Glasgow Runners

Hi folks. Just wondering if there are many runners from Glasgow and surrounding areas on here? I am from Clydebank.

Particularly interested in hearing from those struggling to get back into form.


  • I'm from the Glasgow area - South West - Kinning Park.
  • Hi rab im from kirkintilloch and i have been struggling for years.
  • X-KKDX-KKD ✭✭✭
    Hi Robert. I'm from just outside Glasgow, in Lochwinnoch.

    I'm just getting back (AGAIN) after a knee prob. I did 7 miles today and it was okay (Yipee!)

    Are you training for anything in particular?
  • See you're narrowing your focus Robert after starting the longest running thread on this forum ;-)

    I come from Glasgow and wore a deep grove in the pavements there for about 10 years - does that count? Great running on the Kilpatricks and the Campsies, btw
  • Sorry, that was a groove not grove - though perhaps there are trees growing there now...
  • Have not posted any messages on this site for months. It is good to see the Scottish Runners thread is still going - did not realise that it was one of the longest running.

    My running went to pot begining of last year. Took a bit of a health dip and just getting back to fitness now. Pretty chuffed with myself that I ran 4 miles today. Confident that I will be ready for a marathon again come October (mabye Dublin).

    My focus at the moment is just getting fit enough for 2:14 running week in Portugal in March.
  • Actually, my first goal is to do the 10k at Strathclyde Park in 2 weeks. Anyone else doing it?

    Greyhound - the Kilpatrick hills are right behind my house but have only ran(rather tried to) up them twice. Will be some time before I beging to tackle hills again.
  • Good to hear that you're back in the running again, Robert.

    Re the Kilpatricks - one of my most memorable runs was from Old Kilpoatrick (got the train there), over the hills including Cochno Hill, across the moors to the Whangie, more moors to the West Highland Way, and ending up at Milngavie Station. Seemed like a long way at the time but I was young and fit then. I think there are more trails and paths over the Kilpatricks now - it was just all rough moorland then.

    Go for a trot over the Campsies any time I can wrangle a work-related trip down to Glasgow :-)
  • Robert - have you done that 10k at Strathclyde park before? I wouldn't mind getting a 10k race in soon actually, and if this is one which might have a good enough level of competiton then I may enter.
  • Don't know if I'm interested in that one actually - says there is only 80 places, with 52 taken already. That's very small, no ta.
  • Robert - I'm from Erskine.

    Glad to hear you're getting back.
  • Hey robert i'm from balloch nr dunbarton.

    I've only just started running (fast walking) but hope to be ready for the polaroid 10k series in may/june.
  • Hi Robert, I'm from Paisley.
    Struggling with a bad knee at the moment and haven't run for over 3 months.

    Jeans don't fit so well now :(

    Entered the Smokies 10-miler which is in March, but sadly I won't be anywhere near ready for that mileage by then.
  • drewdrew ✭✭✭
    Birkmyre, didn't know you were in Erskine. All of my family is in Erskine & Bishopton, apart for my mum, who's in Old Kilpatrick.

    Speaking of the Kilpatricks. When I'm back home my fave run is up to Loch Humphrey and back through the quarry to Milton. A very peaceful 9 miler with a total ascent of 1400 ft.
  • *typing in Yorkhill.

    KKD - didn't know you were in Lochwinnoch. Used to go out with a lassie from there.

    Bonny place.
  • ATMATM ✭✭✭
    I'm in Ayrshire...but only physically.

    I'm training, ambitiously, for Paris but expect to run the Glasgow Ladies' 10k in May. Are you doing it, again, KKD or is it too near London? What about you, Kirsty? *Loads of time to prepare and a huge crowd to hide in...*
  • Hail Hail

    Despite the obvious indication, I'm actually in the West End. Training for a sub 2.45 at Edinburgh with FLM thrown in as a training run.

    Stuart - the way you're running, I'd have thought that although you might not get a decent race, you'll be a cert for a prize.

  • Hi guys, I'm in Hamilton.
    Just entered the 10km in Strathclyde Park, does anyone know if it's the same course as the St Andrews Hospice one??
  • Stuart, you sure about the 10k in Strathclyde Park having such a small running field? Making me think twice about doing it now. There again I might just give it a go - just need to get back into things.

    Impressed by those of you who have managed to run all the way up to Loch Humphrey - that is a very steep climb - hard enough to walk up for most folk.
  • Well this is the one I saw, I think it's the one you refer to:

    Running Bhoy - I don't know, but I'd rather a competitive race more than anything if I'm to bring my time down - so that would be the main aim above anything else.
  • Hail Hail

    Stuart - I saw that one too, but idint realise it only had 80 runners. So much for being a "professional" event! But agree re times v prizes - I was only pulling your leg. What are you hitting the noo - 33ish isnt it?
  • That is the one that I was talking about, will be very surprised if there are only 80 places as there were over 2000 at the St Andrews one in September.
    There is entry on the day according to the SAL website, so I assumed that it would be bigger!
  • Maybe it's a mistake.
  • Hail Hail

    BTW, Dude, Yorkhill? I didnae realise you were so close. 3Judges is a favourite of mine. And you?
  • Brilliant.

    I was in there yesterday as it happens :)

    My Sunday ritual is pub lunch and SPL game in the Park Bar, then to the 3 Judges for the jazz and ale. Great stuff.

    means I have my long run on a Saturday :)

    I have also been spotted in the State Bar for the Tuesday blues session, and the Clockwork near Hampden.

  • X-KKDX-KKD ✭✭✭
    Hey ATM! Hows the training going? I'd love to do the women's 10K but its the same day as my cousins first communion so I'm just waiting to here about timings. I'd need to either make do with a 'rub down' and quick change in the car or spend longer in the showers in Pollok Park!! ;-)

    Wee Stumpy, get yourself along to the Paisley Physio Centre. They're great. I'm just getting back into things after a knee injury. They'll get you as right as rain!

    So Dude, spill the beans about this Lochwinnoch Lass!
  • I run around Wemyss Bay for one week a year, does this count.

    Oh and I ran the Paisley 10k in 2005:-)

    Great place great people:-)
  • ATMATM ✭✭✭
    :) The training's going style.* Otherwise, the sheer enormity of it would overwhelm me.I should have had a go at this running lark, errr, several decades ago..

  • X-KKDX-KKD ✭✭✭
    GD, you're practically Scottish then!! :-)
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