Entries by Grim Graeme

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Pad Race 2018 results

Note:  Race report below by Micky Anderson, Neilston worthy/highly decent M50 hill-runner & my successor at the sharp end of the Neilston Pad mini-hill-run. Rhona B and I were the solitary Westies there last Saturday. Ever Grim… Hi folks, – what a fantastic bunch of people to spend a Saturday morning with! Hope you all

Down down, Camperdown down

The forecast for last Saturday said it would be dry; it was sleet on the day. BAH. The Vets’ races were to be run in Camperdown Park, a happy hunting ground in the past; but changing and registration were a mile away. HUM. Parking was on offer in the park near the race start; so

warm-up act of Great Scottish Run

First, a hearty Thanks! to Ian the Westy Sec, without whose offer of a free place in the Glasgow 10k this posting – and my latest 10k slog – wouldn’t be.October (and autumn proper) arrived last weekend. I had to scrape ice off the wee blue car before heading through the Neilston hill mists into

Grim battles the Grinch

This race has changed somewhat since I last ran it 3 years ago. The pre-start ballyhoo in George Square has if anything got worse; the 10k entry is now so numerous that the start is in London Marathon-style “waves”; the timing chip is now incorporated in the race number; and the route now involves crossing

What’s black, and rocks?

Until last Friday, the answer would have been different…but supreme blues brother BB King is no longer with us. So we must return to earth, and sand, and that annual slog over the tidal strand and round the Black Rock at Scotland’s finest train station in 2015 (according to the Beeb’s news report). Yes, Kinghorn

A mixed day at the races

The early rain cleared over Glasgow, leaving a posse of eager park-running (5k dash) types straining to dash round the residential streets of Scotstoun and Jordanhill in the 75th incarnation – round a new course – of the classic McAndrew relays. The new Scotstoun stadium is impressive, with a display of Vicky Park and other

Balloch to Clydebank 2014: Hall of Fame beckons for Gwyn

I was involved in this established point-to-point half marathon in non-racing marshal mode. Arriving at the Dunglass roundabout between Dumbarton and Bowling at 9.15am, I found a sizeable gathering in place already: chief marshal (with walkie-talkie), traffic cop, 3 GU Hairies, and sundry Garscube club members, out to cheer on their numerous competitors. I was

A date for every Callendar?

A week’s a long time – but maybe not long enough to inspire much more than a baker’s dozen (8 blokes and 6 wummin finished; Chris retired, possibly injury?) Westy runners to come down from the highs of Carnethy and face the quite different rigours of Callendar Park. On offer were 3 muddy, undulating laps

I came, I ran, I saw – hee-haw

Results The long-range forecast for last Friday was bang on the money – rain pishing down all over Fife. Still, I’d paid my entry fee for one more trot round the Donkey Brae trail, so I headed for Aberdour, expecting to be the only Westy in attendance, as Sharon had called off earlier. This was

It’s Grim at the Breakers…

Those of you who attended my State Pensioner’s Party at the Wee Curry Shop back in January may have dismissed my fancy-dress ravings at the end of proceedings. What, for example, was this Bay to Breakers race anyway? Confessions time: I was under the misapprehension that the “B&B” 12k in San Francisco was one of