Overtoun House hill run

A new route with a rather vague description "Up via Lang Craigs and back via Doughnot Hill" appeared on the Wednesday runs. I met up with David Dickson and new John at the carpark near Overtoun House. While we waited for someone with a clue…

Ayr 5-mile Trail Race

24th August 2011Route on Garmin ConnectMy third year in a row at this low key trail race that starts at Dam Park Stadium and runs along the banks of the River Ayr.After an afternoon of torrential race, the sun finally came out making for a beautiful…

Subida Fuente "El Paco"

I'd registered for this trail race (13.3 km / 350m ascent) during a miserable week in Glasgow, where I'd returned from all of my morning runs completely drenched, and hadn't really thought about how difficult it would be to run under the stifling…

Craigengower - Straiton

Headed off down to deepest Ayrshire on Saturday to do the race at Straiton. Never been there before so was pleasantly surprised to find it was a picture postcard village sitting in a bowl in the hills and the route was pretty straightforward.…

Philiphaugh Race

Following a very tiring day out cycling with 6 friends in Glen Trool I headed over to Selkirk last Sunday to give the new-ish Philiphaugh race a try. Pete and Elsie showed up which meant 3 westies were taking part in the race on what was a pretty…

a trip to calderglen

For those of you who (like me) think of East Kilbride as a maze of roundabouts (as it generally is!), Calderglen Country Park comes as a delightful surprise. Don "Corleone" Reid had arranged a nice short handicap trail race through the glen,…

Wideford Hill Race

Travelled up to Orkney on Wednesday with Trevor Shaw from Killin to knock off another new race for me in Kirkwall. Beautiful day which made the driving easy and then we took the Catamaran ferry as pedestrians from Gill's Bay to st Margarets…

Two Inns

ResultsA less-than-sunny Saturday morning saw five Westies (Cam, new Peter, OBK, Alistair, et moi) drive up to An-Torr for the start (actually, finish) of the Two Inns hill race. Just as we had puzzled out the complex arrangements to ferry everyone…

Helensburgh Half

ResultsAfter reading all the interesting reports about last weekend's adventures, I feel a bit silly to post this one on a rather straightforward road race. However, someone has to run it ... So, how was it? Rainy and flat, but nice. Finished…

Caerketton Hill Swim

10th August 2011ResultsThere have been a few fine sunny nights in the course of the Bog and Burn series in 2011...The Whangie, The Law Breaker, Turnhouse and others....but this wasn't one of them.The 'burn' element was supplied from the sky…