Hey! I’m Claire Maxted from the Wild Ginger Running YouTube channel, and this is my website all about my fave topic – trail running! To see the latest Wild Ginger Running films, news and happenings, or to book me to film or host your event click here.
I live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with my husband Steve and our cat, The Black Blob (!) who tries to sabotage as many garden-based YouTube films as he can.
My main mission in life is to get as many people as possible enjoying exercise as possible, and loving the outdoors & natural world. I’m a qualified Personal Trainer too.
I’m a strong believer in gender equality, especially in sport as it gives so much to all, and I’m very keen on working sustainably with the environment that we find so beautiful and enjoy running through.
Want to start running? My best advice is:
Find a local running club, join it, make friends with the people there, then go, every week religiously, without fail. Tuesdays with the Stamford Striders are sacrosanct for me, and often hills on a Thursday too. For some reason, although I love running, at the end of a mentally hard day at work I never want to go, especially if I’ve done a lunch time gym session, but I always do. I know I’ll enjoy it when I get going – catching up with friends, pushing myself, but coming home is when the benefit really starts. You finish buzzing, relaxed and happy. It’s like drinking a glass of wine without the hangover.
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...