Entries by JD

Grim’s Gallop

A new Westies club run was christened by over a dozen Westies at Darnley. Grim had laid out a cracking trail round the paths, reservoirs and fields of Darnley and Barrhead and even the weather was kind to us. Woodland trails started us off as we headed up out Waulkmill Glen Reservoir and Balgray Reservoir

Easter Eigg-ing

Don Reid, myself and a whole host of assorted others gathered on the lovely Isle of Eigg for Laurie Anderson’s Easter Eigg races, Saturday had us at the pier racing up the amazing lava plug of An Sgurr (covered in clag) and then on Sunday we were up in the north of the island at

In The Dark Handicap Race

There was a great turnout of @20 Westies last night. Despite dire weather forecasts it wasn’t actually that bad. John Hutchinson’s protests of lack of fitness duped the handicapper and he strolled to victory and his bottle of "Champion" beer, well done. Helen wasn’t too far behind followed by Matt.David Riach flew in from Aus

Westies Rule the Killin Raffle Roost

Westies were magnificent on Sat night at the raffle held as part of the cracking weekend’s hill racing in Killin. We just couldn’t stop winning. The food was excellent, the ceilidh great fun, and the real ale in the pub, from Fyne Ales, went down a treat. And, yes there was some running also. On

Clyde Stride 40 Mile Trail race

Thought I’d give my local ultramarathon my support again this year, despite being nowhere near as prepared as I was last year. Never mind, treating it as a sort of "journey run/day out" up the Clyde I toed the line at Partick Railway Station. 6hrs 37mins later I dragged my weary but happy body across

Carnethy Recce

A trio of Westie (JD, Steffen & Murdo) had an early morning blast round most of the Carnethy 5 route, from Flotterstone. A bit early in the day, but it was a grand day out, and a nice pint in the Flotterstone Inn after was fine reward. Photos Route

Clyde Walkway Trail Run

Graham did dote on the Dee;And Paula was on for the Don;But John’s West Coast pride,Said it had to be the Clyde,So the scene was set for all three. From New Lanark we did head off,With our pockets full of some scoff;We checked out the Falls,And lots of bird calls,As fluids were exchanged between all

Dollar Hill Race

The lean mean racing machine that is the revamped and recently retired Brian Brennan, was bemoaning the lack of fellow Westies racers early on Sat, but one by one a few of us crawled out of the woodwork to race this British and Scottish Champs race round the Ochils, though we were all Vets!!!, where

Christmas Handicap Run

Shafted by the Shanghai Shuffler – well, all except John Hamer who had a great run to win the 2010 Christmas Handicap at Carbeth. Rumours of EPO, HGH and all sorts of Chinese funny stuff abound re Dodgy Dave, and we await the results of the dope test with bated breath. That aside, it was

Rotten Calder Night Run

More like the Muddy Calder, but that didn’t deter Paula, Graham and myself from donning our headtorches and getting on with it. From Calderglen Country Park we enjoyed an out and back 7.5 miles down on the riverside trail through woods, past waterfalls and ruined castles. No one took a dive into the mud, fell