Ali McCrossan

Ali McCrossan

Photo courtesy: Ken Clark Photography

How/when did you start running, in particular hill/trail running?

October 2013, after marshalling at the Benmore Gardens 5/10k (Cowalfest).

Why do you run?

Because I feel better for it.

What is your favourite running route?

Bishops Glen, Glen Fyne – across the burn, to Innellan and back to Bishops Glen.

What have been your favourite races?

The Wee Beastie triathlon and the Glencoe Half Marathon

What is your greatest running achievement?

Completing the Glencoe Half Marathon

What are your goals/ambitions?

I’m thinking of trying to get to the top of the Cobbler at a quicker pace than I would walk it!!

Who is your running hero?

There are a few – the lady that started it all, Kirsty Mundell, mountain marathon runners, and Niamh and Popaidh Evans – who will not be afraid to try.

What is your most essential piece of kit?

My trainers.

Do you have other interests/pastimes?

Swimming in and across the River Clyde.

What is your favourite inspirational running quote or piece of advice?

Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.

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