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Best places for workouts in Glasgow

If you want to do more than just going out for an easy run there are some good options available.

Track runners might like Bellahouston Park Track and Nethercraigs Track and those looking for a hill workout can go to Kelvingrove Park, Queens Park, Bellahouston Park or the course of Pollok parkrun.

If you want to test your fitness against local runners, there are lots of parkruns in this area, Queen’s parkrun, Ruchill parkrun, Springburn parkrun, Pollok parkrun and Tollcross parkrun are some of them.

Bellahouston Park

Hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by Derek Rankine on Flickr

Kelvingrove Park

Hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by TJ DeGroat on Flickr

Winter running in Glasgow

Running in a new city in the winter time can be tricky. Bad weather and darkness makes it hard to find good places to run.

For hardcore track runners who wants to workout on an indoor track; try Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena.

Highly rated places to run in Glasgow

Kelvingrove Park, Bellahouston Park Track and Pollok Park are popular places to run in this area.

Pollok Park

Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
Image by Alexey Komarov on Flickr

Your favourite running surface in Glasgow

For those who like to run on soft surfaces, these are recommended: Knightswood Park Track and Merkland Pavilion Track.

A bit further away you have the course of Linwood parkrun, Airdrie Leisure Centre Track and Newarthill Public Park Track at your disposal.

Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to Glasgow Green.

Glasgow Green

Flat asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by John on Flickr

Hampden Park

Synthetic track
Image by Tim Parker on Flickr

Queens Park

Very hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by Ian Dick on Flickr

Great running spots in Glasgow

Kelvingrove Park | Pollok Park | Queens Park | Bellahouston Park | Glasgow Green

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Group runs in Glasgow

Pollok parkrun | Springburn parkrun | Ruchill parkrun | Tollcross parkrun | Queen’s parkrun

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Running tracks in Glasgow

Bellahouston Park Track | Knightswood Park Track | Crownpoint Sports Complex | Scotstoun Stadium | Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena | Nethercraigs Track | Hutchesons Grammar School Track | Hampden Park | Budhill Park Track | Greenfield Recreation Ground Track | Toryglen Playing Fields Track | Emirates Indoor Arena Show all tracks

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