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Girls on Hills

Girls on Hills Ltd is Scotland’s only guided trail and fell running company, designed specifically for women. We also offer navigation, hill-walking and mountain safety courses suitable for all abilities. We seek to equip women with the skills and confidence necessary to become independent in the mountain environment. Bespoke guided trail running or hiking adventures are available for both men and women. We offer coaching and teach mountain safety skills along the way, all the while allowing you to experience the tranquillity of our remote trails…. Whether you are new to the mountains or are seeking a new challenge, we can offer you wilderness and adventure in equal measure.
Girls on Hills is the recommended and exclusive provider of recce events for Skyline Scotland and Ultra Trail Scotland. These events are OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN and are delivered by professionally qualified guides.

Run Glencoe; wild trails

Girls on Hills offer a variety of guided events in the Glencoe area, tailored to the experience and aspirations of our runners. While our courses are women-only, we offer bespoke guiding for both men and women. Whether you run for fitness, mindfulness, health reasons or to train for a big race, we want to show you what is possible…
Our guides are local and experienced runners, providing coaching in navigation, equipment, training, nutrition and safety for running in a remote environment. Each has the Fell/Trail Leadership in Running Fitness (FLiRF) qualification from the Fell Running Association (FRA), which is equivalent to the standard England Athletics/British Athletics versions and comes with the same license and insurance cover. See our Events tab for course dates or contact us to discuss your bespoke running adventure.

Run Glencoe; the summits

Girls on Hills offer guided fell running and technical terrain courses in the Glencoe area, tailored to the experience and aspirations of our runners. Whether you want to improve your fell running, try ridge running, recce a race route or just explore the mountains, we will show you how. While our courses are women-only, we offer bespoke guiding for both men and women.
Our guides are local and experienced fell runners, who provide coaching in navigation, uphill/downhill technique, training, nutrition and safety for running in a mountainous environment. Our fell/mountain running guides are summer Mountain Leader qualified (www.mountain-training.org) and/or have the Fell/Trail Leadership in Running Fitness (FLiRF) qualification from the Fell Running Association (FRA), which is equivalent to the standard England Athletics/British Athletics versions and comes with the same license and insurance cover. See our Events tab for course dates or contact us to discuss your bespoke running adventure.

Hike Glencoe; the summits

Fancy climbing a mountain but don’t know where to start? Girls on Hills offer guided hiking in the beautiful mountains of Glencoe. Despite the rugged and precipitous nature of the terrain in this area, there are several more amenable and accessible options which are ideally suited to individuals looking to climb a mountain for the first time, or for those not confident to hike alone. We also offer beginners navigation courses. While our courses are women-only, we offer bespoke mountain guiding for both men and women. We use experienced local guides who are summer Mountain Leader qualified (www.mountain-training.org) to take you to the top!
We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee an adventure….
Contact us to make a booking.

 

About Glencoe

Glencoe is a scenic and historic glen in the Scottish Highlands. It is part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The magnificent glen is surrounded by wild and rugged mountains, which provide the perfect backdrop for sightseeing, hill walking and trail running. The glen has a rich history (incl. the 1692 Massace of Glencoe), and has gained more recent recognition through the filming of Harry Potter and the James Bond film Skyfall. The area boasts 11 stunning mountains of Munro status and the famous West Highland Way passes through the foothills, on its way to Fort William (at the base of Ben Nevis). Girls on Hills is founded on local knowledge and mountain experience.

Put on your running shoes and let us show you the wild trails and rugged beauty of these mountains….

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Meet the team

Keri Wallace, Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, 2017

Keri Wallace is a fell runner, skyrunner, climber and writer. She is Summer Mountain Leader (SML) and Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) qualified – and is a mother of two toddlers. Keri completed her first mountain marathon in 2007 and has since gone on to win several of these races in various categories. She has been running and racing in the Scottish mountains for over a decade and lives in Glencoe. In 2000, she undertook a multi-stage solo traverse of the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds for charity (over 10 days). This year Keri competed in the Scafell Skyrace and qualified for a place in the UK Skyrunning Team for the Mamores Vertical Kilometer 2018. She also completed the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run, a 260km/16,000m multi-stage trail race crossing the Alps from Germany to Italy over 7 days. In 2019 Keri will be racing the Glencoe Skyline ‘extreme’ skyrace and the Elite Category of the inaugural Scottish Mountain Marathon.

Keri has a PhD in neurobiology from Cambridge University and works part-time as a running guide and freelance writer. Read more from Keri Wallace here https://natural-writing.blogspot.co.uk/

Nancy Kennedy, fell racing in LAC team colours

Nancy Kennedy is is a hill runner with Lochaber AC and has lived in Glencoe for the past 30 years. Nancy works part-time at the Glencoe National Trust Visitor Centre in Glencoe, giving local walking advice. She has also been associated with Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team since 1989. Nancy has competed in over 100 hill races in Scotland, and has also raced in other notable events such as the Sierre-Zinal alpine trail race, Snowdon race, Scafell race and has completed the Ben Nevis race six times. She enjoys running all over the world, from the Alps to Yosemite, and this year she raced the Drei-Zinnen race in the Dolomites, Italy. Other interests include climbing, wild-swimming and walking the dog.

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