‘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

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 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

Run Tromso: Graham Kelly on running the Sky Race dreamed up by Kilian and Emelie

Ben Race: photo by Bob Wiseman

We're delighted to welcome mountain runner Graham Kelly to the TrailFest2 line-up. With 136 Scottish Hill Races under his belt, Graham will be a familiar face (or beard!) to many. Further afield, his raceography includes some of the worlds most legendary events: he has completed the Marathon des Sables (2008); the North Face 100km in … Continue reading Run Tromso: Graham Kelly on running the Sky Race dreamed up by Kilian and Emelie

Run Pink: TrailFest speaker Lucja Leonard in the spotlight

We're delighted to welcome inspirational ultra runner, coach, Edinburgh Run Tours leader and #500kin5days adventurer Lucja Leonard to the line-up for TrailFest2. Lucja's impressively adventurous raceography includes winning the inaugural Mongolia Ice Marathon Adventure earlier this year, and finishing as 2nd female in the Endurance Life CTS Northumberland Ultra (2016); 13th female in the Marathon des Sables … Continue reading Run Pink: TrailFest speaker Lucja Leonard in the spotlight