Call for Volunteers for the Solstice Trail Series

We are seeking volunteers for our #SolsticeSeries races on Thursdays the 7th, 14th & 21st June. We are looking for: Route marshals out on the courses (show people the way, assist anyone where required, take in route markings once the sweeper has passed). From 6pm to finish* Race base staff (help with registration, manage the TrailFest shop, … Continue reading Call for Volunteers for the Solstice Trail Series

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

Mapping the Future for Trailrunning

A few months ago we announced a ground-breaking project to create the UK's first maps optimised for trailrunners in conjunction with Harvey Maps. As part of the project we recruited a team of 12 Map Makers, selected from a large pool of applicants of outstanding calibre, and on Saturday we met each other for the first … Continue reading Mapping the Future for Trailrunning

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