Meet Amanda Mccaig

Amanda McCaig

“Running is a privilege, never take it for granted.” Never a truer word spoken; yet, sometimes I do take it for granted. Some people don’t get the opportunity to run, and I won’t forever. So best do it now! Who am I? A little bit about me before I get into all things running: I’m … Continue reading Meet Amanda Mccaig

Solstice Trail Series Race Routes

This week we have been hitting the trails all over Mugdock Country Park and Craigallian Woods to finalise the race routes for this year's Solstice Trail Series. With a large amount of tree felling taking place in the first few months of 2019 we knew we would have to change the routes from last year … Continue reading Solstice Trail Series Race Routes

New Runs, New Places, New Year!

With a trail-packed 2018 just behind us, TrailFest is running into 2019 at fun speed with new runs in new places starting from the 7th of January. Glasgow and Edinburgh Our regular runs in the Greater Glasgow area now cover Pollok Park as well as the Mugdock/Milngavie/West Highland Way area, and we now have regular … Continue reading New Runs, New Places, New Year!

TrailFest Asks… Ian Garnett

Ian and Vicky Garnett are TrailFest legends. They were our first volunteers at the inaugural TrailFest back in 2015. Since then we've shared trails high and low and many stories of success and woe from races at home and abroad. You've most likely met one, or both, of them on our RunSOCIALs.  We caught up with … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Ian Garnett

TrailFest Asks… Vicky Garnett

TF: When did you start trailrunning? VG: 4 years ago I took up running, myself and Ian started going to the gym and one day Ian went out running told me how much he enjoyed it and that he would take me out. He took me out, it was 2k and I moaned and cried at how … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… Vicky Garnett

TrailFest Asks… John Roach

TF: When did you start trailrunning? I’m really new to trail running , my first venture was with a crazy mob called #rundirtycrew in Mugdock Park . Twas good . A massive change to tarmac in the concrete jungles TF: What do you run for? I run for loads of reasons . It started with … Continue reading TrailFest Asks… John Roach

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