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Trail Running Scotland

Get more from your running with training, guiding and inspiration from Trail Running Scotland.

With courses to improve your confidence in off-road running, with running technique, navigation training and tips for dealing with rough terrain.

Explore the Highlands in a different way on one of our guided adventures. Seeking out the best trails on classic journeys and local secrets.

If you are after something a bit more epic then check out our sky-running courses, combining running and mountaineering skills this is the pinnacle of off-road running worldwide. Build your skills or prepare for a race.

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The 5am alarm goes off and it is time for a pint of strong tea and a can of cold rice pudding before taking down my wet tent and walking up to the start line.

This start line is very different from your usual, there is no hustle of excited runners, no banners or logos of the event organiser, no loud music, cheering crowds or countdowns. Just me, alone in the dark with my thoughts. At precisely 5.47 and a bit I start my watch and get on with it, an attempt at possibly the hardest mountain running challenge of my life.

Well that is another successful weekend of skills training completed with a fab group of runners.
Saturday we had a Navigation for runners day, based around the forest trails in Rothiemurchus and Glenmore.

Sunday was Mountain Running Skills, with 80 mph gusts on Cairngorm the first important skill was looking at weather forecasts and coming up with a good plan that wasn't going to mean getting blown away!
We came up with a great route, through the forest and up onto the high ground west of Aviemore, bagging the Corbett Geal Charn Mor. 
This gave us an opportunity to practice and build on all of the new navigation skills as well as working on our downhill running technique to keep us moving smoothly over rough terrain.


Somehow we managed to dodge the heavy showers and stayed dry all weekend.
Thanks team for a great weekend.


What our clients think

 "It was a great day, really enjoyed it. I think I have the hang of it now!"

Lorna M, Navigation for runners 2018

"A very enjoyable day on all counts. Ian ran the course in a thoughtful and professional manner, and the course was tailored to meet everybody's objectives. (Really important point if you are not sure wether to go or not)"

John C, Navigation for runners

"Absolute professional - Ian inspires confidence in the most hostile of environments and couldn't be a more enthusiastic and capable guide. Can't wait to run with Ian again soon!"

Rob M, Celtman Support

"Ian's knowledge of the Scottish highlands and enthusiasm for running in the mountains, make him the perfect person to guide and advise you on an epic adventure!"



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