ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race

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Hilly, muddy trail race in Linn Park organised by Acorn Trails. This 5mile/8km (ish) route follows the Centenary Trail and will work you hard.

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ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race

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To celebrate Linn Park turning 100 years old, our friends at Acorn Trails have added the ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race to their roster. Coming in at just over 5 miles (or 8km) this trail run promises a hill or five and knowing the organisers’ fondness for mud, we’re sure there will be some of that too.

Entries available now on Entry Central.

The route starts and finishes at the Halfpenny Bridge, also known locally as ‘the white bridge’ –  you know the one, looks like a Monet painting – and follows the new Centenary Trail created by the Friends of Linn Park.

The first half mile is uphill to the Top Wood, where you’re then rewarded by 3/4 mile downhill and along to Cathcart Castle. From there it’s a steady climb back to the Top Wood and on towards the cemetery and back down to run alongside the White Cart Water.

Catch a breath as it’s then a pretty steep climb up to the phone mast and recover along Netherton Braes. At the end of the Braes you’re pretty much downhill to the finish. As you come back down to the river, take a right and boost back to the bridge for the finish line.

Route is subject to change on race day.

Visit the Friends of Linn Park website to find out more about the history of the park and their projects and Acorn Trails for inspiration for your next race.

 

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To celebrate Linn Park turning 100 years old, our friends at Acorn Trails have added the ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race to their roster. Coming in at just over 5 miles (or 8km) this trail run promises a hill or five and knowing the organisers’ fondness for mud, we’re sure there will be some of that too.

Entries available now on Entry Central.

The route starts and finishes at the Halfpenny Bridge, also known locally as ‘the white bridge’ –  you know the one, looks like a Monet painting – and follows the new Centenary Trail created by the Friends of Linn Park.

The first half mile is uphill to the Top Wood, where you’re then rewarded by 3/4 mile downhill and along to Cathcart Castle. From there it’s a steady climb back to the Top Wood and on towards the cemetery and back down to run alongside the White Cart Water.

Catch a breath as it’s then a pretty steep climb up to the phone mast and recover along Netherton Braes. At the end of the Braes you’re pretty much downhill to the finish. As you come back down to the river, take a right and boost back to the bridge for the finish line.

Route is subject to change on race day.

Visit the Friends of Linn Park website to find out more about the history of the park and their projects and Acorn Trails for inspiration for your next race.

 

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