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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
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Kelvingrove Park
Hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
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Running in Glasgow during COVID-19

Tracks may not be open as per usual right now. On RUN:TRACK:RUN, visitors can report whether or not a track is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nethercraigs Track is marked as open and Bellahouston Park Track is marked as closed for the time being.

Winter running in Glasgow

Winters in Glasgow can get dark. In December it is only bright out between about 1010 AM and 175 PM.

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

Coatbridge Outdoor Sports Complex Track has lighting and Knightswood Park Track is usually usable all through the winter.

Highly rated places to run in Glasgow

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

Pollok Park
Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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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, The Loaning Track and Airdrie Leisure Centre Track at your disposal.

Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to Bellahouston Park Track, Glasgow Green or the course of Victoria parkrun, Glasgow.

Glasgow Green
Flat asphalt/concrete running spot
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Hampden Park
Synthetic track
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Queens Park
Very hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
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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 | Victoria parkrun, Glasgow


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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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Weather in Glasgow

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Comments on places around Glasgow

COVID-19 REPORT on Bellahouston Park Track
02/03 -21: Reported to be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Bellahouston Park Track
07/12 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Nethercraigs Track
08/11 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Nethercraigs Track
28/10 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Nethercraigs Track
21/10 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak

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