10 Sep

Dr Andrew Murray Joins Trailrunning Lineup

Dr Andrew MurrayDr Andrew Murray, who famously ran 4300 km from John O'Groats to the Sahara, is set to appear at the inaugural Glasgow Trailrunning Festival on 26 September. Andrew broke new ground as the first to run across the Namib Desert with running partner Donnie Campbell, also set to appear at the event. 

Andrew joins a number of high profile runners already added to the lineup, including Donnie Campbell, Casey Morgan and Shona Thomson. With a packed programme of films, skills sessions, speakers and races, experienced trail runners and those new to the sport will not be short of inspiration and motivation to get out onto the trails.
 
Glasgow Trailrunning Festival Pop-Up is a new event concept for the trailrunning scene in the UK, drawing inspiration from the inclusive and integrated trailrunning culture that exists in the Alps. Shifting the emphasis away from racing, the event will focus on participation and enjoyment with competition as just one part of the mix. 
 
Speaking about the event, festival organiser, Ryan Scott, said: “We wanted to bring a European feel to the Scottish trailrunning scene. In France, where we’ve raced on a number of occasions, events are about much more than just the races. Whole towns and villages are involved, creating an amazing atmosphere for runners, spectators and villagers alike.” 
 
For more information, visit the festival website