Clydebank 10k

Results | Garmin track | Strava: Chris | Owen Pottered round the Clydebank 10k this evening. About 30ºC cooler than last year. I started off ridiculously slowly, with the aim of catching lots of folk later on, but in fact apart from…

Knock Hill

Great wee race although half of it is on tarmac. A small field of around 30 took part and I, the only westie, was well back in the field, partly due to taking it easy before Jura, and partly because I'm just getting slower. It had been…

It's Grim at the Breakers...

Those of you who attended my State Pensioner's Party at the Wee Curry Shop back in January may have dismissed my fancy-dress ravings at the end of proceedings. What, for example, was this Bay to Breakers race anyway? Confessions time: I was…

SIPR 2013

The boat race has long been not just my favourite race but my favourite running experience. No other race I've done pushes you quite so far or makes you dig so deep. At the same time no other race takes you to so many magical places at so many…

Simon Triger Dumgoyne Handicap

Results We had 15 runners, and a close finish with the first 3 runners arriving back within 30 seconds.  Ian Thurlbeck did enough to win the handicap and hold off the challenge from Peter Harper and Gregor Stewart, who were barrelling down…

Cape Wrath Challenge

Myself and Claire headed north last week for the Cape Wrath Challenge. This involves a week of races finishing with a marathon distance race from Durness to Cape Wrath lighthouse and back. (It’s the marathon with the boat ride in the middle). We…

Monklands Half Marathon

Results | Garmin track | Route A 3-lap route through Drumpellier Country Park. A smaller 5km loop, followed by 2 larger 5 mile laps. I set off with a time of around 1:22 in mind. I stuck with John Duffy and Mike Anderson for a while but…

Goatfell Race

Photos and Results The third race in the SHR championship was blessed with rather good weather for the majority of the race, in comparison with the events at Stuc a Chroin anyway. It did rain. It was windy. But nobody really complained a great…

SIPR aka The Boat Race

Can it be true – Bonny & Gor, of the man variety, ripped up some of the inner Hebrides, and then done some serious damage in the Clyde, to finish ‘King of the Bens’?  Seriously well done guys, the Isle of Jura whisky…

Helensburgh 10k

There was good display of Westies vests with myself, Fiona Hutch and Gaynor Gillespie all in attendance.  Once again the race was started by the legendary Lachie Stewart who famously ran the course in 28:10 about 40 years ago. Apparently…