CLYDE Urban Series - Race 3 Glasgow West End

Race report

Results and RouteGadget now available.
We even got a Report in the Bearsden and Milngavie Herald.

In August we are putting on a series of 3 Urban events on areas around Glasgow. These races are designed to introduce people to Urban Orienteering and to provide a fun series of races to kick off the Autumn season.

Sunday 15 August - Mosshead

Sunday 22 August - Houston

Sunday 29 August - Glasgow West End

All will feature pre-printed maps and SI punching. Pre-entry is available and is encouraged (click here to enter) but entry on the day will also be welcome.
There will be a simple scoring system based on your best 2 scores from 3 events and even some prizes.
There are no set courses for particular age classes, enter whatever course you want.

Any questions contact Dave the series organiser.


Travel Directions

Parking and assembly is in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum car park, accessed from Kelvin Way.  The museum is well signposted from all approaches.


At Kelvingrove bandstand on Kelvin Way.  There are toilets in the museum but these will not be available until 11am.


The start and finish will be 2 mins walk from the car park, just across the Kelvin Way.

The course distances are measured as the direct line between control points, your actual running distance will be almost double this! The long course is roughly equivalent to a 10k road race.

Note that as these are all urban events all courses may involve crossing roads which have not been closed to traffic. You are responsible for your own safety, and that of any juniors in your care. The short course is contained almost entirely within Kelvingrove Park and crosses no roads. The Long and Medium courses are mainly urban and cross many roads, though the busier streets can be crossed using underpasses.  Note that the River Kelvin is out of bounds and can only be crossed using bridges. Parents of Under 16s should either shadow them or be happy that their charges are competent to safely cross roads on their own in the heat of competition. Unaccompanied Under 16s should complete and hand in a signed parental consent form before starting. These forms will be available at registration and for download shortly.

Please take the opportunity to explore the museum and/or its cafes after the event.


1.  The competition will include the 3 Urban Series events, Mosshead, Houston and Glasgow West End.
2.  People are free to run whatever course they wish. There are no dedicated Junior or age class courses, although age classes will be included in the results where known.

3.  The scoring is simple. On each course the runner finishing in first place will score 100 points, 2nd scores 98, 3rd scores 96 etc.  All runners who fail to complete the course will be given joint last place, but will still score points appropriate to that placing.  Groups will count for the series, but must be labelled as such.

4.  The organiser/planner/mapper of any race that is included in the competition will score 96 points
5.  The best 2 scores from 3 events will count

6.  In the event of a problem on any course (controls being stolen or wrongly placed etc.) the organiser and series coordinator will try and find a fair resolution.  This is subject to discussion with any affected competitors and will take into account the spirit of the overall competition.  Formal protests and such like will be very much frowned upon.
7.  These rules may be further developed as the competition progresses.


Downloadable Documents

Consent form for under 16s

Results for the Glasgow West End Race

Report from Bearsden and Milngavie Herald

Map of Glasgow, West EndTerrain description

Covering the area of Glasgow between Charing Cross and Maryhill, this urban map currently includes the east side of Kelvingrove Park as well as residential streets of varying complexity.  The map is a work in progress, and is being extended to include Hillhead and the Glasgow University campus. Used for the Glasgow City Race in 2007 and club training events.

Photo of authorPosted on 29th Aug 10
by Dave Robertson - Mapping Consultant


Other Results

Clyde Erskine Urban race incorporating bto SOUL10 - 27th Oct 2019

CLYDE Autumn Urban Event Series 2019 #3 Baljaffray, Bearsden - Thursday 19th Sept

CLYDE Autumn Urban Event Series 2019 #2 Mains Estate, Milngavie - Thursday 5th Sept

CLYDE Autumn Urban Event Series 2019 #1 Kilmandinny Loch, Bearsden

Spring Thursday evening race 5 and BBQ - Auchengillan - 20 June

Spring Thursday evening race 4 - Baljaffray (Bearsden) - 6 June

Spring Thursday evening race 3 - Linwood - 23 May

Spring Thursday evening race 2 - Duchess Woods, Helensburgh- 9 May

Spring Thursday evening race 1 - Balloch Country Park - 25 April

The Scottish Compass Sport Cup and Trophy Heat at Dunrod Hill on Sunday 17th March 2019

Sunday 9th September - South of Scotland League race at Windy Hill (Clyde Muirshiel)

Thursday Evening Race 5 - Houston - 21 June

Thursday Evening Race 4 - Balloch Country Park 7 June

Thursday Evening Race 3 - Croy Hill - Auchinstarry Marina - 24 May

Thursday Evening Race 2 - Mugdock Country Park - Visitor Centre - 10 May

Thursday Evening Race 1 - Mugdock - Clober Road Car park - 26 April

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 10 - 22nd June 2017 - Balloch Country Park

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 8 - 8th June 2017   - Mains Estate

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 6 - 25th May 2017   - West End

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 4 - 11th May 2017   - Linwood

CompassPoint SOL1 2017 – Mugdock Country Park, near Milngavie

Clyde Scottish Orienteering League 6 including JEC Spectator Race 3 - 2nd Oct 2016

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 11 - Thursday 9th June 2016 - Cumbernauld Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 10 - Thursday 2nd June 2016 - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 9 - Thursday 26th May 2016 - Northside Cumbernauld

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 8 - Thursday 19th May 2016 - Croy Hill

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 7 - Thursday 12th May 2016 - Drumpellier Country Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 6 - Thursday 5th May 2016 - Linwood Moss

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 5 - Thursday 28th April 2016 - Linn Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 4 - Thursday 21st April 2016 - Garscube and Dawsholm

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 3 - Thursday 14th April 2016 - Pollok Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 2 - Thursday 7th April 2016 - Glasgow University/West End

Paisley urban race (and bto SOUL 3) - Sunday 3rd April

Clyde 40th anniversary event at Mugdock - Saturday 7th November

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 8 - Thursday 11th June - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 6 - Thursday 28th May - Glennifer Braes East, Paisley

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 4 - Thursday 14th May - West End, Glasgow

Clyde/Stag Spring Series 3 - Thursday 7th May Dalzell CP

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 2 - Thursday 30th April - Mosshead, Bearsden

Scottish Sprint Champs - 14th Feb 2015

Croy Hill SoSOL - Sunday 9th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Individual Championships

GUOC sprint relay races - Saturday 8th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Relay Champs

STAG evening races at Pollok Park - Tuesday 9th Sept

STAG evening races at Bellahouston - Thursday 4th Sept

STAG event at Springburn - Tuesday 26th August

STAG races at Kelvingrove - Thursday 21st August

STAG event at Drumpellier this Sunday 17th August

Whitelee Windfarm permanent course races & coaching - Saturday 14th June

Spring Series 7 of 8 - Thursday 5th June - Drumpellier

Spring Series 6 of 8 - Thursday 29th May - Mains Estate, Milngavie

Spring Series 5 of 8 - Thursday 22nd May - Erskine

Spring Series 4 of 8 - Thursday 15th May - Linwood

Spring Series 3 of 8 - Thursday 8th May - Houston

Spring Series 2 of 8 - Thursday 1st May - Glasgow West End

CLYDE CompassPoint Scottish O League 3

Spring Series 1 of 8 - Thursday 24th April - Pollok Park

Glasgow Thursday Series No 10 - Queens Park 20th June

Clyde Summer Barbecue and Evening Races - Thursday 13th June

Glasgow Thursday Series No 8 - Drumpellier 6th June

Erskine Urban Race (Scottish Orienteering Urban League race 3) Sat 1 June

Glasgow Spring Series No 7 - 30th May - Dawsholm & Garscube

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 6 - 23rd May 2013 - Rouken Glen Park

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 5 - 16th May 2013 - Mains Estate, nr Milngavie

Glasgow Spring Series No 4 - Springburn Park - 9th May

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 3 - 2nd May 2013 - Whitelee Wind Farm

Glasgow Spring Series No 2 Linn Park - 25th April

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 1 - 18th April 2013 - West End

Clyde Scottish Night Championships - 23rd Feb 2013

Clyde Milngavie Sprint Race - 23rd Feb 2013

SOL 6 - Clyde - Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill - 21st Oct 2012

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - 18th Sep 2012

Clyde - Thursday 28th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 8th of 8

STAG - Thursday 21st June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 7th of 8

Barshaw Park Centenary Celebration Ultrasprint event

STAG - Thursday 14th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 6th of 8

Clyde - Thursday 7th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 5th of 8 and Barbeque

Clyde - Thursday 31st May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 4th of 8

STAG - Thursday 24th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 3rd of 8

Clyde - Thursday 17th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 2nd of 8

STAG - Thursday 10th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 1st of 8

Mugdock Beginners’ Event - Saturday 21st April

Clyde middle distance race - Sat 17 March - SOL 1 weekend

Clyde SoSOL:  Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park - 12th Feb

Barshaw Park Sprint O Races - 28th Jan

West End Urban Race - Sunday 15th January

Nopesport Urban League final standings

Scottish Score Championships 27th Nov 2011

Penrith Urban Event 26th Nov 2011

MAROC SOL 5 11th Sep 2011

Orienteering at Mugdock Outdoor Festival 6th Sep 2011

Scottish Interclub Relays 28th Aug 2011

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #3 - Houston 23rd Jun 2011

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #2 - Mosshead 2nd Jun 2011

Mains Estate 2011 - Results

Clyde Nopesport Urban League Erskine Saturday 2nd April 2011 - results

Compass Sport Cup Results

CLYDE Urban Series - Race 3 Glasgow West End

CLYDE Urban Race 2 - Houston

Spring Series 2: Saturday 15th May 2010

Spring Series 1: Saturday 24th April 2010