Normans Law

ResultsDon, Brian and I all travelled to Fife expecting to bag some bonus summer league points for being the only Westie in the race - no such luck. After registration I realised bonus points were out of the question as the delightful weather…

Beinn Ratha

ResultsWhen I'd read past reports of this race it sounded like there would be mountainous tussocks, descents barely a degree off vertical, bog that would make Indiana Jones squirm with unease all set in wilderness at the ends of the earth. And…

Kaim Hill Race

Results | PhotosAn incredible 18 Westies turned out for last night's Kaim Hill Race, making up almost one third of the field.Sam Alexander lead to the summit, followed by David Riach, however Greenock Glenpark's Andy McCall passed them both…

Dundonnell

We were prepared. We were keen. We'd trained hard(ish). We were ready. However, this being our first mountain marathon, our collective experience was precisely zero. What could possibly go wrong? With secrecy their watchword, the organisers…

Virgin London Marathon 2011

As forecast, Sunday turned out to be a very warm day. At the Red 'Good for Age' start there was no need for pre-run bin bags as the sun was rising in a cloudless sky above us. Having assumed I would be alone to sink or swim, I was bemused to…

Hares & Hounds' 90th birthday dinner

I was a late recruit to this event, following last-minute arm-twisting from two Sixties Hairies: my old mates Sandy McNeill and Iain Macfarlane . The first shock to the system was the entry to the event, via the Beer Bar, where various grey…

Hunters Bog Trot

Hunter's Bog Trot today had a record field of around 150 which delayed the start 10 minutes or so. Conditions were really good for the race and there were 3 Westies taking part, JD the Younger, myself, and the Grim dishevelled chap from the…

Tom Scott 10M Road Race

What a morning for a race. The weather was gorgeous and that didn't make it easy on the runners flying round the loch at Strathclyde Park last Sunday morning. I did this race a few years ago and despite being forward and reverse loops of the…

Newtyle Hill Race

ResultsEarlier tonight took part in the Newtyle Hill race at Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld organised by Adrian Davis. This race has only been going for a couple of years and this was the 3rd running although they reversed the direction the…

Nokia Coast to Coast

Event website | Results | PhotosFollowing a summer of Alpine Adventures, including a quick nip up and down Mont Blanc for Simon, I thought it about time to put those extra red (wine) blood cells to some real use... so headed North..quite a way…