My observations on Ruchill parkrun
I have completed this parkrun 4 times, and volunteered 2 times.
While up in Glasgow for a 3K race I asked a parkrun discussion group for advice on which of the many fine parkruns in the city I should attempt first, the answer came back the I should run Ruchill for no better reason than it looks like a whale. Whilst that is a good (enough) reason, it fails to take into account all the other factors which make this a great parkrun.
It was quite easy to find the park following the canal towpath from the city. As I arrived quite early (as is my tradition with Scottish parkruns) I had time to explore the park and appreciate to views it provided over the city from their ship mast thing.
This parkrun is nicely undulating, with a particularly difficult downhill section that is tackled three times. The whales tail section also serves to sap energy before launching you back down into another lap.
The après-parkrun in the nearby golf club, took the form of a friendly conversation around a large table, a nice mug of coffee, and a large selection of biscuits and chocolates.
Animated Route Map
My runs at Ruchill parkrun
My volunteering at Ruchill parkrun
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