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

Runderwear supports the TrailFest Monthly Mugdock Mile

We are delighted to announce that Runderwear, makers of seamless underwear for runners, have come on board to support the TrailFest Monthly Mugdock Mile. The idea behind Runderwear is simple genius: it's seamless, breathable, moisture-wicking and chafe free underwear for men and women, designed specifically with runners in mind. If you were at #TrailFest2, you'll remember Lucja Leonard's brilliant … Continue reading Runderwear supports the TrailFest Monthly Mugdock Mile

Join the Run Dirty Crew

Thank You We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to the hundreds of runners who have joined us to RunSOCIAL in the nine months since we launched our first social run in July last year. The popularity of the RunSOCIALS has been beyond anything we expected. We’ve massively enjoyed putting on the RunSOCIALS and as … Continue reading Join the Run Dirty Crew

Chilly Navigation Training

TrailFest navigation training

On Sunday we held our first TrailFest Training day on navigation for runners. It was a cold and foggy day, but we were warmed with hot drinks and chats over lunch and some of Gary's special 'Contour Cake' (used to demonstrate contour lines - you had to be there!). We asked Gary to share his … Continue reading Chilly Navigation Training