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Pete Bland

Westerlands Cross country club would like to express their sadness at the news that Pete Bland passed away on the 28th of November after contracting Covid. Pete was a well loved and respected figure in the hill and fell running community all over the UK and there cannot be many hill running regulars who have

Brack Attack

Stanley was always going to be up against it, putting on a hill race after a Scottish championship counter counter on a dreich wet claggy Sunday. However, to only get 14 entries was a real shame. However, it did allow some of us mere mortals to get up the sharp end for once, but more

TINTO 2014

Just a quick post to recognise the achievments of some Westies on Sat at a blustery but highly enjoyable Tinto race. Gordon McCaffrey got 1st v60, Gibby – 1st V70 and new kid on the block Deborah Stokoe got the 3rd senior lady prize and 4th lady overall.  The westies male fast pack did well

Saugh Hill Race

Results This little low key race is a favorite of mine, and seeing as this was a very busy weekend on the hill running front, I thought this year it would be ultra low key! However, there was quite a healthy entry by Saughill standards. Set off pretty slow, having learned my lesson at the

East Kilbride XC mudfest

The inaugural East Kilbride AC open xc races proved to be one for connoisseurs of xc courses that involve running round the perimeter of farmers fields collecting mud on the soles of your shoes along the way!! Some would argue that this is proper xc, but I can tell you, it was ******** hard (


This was the first highland games race i have done in ages, and what a cracking little race BB the elder has got going here. Short, steep, a nice little trail to follow and no nasty long run to get to the hill – blimey, you don’t even need to run round the field!  Highland

Kaim and the exploding shoe

Results Brilliant turn out by 23 Westies last night at the Kaim Hill race. Organiser Scott McKendrick presented us with a slightly different race route (which from my point of view was great but more of that later), which cut out most of the trod up the side of the glen and instead, took us

Ben Lomond 2010

After last year’s wintry weather, the worst I can remember since taking over as organiser, conditions could not have been any better for the 2010 Ben Lomond race. As I drove past the Whangie on Saturday morning, there was not a cloud in the sky over Loch Lomond and I knew we were in for

Calderglen Handicap

Results | Photos The first Calderglen handicap race went really well with 22 runners turning out. JD had done a great job marking the course and with my family marshalling the road crossings, there was no major navigational gaffs (unlike the Comrie relays!).I knew that we only had about an hour of good light to

Arrochar Alps – the view from the Lantern Rouge

Results This is really just an excuse to try writing a race report the no’s which have been a bit scanty of recent weeks. Having never swept before (even at home as my wife keeps reminding me!), i thought it would be fun to try it at the Arrochar Alps race. Commitments on Sat night