Ben Rinnes 2019 (A Group Cut-Up)

Dufftown had not escaped the recent heatwave, every step on the race was hampered by the weight of the sun. Imagine, you’ve just finished your first big hill race, it’s been a tough day, you’re exhausted and then some skinny guy called…

Bog and Burn Update - One race to go

With one race to go this is a good time to look at some stats from the bog and burn series. 847 runners have ran at least one race (up > 10% on last year and still Caerketton to come). 238 women have ran at least one race. The most popular…

An Teallach 2019 ‘The Forge’

A place where things (or runnners) are heated in a furnace hammered into shape. It was a driech ‪Friday night‬. Low cloud, drizzle and a smattering of midges welcomed me to Badrallach campsite. A handful of Westies were hiding in the…

Alternative An Teallach 2019 Race Report

As a fledgling hill runner and egocentric dyslexic professional juggler I’m uniquely qualified to write a race report for the An Teallach Hill Race.   I've utilised John Cage's chance operations compositional technique to produce a non-linear…

An Teallach Hill Race 2019

“And the course,” said the organiser at the race briefing, briefly glancing over his shoulder at the murk above, “Well, just go where you want, it’s a hill race.” A worthy piece of advice, and one that was taken to heart. If nothing…

Meet the Westie - Graham Kelly

* What do you call the thing you change the TV channels with?  Yir finger. * Where did you grow up? Initially in Glasgow but also had a couple of years in Waterloo, Belgium (still trying to avoiding the growing up thing…

Tour of Fife

Racing the Tour of Fife is as much a vital component of my summer as Lord's, Mull and loafing in the garden reading PG Wodehouse. However, attending this year was not without sacrifice: it meant missing my favourite bog n burn (Maddy Moss) and…

Bog and Burn 2 Races to go

Two races to go and we’re starting to get a picture of who is challenging for what prize Some categories are already decided. M50 Julian Warman is in an unbeatable position. F50 Kay McGreevy also cannot be beaten. F60 Only…

Bog and Burn Update (After 9 races)

After 9 bog and burns and things are starting to get exciting. 23 people have now completed their 6 races. Andrew Fullwood and Chris Furse (both Westies) are the only two to have completed all 9 races. Things are particularly heating up on…

Kilpatricks Kaper 2019

What can be said about the Kilpatricks Kaper 2019? It was a beautiful summer’s evening; golden sunshine and breeze to keep the midges at bay. 94 runners went up the hill and 94 runners came down again. The marshalling team were ace;…