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Navigation for runners - 8 April

Yesterday we ran our very first Navigation for runners course, based in Aviemore. We were joined by 4 runners, covering the whole of Scotland, from Glasgow to Wick and with very different running backgrounds, from multiple ultra competitors to 5k and occasional runners.

From our base at the edge of the forest we were able to journey around a variety of trails, building on the skills as we went. 

starting off with map setting and recognising features we added the compass skills progressively until we were navigating cross-country from the top of a summit to find our way back to the path. 

After lunch we looked at online resources to help with route planning and then put them into practice with a lovely 5k run exploring some hidden singletrack trails above loch Morlich. 


Details of our next course are here.

More photos are here.

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On the 29th May I completed the Martin Moran Round in Torridon, in a time of 21 hours and 45 minutes, becoming the first person to repeat the round since it was created in 2022. 

Just because someone puts some nice pictures on instagram and seems to do a lot of skydiving, you wouldn’t jump out of a plane with them before asking a few more questions! If you are heading into the mountains, or remote trails of Scotland, you should also have a few questions to ask when choosing a running guide.


At Trail Running Scotland we are working hard towards the vision of a vibrant community of runners, connected through shared values of health, wellbeing, personal performance and an appreciation of the wild places we choose to play in. We aim to do this by providing the highest quality of skills training and inspirational experiences.


We believe:

  • The environment in which we run is fundamental to our enjoyment of the sport.
  • Connection with our landscape and natural history fosters a greater appreciation of our environment and therefore our impact upon it.
  • Every runner has the potential to develop given the right training and motivation.
  • Every runner can find their own personal version of high performance.
  • Every running experience should be fun. 
  • The trail running community should be welcoming, inclusive and diverse.

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