Half Ben Nevis Race

A fairly small field, mainly Lochaber runners. A beautiful afternoon, blue sky and a gentle breeze.  Once around the field and out and along the road to Achintee,  everyone quickly finding their pace.  It was good to be running,…

Dollar

Dollar Hill Race A hard first ascent. Passed by virtually everyone on the way up. Didn't catch any westies on the way back down. Pumped by the auld yins once again. Very impressive performance from the old man of the club.  Well done Brian…

Pyrenean Routes des Cols

What a journey! 3 Westies (JD, Duncan and me), 1 Carnethy (Andy) and a friend of mine (Graeme) are just back from 9 amazing days cycling in the French Pyrenees.   The aim had been to cycle from the Atlantic to the Med over all the high…

Goatfell

Can't really follow Manny's epic report or experience but thought it was better to report even if it seems so tame by comparison! Well done you chaps and all the other brave Westies who took part in the SIPR 'adventure.' I'm slowly…

Titanic got it easy...Scottish Island Peaks Race 2014

Brian & I dedicate our 2014 defence of King of the Bens to our much missed friend Elsie Scott, who for years was part of this race as much as any of the islands we visited. Well, I can honestly say, fuck that was really hard! Friday started…

Simon Triger Dumgoyne Handicap

This year's race was a romp home for Capt. Hamer as he hoodwinked the handicapper and won by a clear two minutes. The sun shone for the baker's dozen of Westies who enjoyed a lovely sunny evening racing up and down Dumgoyne in memory of the…
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West Highland Way Race 2014

Well here I was again, the sixth time standing at the start of the WHW race, two Goblets were gathering dust at home, would there be a third?  I was feeling calm; the last panic attack had been a few weeks previous, just the thought…

Pressendye Hill Race

New race last Thursday at Tarland in Deeside organised by Deeside. Long way to go for a race but I used to live not far from there so suspected would be a good route and it was.....9k and 450m of climb..A few hundred metres of road at the…

Kirkitilloch 10K 2014

I was feeling a bit jaded after Ben Sheann and the thought of getting my arse kicked on a hot hillside didn't really appeal this week. I decided a road race would lift my spirits - forgive me Manny for I have sinned. This was not a night…

Falkland hill race

Surprised to be the only Westie at this great wee race yesterday.....a classic short, sharp up and down race from Falkland ascending East Lomond.....the race starts and finishes at the fountain in the Main Street and coincided with a local gala…