Top 10 Lockdown Routes

Covid-19 brought about a massive change to all our lives, however on the plus side it felt like people were using lockdown as an opportunity for getting back into running or trying it out as part of their daily exercise. I really enjoyed running on the mostly traffic free roads and the surreal feeling of running through the ghost town like city centre.

In the initial stages we were restricted to staying local and not travelling for runs which saw a big increase in views to routes in local parks and although they didn’t make our top 10, races such as the Jimmy Irvine 10k and Nigel Barge 10k were popular. As restrictions eased, the longer distances picked up again giving us our Top 10 Routes in Lockdown (23 March to 31 August):

  1. 7 Hills of Hell
  2. Glasgow Green 5k
  3. The Southside Six
  4. Queen’s Park 5k
  5. Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery 5k
  6. Glasgow Subrun
  7. Great Scottish Run – Half Marathon
  8. Hogganfield Park 5k
  9. Lochgoin Circuit – Whitlee Windfarm
  10. West Highland Way – Killearn Loop


7 West End Miles, 7 Hills Of Hell
7 miles
Glasgow Green 5k
3.1 miles
The Southside Six
16 miles
Queen’s Park 5k
3.1 miles
Great Scottish Run: Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Hogganfield Park and Lethamhill 5k
3.1 miles
Lochgoin Circuit, Whitelee Windfarm
8.3 miles
West Highland Way – Killearn Loop
20.8 miles

What’s been your favourite during lockdown?  Drop us a message on facebook or give us a tweet. Got a route you love that we don’t have? Add it to the site.

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