Carbeth Christmas Handicap

Ally Stokoe romped home by a minute to win the famed Calder Chicken Legs 1st Prize. He was followed by fastest man Gregor and then first woman Muffy. There was a great turnout of @ 20 festive fancy dressers, including Caveman, Batman,SweetieMan…

Irvine Cyclists v Harriers

I ran this race today and so did Cat and Neil, and Elizabeth cyclocrossed it.  The forecast had threatened double raindrops though mild, but all was benign on the line at Irvine Sports Club.  A big lap of the sports fields first, taking…

Westie of the Year

Last weekend saw the Westies Christmas Night out take place in Roasit Bubbly Jocks. Once again Fiona did a great job of organising the event. As well as the customary food and alcohol the evening is a platform for speeches from the Captain and…

HBT v Westies Grudge Match

5 Westies raced and 2 came to support ( Thanks Grim and Lizzy). This was a fun day. The route got shortened to 2.5 miles so short sharp and fast! However the snow was up to our knees and ice black and dangerous! Once on the hill you could wade…

Nebit Moontain Race 2014

...ok there were only 22 running but keep that quiet it sounds good!  It really should be 2 in the top 5 - well done to Owen and Alan who were 3rd and 5th respectively - great running.  I made the trip up to Alva half expecting it…

A chilly mid week Kilpatricks run

It was a smaller than usual turnout assembled for the mid-week run from the Old Kilpatricks gas works last night. No doubt the date clashed with some emergency xmas sitting-by-the-fire duties, or perhaps the Nebit race (looking forward…

West District X-C Championship

The West District Championships on Saturday had all that cross-country should have: atrocious weather and lots of mud.  The weather was proper cross-country weather: driving rain and a biting wind.  Pat, Sharon, Leanne and I huddled…

Planned windfarm on Tom na' h'Airdih

Just been informed of this by a friend. A proposed windfarm on Tom na' h'Airdih up behind Helensburgh. Fears it may cause access problems. If any of you folks use/have used it as a training hill (or indeed at the Highland games), there's a group…

Glasgow University 5M Road Race

What are the pleasures of road racing? There are retrospective ones. A good time with a solid placing. Satisfaction of a race well ran – nerve held, plans stuck to and opponents dealt with. A wry chuckle at how absurdly difficult it felt…