Entries by JD

Alva Games Hill Race

A new race for me. Hot, mad, mental but fun. Stupidly steep – a slog up and a controlled bum-slide downhill, narrowly managing to avoid being engulfed by the gorse bushes, and a great welcome by the crowds at the Highlands Games. 31minutes of fun & mayhem, you should try it folks. GPS track Games’

Westies Duathlon

HILL LEG 1 | CYCLE LEG 2 | TRAIL LEG 3 The first ever Westies Duathlon took place in the Trossachs today. Numbers weren’t great but those few that turned up seemed to have a great time. The downpours only soaked myself, Paula and Sharon when marking the course and it was otherwise a good day for Ken, Gregor

Dumyat Gullies Grudge Match

7 of us took up the Ochils/HBT challenge at Dumyat on Sun. Duncan and Owen cycled over to warm up and Dave Calder made a welcome and rare appearance at a hill race. JD no.2 appeared on his mountain bike to cheer us on.For a change we were running from Blairlogie instead of the usual

Grimm Orr’s 65th and Jaipuri Jamie’s Coronation

After a great turnout at the Old Wives’ Lift run, a crew of 13 headed to the Wee Curry Shop. We celebrated the 65th of the legend that is Grimmorr, and crowned Jamie as Westies Curry King for 2012. A great night was had by all, fuelled by drinks courtesy of the birthday boy and

Christmas Dinner

Westies’ socialising started in earnest at the Three Judges bar @ 6pm where Captainess Paula and JD started sampling the fine ales. We were joined shortly by plenty other Westies to get the evening off to a well lubricated start. It was great to catch up with some well kent faces that hadn’t been seen

Famous Five Frolic

Lovely evening for a frolic with the famous five….Jamie, JD, JQ, Elizabeth and Paula. We set off from Auchinstarry along the trail (not the canal for a change). The stars were out and the evening was ideal for running. We went over Barr Hill then Croy Hill to the bottom where we met the path

Mugdock Run and Curry

We almost had double figures for a fun frolic round the Children’s Home Run. We managed to Strathblane without headtorches, but once in the woods torches were on and the trail was dark and muddy but fun. The pack stretched every now and again but we regrouped often and it was quite a sociable outing.

Calderglen Downpour Dash

Yes, it was supposed to be the Calderglen Handicap, but by common consent we turned it into a more "normal" race, due to the monsoon like conditions. I had laid out lots of blobs of flour half an hour before in only light rain, but the heavens opened up big style as all the Westies

Summer Solstice Swally

The Fab Four (Captainess, Curry Captain, Curry Leader & King Ken) had a merry old time about midnight on The Slacks. A mild gentle trot up for half an hour, followed by Tailsker, Glenmorangie & home baking in the 2-Westie shelter. A helter skelter pelter back down at midnight and our excellent we adventure was

Chatelherault Handicap Race

Including helpers (Drew and I) and non-racers (Elizabeth & Neil) there was a healthy turnout of around 20 for this trail run round Chatelherault Country Park. Poor Drew had to endure an hour of horrendous hailstones to set the trail, though probably half the field managed to take different routes than that set by him.