Westies organise social events throughout the year. Click on the tabs to find out more information.
Next date: April 2019
These are club relay events, with teams competing against each other to complete a long distance route, not forgetting the all-important party / ceilidh afterwards!
Plans for the 2019 Extraveganza are underway with a leaning towards Arran. Details to follow
The Cateran Trail 13th – 15th April 2018. Staying at Gulabin Lodge Spittal of Glenshee.
The 2017 not-so-extravaganza was at Glen Prosen.
The Great Westies 2016 Extravaganza was held in April.
2015 saw another fantastic epic run along the Speyside Way.
Our 2014 Extravaganza was running around Arran…
2013 Extravaganza The Real Rob Roy Way Relay was held on the 20th April.
The 2012 extravaganza was the Hadrian’s Wall Relay on 31st March, staying at the hostel at Greenhead in Northumberland.
2011’s Westies Extravaganza was a multi-terrain running tour of the Campsies.
Previous Extravaganzas include the Cateran Trail in 2010, the Skye Line in appalling weather in 2009, and the Rob Roy Way in 2008.
Next date: 2th – 4th November 2018
Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is one of the remotest habitations in the country, accessible only by foot from Corrour railway station. Surrounded by wild remote scenery, the hostel provides an ideal opportunity to escape the rigours of everyday life.
Previous reports will appear here.
Next date: Saturday 12th January 2019
This event has been running for five years now and was brought into being by Cameron Burt. We follow the route of the no longer held South Side Six race (we did run it in reverse in 2017), running through six of Glasgow’s finish parks and we visit six pubs on route and partake in an alcoholic beverage. The idea is to finish as near as possible to 5pm. So you decide your start time. The run starts and finished at the flagpole in Queens Park.
Next date: Wednesday 19th December 2018
The Christmas pub run is organised by John Donnelly, the brains behind the Westies sort after Curry King or Queen title.
We meet in a pub of John’s choosing, put money in the kitty jar, approx £10, then we run suitable decked out in Christmas baubles and lights to three or four pubs (destinations never revealed), drink at least a wee half of beer, then head off to the next venue. The evening is topped off with a Christmas curry. If you’ve not been before, it’s a great night.
Next Date: Saturday 1 December 2019
After many years of holding an annual Christmas dinner, this year will ring in a change. Following on from the success of the Westies Anniversary Party in 2017, we will be holding a similar event. An informal Do consisting of food, music (DJ JD on the tables) Westies friends old and new catching up and reminiscing about hills and XC races done and to be done and generally just spreading the Westies love.
As of today Sunday 28 October, we are just waiting on the costing for the food. We are aiming to keep the cost around the £20 or under per person. Will get back to you as soon as I have this information.
We use the Christmas Do to celebrate the Westies year gone by. The Captains will make a (short) speech and the new Westie of the Year is revealed by the out going Westie of the Year. Detals regarding voting will be advised to all ahead of the event.
Next date: 1pm Saturday 29th December 2018
Fancy dress shenanigans trail route around Mugdock Country Park.
2014 HBT v WESTIES Grudge match on the trotters home soil.
2013 Dumyat Gullies Race – grudge match with Ochils and HBT took place on Sunday 7th April. Dumyat South Face Directissima from Blairlogie.
2012 Westies vs HBT Grudge Match took place on 25th November 2012 at Ben Ledi.
2011 – Westies vs HBT Grudge Match was at Swanston near Edinburgh on 27th November 2011. Prior to that it was an out and back to King’s Seat summit from Tillicoultry on Sunday 21st November 2010.
2015 Duathlon was held on the 16th August.
2014 – The Westies Mhor 84 Duathlon report.
2013 – The first ever Westies Duathlon took place in the Trossachs.