Rugged Run

Rugged Run – Paisley – Mural Run

Overview

Glasgow is famous for it murals which means Paisley is often overlooked but they have some great murals.

Parking/Transport

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I took a train to the start so I wouldn’t have to park in Paisley.

Facilities

Rating: 2 out of 5.

There are toilets on route belonging to shops/cafe’s etc

Nearest cafe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lots of options. Plenty of places to stop in Paisley.

Run Surface

100% concrete.

Dog Friendly

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Yes and no. I could do it with a dog on a lead but it wouldn’t be much fun due to all the traffic and other people on the route.

Elevation

One short hill (Max height 30M)

Route

Click on the link to see an interactive map and to download GPX file.

More Info

A couple of years ago I attended a training course in Paisley. It wasn’t a very exciting course but one afternoon my tutor received a phone call.

“Hello….what…who is this?” He said into his phone.

I assumed it a local Garage. He’d told me earlier in the day that he’d put his car in for a MOT.

“OK…great…23,637 pounds and 17 pence?”

OMG! What the WTF had he done to his car that he had to pay that amount of money for an MOT?

His face went bright red and he said

“….is this a windup? Really??? Oh my god. I don’t believe it”

It wasn’t the garage. He’d just won £23,647 and 17 pence on a radio show by answering his phone and telling them the prize figure they’d revealed on the breakfast show.

Unsurprisingly, for the rest of the afternoon, he struggled to concentrate on the course!

I had only been to Paisley once before. It was in the evening in winter. It was dark and I couldn’t see anything. Paisley does not have a great reputation so some might argue not seeing it was a good thing.

I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Paisley. I walked from the train station to the training centre and I was surprised by how nice the buildings in the town centre are. At one point on my walk, I passed a man. He greeted me warmly with “What the fuck are you looking at?” I wanted to say “the neo-classical and Georgian period architecture” but instead i just walked on very quickly and didn’t look back.

I was also surprised at how many murals Paisley has which got me thinking that the town should advertise a Mural Run just like Glasgow’s
https://twinbikerun.com/2018/11/30/glasgow-mural-run-iain/

So to help them out I’ve come up with a suggested route. Its 5K-ish and takes in all the interesting bits (that I could find in Pasiley centre) including

  1. A statue dedicate to the 1932 legal case of Donoghue v Stevenson. You can read about it here
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8367223.stm Its an interesting story involving a cafe and a snail.
  2. A mural to Rangers…sorry St Mirren Legend and BBC radio star Chick Young.
  3. An Alien

And if you don’t believe me about the Alien. Here is the proof.

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