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Beinn Dubh, Dubh, Dubh, Push Pineapple Shake the Tree

Beinn Dubh, I hardly recognised you in such dry conditions! In fact, it was so dry that if someone like Finlay Wild turned up the record was in serious danger... oh wait that's exactly what happened. I wasn't in the mood for a race but can't…

Cardinal Munros

Whilst having a look at the Munro map a few months ago, out of curiosity I had a look for the furthest North, East, South and West Munros. I’m familiar, as most Glasgow-based hill folk, with Ben Lomond and I knew that Ben Hope was the most…

Went for a wee jaunt on Easter. Don't know if anyone'll be interested, but here it is :)

So, yesterday plans made over 5 years ago finally came to fruition with the 'Loch Goil Watershed' getting it's (first known) completion. At ~40 miles with ~16,000 ft (5000m) ascent, 23 tops over largely pathless rough terrain, this was…

A newcomers perspective on Kaim Hill Race

As a newcomer to this hill running malarky I thought I could provide a slightly different perspective from winner Niall. As a recent convert from cycling there are several aspects of hill running that I still find rather perplexing and dare…

We Kaim, We saw, We Conquered.

Veni, Vidi, Vici or for those who aren’t James. We Kaim, We saw, We Conquered. 28 Westies (I think, some didn’t put there club on the entry form) toed the start line of the 2019 Kaim hill race. The gun went off at 7 pm sharp and we were…

A Screel reel

A Screel reel Way down South to the Solway, the Westies came To Screel's roguish, rugged slopes , they attempted to tame And scanning the results of SHR , first race The standout performer was Niall McAlinden at 30.12 , a blistering pace We…
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Extravaganza 2019: Curlywee to Gallowee

For this year’s Extravaganza, a herd of very hardy Westies braved the wilds of Dumfries & Galloway to run a relay of 114.2km exactly from Newton Stewart Youth Hostel to the most Southerly point of Scotland. The 5.30am wake-up call meant…
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Screel

The Scottish Hill Racing entry says:- R    42    Screel Hill Race    18/04/2009    0:37:39    132.0% .........but what`s the tale behind it? Well, as a relatively new recruit to the running game in later life I seemed…

Meikle Bin

With Iain Thurlbeck on holiday a nervous bunch of westies set off on a run up Meikle Bin. Thankfully we found the ride through the forest after 2.5 km (or is it the one after 2.4 km). We took the wrong gap in the forest down to the stream but…

Trig Point Challenge Update

Download Latest PDF of the Trig-Point-Challenge Link Tracker https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/trig Spreadsheet for LMRT-trig-point-hunting-final   What is the Trig Point Challenge As some of you may know I am in Lomond…