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Westies Christmas Handicap 2003

Campbell Christmas Cracker Crowns Comeback Big Al Campbell crowned a triumphant return year, winning the prestigious Westies Carbeth race in a time which clearly surprised the handicappers. Big Al finished finished over a minute ahead of the rest of the field in what ended up a lap of honour celebrating the return-to-form of a great

Nigel Barge Road Race, 2008

As I was having a particularly bad plod around the Nigel Barge trail today (so bad that, to my eternal shame, I dropped out at the end of the first lap), my mind lapsed to musing over the many races organised by clubs to commemorate illustrious members. Not only is there the Nigel Barge( Maryhill),

Glas Tulaichean Uphill Race 2008

By Jeeves, Lard melts to triumph over Wooster! A disappointing Westies turnout to the inaugral Summer league fixture brought smiles to Brian, Hamilton and Dave who knew that in the absence of the club stars, they would be slogging it out for the early leader position. It was a fantastic day with bright sunshine and

The Qingdao 5K

There is a 3 mile trail which I run from my apartment in Qingdao some mornings around 7am. I generally wake up about 6:20, switch on the BBC World Service for the latest news and sport, shave, then don my shorts and Westies vest and do my warm up running down the 5 flights of

Nigel Barge

Menhennet Double Whammy as she loses out on New Year Bonanza A dozen Westies souls braved the foggy, damp streets of Maryhill for the Nigel Barge Road Race on Saturday. It turned out to be a profitable day out for Westies women-all except Chris Menhennet, who’s dropout cost her £35 (56 Euro in new money).

Nigel Barge Road Race, 2007

…Sorry,that bread “Nigel Barge Memorial Lucky Bag” For £10 entry on the day ( £12 for non-SAL), you get a lovely Achilles Heel poly bag filled with Asics baseball cap ( or alternatively a shoe bag), a Mars Bar, a “Nigel Barge” pen, an Asics 2007 Spring-Summer collection glossy brochure, a medal, a “Nigel Barge”

Loch Katrine 12K, 27th March 2005

I managed to persuade Hamilton to come and join Grimorr & me at the Loch Katrine 12K, a local venture set up to raise funds for a new village hall at Brig O’ Turk. From the number of 4×4’s in the vicinity and the apparent accents of the organisers, I guess that social deprivation isn’t

Round Arran Relay 2004

Westies Cuff Garcube To Take 3rd Place Despite Extravaganza Disappointment A memorable performance by Westies ‘A’ team at the Round Arran Relay resulted in a 3rd place finish behind Irvine and Central. Behind came other giants such as Newlands Amateurs, Troon Tortoises, Arran Runners, Coo’s Tail , and of course the mighty Westies ‘B’ team,

McAndrew Relays 2005

Champ Chris Blasts Rivals in Sprint Another Winter. Another McAndrew. Another Bunch of Old Crocks appearing out the woodwork. Another cry of “How can a 3-mile run round the streets of Jordanhill feel so bad?” Yes, it was back to normal on Saturday as 12 Westies braved the winds and the humiliation of the young

West District Relays, 8th October 2005

JD Takes Fright After Jogger Outburst A modest number of Westies travelled down to Ayr for the West District Cross Country Relays, held on a mildly undulating course beside the River Ayr. The team was badly depleted by some late call-offs, including John “Jogger” Donnelly. For your info., Jogger it was who inferred last week