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Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick Braes Car Park

Kilpatrick

G60 5LT

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The TrailFestSummer RunHIGHER Series returns to the Kilpatricks above the River Clyde taking The Slacks and Loch Humphrey.

Vital Statistics

  • Distance: 10.5km

  • Ascent: 450m

  • Pace: Approx 10-12min/mile over the route with plenty stops to re-group and chat and take photos. Aiming for around 2 hours on the hill.

  • Run Level: Gnarly*

This is a hill run for:

  • Runners with some trail experience wishing to try hill running.

  • Runners keen build skills ready for some longer / higher runs on Munros and Corbetts.

  • Runners wanting to gain an introduction to navigation techniques and tools or consolidate knowledge.

This run is not suitable for:

  • runners looking for a fast pace etc. – we will be walking the steeps before running the flats and downhills

  • runners who have never ran 10km on undulating trails before

  • runners who are not able to maintain the pace described above (try our Progressive trailruns to build up your trail skills and fitness)

  • beginner trailrunners (try our 5km Relaxed trailruns)

*All of our runs are graded: Relaxed, Progressive, Speedy and Gnarly. To make sure you're on the right run for you, see our website: https://trailfestscotland.com/run-with-us/

Directions/Travel

  • Car: park at Kilpatrick Braes Car Park, 25 Mount Pleasant Dr, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow G60 5LT

  • Train: leave Glasgow Central at 17:57 to arrive at Kilpatrick at 18:33

Route Description

Starting at the temporary car park just past the gasworks, we will gather around 18:45 ready for a prompt departure at 19:00.

The initial route will take us past the gas works and along the tarmac road leading up onto the Kilpatrick Braes themselves. Once across the cattle grid, we will start the first steep climb where the pace will drop to a fast walk as we start to ascend.

Reaching the tree line, there will be a short section of flat before continuing the ascent with a run / walk / run where appropriate until we reach the summit of The Slacks. A great but all too short ridge run will follow before the short descent onto the track leading to Loch Humphrey.

Once on the track, a steady paced run will take to the path junction just before Loch Humphrey for the loop consisting of forestry road on the outward section and gorgeous single track to return to the turn off point.

The return route will give an initial steady slight downhill gradient before a steeper section to test the legs. Finally, we will retrace the initial tarmac section back to the start point.

What to wear/bring

  • Trailshoes – mandatory (the more aggressive/studded the sole the better). Something like Salomon Speedcross are ideal and if you have shoes such as Inov8 X-Talons / Mudclaws even better.
  • Hat/buff, gloves - mandatory
  • Waterproof jacket – mandatory
  • Waterproof trousers - mandatory
  • Charged mobile phone - mandatory
  • Food & water - runners are required to carry the appropriate amount of food and water to suit the individual. We strongly advise you carry some extra food as an emergency supply e.g. 2 or 3 bars stashed in your bag.
  • Survival bag - these are not mandatory, but we strongly advise carrying one in your running bag at all times, especially when accessing open hill.
  • Map and compass - these are not mandatory, as we will be guiding the group, but it's good practice to carry them. We're happy to offer map reading tips on the run.

We will email all attendees a few days before the run to suggest any specific kit to suit the weather forecast.

We will hold a kit check prior to the run to ensure everyone is suitably prepared. Sorry, but no mandatory kit = no run. Please don't make us have to make that awkward call.

The Important Small Print

The terms and conditions below are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone participating in this TrailFest run.

  • The format of this TrailFest run is based on a led, group run with regular stopping to re-group, take in the view and be social. Note; this is a run, not a hike.
  • TrailFest reserve the right to refuse your participation on this run should it be deemed by TrailFest that you are not fit and/or healthy enough to complete the full route with the group as outlined above, or if you do not have the mandatory kit required for this run.
  • All of our runs are for adult runners only: no under 18s and no dogs.

If you've any queries, please see our FAQs page on the website: www.trailfestscotland.com, or drop us a line: rundirty@trailfestscotland.com

Looking forward to running with you!

Team TrailFest

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