Entries by CSM

Meet the Westie – Leanne Cooke

* What do you call the thing you change the TV channels with? Remote control. * Where did you grow up? West Cork, Ireland. * Have you always been a runner? No. I graduated from a couch potato to a road runner when I was 23. * Why did you join the best small to

Never Mind The Trossachs, Here’s The Westies

The Forth Inn was hoaching at registration for the now well-established Trossachs Trail Series. Sure enough, a record 173 runners were on the start line for the first in three races, over a 5.5mile course. The preceding days had been (relatively) warm and wet and the anticipation was for pleasingly filthy underfoot conditions. In fact,

Yetholm: Cruise Control

That Manny Gorman and Gordon McCaffrey scored wins for Westerlands in the M50 and M60 categories in Saturday’s second SHR championship counter (12.8k/762 m) was not the great shock of the day. The main surprise, divulged during a journey where the conversation meandered like the zig-zagging B-road, was that Gordon is the biggest Sandra Bullock

Helvellyn and the Dodds

Listening to the dying embers of another dismal yet predictable England batting collapse as I drove south, the sight of cosy Threlkeld cricket club, nestled between the bustling A66 and the towering Clough Head, was enough to lift my spirits for the task ahead: Helvellyn and the Dodds (14.9m and 4400ft). I was also elevated

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Newtyle race results

Four Westies in a field of 49 in the Newtyle race on Wednesday. 7.3k/300m. 16 Peter MacNab 39.45 27 Brian Brennan 43.09 (1st M60) 30 David Atkin 43.57 35 Matthew Bull 45.31 The race was won by Carnethy’s John Hammond in 31.48 CSM

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 in some really lovely and varied scenery. Golf every day, running every

Norman’s Law

Norman’s Law hill race yesterday. My local race. A terrific, very social event in glorious weather. Pretty runnable trail-y ascent, with a genuine choice of descents. I don’t know if it was the heat but, having climbed this a hundred times previously, on a whim I chose an entirely new route – a ‘short cut’