Baddinsgill Round 2013

Straight from the Ochill 2000s to West Linton for B & B, and dinner in the Gordon Arms preceded, interspersed and postceded (?) with alchohol in various guises, all to assuage the tired limbs. The hosts of the farmhouse B & B made their…

II Vuelta el Ultimo Bucardo

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post for the website. Despite that I have been running quite a bit. I started off the year running 10Ks and 1/2s and then went on to run long trail races from March-July. I wanted to get in…

Calderglen Handicap

There was a great turnout for Don Reid’s romp round lovely Calderglen and, unlike last year, fine weather. Eileen & Gerry Reid helped out by marking the course and our own Drew & Margaret were on time-keeping duties. Fine handicapping…

Bella Belter 10k 2013

Results | Photos [A slightly belated report on] The final race in the Tour of Clydeside; my first though. Three other Westies took part (I had the pleasure of meeting Robert, Arnis and Scott at the start line) and an ill Chris was on hand…

The Tap o' Noth invasion

Results The annual Rhynie Gala has (allegedly) been host to the Tap 'o Noth hill race for each of the past fifty years, making this one of the oldest hill races in Scotland. This year, the race was elevated to SHR championship status, and hence…

The Two Inns / Cross Clyde Swim Triathlon

Saturday saw a triathlon of events for our household...   Leg 1 – the cycle (9.30am – 10.45am)   The Two Inns finishes outside the Clachaig in Glencoe, but you have to find your own way to the start at the at the Creagan…
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Devil O' the Highlands 2013

I had told my wife the week before that this was my last ultra, I couldn't be bothered with the training and the pain! So that was that, no more, she just looked at me with that knowing look and smiled. So Saturday morning, the wee hours, in…

KILLIN HIGHLAND GAMES

This was the first highland games race i have done in ages, and what a cracking little race BB the elder has got going here. Short, steep, a nice little trail to follow and no nasty long run to get to the hill - blimey, you don't even need to…

Ben Kenneth Race

Ben Kenneth Hill race is an absolute scream; it is only 6km and 230m approx of a climb, is miles away from anywhere but well worth the effort to have a go at. I arrived at Lochboisdale by bicycle at 3pm on the Sunday and stopped in the café…

Creag Dhubh

So the offer of a weekend up at Chez Gorman, with a tough wee hill race sandwiched in between the compulsory alcohol consumption, proved too tempting to resist especially given how much fun it was when last there a couple of years ago. For those…