21 May

Paul Goes The Distance With Boxing Route

Benny Lynch

After devising a football-themed run in Glasgow last year, Partick Thistle fan Paul Climie has come up with another sport-themed route in the city. To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's first world boxing champion, Benny Lynch, Paul decided to create a running route in his honour.

The 21km route incorporates various locations significant to Lynch's life, including his birthplace, his boxing club and the place he contested his first fight.

Paul said: "I decided to come up with a wee running route for myself to follow his story and ended up with a 21km/13.5 mile circuit starting at the Kelvin Hall. The archetypal Glasgow 'wee man' boxer, he (Lynch) had no peer in his time, or since it could be argued. Measuring 5 foot 5 and a half inches and weighing in at 8 stone (or 112 pounds/ 52 kg) in his prime, he is arguably Scotland's greatest ever sporting champion."

Paul goes on to explain the route in detail as well as relating it back to Benny's life and career. The route starts and finishes at the Kelvin Hall going along the Clyde for large sections, and taking in the Merchant City and the southside of the city.

For more details, visit Paul's blog.