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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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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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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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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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 17th December 2023 – 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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