This isn’t just a Glasgow Stadium Tour. You get to see so much more of the city but let’s start with the first football stadium.
Start at the Botanics, run up Queen Margaret Drive and head down Maryhill Road with a wee detour to tick off Firhill, home of Kingsley and Partick Thistle.Then carry on towards town, up Sauchiehall Street, Cathedral Street past the University of Strathclyde and take in the beauty of Glasgow Cathedral.
Onto Duke Street, then Clyde Gateway towards Dalmarnock where you’ll pass Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena which hosts the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Next, you head over the River Clyde to Rutherglen then Toryglen, turning left up Aikenhead Road with Hampden on your right hand side.
Take a detour through King’s Park for a great view over the city then through Linn Park Golf Club, crossing the beautiful Monet like bridge over the White Cart Water. Exit Linn Park to the right onto Clarkston Road, then left onto Merrylee Road and follow the B762 until turning right at Pollokshaws Road. Take the route through the scenic Pollok and Bellahouston Parks then not long after mile 18, you’ll reach Ibrox, home of Rangers.
Head back towards the River Clyde, passing the BBC offices, the Science Centre, crossing over the river past the SECC, Armadillo and Hydro. Follow the cycle path towards the Riverside Museum, go left through the underpass and head towards and up Byres Road back to the Botanics. When I ran this route (or a near version of it) it was very early in the morning so there wasn’t much traffic on the roads. It was great running through these usually bustling areas of Glasgow as the sun was coming up but bear in mind how busy it could be at other times (especially if there’s football on and watch out for golf balls at Linn Park).