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Glasgow Sub-run anti-clockwise

Written by Fiona

February 03 2020

Glasgow Sub-run

This is a run with friends from Glasgow Triathlon Club to each of the 15 stations of Glasgow’s Subway. It is nicknamed the Sub-run. It’s arounds 10.5 miles on pavement and tarmac.

A couple of years ago, I ran the route clockwise and this time I ran the route anti-clockwise. I think the latter is better because you run through the Clyde Tunnel earlier on – and there is a long hill to ascend from the lowest point in the tunnel.

What is the Glasgow Subway?

The Glasgow Subway – also known as the Clockwork Orange – provides an underground transport system. It was opened on December 14, 1896, and is the third oldest underground metro system in the world, after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro. It runs clockwise on the Outer Circle and anti-clockwise on the Inner Circle.

Glasgow Sub-run in photos

The Start (and finish) at Partick.
Inside Partick station.
Running through the Clyde Tunnel.
Govan Subway. A statue remembers Mary Barbour, who was a key player in fighting rent increases imposed by Glasgow landlords during World War One.
Ibrox Subway station.
Cessnock Subway.
Kinning Park Subway.
Shields Road Subway.
West Street Subway.
Bridge Street Subway.
St Enoch Subway.
Buchanan Street.
Buchanan Street Subway.
Cowcaddens Subway.
St George’s Cross.
Hillhead Subway.
Outside Kelvinhall.
Partick again.
Running overland around the Glasgow Subway Stations: The Glasgow Sub-run.

See the Glasgow Sub-run route on OS Maps.

  • Thanks to Iain Todd for the photos.

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