Scott is a 4-time Australian Mountain running champion (2005-2008).

He has competed 5-times for Australia at the Mountain Running Championships from 2005-2009.

In addition to his success in the Mountains, he has also been very competitive in the track, cross country and road running disciplines.

Scott's future goals include running a sub 2:20 road marathon and compete in more international mountain running events.

Views on the Commonwealth Championships…


Nadeem Khan (NK): What were your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Championships?

Scott McTaggart (SM): The Championships are a great addition to the International Mountain running calender.  I appreciated getting the opportunity to compete in another international mountain running event. Living in Australia we only compete once a year in international competition.


NK: How was this race different from your other international races?

SM: Competing for your country in a truly scenic location.


NK: The one thing that you will remember about these Championships…

SM: The location and the village of Keswick was both scenic and friendly.  The course were spectacular and the organisation was excellent.


Get to know Scott…


NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

SM: Winning the Australian Under 20 Cross Country Championships in 1996. It was at this point I realised I had made the grade into elite level of athletics.


NK: What is your typical training week? 

SM: 140 to 160km.  When training for Mountain running I add in some cycling and decrease the running kms to 120 to 130.


NK: If you were not a runner, you would be…

SM: An elite cyclist.


NK: Who is your first call after a major race?

SM: My wife Ruth


NK: If you could train with a marathon celebrity, who would you pick?

SM: Haile Gebreselassie