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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Linn Park Centenary Trail Race report and results

Linn Park Centenary Trail Race report and results

It is a great feeling hosting a race for the second time. Linn Park Centenary Trail Race was our first real life race (i.e. non virtual event). For that reason alone it’s always going to be an important one for us. Of course the fantastic route, the hills and the mud also mean its always going to be a feature of our calendar. The feedback we had from 2021 meant we could not leave this […]

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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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South By Five – Pollok Park race brief

South By Five – Pollok Park race brief

South By Five – Sx5 19th 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 […]

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Duncan Macfarlane part of the Victoria Park AC team
Dunky 2021 Race Report and Results

Dunky 2021 Race Report and Results

The Duncan Macfarlane Race, the Dunky, named after Michelle’s grandfather, was an event that should have taken place in January to mark what would have been his 100th birthday. It would have been Acorn Trails first event. As the pandemic rolled on into its second calendar year, it quickly became apparent our plans would need to change. The 100th birthday Dunky went virtual and raised nearly £500 for The Woodland Trust. The “Real” Dunky The […]

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Dunky – race brief

Dunky – race brief

What The Dunky, 7.5km of trails. (2x 3.75km ish)   When Race start 9.30am Sunday 24th October 2021   Where Mugdock Country Park Visitor Centre, G62 8EL   ///leaflet.blanket.attending   When travelling please bear in mind the disruption caused by COP26. Some roads in Glasgow are closed – particularly worth a mention is the Clyde Expressway closure. Allow yourself time if this affects your journey.   Car parking We have our own exclusive car park […]

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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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BAYWA.r.e Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race 2021 – report and results

BAYWA.r.e Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race 2021 – report and results

This was an exciting opportunity to collaborate with one of Scotland’s oldest running clubs, which boosts amongst it ranks many familiar faces, and indeed friends of mine. I couldn’t say no, when fellow race director, Andy McCall asked Acorn Trails to get involved. And it truly was an exciting venture. One of the first open races back on the Scottish calendar, especially over a “short” distance. There have been several ultras already hosted since restrictions […]

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Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race – event brief

Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race – event brief

Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race 2021 Pre-race instruction Introduction Greenock Glenpark Harriers and Acorn Trails would like to thank each and every person who has signed up to race and volunteer at this event on Wednesday 14th July at 19:00. We hope you enjoy our inaugural Inverclyde Windfarm Trail race. The race would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors BayWa r.e., Migo Sports and Tesco (Port Glasgow). Thank you. All details in this […]

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