Some of the biggest names in the UK trail running scene were ‘Building the Dream’ at the second Glasgow Trailfest at Mugdock Park last Saturday (15 October). Morning sessions ranged from runs led by Debbie Martin-Consani (Centurion Running), and Marco Consani (Inov-8 and Mountain Fuel), to Casey Morgan (Compressport), James Stewart (Hoka and Team Pyllon) and Mark Russell (Kirdaka Yoga and Lululemon) hosting strength and conditioning, speedwork and yoga respectively.
The afternoon featured Q and A sessions with the morning coaches, as well as ‘Architect of Adventure’ Gary Tompsett, the man behind some of the UK’s toughest races including Glencoe Skyline; Sophie Mullins, inspirational Scottish 100km champion who overcame mast cell disease and inflammatory arthritis; Lucja Leonard, on her #500kin5days Runderwear adventure; Robert Hamilton, Scotland’s leading authority on open-water swimming; Susie Allison, author of ‘Scottish Trail Running’, and Graham Kelly who discussed running Glencoe and Tromso Skylines, and his Dram Cam.
A mini expo was available for participants to shop for gear from retailers Find Your Adrenaline, Mirelle Activewear and TrailFest2. And the inaugural Hoka One One Mugdock Mile, which was won by ‘King of the Mile’ Gary Tompsett (6.26) and ‘Queen of the Mile’ Rachel Newstead (6.35)
The day concluded with aid station-themed snacks out in the wood with the midges and a cool beer.
Glasgow TrailFest will host their next social run in Mugdock Park on13 November 2016. For more information, go here.