Beinn Dubh

A new race for 2013, part of the Bog and Burn Championship. Attended by 25 Westies... Out of a total of 91 runners - another great turn out I would say! Race conditions were perfect, not too hot, not too cold. The sort of temperature where all…

London Calling ....

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to use the club entry to get a race down at London Marathon. Since then, I have managed to wobble round in a “good for age” i.e. no bad for an auld yin qualifying time. Despite having an entry…

The Real Rob Roy Way Relay

The club ran the Real Rob Roy Way as a relay on Saturday 20 April. The route started in Killin, wound along Glen Dochart, crossed to Balquhidder, followed Loch Voil and the River Larig, climbed around to Glen Gyne, then Stronachlchar, through…

Kaim and the exploding shoe

Results Brilliant turn out by 23 Westies last night at the Kaim Hill race. Organiser Scott McKendrick presented us with a slightly different race route (which from my point of view was great but more of that later), which cut out most of the…

Glenlivet 10k

Results A long weekend up North with family in God's Own Country handily coincided with the Glenlivet 10k, according to the website the most beautiful run in said country. What with all the pavement-pounding I'd been doing recently, it…

Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon, 14 April 2013

Results   It was a dreich morning on Sunday, damp and breezy, as we crowded in Jenners’ foyer at Lomond Shores before being sent on our way.  After a few corners getting out of Balloch, I settled into the third group on the long…

Spring Sunshine on Screel

Results The whole family Riddell made the journey down south on Saturday, so I could do the Screel Hill Race. Wayne and Waynetta Riddell were left at their grandparents, to remind them what teenagers are like, and Christine left me at the bottom…

Newtyle

First race of the summer league .....apologies for short notice.....and four Westies started the race. Myself, Brian Bonnyman, Stefan Gorgas, and George Douglas. Due to problems with parking at the Loch of the Lowes the start/finish has been…

Dumyat Gullies Grudge Match

7 of us took up the Ochils/HBT challenge at Dumyat on Sun. Duncan and Owen cycled over to warm up and Dave Calder made a welcome and rare appearance at a hill race. JD no.2 appeared on his mountain bike to cheer us on.For a change we were running…

River Tay Dash, March 29 2013

13 hardy souls braved the bitter cold night to race the 5km dash alongside the River Tay at Birnam.  This was my first time racing here so I had no clear idea of where the route would take us.  I feared I’d still get lost…