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TrailFest Asks… ‘The Secret Runner’

We met ‘The Secret Runner’ last year and were amazed to find that, for such a fast, well connected athlete, he’s virtually unknown - and that’s just how he likes it! After sharing a beer and a lake swim in the French Alps this summer, we wanted to find out more about the man on … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… ‘The Secret Runner’

TrailFest Asks… Fiona McG

We first came across Fiona McG a few years ago. Since then we've had some great trail times and shared many a tale of injury and losing that running mojo. But, she's a renewed runner after a few years of busying herself with academic research and is back to enjoying the freedom of trailrunning. (*For … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Fiona McG

TrailFest Asks… Marc Blane

If you know Marc, then you'll know that he's addicted to running! If he's not on the trails he's usually looking for his next race to enter. Yet Marc doesn't run to get onto the podium, he runs for the pure joy of it. We've had the pleasure of sharing many runs with Marc and … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Marc Blane

TrailFest Asks… Rachel Newstead

We first met Rachel at TrailFest last year and she stood out after coming first female, and second overall, in the TrailFest Mugdock Mile sprint race. Since then we've watched her rise up the field and she's now regularly stepping onto podiums across Scotland. She was part of the first TrailFest Team to enter a … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Rachel Newstead

A Head Torch Guide for the Winter

As we head rapidly into short days and dark nights, night running no longer becomes optional if you'd like to squeeze in your running around your work and family commitments. So we asked regular TrailFest runner Ian Garnett to give us his opinion on the best head torches around. My Top brands Petzl Silva Black … Continue reading A Head Torch Guide for the Winter

TrailFest Asks… Gemma Welsh

TF: When did you start trailrunning? GW: Just over a year ago when I came along to the first organised TrailFest run at Mugdock. I’d been doing some road running but hadn’t been brave enough to migrate on to the trails on my own! TF: What do you run for? GW: A few reasons but … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Gemma Welsh

TrailFest Asks Damian Hall…

We've been following the steady rise and impressive achievements of Damian Hall for some time and we recently had the pleasure of chatting with him in person at Scafell Skyrace. After spending a whole Saturday watching a live tracker to see him finish 12th (and first Briton) at this year's UTMB we just had to … Continue reading TrailFest Asks Damian Hall…

Celebrating 1 year of social running with our new autumn run programme

We recently celebrated a year of introducing people to trailrunning through our RunSOCIAL Programme. We set up the RunSOCIALs last July to provide a route into trail running for those new to running and those who didn’t have the confidence to run off-road. Starting as a 5km led run, the RunSOCIALs proved so popular that … Continue reading Celebrating 1 year of social running with our new autumn run programme