Entries by Gaynor Gillespie

Ben Ledi hill race

Results A really perfect day for the Ben Ledi race on Saturday. I couldn’t do the Scolty trip so looked for an alternative. Then persuaded fairly new Westie Dawn to come along too, only her 3rd hill race and her second was the Kilps on Wednesday night! This girls going for it. We headed up to

Goatfell

Can’t really follow Manny’s epic report or experience but thought it was better to report even if it seems so tame by comparison! Well done you chaps and all the other brave Westies who took part in the SIPR ‘adventure.’ I’m slowly getting back into some fitness after a long lay off and the fantastic Ben Lomond

Project Big Ben

  Project Big Ben So, I took up this hill running lark about a 18 months ago, moving from the dark side (road running) after a bit of persuasion and whilst looking for a new challenge to see me through the fabulous forties and onwards…. I do a few races, learn a few things –

Calderglen 2013

Turned out to be a perfect running night on Friday for the Calderglen trail races. Spotted a couple of Westies vests warming up, Michael Sweeney and Chris McKuddie, Michael looked like he could give the front runners a good push along and Chris was having a full running day having done one of the 3k

Run Balmoral

Whilst many other Westies were preparing for some serious races on the hills I made my way on an annual pilgrimage to Deeside for the Run Balmoral event. We’ve managed to gather a group of ‘road runners’ who venture up for their yearly trail race, I now happliy consider myself of dual nationality – both a

Westies Winner at Buchlyvie

Results Nursing a strained ankle over the past week I had taken it easy, had a nice flat Saturday road run and was planning a Sunday venture around Mugdock when I got a call from a friend to say the postponed Buchlyvie 10k had been rescheduled to Sunday and was I running. Why not –

DAAA Cross Country Relays

Photos Another fine and fun afternoon at the cross country relays in Posties Park on Saturday. It was perfect weather – quite warm actually and the conditions were surprisingly ‘unmuddy’ given how much rain there had been before the race. We knew we had 3 good teams organised (thanks to Chris as always) and were gathering