Lock 27 TT 20-8-12

With Nige gone AWOL I took up time keeping duties for the night. What I've learned is the only honest westie is Rod... So first back was Eleanor running nearly 5 minutes quicker then she predicted. She was followed quickly by Lucy who ran a…

Glasgow Parkrun #186

18th August 2012ResultsMy first Parkrun for more than 7 months, and with slightly sore calves after running the 10k last night.Andrew Clark, Stuart MacDougall, Greg Hastie and Crispin Walsh all shot off at the start, so I found myself in around…

Tour of Clydeside - Kilbarchan Cyclepath

13th August 2012Results | Garmin track | PhotosMy 4th Tour of Clydeside in a row, and a good turnout of 50 runners for the first race in the series.The format of the race quickly settled into Thomas McDonald and Steven MacGregor setting the…

Tour of Clydeside - Garscube Gallop

14th August 2012Results | Garmin track | PhotosTonight's run in Dawholm Park was slightly shorter and less complicated than previous years, with fewer sharp turns and long hills.I set off pretty steadily and found myself behind the Helensburgh…

Tour of Clydeside - Bella Belter 10k

17th August 2012Results | Garmin track | PhotosFinal race in the Tour of Clydeside, however I missed last night's Broadwood 5k, so I wouldn't be completing the series, but I still had the intention of trying to give Chris Moses and Paul Carroll…

Ceres 8 Mile Road Race

Tuesday 14th August 2012I took Brian Bonnyman’s advice and ran this terrific wee race last Tuesday; it really is as he says a “hill-runner’s road race”. Some of the hills were truly painful as I tried to stick in and…

Calderglen Downpour Dash

Yes, it was supposed to be the Calderglen Handicap, but by common consent we turned it into a more "normal" race, due to the monsoon like conditions. I had laid out lots of blobs of flour half an hour before in only light rain, but…

Portree Highland Games

Drove up to Skye on Wednesday to run in the Portreee Highland Games hill race. Beautiful day and the roads were fairly quiet so arrived about an hour or so before the race. The games are held in a wee natural amphitheatre just a few hundred…

Borrowdale Fell Race

ResultsPhotos: Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3| Set 4This was my first Borrowdale Fell Race since 2004 when it was a British Championship counter in stinking heat. I remember that year slumping on the ground at Honister and almost dropping out of the…

A Day at the Games

4th August 2012I'm sentimental at the best of times and never more so than when walking behind a pipe band into a games field! And so, I had a teary eye as we arrived in the Newtonmore games field behind the Badenoch and Strathspey band (young…