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The Handicap of Christmas 2018

The route was laid, all was ready in plenty of time but where were the runners? At one point it looked as if there might more supporters than runners but as 1pm approached 7 runners were ready to go: John Hamer in his ‘hula hula’ gear, Andrew in his Santa gear, Helen and Don in

Conic Hill Club run

What a great evening I had yesterday out on a Westies club run for the first time in a long while. There was a great turn out on a fine night with the full moon trying to shine through. I was quite apprehensive, even more so when I discovered the route was being run in


Splashing About at the LAMM 1999 Running off the Campsies one beautiful spring evening, the conversation had turned to Mountain Marathons. Sue and Pat had entered the Saunders and Sue was having to withdraw so Pat was looking for a new partner. Filled with enthusiasm from the evening’s run, the thought of running another Mountain

Yetholm 2012

Results I’ve been told over the years that Yetholm is a good race to do so being at home for this holiday weekend I decided to give it a go. This year it was an anti-clockwise journey. On the map it looked to be a great route and it was. But I hadn’t realised how

Meall nan Tarmachan

18th April 2010 – 9.5k 700m Results The weather forecast for the inaugural Meall nan Tarmachan race was reasonable – sunshine and showers – so seemed a good use of a Sunday to go running in one of my favourite areas of the country. Arrival at the (permanently closed) Ben Lawers visitor centre indicated something

Kaim Hill Race 4 May 2005

Westies Wimmin rule at Kaim! 4 wimmin and 3 men ventured down to North Ayrshire for the first mid-week Kaim hill race. 36 runners in total (apparently a marked improvement on previous numbers despite a clash with Troon Tortoises 10K). Out of 5 female runners, Westies placed 1, 2, 3 and 4! 1st Lady Helen

Rouken Glen 10k

Four fearless Westies ventured off the hills (we did them at the weekend) to the roads of the Rouken Glen 10k last night. Gillian and I claim to have been coerced into this by Ian and Andy. (They had pre-entered.) “Just treat it as a training run” we were told. It’s reported to be a

Tour of Clydeside 2007 – Hill Race

Until Monday evening, there was some doubt whether the Tour of Clydeside 2007 would be a series or a Monday night only race. There were few entries and a commitment to big prizes would make the series unviable. However, following a mini revolt by the runners and their suggestion of dispensing with prizes, it was