Running with us

We love trail running and believe that it makes us stronger. We want to share the joy of the trails with you. Our training sessions will support you to gain confidence and strength. We believe that you are #strongerthanyouthink and you can take on new challenges. We organise small, friendly group sessions for all levels. We also offer run tours in Ardnamurchan and Edinburgh.

We offer

Training courses and running tours.


Training in the Hermitage of Braid.  Tours in Ardnamurchan and the Edinburgh area.

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Feedback from participants to our training, tours and events.

" The Wednesday running sessions are fantastic. Again Avril has an excellent running coach, and I look forward to each Wednesday to join a fun packed class with like minded women. Who knew that running could be fun as well as hard work? I love the warm and supportive environment that Avril has created. It’s just magic "

"I absolutely loved it (Ardnamurchan tour). I was desperately trying to think of anything that could have been better and can't think of anything … you were so thorough with your kit checks and looking after us that it was perfect. Thank you for an amazing weekend"

"Such a great group with amazing events. WRS events are different from any others in the way they build your confidence."

"A well organised and enjoyable event, amazing scenery ... lots of camaraderie... it was a great day out. Will definitely do another women run strong event in the future."

"Had such a fabulous time, trotting along in the sunshine getting offered jelly babies every few miles! I loved the emphasis on enjoying the day & not worrying about speed, and it was great to celebrate with a glass of bubbly"

"Fab, fab, fab day out ... Totally loved it, would definitely recommend and will be back!"

Training and tours

Join us for training or tours. We'd love to run with you

Start to Run Strong on Tuesdays

Do you want to start running, or restart your running? We have a plan and group for you. We will support you to build up strength and confidence for tackling  5km+.

Run Stronger 10km+ Mondays and Tuesdays 

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Progress from 5km to 10km and further getting stronger and confident on more tricky terrain.

Run Strong and Long 15k+ Wednesday session for more experienced runners

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You can run 10km but want to continue to build strength and confidence to explore further and maybe take on a two day trail tour with us.

Ardnamurchan Trail Tour - Two days enjoying wild scenery and fun company

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If you want to explore the wild west of Scotland we'd love you to join us. Over two days we will take you places you might not find alone.

Day 1: 16km  - Through rugged, remote terrain to a beach only accessible from the trails. Beautiful views to the Small Isles.

Day 2: 8- 12km (depending on your energy). Wild west coast scenery, beaches and stunning views. Plus a stop for coffee!

We can also help you if you want a bespoke tour, or have another destination or distance in mind.

Please Note:

All our activities are Covid compliant. Should we have to cancel due to Covid restrictions or if you cannot attend due to Covid, you will receive a full refund.

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Our photos capture the fun and freedom of our runs. Enjoy many more on our flickr page.


Get started and gear

If you can walk you can run and you don't need fancy gear!

Running is just a faster form of walking. With a little training you can shift pace and run. The hardest part is starting, a training plan is essential. The second hardest part is motivating yourself to run on a bad day, that's why we started our group training. With a plan and a trainer and group support you will be amazed how you can run more to explore new places. Join our Groups in Edinburgh if you can.

Check out our  Facebook page for inspiration, ideas and support from other women. We have a private group on Facebook Women Run Strong Tribe, join it for open chats about all things running and fitting it in your life!

To get you started, if you can't join a group, here's our Women Run Strong 5 km training . You only need 25 – 30 mins, 3 days a week.

If you can already run 5km then why not try our 10+km events. Here's a training plan 5km to 10km.

Just contact us if you have questions.

You don't need fancy gear to run. Shoes are the most important piece of kit, get advice from a good running shop like Run4It

We love our own t-shirts and buffs. Light layers are good because you will warm up very quickly once you start running.

Get into the Women Run Strong mood with our t-shirts, hoodies, buffs, send us a message if you'd like to wear our message #strongerthanyouthink

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions most relate to events. Please contact us if you have questions about our training or tours..

Most of these FAQs relate to our big events. We have not deleted them because we hope to be back with big events some day soon

Please contact using the form above or on social media if you have any questions about our training blocks or tours. Also please get in touch if you are interesting in bringing Women Run Strong to your part of the country or if you would like to build a partership with us.

EVENTS ONLY: When's number pick-up?

You can pick up your numbers and pins on the day from 10.00 am at the venue. Last pick up at 11.00 am.

EVENTS ONLY: Can a friend pick up my number?

Yes, a friend can pick up for you if she has your confirmation email or a text message from you. If you intend picking up numbers for more than 6 friends please contact us in advance. If you have a group discount only one person needs to come to pick up the numbers, we will have a group registration desk so you can get your envelope with the numbers there.

EVENTS ONLY: Is there run day registration?

Unless we're sold out, there will be entry on the day.

EVENTS ONLY: Will there be safety pins available for the numbers?

Yes. They will be available at number pick up.


EVENTS ONLY: When do I need to decide which distance I want to do?

We know that every day is different for runners so we created a run with flexibility for the runners. Both 5km and 10km runs will start at the same time, when you are on the run there will be a point where the marshals and signs will direct you onto the longer route if you decide you want the bigger challenge.

Will I get muddy?

You may get a little bit mucky so don't wear pristine new shoes unless you want to change their colour.

Will there be water on the route?

This is a trail run, a little adventure, so you are expected to be prepared and self-sufficient. There won't be any water stops so please carry water if you think you need it. If there's an emergency marshals will have some water, if you urgently need a drink please ask them.

How far in advance should I show up for the event?

You should arrive to the run venue no later than 10.45 am. This will give you time to pick up your number, use the toilet one last time, attend a short pre-run briefing and then we'll go to the start line together.


There is free parking at the hotel. 

What's the venue address in Kilkenny?

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685. Our event will take place in the Conference Centre, please park in the car park beside the Conference Centre. 

What's the venue address in Crieff?

Crieff Hydro, Strathearn House, Ferntower Rd, Crieff PH7 3LQ phone: 01764 655555. Our event will take place in the Loggia and Drawing Room. 

Bags, keys and changing facilities?

You may leave your  bag in the function room at the venue but it will be unsupervised, so no valuables in your bags please. We will have a key drop for car keys at the Women Run Strong merchandising stand.

Will there be alcohol-free drinks instead of bubbly?

Of course!

Is there an after-run party?

The run itself will be a celebration among friends and party continues past the finish line with bubbly, a draw for spot prizes at around 1.15 pm and lunch.

Tell me about lunch!

A tasty buffet lunch including tea/coffee for participants will be served from around 12.45 pm, cost £14). It's a great opportunity to chat with friends new and old and celebrate that you are #strongerthanyouthink

How can I book the spa?

In Kilkenny the award winning Oasis Spa awaits you. Contact the Spa on +353 56 77 05841 or email to book your treatments. In Crieff, there is a fabulous Victoria pool and spa at the hotel (adults only). Access to the spa includes robes, towels and refreshments and costs £10. You can book when you sign up for the run, limited spaces available.


This is a running experience not a race so there will be no awards for the fastest runners. Everyone who runs will be rewarded with a great day out,  jelly babies, bubbly, massage, buff, medal, sweet treats, giveaways and will be in with a chance to win our fantastic spot prizes which usually include: overnight hotel stay & dinner for two, stylish activewear,  flowers, bubbly, afternoon tea and chocolates.

Toilets and showers?

There will be plenty of toilets in the hotel. However, there are no toilets on the route.

What should I wear?

Please check the weather forecast before coming to the run. It is a trail run, away from roads, so please be adequately prepared for the elements in case you're out for longer than anticipated.

Overview of the timing in Crieff?

10.00 -10.45 Arrive and number pick up
10.30 - Inspirational talk: 5k to Ultra Runner in a year, Audrey Richardson
10.45 - pre-run briefing for 15k and 10k walkers
11.00 - 15k start - and 10k walkers
11.15 - Pre-run briefing for 5km & 10km
11.30 - 5k and 10k run begins
12.15 - Runners finishing  - enjoy bubbly, treats, massage, medals
After you finish sign up for massage : no pre-run sign up
12.45 Lunch buffet opens
13.15 Prize draw for all participants

Can men enter?

Sorry, this is a day out for the girls. Men are welcome to come to cheer and celebrate the strong women in their life, but they can't participate in the run.


You are welcome to run in aid of a charity. Most major charities can provide you with the means to sign up sponsors.

First aid?

The route is as safe as we can make it, first aiders and a paramedic are on the route to help you if need it. First aiders are also at the hotel for any post-run injuries.


The event is covered by public liability insurance.

Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Sorry, there are no refunds. Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are non-transferable. This means once you have registered, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else.

Is there an age limit for the race?

You must be over 16 to participate. However, we do offer a Mum and daughter package so teens are welcome if accompanies, contact us to find out more.

Are baby joggers or buggies allowed on the run?

Due to the terrain and runner safety we cannot allow buggies during the event but you are most welcome to bring babies and buggies to cheer you on.

Can I bring my dog on the run?

To ensure the safety of all runners, dogs are not allowed on the running route. They can cheer from the sidelines if on a lead!


Special rewards, when we get back to big events at hotels :

You will finish smiling and get:

Jelly babies*

After race bubbly*


Spot prizes*

Fab medal*


(*Included in the entry fee).

You can add extra treats**


Spa treatments**

Overnight at the hotel**

(** NOT included in the entry fee).