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We are delighted to confirm that we have gained permission by Strathclyde Park staff to return to the popular "classic" route used between 2004 and 2022.

The course is held mainly on the pathways around Strathclyde Loch. The hilliest part of the course is between 3 and 4 miles as the route heads towards its highest point on Spine Road. However as the majority of the course is almost flat
 most competitors should be rewarded with fast times.

The course has been measured to confirm accuracy several times, most recently by Mr Les Hill, and we hold a course certificate courtesy of the Association of UK Course Measurers (AUKCM).

A water/drinks station will be available to all runners just before mile 3 and just after mile 7.

Google Map Key

Blue line - Start to Mile 3

Red line - Mile 3 to Mile 6

Yellow line - Mile 6 to Finish

Click on the line colour to see course section more clearly, plus a brief description of that section.

Click on the rectangular shaped box on the top right of the map frame to view in full screen.

At a line just after the entrance to the main car park for the Water Sports Centre

- From the start head down the loch in a northerly direction towards Bothwellhaugh Playing Fields

- At the end of the loch take the Inner Path around the back of the "Rowing Start Area"
- Join the new widened path (also used at Strathclyde Parkrun) - passing the Play Area and Bandstand until reaching the footbridge which crosses the South Calder Water (at the Roman Bath Area)
- Cross the footbridge, follow the tarmac path, take a right at the end of the tarmac path (ignore the dirt path just after the bridge)

- Continue on the main tarmac lochside path and run past the Sandy Beach area

- Approx 200-300 metres after the Sandy Beach area, turn left and follow the path climbing uphill towards Spine Road

- At the end of the path, turn left onto Spine Road, and follow the road (staying on the left hand side of the road) towards and then past M&Ds Amusement Park
- Turn Left onto the access road just before Bothwellhaugh Playing Fields & continue on Rd until "T" Junction
- At "T" Junction take a Left hand turn & pass through open gate
- Continue Left hand running but veer Right before a right hand bend
- Turn Right onto lochside path heading in a south-eastern direction & head up loch towards WSC
- Continue along the lochside path until you reach "Y" Junction (or "fork") leading to either inner pavement around loch or until it meets Water Sports Centre Rd
- Veer Right onto Water Sports Centre Rd & continue on road - passing Water Sports Centre on your left hand side.
- Continue on WSC Road until it meets the Inner Path which runs around the Loch
- Turn Left onto Inner Path and follow the main lochside path until the footbridge at the South Calder Water (at Roman Baths)

- Turn left and run across footbridge, before joining the main, widened, tarmac path.
- Follow the main lochside path, around the back of the Rowing Start Area and follow the lochside path heading back down towards M&Ds once more.
- Continue on main lochside path until you reach the "Y" junction (or "fork") which leads to either Inner pavement around loch or until it meets Water Sport Centre Rd
- Veer Left onto Inner pavement & continue running towards the Rowing Finish Tower.

- Follow the main lochside path, heading towards the Rowing Tower / Pipe Alpha Memorial



On the lochside, approximately 20 metres before the Rowing Tower / Piper Alpha Memorial

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