CAT - Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon

CAT  - Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon Manny & I were thinking of doing this event but we thought we would wait until after the Ben to see how we were feeling as it was the following Saturday 14th September.  Just as well we did…

Creag Bheag

Up to Kingussie on Saturday for the Creag Bheag race organised by our very own Manny Gorman. Despite the fact that there were several other races that day he got a field of 36 I think, which is a good advance on last year but this race deserves…

The Dark Side of Dumgoyne

A last-minute change of route for the Wednesday run saw eight Westies climb Dumgoyne and trot out to Earl's Seat on a chilly autumn evening. As the gloaming turned to dark, we were left with just the full moon, flitting back and fro behind clouds,…

Applecross Duathlon

Of all the places I expected to be last weekend, the Applecross Duathlon wasn’t on the radar until very recently. Long story but Friday afternoon saw the long drive north and thanks to some of the most inconsiderate driving (the polis…

Stirling 10k

Results My first road race as a V50, and my first attempt at the Stirling 10k. A fast flat course that doubles as the Scottish Athletics 10k championships. Conditions were ideal with torrential rain and gusty winds. My race plan was to scrape…

Project Big Ben

  Project Big Ben So, I took up this hill running lark about a 18 months ago, moving from the dark side (road running) after a bit of persuasion and whilst looking for a new challenge to see me through the fabulous forties and onwards…. I…

JBF Memorial Devils Beeftub

Results   The Devils Beeftub is not one I have done before and at only 2 miles in length certainly not my preferred distance. However, with the sad news of John Blair-Fish's death earlier in the week I felt it was appropriate to have a…

Craggy Island Triathlon 2013

An overcast sky, intermittant rain and fairly strong winds greeted the competitors for the 2nd day of the Craggy Island Triathlon 2013. The course consists of a swim across the sound from Gallanach, just south of Oban, to the Isle of Kerrera,…

Westies Triumph at Comrie!

The Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay is a 42k relay race with 2,110m of ascent, run in 4 stages for teams of 5 runners. This year the Westies fielded two teams, and the A-team came away with a very respectable third place in face of some stiff…

Bute Highland Games 10k

They say that if it rains at the Bute agricultural show the week before the Highland games then the weather will be fine for the games. It chucked it down last week at the show and we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for the games yesterday. As…