Craigengower Hill Race

  Arriving at Baddinsgill last week was braw, coming across such a beautiful place, but coming into Straiton yesterday really was a pleasure, what a fantastic wee setting.  Once again slightly ashamed at another part of our country…

Clown Shoes

I acquired a pair of shiny new Hoka shoes at achilles heel yesterday. Here is my review that some Westies may find useful   They look a bit daft They are mega-lightweight They are like running on pillows They are braw! Cheers!

Ochil 2000s

Results It was a much smaller crowd that turned out for the Ochil 2000s this year, with the three Davids (Riach, Dickson and Rodgers), John McInally and myself  representing Westies. The weather was perfect at the starting line - dry and…

Irvine Marymass 10k 2014

Results A cool, grey evening in Irvine - ideal conditions for an evening 10k. Part of the Marymass Festival which meant an obligatory pre-race photo for those and the front of the crowd with the 'Marys'; four local girls wearing red sashes,…

Coll half marathon 2014

A small (but perfectly formed) Westies contingent made it over to Coll for the half marathon and 10k. For Dave this was a long awaited opportunity to test out the effect of his new bum exercises (somehow, they fix the calf problem), and to join…

Lomonds Of Fife

From the start to West Lomond it was fantastic.  A great runnable course, with a helpfully strong tailwind to assist with the climb up East Lomond.  Then turn, face into the exhilarating westerly, realise the sun was still shining,…

Berghaus Trail Chase

It was a brilliant plan in theory… Sleep on the overnight flight back from Toronto, grab a little more sleep at the flat in Glasgow, see my daughter before a good night’s sleep and then an early rise to drive down to Osmotherley,…

Albion Hills Trail Race

To start my trip in Ontario, Canada, Sally signed us both up for a 5 Peaks trail race at Albion Hills Conservation Area, just to the north of Toronto and conveniently located on the way to Algonquin Provincial Park where we were heading for…

Caerketton 2014: no bogs no burns ...

... but a smashing wee race to finish off the Bog and Burn series. I hadn't done this version of the route before but really enjoyed it, maybe because I wasn't last for a change! 102 starters waited for the juniors to finish their well-subscribed…

Garscube Gallop

Results | Tour of Clydeside details This fast, furious and fun 7km was second counter in the Tour of Clydeside alliterative series on all this week.  Four varying laps up and down and around Dawsholm woods, continually changing…