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This is probably a bit of a stupid ask from someone who grew up in the countryside but....
I'm running in the Speed of Light event during the Edinburgh festival this year (anyone else doing it? It involves donning a Tron light suit and running up and around Arthur's Seat in the dark in synchronisation - awesome!). Now I've only ever run on roads and the odd trail but sensibly enough the organisers suggest getting in some hill running training during the day and a few trials at night time. I'm not a member of a club and none of friends run so I've noone really to ask about local routes. Does anyone know any good runs close to Glasgow? I thought the start of the west highland way might be a good start but I'm not sure where else to try. And I wasn't sure about access.....I don't want to go upsetting farmers etc!
Also how do you go about finding routes - is it a case of looking at those OS pathfinder maps or is there an online resource? Finally, would you recommend getting specific hill shoes rather than trail shoes?
Any advice would be very welcome as quite frankly the thought of attempting to run up a hill is a little daunting!