School Day On Culter Fell

hubris; n. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance So what if I haven't raced all summer? What's it to anyone if I can count the number of +90min runs I've done this summer on the fingers of one hand? What does it matter that…

Rhenigidale - a great day out

I'd been thinking about possibly heading off to Harris to do this new race, organised by Stuart Simpson, for a few weeks but hadn't made up my mind. However, I mentioned it as a possibility at last week's Caerketton downhill and was told it…

Caerketton Downhill

Over to Edinburgh for one of my favourite races. Its all over in a few minutes and all downhill so its all about balance rather than graft. The much younger and much faster JD was the only other Westie and he had his 9 year old daughter Taylor…

Eridge10, 9.9.12

Now i object to that comment. Oh, if you did'nt say "E's only there for the beer", that's alright then.Yes,more on the Larkins later,if you can stand it? So another year,another Eridge,another quite,quite, astounding day in the environs of…

Simon Wake Comrie Relay

The Westies once again entered a team in the Simon Wake Comrie relay, which winds up and down the hills around Glen Lednock. Our hopes of entering a team consisting exclusively of John's was scuppered when it transpired that neither Sarah nor…

Around Cumbrae 10 mile Road Race 2012

9th September 2012 Results | Photos I had never been to Millport before so I entered this race as a good excuse to make the short ferry journey to Great Cumbrae and its charming wee seaside toon. Overcast but warm (muggy) day, with the expected…

Glasgow Parkrun #189

8th September 2012ResultsHaving run a Glasgow Parkrun PW three weeks ago with 18:02, I decided to make a more consistent effort this time, without hammering off too hard at the start, and perhaps staying stronger in the 2nd half.Scanning the…

Ben Nevis Race

1st September 2012Results | Photos | More PhotosWe had an impressive turnout of 14 Westies at last Saturday's Ben Nevis Race. Thankfully the horrific weather that was forecast never quite materialised, or at least it was fine during the race…

The Gathering - of two!

1st September 2012ResultsThere were only two Westies at the Braemar Gathering last weekend and only one of them wearing the gold vest. The one in the gold vest was me (although I have more flattering options in my wardrobe) and the other one…

Helensburgh Half Marathon

Mibee a mid life crisis or mibee inspired by all the athletic goings on down in London but last night I realised I hadn't run a half marathon on the road since 2007. I knew the Helensburgh Half was on this morning and a quick check indicated…