Lock 27 TT

With Nige currently enjoying the volcanoes of Iceland, yours truly was dusted off to hold the trigger finger for our little three mile club handicap blast. Being mid-holiday season and the Glasgow Fair, etc, numbers were down for the summer…

Oxton gala hill race

In my quest to run every proper hill race in the calendar I headed off down to Oxton south of Dalkeith on Saturday. Start was at 12:30 in a great wee games field with the sun beating down but, thankfully, a cool breeze. The race doesn't have…

Glasgow parkrun # 132 - 23 July 2011

Ran the Glasgow Pollock Parkrun this morning on a glorious sunny morning along with a great turnout of 330 entrants.Ran 19:55 outside my pb of 19:33 which I was pleased with post holiday.Only other Westie was Samuel Cohn who ran a 21:35.The…

Le Route des Grande Alpes

A pensioner and his pal attempt to cycle from Lake Geneva to Menton on the Med over the high Cols of the AlpsDay 1After a long drive from Glasgow to Thonon les Bains in the camper van we set off early on Monday morning from Lake Geneva and headed…

Knock Hill Race

Travelled through to Crieff last night and had a cracking run in the rescheduled Knock Hill Race. It must have clashed as there were only 30 or so runners. It was a lovely wee route of 8k with mostly runnable trail and a few tough little digs.…

Lee Pen Hill race

Headed off down to Innerleithen on saturday for the Lee Pen hill race which is part of St Ronan's Fair. The locals were having great fun with some of their outfits rather more form fitting than was absolutely necessary, in particular one guy…

Clyde Stride 40 Mile Trail race

Thought I'd give my local ultramarathon my support again this year, despite being nowhere near as prepared as I was last year. Never mind, treating it as a sort of "journey run/day out" up the Clyde I toed the line at Partick Railway…

Where have all the Westies gone?

Since being loaded back into my coffin at the Law Breaker I've done 3 races around the country, all with good points, but no other Westies .....r u all on holiday? White Tops - great race with new improved route with more climb and less track.…

Carnethy Midweek Hill Race

After a week of rest it was great to get out for a race. This low-key race starts in the same field as the Carnethy 5 but instead of heading to Charlie's Loup you head to the east side of Carnethy and battle up through the heather with no helping…

Yarra River Trail Race

G'Day Westies! Here in Melbourne there is a 4km sand track circuit round which lycra clad Aussies run .... round and round and round and ....... after a few days of this the Wild Westie in me went mad and I ventured further afield, managing…