McAndrew Road Relay 1960s-80s

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2.9 mile race from the history books. The McAndrew Road Relay was last run in 2014 and was one of the most popular races in Scotland.

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McAndrew Road Relay 1960s-80s

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The McAndrew Road Relay was once a stalwart in the Scottish race calendar. It was organised by Victoria Park City of Glasgow A.C. and had been run since the early 1930s. There is a great write up on the history of the McAndrew on Scottish Distance Running History.

Traditionally recognised as the first race of the winter season, the route went through one or two changes before it was last raced in 2014. This route between the 1960s and 1980s was shorter than the original. Nonetheless it attracted some of Scotland’s finest runners.

It starts outside the gates to St Thomas Aquinas secondary school, running over the bridge to Southbrae Drive and turns right up to Crow Road. A left at Crow Road leads to a big loop along Anniesland Road towards Scotstounhill where you take a left onto Lincoln Avenue/Queen Victoria Drive and come back via the Scotstoun Leisure Centre and up Westland to finish the loop.

This McAndrew route is relatively flat with a short downhill near the end quickly followed by a uphill.

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