Track racing of a different sort

While Chris has been busy enjoying himself on the new indoor running track at the Emirates, I have been getting used to a new style of racing just across the corridor. After 4 technical training sessions and a few open sessions to tune up my…

Feel The Burns

Results Snow!  Snow, snowy snow!  I just love to run in the snow.  Lovely, crisp white snow.  There was plenty of it about in the hills around the wee borders town of Selkirk on the weekend.  Not so deep that the fit…

Box Hill Fell Race

Results   This weekend I went 45 minutes south from London for the Box Hill Fell Race. Having turned up at the wrong Clapham train station (there are five it turns out) I got a healthy warm-up sprinting up and down the escalators on the…

National Indoor Track Championships

Results This event covered a number of firsts for me: First time I've visited the Glasgow Emirates Arena. First time I've raced an event as short as 1500 metres. My first attempt at running in over 3 weeks due to ongoing sinus and chest problems. My…

Grimm Orr's 65th and Jaipuri Jamie's Coronation

After a great turnout at the Old Wives' Lift run, a crew of 13 headed to the Wee Curry Shop. We celebrated the 65th of the legend that is Grimmorr, and crowned Jamie as Westies Curry King for 2012. A great night was had by all, fuelled by drinks…

Ecos Parkrun #35, 29th Dec 2012

Results While I was home for the holiday season, I made it along to my local Parkrun.  Pretty impressed that in a town of not much more than 30,000 that a parkrun exists.   It was a friendly affair with a few old gaelic football club…

Callander Crags (Winter)

4 of us made it up in the car to Callander for the Crags race.  Claire, Niall, Duncan and myself.  Claire was providing the moral support and demanding a top 8 finish from Niall! There was a huge turn out for the race, easily over…

Greenmantle Dash 2013

Results Five Westies turned up at the Greenmantle Dash to prove to themselves that they had not eaten too much over the holiday. All of the male starters at the race, Owen, James, Don and I, had never done this race before, whereas Pauline,…

GAA New Year's Bash 3000m

3rd January 2013 Results This event was organised by the Glasgow Athletics Association and the British Milers Club, and afforded the opportunity to try out the new Emirates Arena.  Wow, what a facility!  It's huge, hosting the Sir…

Aonach Mor

Results Getting the New Year off to a good start seven hardy Westies turned up for the Aonach Mor uphill race. The weather conditions were good for racing, and the new online registration meant we had numbers and were off stretching our legs…