“I could never resist the call of the trail”
Although I am currently more Sloth Steve than Buffalo Bill, it is true that the trail has been calling my name.
Two of my favourite events last year were the Hoka Highland Fling and Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon Relays and my main event this year (knees permitting) will see me scramble up a Vertical Kilometre in Glencoe.
There is something special about running free through Scotland’s wilderness. Away from congested roads and grey buildings. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and often a chance to get away from our troubles.
Trail running is the ideal way to clear the mind.
But, it is my previously discussed knee injury that is making my transition to trails a necessity and thanks to North Face I will be getting an early chance to see if a softer terrain will be kinder to my dodgy knees.
For on 31st May NeverStopGlasgow comes to town (and our parks) and a lucky few will get to trial the latest Ultra trail shoes from North Face in a special (and free) trail run evening.
You’ll also get to adorn some stylish head torches (ok..maybe, not stylish) as the free run will start at dusk and, at the end, you will be presented with a special (free) North Face goodie bag and be able to learn more about Vibram soles.
It will have dawned on the attentive reader that places for this event are limited (did I also mention it was free?) and to get a guaranteed spot, you can follow the link below and sign up (for free) from 7.00am on Tuesday 10th May.
NeverStopLondon is a weekly event in London (funnily enough) and we have a chance to show that Glasgow runs trail miles better.
And let’s not forget our Eastern cousins. There are also still places available for NeverStopEdinburgh on Thursday 26th May.
With any luck, NeverStopGlasgow will prove that I can neverstoprunning