Hey! I’m Claire Maxted from 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.
If you aren’t already in a running club, find one and get involved, you’ll see so many improvements – not just enjoying running, but your speed and endurance will skyrocket too.