Merrick Hill Race 2015

29 people were on the start line for this one, including Alan, who finished in fourth place. Last year's winner, Jim Haworth, was third, Owen was second, and I finished shortly ahead of him. First lady was Kerstin Leslie who knocked 10 minutes…

Applecross duathlon

Having heard Many Good Things about the Applecross duathlon, I finally decided to give it a go this year. A 14.5km trail run sounded easy enough, and figured the 24km cycle should be managable with a little training. For training, I dusted off…

Creag Bheag Hill Race

If quality of route and organisation decided what races were super busy then parking in Kingussie last Sunday would have been at a premium. Can only assume the inaugural Beinn Resipol hill race had drawn the big crowds the day before. Drove…

Eridge 10, Tunbridge Wells

Eridge 10, Tunbridge Wells, 2015 If you have missed the previous missives from Eridge (why?),Eridge is organised by Tunbridge Wells Harriers set in an historic deer park near Tunbridge Wells,Kent.  Billed as run on ancient woodland on…
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Tiree Ultra

Tiree was my first venture into ultra racing... super excited.... had endeavour to get to the start line of a couple of other ultras but to no avail.The race is 35 miles long and involves running around the outside of the island only moving…

Comrie Relay 2015

Four teams of Westies enjoyed a day out in the Comrie Hills on Sunday. The Comrie Relay is run over four legs, three trail legs and one hill leg run in pairs, along the spine of Glen Lednock. This makes for easy access between the changeover…

Downhill series

Where were all the Westies in the Downhill series ? Three races which finished last wednesday at Caerketton. I missed the first, the Nebit, because I was on holiday then did the last two races. The ever-young and gravitationally enhanced Don…

Ben Nevis Photo's & Murdo's 21st

This was Murdo's 21st Ben race. Photo's courtesy of Barbara Macleod. Other photo's courtesy of Doug Lee https://douglee.smugmug.com/Other/Ben-Nevis-Race-2015/  

Vagar Half Marathon

After a month of hiking in Iceland Steph and I are travelling back to Scotland via the Faroe Islands. It is only tartan army friends I have known to come here, and lo and behold Tórshavn is overrun with Northern Irish fans due to the…