not that we don’t usually 😏). With time running out on the series, there was no scope to squeeze it into any other date. We were out on Saturday evening with the newly christened “Fraz” […]

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South By Five – Pollok Park – The Muddy One

South By Five – Pollok Park – The Muddy One

Rain on parade I think that was a first for Acorn Trails. It rained during the race. Certainly a first for South By Five. We’ve had weather before, after and during but never proper rain during a Sx5 race. Unless it’s just my rainbow tinted glasses. Of course rain on our parade does not perturb us. It just adds to the mud. Although between the damp weather and busy time of year, it seems quite […]

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South By Five 2 – Lx5 “The Duck Pond”

South By Five 2 – Lx5 “The Duck Pond”

Linn Park is Alex’s favourite of the series. There’s no prizes for guessing why! It’s the sort of route that puts the “trail” into Acorn Trails! And features our now infamous Duck Pond! The weather on Sunday was, well, South By Five. The rain held off for the race allowing runners to keep dry. From about the neck up! Saturday’s rain meant there was mud aplenty. And puddles. And a Duck Pond. If all that […]

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South By Five 2023 – Kx5

South By Five 2023 – Kx5

Time of year “It’s that Sx5 time of year ” exclaimed one participant on his Strava recording of the opening South By Five event of this year’s series in Kings Park. And it seems that means the weather is beautiful! We continue to get great weather for our races, and I know that’s just tempting fate, but I’m safe in the knowledge if the weather is garbage, it just means more mud for you guys […]

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Dunky 23 report and results

Dunky 23 report and results

Having just read last year’s Dunky race report and results, I figured I could almost copy and paste!! A week of torrential rain ✅ Great weather for the race ✅ Family holiday in Greece ✅ Course record ✅ Amazing day ✅ Thanks to Tesco, Milngavie and Migo Sports ✅ A race report doesn’t get much easier eh? One of these years the weather is going to come and get us! Club representation It was amazing […]

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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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