Hey! I’m Claire Maxted co-founder and former editor of Trail Running magazine. I created Wild Ginger Running YouTube channel in 2017 to help trail and ultra runners get advice and inspiration via weekly films and podcasts. Also check out my first book “The Ultimate Trail Running Handbook” and join me on our training camp in the Peak District. Book me to film or speak at your event here.
I live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with hubby Steve, our baby son Finley Jay and cat, The Black Blob (!) who tries to sabotage as many garden-based YouTube films as he can.
Jen and Marcus Scotney – live broadcasts
Super ultra runners and coaches Jen and Marcus took over all the live broadcasts during my maternity leave and they were so good I asked them to stay on! Follow them on Instagram (Jen here, Marcus here, their even more famous dog Sherlock here!) for loads of inspiring training photos from their base in the Peak District.
Marcus has won and set records on notorious multi-day ultras like the Cape Wrath Ultra and won the Dragon’s Back Race, while Jen has placed 3rd on the gruelling Spine Challenger 108 miler and 190 mile Northern Traverse. These two coaches know their ultra running!
Tim Pigott – gear tester & live broadcasts
Physio and coach Tim from HP3 Physio and Coaching tests trail and ultra running gear on the Yorkshire Dales trails, creates ultra running coaching advice films and hosts monthly live broadcast Q&As to help with all your physio questions.
Vicky Mousley – gear tester & live broadcasts
Fell runner and teacher Vicky is out on her local Lancashire trails almost every day testing trail and ultra running gear, and she hosts monthly live broadcasts interviewing awesome trail athletes, experts and coaches.
Dave Taylor – gear tester
Vet 50 fell running champion Dave runs off-road coaching and navigation training company Fell Running Guide from his Peak District base. He tests trail and ultra running gear for the channel and is lead coach for the Wild Ginger Running training camps.
Julia Tregskis-Allen – training camps provider
Owner of Tracks and Trails guided mountain running holidays and International Mountain Leader Julia provides the awesome training camps for Wild Ginger Running. She divides her time between bases in the Peak District and Chamonix, and is currently joining me testing out running buggies, with her daughter Eve born June 2020.
Julia is in blue here, a piccie taken on my run with her and the Tracks & Trails team in Chamonix. See the film of our run here.
Ben Pilkington – web & social media
Ben from BHP Digital designed this wonderful website, creates the weekly podcast and looks after the social media for Wild Ginger Running’s two films a week. He lives in Newcastle and is a keen trail runner and mountain biker.
Marco Antonio Peña – video editor
Marco from Marco Edits edits most of the Wild Ginger Running’s Monday films. He brings great design flair and a professional touch to all the pre-scheduled videos and sponsor adverts. He lives in Cali, Colombia and has started trail running since working on the channel! Go Marco!
Hi, I’m Claire, the creator of Wild Ginger Running the trail & ultra running advice and inspiration channel on YouTube. https://youtu.be/jLsRqIB67eA I started this channel because I co-founded and edited Trail Running magazine for 7 years. It was fantastic, I...
Good luck to everyone doing the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) in the Black Mountains (S. Wales) this weekend, including BBC Radio 2's sports reporter Vassos Alexander! Here's me chatting with Vassos about the event on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show yesterday just...
I'm Claire Maxted, co-founder and former editor of Trail Running magazine (2010 - 2017), now the proud owner of YouTube channel Wild Ginger Running for trail running advice & inspiration. Follow me on Instagram @WildGingerRuns For the latest news, happenings or to...