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Date Event Location Results
14 Jul 2018 Clyde Stride Ultra MarathonPartick, Glasgow
28 Apr 2019 Culzean ChallengeCulzean Country Park, Culzean
18 May 2019 Goatfell Hill RaceOrmidale Pavilion, Brodick, ArranResults
01 Jun 2019 Helensburgh Games RaceHelensburgh Rugby Club, Helensburgh
07 Jun 2019 Tiree Trail Running CampTiree Fitness, Isle of Tiree
09 Jun 2019 Bishopton 10K & 5KCommunity Centre, Bishopton
16 Jun 2019 Port Glasgow 10KCoronation Park, Port GlasgowResults
14 Jul 2019 Girvan AAC Half MarathonHamilton Park, GirvanResults
27 Jul 2019 Dog Jog GlasgowBellahouston Park, Glasgow
07 Aug 2019 Hessilhead 10KCastle Semple Visitors Centre, LochwinnochResults
14 Aug 2019 Dundonald 10K Road RaceDundonald Activities Centre, DundonaldResults
01 Sep 2019 Dunlop Community Fun RunVillage Hall, Dunlop
07 Sep 2019 Glen Scotia Mull of Kintyre MarathonFerry Terminal, CampbeltownResults
08 Sep 2019 Kilmacolm Half Marathon, 10K & 3KBirkmyre Park Fitness Gym, KilmacolmResults
14 Sep 2019 Kyles 10 MilesKames Hall, TighnabruaichResults
15 Sep 2019 Cumbernauld 3KBroadwood Stadium, CumbernauldResults
15 Sep 2019 Cumbernauld 1KBroadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
15 Sep 2019 Cumbernauld 10KBroadwood Stadium, CumbernauldResults
21 Sep 2019 Use Your Senses 5KGlasgow Green, Glasgow
21 Sep 2019 HamilTEN 10KCastle Street, HamiltonResults
05 Oct 2019 George Cummings Road Relay RaceHouston Village Hall, HoustonResults
06 Oct 2019 Bonnet Toun 10KStewarton Academy, Stewarton
27 Oct 2019 Antonine Trail RaceAntonine Community Sports Hub, Croy
27 Oct 2019 Moira's RunQueens Park, Glasgow
27 Oct 2019 Killieween Kilmarnock Halloween Running FestivalAyrshire Athletics Arena, KilmarnockResults
02 Nov 2019 Tinto Tiptoe Fun RunThankerton Camp Farm, Thankerton
02 Nov 2019 Chatelherault 6-Hour UltraChatelherault Country Park, HamiltonResults
02 Nov 2019 Run & Become Tinto Hill RaceThankerton Camp Farm, ThankertonResults
02 Nov 2019 Tinto Junior RaceThankerton Camp Farm, Thankerton
17 Nov 2019 St Andrews Hospice Santa Dash & Reindeer RunStrathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
17 Nov 2019 Jimmy Irvine Bella 10KBellahouston Park, GlasgowResults
24 Nov 2019 North Ayrshire Santa DashTown Centre, Saltcoats
24 Nov 2019 Boobs & Balls 10KStrathclyde Park, Motherwell
07 Dec 2019 West District XC Championships, DumbartonResults
08 Dec 2019 Glasgow Santa DashGeorge Square, Glasgow
08 Dec 2019 South by Five Race 1 King's ParkKings Park, GlasgowResults
15 Dec 2019 The Cyclists v The HarriersMarress Sports Club, IrvineResults
22 Dec 2019 South by Five Race 2 Linn ParkLinn Park, GlasgowResults
26 Dec 2019 Ayrodynamic Turkey TrotCitadel Leisure Centre, Sth Harbour Street, AyrResults
01 Jan 2020 The Lyle Mile ChallengeLyle Road, Greenock
02 Jan 2020 Beith Harriers New Year Road RacesLadeside Pavilion, KilbirnieResults
02 Jan 2020 Lenzie New Year JogUnion Church Halls, Lenzie
02 Jan 2020 New Year's Shortbread 2 Mile Walk, Jog or RunBalloch Country Park, Balloch
05 Jan 2020 South by Five Race 3 Roukenglen ParkRoukenglen Park, GlasgowResults
19 Jan 2020 South by Five Race 4 Pollok ParkPollok Park, GlasgowResults
19 Jan 2020 Nigel Barge Memorial 10KGarscube Sports Centre, GlasgowResults
19 Jan 2020 Roon The CountryAyrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock
25 Jan 2020 Buchlyvie 10KStation Road,, BuchlyvieResults
31 Jan 2020 3K on the Green JanuaryMcLellans Arch, Glasgow Green, GlasgowResults
02 Feb 2020 Renfrewshire Road Race ChampionshipsBattery Park, Greenock
02 Feb 2020 South by Five Race 5 Bellahouston ParkBellahouston Park, GlasgowResults
08 Feb 2020 National Masters XC ChampionshipsMcMaster Sports Centre, JohnstoneResults
15 Feb 2020 Glasgow University 5 Mile Road RaceGarscube Sports Complex, GlasgowResults
16 Feb 2020 South by Five Race 6 Queen's ParkQueens Park, GlasgowResults
16 Feb 2020 Kirkintilloch Olympians 12.5K Road RaceWaterside Miners Welfare Club, KirkintillochResults
16 Feb 2020 Hillbilly 10KDalmellington Leisure Centre, DalmellingtonResults
28 Feb 2020 3K on the Green FebruaryGlasgow Green, GlasgowResults
01 Mar 2020 Cambuslang Harriers Down by the River 10K & 3KCambuslang Rugby & Sports Club, CambuslangResults
07 Mar 2020 Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10KLeisuredrome, BishopbriggsResults
15 Mar 2020 Balloch to Clydebank Half MarathonPier Road, BallochResults
15 Mar 2020 Resolution Run 5K & 10K GlasgowGlasgow Green, Glasgow
22 Mar 2020 Crinan Puffer 8.5Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig
27 Mar 2020 3K on the Green MarchMcLellans Arch, Glasgow Green, Glasgow
27 Mar 2020 Nite Lite Run DarkDrumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge
28 Mar 2020 Blue All Over Fun RunIbrox Stadium, Glasgow
15 Apr 2020 Kaim Hill RaceFairlie Primary School, Largs
17 Apr 2020 GAA Miler Meet Night of 10KsCrownpoint Stadium, Glasgow
18 Apr 2020 Solstice Trail Series April 5K, 10K & 15KMugdock Country Park, Milngavie
24 Apr 2020 3K on the Green AprilGlasgow Green, Glasgow
25 Apr 2020 Highland Fling RaceMilngavie to Tyndrum, Milngavie
25 Apr 2020 Taynish Run FestivalTaynish NNR, Tayvallich, Argyll
26 Apr 2020 Isle of Arran Ormidale 10KOrmidale Pavilion, Brodick
02 May 2020 Neilston Pad RaceShow Field, Neilston
04 May 2020 Star Wars RaceStrathclyde Park, Motherwell
06 May 2020 Troon Tortoises 10K & Fun RunThe Promenade, Troon
07 May 2020 Babcock Helensburgh 10KHermitage Academy, Helensburgh
08 May 2020 Kintyre Way 100Machrihanish, Argyll
09 May 2020 Kintyre Way UltraVillage Hall, Tayinloan
13 May 2020 Antonine Trail Race 10KNethercroy Road, Croy
14 May 2020 Babcock Dumbarton 10KDumbarton Academy, Dumbarton
16 May 2020 Solstice Trail Series May 5K, 10K & 15KMugdock Country Park, Milngavie
17 May 2020 Monklands Half MarathonDrumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge
17 May 2020 Race for Life Glasgow 5K & 10KGlasgow Green, Glasgow
17 May 2020 Millport 10 MilerMillport, Isle of Cumbrae
17 May 2020 Monklands 1K, 400M & Toddler DashDrumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge
17 May 2020 Drumpellier 5KDrumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge
17 May 2020 Rotary Club of Gryffe Valley 10KWest Church Halls, Houston
22 May 2020 Dick Wedlock Fire Five RaceQueen's Park, Glasgow
25 May 2020 Land O' Burns 10KSeafield Pavillion, Ayr
29 May 2020 3K on the Green MayMcLellans Arch, Glasgow Green, Glasgow
30 May 2020 West Highland Way CHALLENGE RaceTown Hall, Milngavie
30 May 2020 MND Scotland Fun RunStrathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
31 May 2020 Babcock Shettleston 10KGlasgow Green, Glasgow
03 Jun 2020 Clydebank 10KSeaforth Road, Clydebank
03 Jun 2020 Red Moss Kips RaceRed Moss Car Park, Balerno
07 Jun 2020 Carluke On The Run 10K ChallengeJohn Cumming Stadium, Carluke
07 Jun 2020 Saugh Hill RaceVictory Park, Girvan
10 Jun 2020 Race for Life Irvine 5K & 10KBeach Park, Irvine
10 Jun 2020 Kirkintilloch 10KSt Ninians High School, Kirkintilloch
11 Jun 2020 Rouken Glen 10KRouken Glen Park, Glasgow
13 Jun 2020 Barrhead Rainbow RunCarlibar Park, Barrhead
13 Jun 2020 Solstice Trail Series June 5K, 10K & 15KMugdock Park, Milngavie
19 Jun 2020 Brian Goodwin 10KQPRFC, Pollok Park, Glasgow
20 Jun 2020 Ultra Trail Scotland 45K Arran SkylineOrmidale Pavilion, Isle of Arran
24 Jun 2020 SVHC 5K ChampionshipsSea Scouts Hall, Clydebank
26 Jun 2020 Calderglen Harriers Trail RacesEast Kilbride Sports Club, East Kilbride
26 Jun 2020 3K on the Green JuneMcLellans Arch, Glasgow
26 Jun 2020 K2-4 Ultra MarathonDean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock
28 Jun 2020 Isle of Arran Half MarathonBlackwaterfoot, Arran
01 Jul 2020 Kilpatricks Hill RaceSports Ground, Old Kilpatrick
04 Jul 2020 Luss Highland Games Hill RaceLuss, Loch Lomond
15 Jul 2020 Cairn Table Hill RunWalkers Car Park, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire
18 Jul 2020 Taynuilt Games Hill RaceThe Games Field, Taynuilt, Argyll
25 Jul 2020 John Lucas Memorial Ultra & RelayThe Strathaven Brewery, Strathaven
29 Jul 2020 Kilmaurs Gala 5K Fun RunMorton Park, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire
31 Jul 2020 3K On The Green JulyMcLellans Arch, Glasgow Green, Glasgow
01 Aug 2020 Dunoon Half Marathon & 10KDunoon Pier, Dunoon
15 Aug 2020 Ruff DuggerCraufurdland Estate, Fenwick
19 Aug 2020 Jim Young Marymass 10K Irvine Sports Club, Irvine
22 Aug 2020 Bute Highland Games 10K Road RaceHigh Street, Rothesay
23 Aug 2020 Paisley 10KCounty Square, Paisley
28 Aug 2020 3K on the Green AugustGlasgow Green, Glasgow
30 Aug 2020 Roon the Toon 10KAyrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock
02 Sep 2020 Ron's Runners Spring 5KIrvine Water Sports Club, Irvine
05 Sep 2020 Loch Lomond 10K, 5K & Fun RunMoss O' Balloch, Balloch
06 Sep 2020 Pretty Muddy Glasgow 5K & Kids 5KPollok Country Park, Glasgow
06 Sep 2020 Gartmore 10K & Fun RunGartmore Primary School, Gartmore
13 Sep 2020 Around Cumbrae10 Mile Road RaceGarrison House,, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
27 Sep 2020 Milngavie Trail Race & Junior RaceScout HQ, Milngavie
11 Oct 2020 Neil McCover Memorial Half MarathonWoodhead Park, Kirkintilloch
24 Oct 2020 Original Mountain MarathonThe Mountains, Argyll & Bute
30 Oct 2020 Run the Blades The Night OneWhitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham
31 Oct 2020 Run The Blades Half Marathon & 50K UltraWhitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham
01 Nov 2020 Run The Blades 10KWhitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham
22 Nov 2020 Strathclyde Loch Marathon & HalfWater Sports Centre, Strathclyde Park
04 Apr 2021 Tom Scott Road Races 10M & Round the Loch 6KStrathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
10 Apr 2021 Rat Race Ultra Tour Of ArranBrodick, Isle of Arran
24 Apr 2021 Ayr GO Festival Half Marathon & 10KCitadel Leisure Centre, Ayr
09 May 2021 Pollok 15Pollok Park, Glasgow
09 May 2021 Strathaven Striders Run with the Wind Half MarathonKirkland Park, Strathaven
29 May 2021 Kirkmichael Gala 10K & Fun RunPlaying Field, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire
30 May 2021 Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon & 10KEsplanade, Campbeltown, Argyll
19 Jun 2021 West Highland Way RaceMilngavie Railway Station, Milngavie
19 Jun 2021 Ultra Trail Scotland Arran 26KOrmidale Pavilion, Isle of Arran
24 Jul 2021 Isle of Mull Half Marathon, 10K & Junior RacesCraignure, Isle of Mull
07 Aug 2021 Ardbeg Islay Half MarathonBowmore, Islay
29 Aug 2021 Men's 10K GlasgowRiverside Transport Museum, Glasgow
08 Sep 2021 Rock n Roll Dublin Half MarathonFitzwilliam Square East, Dublin
18 Sep 2021 Arrochar 10KArrochar, Argyll

About the area

Great Scottish Run
Great Scottish Run

In this In Your Area, we explore Glasgow and the areas to the north of the city. The obvious place to start is Glasgow with its long history of producing top class running clubs such as Maryhill Harriers, Springburn Harriers, and Shettleston Harriers. We also profile Bellahouston Roadrunners, one of the city's top clubs. Beyond the city boundaries there is an abundance of trail routes and a burgeoning running scene where clubs such as Kirkintilloch Olympians and Campbeltown Running Club are important parts of their local communities. Major events include the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow (pictured above), which now has a new October date alongside a new river-based route. The Men's Health Forum Scotland 10K in Bellahouston Park has developed into a major date on the calendar while the iconic BUPA Women's 10K continues to lead the way as the biggest female race in the UK.

The 'Dear Green Place' has more public parks than any other city in Europe and is therefore an ideaplace to go running. One event which has taken full advantage of this is the Southside Six. The event was created by six friends who, tired of running through long stretches of suburban roads, were looking to establish a race that included some of the city's most scenic parks.

Outwith Glasgow, the Babcock 10K series first run in 1987 has three races in Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Shettleston. The Mull of Kintyre half marathon and 10K was voted the UK's number 1 by Runner's World and offers runners spectacular views of the south of the Kintyre Peninsula.

With running no longer the sole preserve of competitive types, there are plenty of opportunities for those who just want to enjoy the activity and its health benefits without signing up for races. parkrun, the free weekly 5k timed runs, is a great way to enjoy regular exercise in a relaxed but structured format. Current city venues are Pollok Park and Tollcross Park and there are hopes for a third at Victoria Park.

The jogscotland network also continues to develop, offering a friendly environment for people to ease their way into running. We speak to Fiona Irwin from the Campbeltown group and discover that for her, running isn't just a past time, it's a way of life!

There is a plethora of top retailers in Glasgow with Run4It in Bothwell Street, Achilles Heeon Great Western Road (featured in this edition's Retailer's Top Picks), two Greaves Sports stores on Gordon Street and Sauchiehall Street, Sweatshop on Netherton Road.

So, that has surely whetted your appetite. Read on to find out why when it comes to running, west is best!

Running clubs In the West of Scotland (North)

Bellahouston Roadrunners

Bellahouston Road Runners

Bellahouston Roadrunners was one of a handful of clubs who led a revolution in Scotland in the noughties with an inclusive and fun approach to club running. But where is the club today?

When did it all begin? We started life in 2000, a new club for a new millennium. BRR was founded by Jimmy Irvine, after whom we’ve named our November10k. It’s a fast flat race that sells out quickly – 650 runners of all abilities took part last year. Jimmy even blows the airhorn to start the race!

You were soon one of the biggest clubs in the country? Within a few years we boasted around 200 members, and ever since we have enjoyed lots of success at big and small events around Scotland. The purple vests are easy to spot!

So you focus on road running? Most of our training is road based, two evenings per week - Mondays and Wednesdays. Sessions are planned and led by our qualified coaches, and include everything from long steady runs to hill circuits, fartlek, trairuns and track nights. We’re very lucky to be based at Bellahouston Ski club; we have the club house as a meeting point and fantastic car-free Bellahouston and Pollok Country parks on our door step.

Bellahouston Road Runners Pram RacersAnd where does all this training lead? Ours is an enthusiastic approach to racing, with individuals and teams taking part all over Scotland, from 5ks to ultras. We’ve had great team performances at the Scottish National Road Relay Championships, the Great Scottish Run, the Scottish Marathon Championships, and both female and male Bellas are regularly on podiums at races around the country. However we also have a very encouraging and supportive attitude to anyone new to racing. The club championship, our own handicap racing challenge, encourages members to enter races of varying distances across the season.

So Bella is just for road runners? Not true! We have a very active hill running membership, (we won bronze at the Devil’s Burden’s this year), plus we host the Ben Venue Challenge. One of our members, Matt Williamson, was part of the gold medal winning UK team at the World Trai Running championships in Wales this year, Grant MacDonald holds the course record for the ‘Glenmore 24’, and Romy Beard was first lady at the Corrieyairick Challenge in July 2013.

Famous deeds? This year Bella runner Bruce Carse came first in the Jeju Island 10K in South Korea, and purple vests can be seen running races of all types around the globe: from the Transalp and Salomon 4trails multi-day events, and from New Zealand to the Great WalMarathon in China. Peter Gallanagh, even completed the Marathon des Sables.

Sounds serious! Not all the time; we have an exciting sociacalendar. This year alone we’ve had a summer sports festival (snappily titled ‘B in the Park’), a visit to a brewery where we brewed (and drank!) Bella Beer, plus there’s an upcoming club visit to the new Chris Hoy Velodrome – Bellas on bikes! Plus we have a healthy approach to regular calorie replacement in curry houses across the city.

Russell WhittingtonFamous members? Broadcaster Bryan Burnett, host of BBC Radio Scotland’s Get it On, is a founder member, Richard Leyton, who brought ‘parkrun’ to Glasgow and world record holder (fastest father/son marathon) Russell Whittington.

Tell us about your club races? The 5k/10k double header on Sunday 1 September and the Jimmy Irvine 10K on Saturday 9 November both follow fast, flat courses, ideal for both novice racers and seasoned PB hunters. With the Bella Gazebo pumping out great tunes, live race commentary, home baking and fresh coffee, we put a lot of effort into both the organisation and the atmosphere - www.entrycentral.com/bella10k5k

Final Words? We think we have a great approach to running at Bella. We have a lively, energetic membership that trains hard and aims high, but is warm and welcoming to new members. If you are looking for a fun and friendly place to improve, come and join us!

Clubs in the West of Scotland (North)

Argyll & Bute

East Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire

Glasgow

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Achilles HeelRunning Services in the West of Scotland (North)

Glasgow is very well served by a strong network of professionals catering for runners who are suffering from injury, have biomechanical problems or simply want to maintain maximum fitness. Services can include physiotherapy, sports massage, podiatry, nutrition and personal training. Greaves Polyclinic in Gordon Street and Achilles Heel Injury Clinic on Great Western Road are two excellent facilities that provide a range of rehabilitation services.

Achilles Heel
About Achilles Heel The clinic is owned by three ladies Christine, Katie and Emma, each really enthusiastic about sport, exercise and health. This enthusiasm, knowledge and passion is what powers the clinic. All three ladies continually strive to create a centre of excellence in Glasgow where people can get expert advice from experienced qualified practitioners in professional and friendly surroundings.
Address 521 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN
Tel. 0141 357 3888
E-Mail Contact the team here
Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropody
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology

SERVICES FOR RUNNERS IN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND (NORTH)

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Running groups in the West of Scotland (North)

Group Focus on jogscotland Campbeltown

jogscotland Campbeltown at Dublin 10K

After ditching the sedentary life of an office worker to become a fitness coordinator, Fiona Irwin has embraced running and found the experience rewarding for both herself and her community. One of three leaders to establish jogscotland Campbeltown, she told runabc.co.uk/scotland how it all came about: "I worked in an office for years and hated it. It just wasn’t for me. After leaving my job to have a baby I then got a part-time job at Tesco and took up running. I was approached by a nurse who ran an athletics group and thought I’d be a good person to lead a jogscotland one. I’d only done a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon at this stage so wasn’t exactly the most experienced runner, but decided to give it a go. The locacouncipaid for me and two others to get our qualifications in Lochgilphead and since then the group’s gone from strength to strength."

For a relatively small area, Campbeltown has developed a reputation for being something of a running hub, with Campbeltown Running Club being formed in 2010 to accommodate the growing interest in the activity.

"The demand for running in the area became so big that the jogscotland group just wasn’t enough so that’s why the club was started. jogscotland is mainly for beginners and intermediates so once people get past that stage they tend to move on to the club. We have really strong ties so there’s no rivalry between us. I like to think of jogscotland as helping runners spread their wings. Once they do so, they’re free to go off flying on their own. Of course, if runners want to go back to the group for support they’re welcome to do so. In fact, there are a few people who are members of both the club and the group. We average about 20-30 runners a night so there’s definitely a very healthy interest in running here."

As well as having a large number of members, the group is also quite diverse in terms of age. Fiona explains: "We have runners as young as 16 coming along, and at the other end we’ve had runners in their 80s. The oldest member we had was a man called Ian Teasdale who was 85 years old. He’d had two hip replacements but you’d never know it from seeing him running. I felt pretty ridiculous telling him off for taking a wrong turn or something. If I can run half as well as his age, I’ll be a happy woman!"

As well as Mr Teasdale, Fiona highlights some other standout members from over the years. "Margaret Ann was inspirational,she ran with us while receiving cancer treatment. At the Great Scottish Run one year we managed to get Bryan Burnett (who was starting the race) to give her a shoutout. She’s since made a full recovery and is still out and about running in Campbeltown."

Not content with being a jogleader and fitness coordinator, Fiona is also involved in several running events. "I’m the junior event coordinator for Mull of Kintyre half marathon and 10K. And I hosted the Perfect Sports Relief Big Mile last year. That was an amazing day. It was sold out with over 100 people taking part.

"Our members take part in lots of races. The Crinnan Puffer 8.5 is a popular one. It’s very flat so has great PB potential and the 8.5-mile distance is an interesting alternative for those who have only ever done 10ks. We’ve taken a relay team to do the Kintyre Way Relay a few times and the new Tarbert 10K also captured the interest of our members."

So why has running been such a success in the area? Fiona has some ideas: "It’s a beautiful part of the world so I think running provides a great way of people seeing it. It also helps bring the community together and lets people keep in contact with each other."

After informing me that she has to get back to work in the leisure centre, Fiona casually remarks that the group’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.

"We’ve actually won a few awards for our work in the community. It’s quite humbling. Something like running seems like such a small thing but it can make a big, big difference to people’s lives."

jogscotland Glasgow Running Network & Men's Health Forum groups in the West of Scotland (North)

Argyll and Bute

  • Bute Joggers
  • Campbeltown
  • Inveraray
  • Isle of Islay
  • Isle of Jura
  • Mid Argyll
  • Oban Atlantis Leisure
  • Ormsary
  • Tarbert

East Dunbartonshire

  • Active Mums (Lenzie)
  • Allander Leisure Centre
  • Cani-Sports Scotland
  • Leisuredome (Bishopbriggs)

West Dunbartonshire

  • Alexandria
  • Alexandria (Community Educ. Centre)
  • Clydebank (National Australia Group)
  • Clydebank (walk to jog)
  • Clydebank College
  • Clydebank
  • Dumbarton (walk to jog)
  • Dumbarton

City of Glasgow

  • achilles heel (Coached Group)
  • achilles heel (Nike+ Run Club)
  • Ashgill Recreation Centre
  • Barlanark Community Health Shop
  • Camp Fitness
  • Captain Archie’s Hound Runners
  • Dark Knights
  • DB12Run
  • Deaf Running Group
  • East End Healthy Living Centre
  • Easterhouse
  • Festival Court Stragglers
  • ForwardFitness
  • Glasgow Frontrunners
  • Glasgow Run 4 It
  • Glasgow (Argyle Street)
  • Glasgow (Stow College)
  • Glasgow (Yorkhill Hospital)
  • Glasgow South Running Group meetup.com
  • Govan
  • Green for Go
  • Health and Fitness in Finniestion
  • Hogganfield Loch
  • Huggy Bears
  • Jeely Piece Club
  • Kaizen Active Runners
  • Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Lynne Danksin - Workplace Group
  • Maryhill Harriers
  • Mount Vernon
  • Nike+ Run Club (Buchanan Street)
  • Northern Sole Mates (Hogganfield)
  • Northern Sole Mates (Petershill)
  • Northern Sole Mates (Possilpark)
  • Northern Sole Mates (Springburn)
  • Northern Sole Mates (Stobhill)
  • Partick
  • Pollok
  • Pollokshields BME Women’s Group
  • Sauchiehall Street
  • The Western Running Club
  • Up and Running Glasgow
  • Western Infirmary

Glasgow Running Network

  • Glasgow Running Network (Bellahouston)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Castlemilk)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Emirates Arena)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Garrowhill)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Gorbals)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Holyrood)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Kelvin Hall)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Scotstoun)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Springburn)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Tollcross)
  • Glasgow Running Network (Whitehill)

Leisure Facilities in the West of Scotland (North)

Nethercraigs Leisure Centre

Nethercraigs Track

  • Where Nethercraigs Leisure Centre, 355 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1RR
  • When Mon, Wed & Thurs: 09:00-21:00, Tues & Frid: 14:00-21:00, Sat & Sun: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Contact 0141 287 3436

Opened by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2005, the Nethercraigs Sports Complex is Glasgow Club’s 18th centre, just a few yards from Corkerhill Railway Station near Bellahouston Park and Cardonald College.

The £3.4 million complex has a 400m athletics track as well as grass and synthetic football pitches and a fitness suite with state-of-the-art gym equipment and a purpose-built dance studio. There are also areas for various athletics activities including shot put and high jump. The track is available to members of the public and running groups.

List of Facilities in West of Scotland (North)

Argyll & Bute

East Dunbartonshire

  • Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
  • The Leisuredrome
  • Allander Leisure Centre

West Dunbartonshire

Glasgow

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Running Routes (West of Scotland - North)

Clydeside Running

Looking for somewhere different to run in your locale? Have a look at our running routes below, each detailed with information about the terrain.

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Medium Difficulty Runs

Difficult Runs

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West of Scotland South

Paisley Runner

The west of Scotland has long been a hotbed of running talent, with well-established clubs such as Kilbarchan AAC, Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers and Ayr Seaforth producing a string of stars over the years. But far from being the exclusive domain of elite runners, the area is home to an inclusive running scene with the likes of Troon Tortoises and Strathaven Striders providing a welcoming environment for runners of all abilities.

We spoke to Hazel MacFarlane, president of Troon Tortoises, about the club's award-winning focus on inclusiveness and how it's leading the way in guide running for blind people. Hazel also discussed the 'graduation' process from jogger to runner.

Helping many runners in this progression is jogscotland, which has a growing network of groups across the region. Nigel Pacey (jogscotland Biggar) tells us about his group.

Following the success of Strathclyde parkrun, 2013 saw the launch of an event in Eglinton Park in Ayrshire - allowing runners to take part in the free weekly 5k every Saturday.

For the more serious runner there are over 30 tracks in the Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire area. And if you're wanting a bit of competition, popular races in the area include Ayrodynamic Turkey Trot, Kilmalcolm Half Marathon/10K, Tom Scott 10 Mile Race, Paisley Vision 10K and Troon Tortoises 10K ' the largest midweek race of its kind in Scotland.

So whether you're an aspiring star of the track and field or simply enjoy going for a jog, there's something for everyone in the running empire that is the southwest!

Running clubs In the West of Scotland (South)

Troon TortoisesAt A Glance Troon Tortoises

Who are Troon Tortoises? We’re a Troon based running club formed in 1976 who don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re not an elitist club, we’re very inclusive! We were nominated for the Provost Sloan Trophy, club of the year for inclusion in sport last year. I’m completely blind so one of the big things the club does is give help to those with no experience in guide running.

Where and when do you meet? Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm at Marr College.

How many members? There are around 50. We have all ages but there’s a big group of older runners who have produced some great results. George McGregor, for example, was first in the over-65 category at the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon last year. We work in conjunction with Monkton Milers, assisting them with people getting started jogging. Many of those joggers go on to develop the confidence to move on to running competently and end up joining our club.

Famous past members? Among the founders was Ian Whittle, the father of Brian. Other successful athletes who started their careers with the Tortoises were Hazel Melvin who at one stage was top ranked high jumper in her age group in Britain, Marsella Robertson who was a Commonwealth Games finalist in the 1500m and Vicki MacPherson who came second in the World Student Cross Country Championships and first in the Scottish Cross Country Championships.

Associated with other clubs? Yes, there’s a lot of cross-pollination with other clubs. There’s the Troon Coastal Rowing Club which some of our members have ended up getting involved in and their members have come to our running club. The local triathlon club is also one we’re involved with; one of the triathlon members passed away and we organised a memorial race for him in February.

Social aspect? There’s a really strong social element to the club. We always have a Christmas night out. A group of 12 of us went up in a mini-bus for the Great Scottish Run this year then afterwards went for a meal and drinks. We’ll also do things like go for targeted runs but with the emphasis on socialising. We have a slightly quirky sense of humour but we’re a fun bunch!

Club events? We organise the Troon Tortoise 10K which is the biggest midweek 10k in Scotland. 7 May is the 2014 date. There’s always a big demand for it. We opened entries in January this year and places sold out by February.

Which races do club members take part in? Too many to mention! We’re always keen to support local races but our members also go running all over the world. Ayr Turkey Trot on Boxing Day is popular as is the Harriers vs Cyclists which is an obstacle race with runners and cyclists competing against each other. Virgin London Marathon is a big one for us too. Personally I’m a fan of ultras. One of my favourite races is the D33 near Aberdeen. I just love the camaraderie of ultra running. Everyone helps each other along and it’s a very relaxed environment.

Anna & HazelAny notable current members? Yes there are lots. Ann Noble is one of my guide runners and she’s been brilliant. She does a lot of ultras and was first lady for her age group at the Niagara Falls Marathon. There’s Mark Caldwell who was second in The Spire, a race in Spain. He led throughout but was pipped at the post!

What about women runners? We have had an issue in the past with women joining the club but not taking part in any events - that’s changing though. We had six runners at the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon this year and for members Yvonne Feggans and Clare Bain, it was their first half marathon!

Anything else? I’d like to give a special mention our club secretary John McKinlay who recently completed his 70th marathon in his 70th year. He is critically ill right now so everyone at the club is thinking of him and wishing him the best.

For more information visit the club website

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Running groups in the West of Scotland (South)

jogscotland Biggar's Sport Relief Mile

Group Focus On jogscotland Biggar

Given his surname, it’s fitting that Nigel Pacey has become so involved in running. The jogleader spoke to us about his jogscotland Biggar group in South Lanarkshire and how a trip up a mountain piqued his interest in the sport.

“The group started about four years ago. I was already running regularly and decided to try and get a group together so I could go running with other people. Biggar isn’t a huge place but there’s a decent running scene here. A few people showed an interest and it just evolved from there. We’re a relatively small group but we welcome new members.”

Originally from Northampton, Nigel’s love of running began in his adopted home country. “I ran a race up a Munro about 25 years ago and finished at the back. I really enjoyed it but vowed I’d never finish last in a race again, that’s when I began to take the sport more seriously.”

Though the group is inclusive, the level of running at the group is quite high, as Nigel admits: “I’d say our members all run at a reasonable level. Everyone can comfortably run a 10K so I suppose compared to some other jogscotland groups we’re a bit more serious.”

So should novice runners look elsewhere if they’re wanting to join a group? “No I wouldn’t say that. We’re very welcoming so long as people are willing to do some work on their own. We meet up once a week but the rest of the week we expect our members to run on their own. If you want to go from running hardly ever to doing 10ks you need to put in the hours. If you’re willing to do that, we’re happy to have you run with us.”

Another feature that strikes you about the group is its association with Biggar Rugby Club. When you think of runners, bulky fly-halfs don’t immediately spring to mind…

“My rugby days ended when I left school. I have a runner’s body not a rugby player’s. The link is that I’m a committee member at the club so we use the club’s training ground as our base and make use of their facilities. I do coach rugby at junior level, but you won’t see me in the middle of a scrum any time soon.”

Given this link, you may be forgiven for thinking it’s a male-orientated group but Nigel is quick to dismiss this suggestion. “We’re quite mixed. We have some very strong female runners. In fact two members who have improved the most are Babs Muir and Jo McSween. They said they’d never run up a hill when they started but now they’re comfortably running 10k and heading out on trail runs. It’s great to watch people progress like that.”

Nigel realises that rising early at the weekend to go running isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. “We go out on Sundays at 9.15am, which may put some people off. We don’t really have a set route. So sometimes it’ll be flat, sometimes it’ll be hilly. We’ve become more adventurous recently and have started doing more trails and off-road routes.”

This adventurous spirit was evident when the group travelled down to the Lake District for the Coniston Trail Race 15K earlier this year. They also take part in events closer to home. “We like to do the local Biggar 10K each year which is part of the gala celebrations. About 40 runners take part each year. It’s not the most competitive race but there’s a great community spirit. “Last year, we organised an event for the Sport Relief Mile. It was a great success, raising just under £5000 and we’ve been asked to do it again this year.”

Reflecting on the value of running, Nigel highlights an often overlooked benefit - relaxation. “For me running has added a great deal to my life. Some folk may say it’s tough work but I find it relaxing. If you’ve had a stressful morning it’s great to go for a run to help you forget your problems and unwind.”

For anyone interested in joining jogscotland Biggar, email Nigel at nigel.pacey@awg.com

jogscotland groups in the West of Scotland (South)

Inverclyde

  • Greenock (The Esplanade)
  • Greenock Sports Centre
  • Greenock (South Street)
  • Inverkip (Marina Car Park)

Renfrewshire

  • Jogging Buddies (Elderslie, Erskine, Linwood, Paisley)
  • Elderslie
  • Erskine
  • Gleniffer High School
  • Houston
  • Linwood
  • Lochwinnoch
  • Paisley Buggy Buddies (Barshaw Park and Braehead)
  • Paisley Reid Kerr College (various days)
  • Paisley (Lagoon Centre)
  • Penilee Mums on the Run (Penilee Community Centre)
  • Ralston
  • Renfrew Leisure Centre

East Renfrewshire

  • Barrhead Sports Centre
  • Canicross
  • Captain Archie’s Hound Runners
  • Giffnock, Greens Health and Fitness
  • Joggy Doggies
  • Neilston Leisure Centre
  • Rouken Glen Park
  • Whitelee Windfarm, Canicross

East Ayrshire

  • Craufurdland Fishery Muddy Run
  • Cumnock (Broomfield Running Track)
  • Dunlop After School Jog Scotties (Dunlop PS)
  • Dunlop (Village Hall)
  • Fenwick Church Hall Car Park
  • Killie Striders, Kilmarnock
  • Kilmarnock, Howard Park (various days)
  • Mums on the Run
  • Ochiltree
  • Stewarton (Standalane Centre)
  • Sunrise Joggers
  • Sunset Joggers (various days)

North Ayrshire

  • Eglinton Country Park
  • Kilwinning
  • Knee High
  • Radio City Kilbirnie
  • Ron’s Runners
  • Run Arran (advanced and intermediate)
  • Run West Kilbride
  • Saltcoats (St Matthew’s Academy Ath. Track)

South Ayrshire

  • Alloway
  • Ayr, Cromwell Road
  • Ayr, Callaghans Exercise and Therapy Studio
  • Ayr, Rozelle Park
  • Ayr, South Beach Road
  • Claudhoppers
  • Monkton Milers
  • Prestwick (Whinfield Place)
  • Prestwick (Caelaverock Road)

South Lanarkshire

  • Biggar
  • Blantyre
  • Cambuslang
  • Carluke
  • Chatelherault Country Park Canicross
  • DB12Run
  • East Kilbridge Fit4Less
  • East Kilbride Village
  • Greenhills, East Kilbride
  • Hamilton (Palace Sports Ground)
  • Hamilton Parents Group (Palace Sports Ground)
  • Hamilton (Bell College)
  • Stonehouse (Stonehouse running track)
  • Lanark (Lanark Lifestyles)
  • Rutherglen (Overtoun Park)
  • Rutherglen (Dukes Road)
  • St Brides, Cambuslang
  • Strathclyde Park
  • Strathclyde Park/Chatelherault Park Canicross
  • Uddingston Parents Group (Uddingston Grammar)

North Lanarkshire

  • Airdrie (Airdrie Leisure Centre)
  • Arran Active Buggies
  • Arran War Memorial Hospital
  • Bellshill Penguins (Livingwell Gym)
  • Calderbank
  • Chryston (Iain Nicolson Centre)
  • Cumbernauld (Broadwood Leisure Centre)
  • Cumbernauld (Cumbernauld High School)
  • Ravenscraig (Regional Sports Facility)
  • Strathclyde Park (Beginner-Intermediate)
  • Strathclyde Park (Intermediate-Development)
  • Strathclyde Park (Bothwellhaugh Football Park)
  • Wishaw

Independent Groups

  • Good2run - Prolife Fitness Centre, Paisley

For more details of jogscotland groups visit their website

Leisure Facilities in the West of Scotland (North)

Nethercraigs Leisure Centre

Nethercraigs Track

  • Where Nethercraigs Leisure Centre, 355 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1RR
  • When Mon, Wed & Thurs: 09:00-21:00, Tues & Frid: 14:00-21:00, Sat & Sun: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Contact 0141 287 3436

Opened by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2005, the Nethercraigs Sports Complex is Glasgow Club’s 18th centre, just a few yards from Corkerhill Railway Station near Bellahouston Park and Cardonald College.

The £3.4 million complex has a 400m athletics track as well as grass and synthetic football pitches and a fitness suite with state-of-the-art gym equipment and a purpose-built dance studio. There are also areas for various athletics activities including shot put and high jump. The track is available to members of the public and running groups.

Leisure Facilities in the West of Scotland (South)

Ayrshire Athletics Arena

Ayrshire Athletics Arena

  • Where: Queen’s Drive, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 3XF
  • When: Open 7 days, various times
  • Contact: 01563 555227 Email Website

A hub of sporting activity, Ayrshire Athletics Arena caters for athletics, rugby, football judo, gymnastics and cricket. The arena boasts a UK Athletics Class A outdoor athletics facility with Mondo surface eight-lane track and a six-lane 63m indoor training area with a strength and conditioning area.

Local group Kilmarnock Harriers train at the centre and it is open to sports clubs, schools and community groups.

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