We know joining a club can be a bit daunting, but we’re a friendly and welcoming bunch, and always delighted to see new faces. We’re based at Glasgow Ski Centre in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. See our Running pages for up to date information on when we meet, and do bear in mind our minimum requirements outlined here.
What to expect
We’re a friendly bunch, but it’s always a bit daunting coming along to something for the first time. Aim to get to the ski centre for about 6.15, and find the committee members taking fees: speak to anybody who looks like a runner and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Somebody will explain the setup to you and which group makes sense for you to start with. Your first two nights are free, after that it’s £1 per night. You’re encouraged to become a member after a few weeks. Download and complete the membership application form, or pick up a copy at the club (fees are £20/year, although first year is £30 to cover your all-important club vest).
You’ll be introduced to a coach or club member, and they’ll explain what session is planned for your group. Speak to any other runners too: We’re always happy to explain the subtleties of the session if you’re unsure. We all congregate just outside the ski centre at 6.30pm for announcements and race results, you’ll be introduced, and then we head off for a run or training session. We’re usually back between 7.30 and 8, although that very much depends on the session.
How to get there
Bus By buses Nos. 9A, 39, 53, 53A, 54A and 54B. Get off in Paisley Rd West near Ibrox Stadium, cross the motorway into Dumbreck Rd., and take the first right into the park.
Train By the Paisley Canal line from Central Station. Get off at Dumbreck, turn right into Nithsdale Rd on leaving station. Walk along to T-junction with Dumbreck Rd, turn right, and then next left into park (10 min).
Car The club is just off the M8 motorway. Westbound from the city, exit at jct 23 (Govan), turn left off slip road and first right into the park. Eastbound from Greenock direction, exit at jct 24 and follow signs for Kilmarnock, which will eventually take you back over the M8 into Dumbreck Rd, where you take first right into park. Be sure to bring your club membership card to get into the car park if there’s a football match taking place at Ibrox that evening (fixtures list here).
Subway To Ibrox station. Turn right out of subway into Copeland Rd and walk up to T-junction with Paisley Rd West. Turn right, and take left after garage over the motorway into Dumbreck Rd. Take first right into park (15 min).
View Larger Map