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Borrowdale 2006

This was my second ramble over the Borrowdale course but my first as a Westie ! When I arrived on the Friday evening the campsite was busy and had a good pre-race atmosphere. Woke up early next morning and stuck my head out the tent – the hills looked grey …very grey but it wasn’t

3 Parks orienteering …

Whilst a larger contingent of Westies were battling the elements in EK (judging by the temperatures down below …I am shocked it wasn’t blizzard conditions up the hill), a smaller contingent were doing the 3 parks orienteering event organised by the St. Andrew’s Orienteering Club. Alan Anderson suggested the idea of this event in the

The Mighty Deerstalker !

The “Mighty Deerstalker” event was geared as being an event with a difference …and it was! The race HQ was based in the grounds of Traquair House (which is not only a beautiful place but also the oldest inhabited house in Scotland !). There were 2 races a 5k and the “mighty” 10k (which turned

Devil o’ the Highlands …

Running in this years Devil o’ the Highlands started as a good idea amongst some folks who are running in next years Marathon des Sables. I thought it would make some kind of sense to run it as a representative from the 2008 contingent. Getting up at 3am for the drive up to Tyndrum in

Madrid Marathon

I was curious as to how I will cope running in the heat. The possibilities of testing this in the west of Scotland are limited …very limited. So when my pal Cherie suggested a few folks were heading over to Madrid for the marathon it made perfect sense to join them. Not only would it