Entries by JD


Jedburgh Three Peaks Trail Race

Sunday evening – chilling out after a very wild day marshalling on Ben Cleuch at Chris’ Run of the Mill race, and the efforts of yesterday’s race seem to be receding, though the legs could feel it walking up the hill. I can definitely recommend the Jedburgh 3 Peaks 38 Mile Trail Race. No need

Westies Men Humbled at Ben Venue

……by a Westies Woman!!!!! Yes, the Westies men racing at Ben Venue on Saturday were put in their place by Sarah, who had a great run to finish 3rd woman in a small but select field. We had lovely autumnal weather and the Trossachs were looking fab as everyone seemed to have a great wee



….not parts of my anatomy after 40 miles of trail running, but the acronym for the Riiver Ayr Way. A low key trail race from the source of the River Ayr in Glenbuck (deserted mining village, birthplace of football legend Bill Shankly and near Cairntable Hill) down to Ayr itself. It covers high moorland, a

Simon Triger Dumgoyne Handicap

This year’s race was a romp home for Capt. Hamer as he hoodwinked the handicapper and won by a clear two minutes. The sun shone for the baker’s dozen of Westies who enjoyed a lovely sunny evening racing up and down Dumgoyne in memory of the late Simon Triger. Curly-wurlies and lollipops were also enjoyed

Carnethy Hill Race

ResultsPhotos 1 Photos 2 A fantastic turnout of 37 Westies for Carnethy on Sat, brilliant! The weather welcomed us all at the start with sunshine, though windy, and a muddy course proved a bit slower than in previous years. Almost 500 finished the race, which was won in 51m 27s. First Westie was Sam, there

Nebit Moonrace

Results What a wee cracker of a race! Ochil Hillrunners’ second running of this night race seemed a great success all-round. Spot-on weather, grippy conditions and almost 80 runners this year – and no broken legs! Headtorches primed we dashed off for a lung-buster of an uphill “power walk” followed by the extreme opposite mad

Chatelherault Night Run

Half a dozen Westies made the brave journey out of Glasgow into the wilds of Lanarkshire – Dawn, Carina, Elizabeth, Jamie, Christopher and Marc (well he’s really a southsider!). We enjoyed a lovely, mild meander round  the trails of Chatelherault Country Park. We crossed landslips, saw the Cadzow Oaks, The Duke of Hamilton’s Monument and

Mugdock Night Run

A good dozen or so of us enjoyed a lovely dark 7 mile trot round Mugdock. I managed to lead everyone round John Hutchinson’s new route without losing anyone or ourselves. The route mixed the WHW, Mugdock muddy trails, a bit of road and a few new paths. Everyone pretty well stayed together and all

Cort Ma Law Night Run

A great wee group of us enjoyed a romp through the mud and bog of the Campsies last night. The foul weather disappeared as we set off and we had a clear night and following wind all the way out to the trig point. It was a bit colder and breezier on the way back.

Calderglen Handicap

There was a great turnout for Don Reid’s romp round lovely Calderglen and, unlike last year, fine weather. Eileen & Gerry Reid helped out by marking the course and our own Drew & Margaret were on time-keeping duties. Fine handicapping by yours truly, with the usual moans & groans, resulted in a close finish, with