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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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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Sx5 – Linn Park race report

Sx5 – Linn Park race report

Lx5 race report South By Five in its second running started its second race. Linn Park was looking fantastic. Bright blue skies, glorious sunshine and a wee touch of ground frost, which would clear in time for the race start. It kept the race team chilled from the early setup. Returning runners were reissued their bibs from the previous event, now proudly sporting the red dot symbolising their completion of race 1 in Kings Park. […]

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South By Five – Linn Park race brief

South By Five – Linn Park race brief

South By Five – Lx5 21st November 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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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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Mull of Galloway Trail events – briefing

Mull of Galloway Trail events – briefing

Registration Race registration will take place near the parkrun in Agnew Park, between the park and adjacent car park (What3Words ///regretted.positive.spaceship). Marathon from 7am until 8.15am, then from 9am to 10.15am for Sandhead 10 runners, and the Fun Run and walk participants. There is also opportunity to register on Friday night at Custom House, Stranraer between 18.00 and 19.30. Possible but not preferred, registration can take place at the race start line. Route The route […]

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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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