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Results With other London Marathon bound Westies doing more traditional/sensible training, I opted for a different approach this weekend and headed for the Criffel Hill Race. The route is wet and boggy and with a fresh covering…
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Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco

Well that was emotional ... Since getting back to the UK just over a week ago, I have been attempting to write about what words cannot explain. There is a big bag of stories from the experience but with something truly amazing happening almost…

Glasgow Parkrun # 213 16.3.13

An intrepid trio met up to do battle here, or something . John Q, Gaynor and myself. John, just out to get even more points that are quite unnecessary  in his unassailable  position in the Winter League. Just grinding our faces in…

Glasgow Park Run # 213 16th March 2013

Hamilton Gaynor and myself ran the Pollock Parkrun yesterday. It was a cold damp dreich morning but there was still a reasonable turnout. Hamilton gave me a good run for my money passing me at the start of the second lap before I passed him…

Trimpell 20

Results This 20 mile road race was probably the only chance either Chris or I would get at a long run before the London marathon in April. It is part of the Lancaster 3 race series, and as my mother conveniently lives in Lancaster and therefore…

Jack Crawford 10K, 9.3.13

Jack Crawford 10K, 9.3.13 After being early last week in the warm sunshine we were back to late, late, far too late in the freezing conditions  often existing in Bishopbriggs.  A cursory chat  with John Q, Peter, Jon, …

Loch Katrine Half Marathon

Activity on Garmin Connect Bitterly cold conditions greeted the runners when they arrived early at Trossachs Pier for the Loch Katrine Running Festival. The full marathon to Stronachlachar and back started at 9am, followed by a half marathon…

Glasgow Uni Road Race - take 2

Results Last Saturday was a fine spring day with a Westy race entry almost reaching double figures for that perennial Uni Road Race. Des Gilmore informed us that this was the 50th edition of this much-changed race, the first edition having been…

Vitrified Fort

Another Winter league race for Lochaber, 5 miles 350 meters, with 1 more race to go in 2 weeks time. A lovely drive through from Kingussie to Fort William on Sunday morning, mainly Lochaber runners other than a few add ons. I was pleased…

Westies Winner at Buchlyvie

Results Nursing a strained ankle over the past week I had taken it easy, had a nice flat Saturday road run and was planning a Sunday venture around Mugdock when I got a call from a friend to say the postponed Buchlyvie 10k had been rescheduled…