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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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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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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