The best runner is the one having the most fun!
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.
Trail Running Courses
Arriving in Fort William for the 2021 Cape Wrath Ultra was a strange experience, at first I thought it was just because it was so long since I had last raced due to covid, but then I realised, this would be the first race that I had ever done twice!
As we got out of the car by the Glen Nevis youth hostel I looked up towards the summit of Ben Nevis and was struck by how big it looked. I have been into this glen many times before, and have climbed “The Ben” by many different routes, but today it looked….. really big! Perhaps it was a trick of the light, or perhaps it had something to do with what I had planned in the next 24 hours that would finish with having to run down all 1344 meters of it’s rocky trails.
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
"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!"