Entries by Gaby

Westies Profile- Chris

How and when did you get into hill running? In about 2010 a friend of mine suggested I try Ben Venue Hill Race. I did the race and found it a real struggle but persevered with hill running and eventually began to really enjoy it. When and why did you join the Westies? In 2017.


Westies Profile- Gaby

How and when did you get into hill running? I got into hill running in 2020. I was training for my Mountain Leader qualification between lockdowns and realised I could double up a navigation practice in the Campsies with a run (navigating all the way up and then running all the way down).   When

My first FRA relay

Last weekend I took part in my first FRA’s (or, to use its proper name, the British Athletics Fell and Hill Relays) and it was also my first relay race. Two hundred and fifty teams representing clubs from all over the UK gathered in Braithwaite, just outside Keswick for this annual event organised this year

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Glentress Marathon

Since Chris drove and JD posted on WhatsApp, the race report falls to me (Kira gets a pass as a new member). This was my first marathon and I was excited to be finally doing it.  I was also curious to see what happens when I run more than 33 K. Turns out my hips