Beautiful, stunning and hilly… this is Scotland!
I love Scotland.
It reminds me of my home. My country. My Slovakian hills and mountains. I first fell in love with Scotland back in 2014 when I cycled across it (Adidas team – Ride Across Britain). And since then I’ve been meaning to come back but never did until last weekend.
Great vibe and good feel that’s what Edinburgh gave me. It’s one of those cities where I could move tomorrow and live there happily ever after. Small but big inside, awesome views and architecture and nearby hills waiting for you to run them. Talking about hills…
There isn’t many flat bits as the city, just like my favourite Rome, is built on 7 hills. Castle Rock, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat are right in the heart of Edinburgh all within a few hundred metres of each other and the four other hills, Corstorphine Hill, Wester Craiglockhard, Blackford Hill and Braid Hill are all within running distance.
Enough talking… Go and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.
Photo Diary: Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is one of the top 10 trail running places in the country and I couldn’t agree more. Breathtaking views, muddy trails and steep climbs. Ben Lomond (974 metres /3,196 ft) is one of the most popular Munros. What? Munros?
Any mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet (914 m) is called Munro. Ben Nevis is the highest ‘Munro’ in Britain and from the summit you can actually see the top of Ben Lomond – weather permitting obviously.
The route up and down Ben Lomond is well made, can be a wee-bit technical when you decide to go down the Ptarmigan ridge. We parked and started at Rowardennan car park – £3 for the whole day!
Glasgow TrailFest – 15 October
‘Building the Dream’ – because we’re celebrating everyone who pushes their limits, challenges their boundaries, and makes the impossible, possible, through running. Our own dream – a Trail Running festival that’s inclusive, exciting and energising for everyone who loves to run and dares to dream – is starting to come to life. There’s a lot to do between now and 15 October, but the journey has begun.
Come and celebrate the dirty side of running! The line-up is pretty good – elite runners as well as ‘ordinary’ heroes will provide inspiration and skills to get you set up for your next (or first) trail running adventure.
Sweet! I’m in 😉