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Ben Lomond 2009

This year’s race was memorable for several reasons, especially the weather which threw everything at the runners, including sun (briefly), rain (lots of it), sleet and a good smattering of snow on the top, all served with high winds. The other amazing thing was the dead heat finish but more of that later. The first

Screel Race

All the westies who did not go to this race (ie 99% of the club) missed a fantastic day out on the Solway coast. This was the first race this year where one was in danger of getting sun stroke. It was also the 2nd scottish counter and the first of the shorts. It quickly

Chapelgill

This was the first round of the Westies summer league and also happens to be my favorite race in the calendar. Unfortunately, not too many westies bothered to come down to enjoy 1800ft climb in 0.9K. However, thats their loss. 47 hardy runners turned up including quite a few really good guys including Prasad Prasad

Cashing in at Cashell

My first ever race win and i owe it all to Mr Upson, who pointed out this little heard of race last week!!. I thought, here is a chance for a bit of pot hunting while all the good guys are up at Morven & the breweries. The race had a limit of 100 runners

Ben Lomond

The race was won by Stuart Whitlie V40 of Carnethy in a time of 68.14. Stuart knew he had to build a good lead before the summit, over the other favorite in the race, fast descending Brian Marshall of HELP. Brian never managed to pull much back on Stuart and finished in a time of

EK 10K

This was another typically cold, dreich, grey, winters day in EK, (much like a summers day in EK!) for the annual Hugh Wilson 10K. The organisers were a bit vague about the length of the course, (the running track was out of use), and most people I spoke to had PB’S but who knows? Anyway,

TINTO JUNIOR RESULTS

The best turnout of Westies juniors yet. Only Victoria and the Gormans were missing! Deborah ran a great race to take 2nd girl. She just needs to descend a bit better and she will be winning a hill race soon. Cameron Reid’s training is starting to pay off, and he put in a good run.

NATIONAL XC CHAMPS

WHILE MOST OF THE WESTIES WERE SWILLING IN THE FLESHPOTS OF LOCH OSSIAN, A FEW OF US WERE PLOUTERING THROUGH THE VERDANT GRASSLANDS OF CUMBERNAULD. WELL WHEN I SAY A FEW, I REALLY MEAN JUST ME AND BRIAN EDRIDGE WHO I MANAGED TO COERSE INTO A YELLOW VEST, SO AT LEAST I HAD SOMEONE TO

Ben Lomond Race

This years Ben Lomond race took a lot more work and planning due to the extra burden of putting on several junior races for the SAL championships as well. The Rowardennan area, due to the roughness of the terrain and the arboreal proliferation, did not yield suitable routes for a junior race easily, that would

BEN LOMOND 2007

This years race did not have the good weather of last year but despite this, proved to be another success. This was mainly due to the brilliant assistance of marshals, time keepers, car parking officials, the mountain rescue team (MRT), the new walkie talkies (which incidently were just about to reach the summit from the