Tour of Fife

After finding excuses for the last four years, I finally decamped to Fife for the week for the very jolly Tour of Fife. Chez McKiddie in Wormit provided a handy HQ. Five nights, five races, with the emphasis on good, honest, competitive fun…

Ochills Relay Race. Where were you?

The Ochills relay race happened last Sunday  in the intermittent rain and where were you? For this was an epic relay race. Made epic by a steep and muddy descent down a steep Ochill Hill – the Wee Tory down into the safety of Alva.…

Kentmare Horseshoe 2016

The Westies fly the flag (again) at the Lake Districts ‘The Kentmare Horseshoe’ race. This race has been running for 41 years or is it 42. Anyway it has been around for a long time and so has the race organiser Pete Bland, who has…

Glamaig

They say that Glamaig is “one of the toughest races in Scottish hill-running” !  I'm not sure that is true but it has a great history, a steep up and a silly fun scree filled descent before the bog trot back across to the…

It's Long! It's Classic! It's Arrochar!

Grim weather conditions, confusing terrain, difficult navigation, harried by rivals seemingly on ever side and planned times slipping away – getting out the Clydebank Sainsburys car-park was proving more challenging than I had anticipated.…

Luss Highland Games

3 Westies and 2 Westies-in-waiting took part in the Luss Highland Games. Rhona, Roddy and Sam ran in the Hill Race. A wee but tough route that cuts through head high bracken, up to Cruach Dhubh. It was a strong start by everyone, all…

Law Breaker

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