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Highland Cross

So, if you ever get a phone call on the Tuesday before the Highland Cross, asking you to join a team with Brian Bonnyman and Sam Alexander, then my advice would be to take the opportunity, regardless of whether it clashes with The Brack hill race….That’s what happened to me last week. Highland Cross is

Merrick Hill Race 2015

29 people were on the start line for this one, including Alan, who finished in fourth place. Last year’s winner, Jim Haworth, was third, Owen was second, and I finished shortly ahead of him. First lady was Kerstin Leslie who knocked 10 minutes off last year’s time. The race starts with a pretty rocky path

Dumyat 2015

Results Around 25 Westies made the trip to Stirling for this one, with Paula spectating close to the summit. This has to be one of my favourite races since it’s got a little bit of everything. First up is a strecth of tarmac up to a hole in the wall, where I got boxed a

Type 2 fun

This type 2 fun would have been experienced by around 20 Westies at Birnam Hill Race a couple of weeks ago, the first counter for the SHR champs’ and, ofcourse, the Westies Summer League too. Perhaps some would classify it as type 1 fun or type 3 fun (I don’t know),  but for me it was definitely type 2 fun

Cort-ma Law 2014

Results Conditions were pretty grim, for sure, as all the marshals will no doubt agree. Visibility was pretty poor, it was wet, and it wasn’t exactly the warmest evening in the world either. Thanks to all who put in a shift at the marshalling, and to the organisers who ensured everyone got to run safely.

Summer League

Thanks Mr Brennan for organising the summer league once again, very enjoyable with an excellent variety of races.   Well done to all who competed, and a special thanks to Owen for putting in a spirited performance right until the end.   Pretty sure next year will be even more competitive with the influx of

P is for Parkrun

Three westies ran at Victoria Park this morning, Fiona, Stefffen and myself, with John taking on the task of chief funnel master. All three of us had good runs, all setting PBs on our first attempt on this circuit. Fiona was 91st, in 26:43 and Steffen was 15th, in 19:41 – both with very similar

Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge

This event involves a 10mile trail run, followed by 16 miles of mountain biking, around the 7 Stanes trail center at Dalbeattie.  Think Glentress, but a bit more technical, with a few more rocks. I first decided I wanted to enter this when, conincidently, I was mountain biking with friends at the trail center when

Meall an t-Suidhe

I decided to spend the weekend in Fort William and race two, out of the three, hill races organised by Lochaber AC. The first event was Melantee, a failry short race, with a steep climb that shares a lot of characteristics with Dumgoyne. The weather was warm and dry, with a super cool breeze that

A tale of two hill races

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,…..” Foolishness. The Oxford dictionary defines this as the act of being unwise, stupid, or showing lack of judgement. This is perhaps how you could describe our decision to run two races