‘He who dares, wins’: Debbie Martin-Consani talks trailrunning

With recent victories including the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race, Devil o' the Highlands, Lakeland 100, White Rose 60, Thames Path 100, South Downs Way 100 and North Downs Way 100, Debbie Martin-Consani's track record makes pretty formidable reading. A member of the Great Britain 24 hour team since 2012, she's also an ambassador for Montane, Ultimate Direction, … Continue reading ‘He who dares, wins’: Debbie Martin-Consani talks trailrunning

Run social; run hard: Marco Consani, 24 hour champion

We're delighted to welcome ultra-legend Marco Consani to the TrailFest2 line-up of speakers and trainers. His raceography speaks for itself: a second place finish in this year's Lakeland 100 is the latest in Marco's string of ultra-distance podium finishes on the track and on the trail that includes outright wins at the Barcelona 24 Hour … Continue reading Run social; run hard: Marco Consani, 24 hour champion

Hoka One One supports the Mugdock Mile

We're delighted to to announce that Hoka One One will support the 2016 Mugdock Mile - our 'fast, wild sprint to the line' - by putting a pair of Hoka One One shoes up for grabs for the male and female winners! The Mugdock Mile is new for TrailFest2: a one-mile, best-effort first-past-the-post affair. Race … Continue reading Hoka One One supports the Mugdock Mile

Run Loose with Ironman & yoga specialist Mark Russell

Mark Russell is a yoga teacher, yoga for sports specialist and Ironman distance triathlete. We're delighted to welcome Mark to the TrailFest2 coaching line-up to host a practical session on yoga for trailrunners. He has competed in over 70 running races and triathlons since 2007, competing in every distance from 5k runs to full Ironman distance triathlons, … Continue reading Run Loose with Ironman & yoga specialist Mark Russell

Run Epic: behind the scenes with Gary Tompsett, ‘Architect of Adventure’

'Architect of Adventure' Gary Tompsett is the brains behind some of the UK's most ambitious and imaginative running events. His latest creations include Skyline Scotland - including the Glencoe Skyline, Ring of Steall Skyrace and Mamores VK; Rat Race: Man vs Lakes; the Heb and the Cape Wrath Ultra. Over the years he has designed numerous events for Rat Race … Continue reading Run Epic: behind the scenes with Gary Tompsett, ‘Architect of Adventure’

Run strong: ‘consistency is key’ says Casey Morgan

If you want to run strong, you've got to train strong - and that's why we're delighted to welcome Compressport Trailrunning Team member and sports conditioning coach Casey Morgan to the coaching line-up at TrailFest2, where he'll be leading a practical session on strength and conditioning for trail running. Casey works full time as a personal trainer, … Continue reading Run strong: ‘consistency is key’ says Casey Morgan

Run Scotland: Susie Allison, author of the definitive Scottish Trail Running guidebook

Susie Allison knows Scotland's trails better than most: her book, Scottish Trail Running, has become the definitive guidebook and no. 1 starting point for any runner who wants to explore new parts of Scotland. A hill-walker and climber turned trail-runner, this mum of two has run trails in every corner of the country in her quest to … Continue reading Run Scotland: Susie Allison, author of the definitive Scottish Trail Running guidebook

Run Fast; Run Faster: spotlight on James Stewart

James running to victory in the 2016 West Highland Way race. Photo Richie Cunningham

Three years ago at the age of 37, James Stewart resolved to push himself to become "age grade" competitive by the time he was 40. Earlier this year, he won the 95-mile West Highland Way Race outright - the latest in a string of victories that includes the Glen Lyon Ultra (2016) and new course records at the … Continue reading Run Fast; Run Faster: spotlight on James Stewart

Run 100: Sophie Mullins, 100km champion overcoming mast cell disease and inflammatory arthritis

Sophie Mullins knows a thing or two about determination. Living with mast cell disease since 2011, she has defied the odds to return to running after being told she would never run again. Sophie has gone on to become a first-place race finisher over distances short and long; a course record breaker at St Andrews Park Run (2015); a … Continue reading Run 100: Sophie Mullins, 100km champion overcoming mast cell disease and inflammatory arthritis