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Solstice Trail Series: Race 3 - 15K

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Thursday 21st June 2018

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3 Trail Races. 1 Trail Series. 3 Thursday Nights. 1 Summer Solstice. 

The inaugural Solstice Trail Series is a three-race series featuring some of the best trails to be found between Glasgow and The Trossachs. The routes have been carefully designed to challenge and reward runners, whether you're chasing a time, or running your first trail race.

Each evening race will start and finish at Mugdock Country Park Visitor Centre and will feature wide tracks, technical singletrack, hills and stunning views on the extensive trail network both within the Country Park and in Craigallian Woods.

EVENT DETAILS
  • All races start at 7pm
  • Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8EL
  • Race 1: 7km Thursday 7th June. £14
  • Race 2: 12km. Thursday 14th June. £19
  • Race 3: 15km. Thursday 21st June. £24 (Summer Solstice)
  • Overall Series entry. £50
  • Capacity is limited to 100 places per race.
Entry Fees Include
  • Solstice Trail Series technical t-shirt. A different colour for each race.
  • Medal
  • Chip timing
  • Prize categories: male and female 1,2,3 per race and male and female 1,2,3 for overall series
  • Spot prizes
  • Invitation to an exclusive trailrunning evening at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Glasgow
  • Fully marked and marshalled routes

 

Route Descriptions

 

Race 1: The 7km is a fast course which will see runners vying for early positions and eyeing up the two long sections of flat, wide trail where speed will be the order of the day. All this before some twisting, technical sections and an uphill finish to see if those flats have left anything in the tank! If you'd rather a slightly more leisurely approach, the route highlights include the 13th century Mugdock Castle, the remains of anti-aircraft gun sites from WW2 (built to protect the shipyards of Glasgow and Clydebank), Mugdock Loch, the Drowning Pond and Gallow Hill.

Race 2: The 12km route follows parts of the 7km route before it leaves the Park and crosses into Craigallian Woods. Here we mix wide forest tracks with some awesome, singletrack. The wide tracks offer a chance to look up and take in your surroundings, while the singletrack will demand your concentration on the forest floor. You may think technical singletrack doesn't exist so close to Glasgow, but we promise you, it does!

Race 3: The 15km follows a mix of trails in the Park in the first half of the race, before heading deep into the woods for a thrilling mix of wide tracks and tight, technical singletrack. The route allows for speed goats to thrash themselves on the wide tracks, for the nimble-footed to float through the technical sections and for trailrunning newbies to appreciate why we get so excited about running trails. In essence, this is why we #RunDirty!

All routes are fully marked and marshalled. The above route descriptions are indicative and may be amended prior to race day.

In the spirit of trailrunning, runners are required to be self-sufficient with regard to food and water i.e. there are no water or food points on the courses.

The Solstice Trail Series will be a celebration of outstanding trails, so expect moors, forests, rocks, gravel, roots, views, mud and great fun!  

Travel to Mugdock

By car

From Glasgow: 25mins. From Edinburgh: 1hr 25mins. From Stirling: 45mins. From Hamilton: 40mins.

Car parking at Mugdock Country Park is free (donation boxes are situated in the car park), but space is limited. We actively encourage car sharing: please join the TrailFest Facebook Group to offer or request a lift.

By train

Trains from Glasgow (25mins) to Milngavie are roughly every 30mins. It's a 10 minute taxi ride from the train station to the race base at Mugdock Country Park Visitor Centre. 

Note: there is no public transport to Mugdock Country Park. 

If you've any queries, contact us at: rundirty@trailfestscotland.com

Ryan. Series Race Director

#RunDirty

About TrailFest

TrailFest was founded in 2015 as ‘Glasgow Trailrunning Festival’ to create a celebration of trailrunning. Since then it has evolved into a national community which facilitates and supports runners of all abilities to run off-road with confidence and joy through social runs, training days, films & talks, races and other events. www.trailfestscotland.com


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