Entries by JD

Chris and JD Roll Around in the Snow

THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER 2009A fantastic plod round the Ochils with Chris. We ran, walked, crawled, slid and generally floundered about in masses of deep snow having a wonderful time on the last day of 2009. Up Kings Seat from Dollar, skirted round the Maddy Moss, directissimo up to Tarmangie, along to Whitewisp and straight down

Chapelgill Hill Race

Results It had been many years since I was in this lovely corner of the country for the brutal Chapelgill race. But it was a welcome return, with the weather being grand and lots of familiar friendly faces. Westies managed a good turnout for this first SHR Championship counter. It’s really quite a simple wee

Curry Night honoured by Royal Presence

The monthly Westies curry outing to Persia on Great Western Road was honoured by a late guest appearance by the Professorial Princess Muffy. Usual avoiding late night curries and depriving us of her regal company, rumour has it there was free cheese and wine at the Uni so we were graced with her presence, which

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

Narnain Boulder Handicap

Nine Westies made the effort to get to scenic Arrochar for the bash up and down to the Narnain Boulder, in the heart of the Arrochar Alps. We were all rewarded with a lovely evening, and the midges weren’t too bad either. I was personally rewarded with an insulting handicap, despite my protestations of old

Cateran Trail Relay Weekend

27-28 MARCH 2010 The 2010 Westies Extravaganza took place in Spittal of Glenshee. Three teams of intrepid Westies set off at 8am from Gulabin Lodge, and raced 55 miles no holds barred in a clockwise direction. Blairgowrie was the turn-round southerly point, and in between we ran over Mount Blair, past Kirkton of Glenisla, through

Haworth Hobble

Quite literally my 10th go at this 32 mile trail race in Bronte country was indeed a “hobble”. Compared to last week’s High Peak effort, it was a case of from the ecstasy to the agony. After an hour of decent running my right hip was giving me a toothache-like pain that had me hirpling

Sunday Run Round Milngavie’s Golf Courses

9 Westies put the disappointment of not getting over to Peebles for the Baxter’s Bash aside and met at Milngavie Train Station instead. We had fine weather, icy paths and 100% snow cover for our tour of Milngavie’s finest golf courses. Mugdock’s own paths were treacherous, even if you were Kathoola-spike’d up like John Hamer,

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