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

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,

Ken Laidlaw Cycle Sportif

SUNDAY 23 AUGUST105 miles 10 000 feet ascent Wet, wild and windy – yet somehow I enjoyed it! The weather started on us just at the 9am start and didn’t relent all day. Over 200 likeminded nutters turned out for this beautiful, rolling route from Hawick Rugby Club. I headed off on quiet country roads

Lomonds of Fife Hill Race

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2009 – 18km 1130metres   Well, I’m sure plenty of people around me were racing, but I was plodding along on legs that had turned to mush, lead mush to be specific. At least the weather was fine and the views over Fife lovely, which distracted me a little from the effort

Cairntable Crawl

Well for my dead legs it certainly was a crawl, though Andy and Johnston seemed full of life out in the wilds of the Ayrshire/Lanarkshire border. Only my 2nd time in 15 years up this, what is probably my local hill. The dire weather forecast wasn’t too bad, though the wind was a bit cutting

Beer Sweat and Gears

SATURDAY 13 JUNE – NEWCASTLE CYCLOSPORTIF – 102 MILES 6h 19m 1880 metres climb 16.4 mph Leaving the delights of the new Loch Lochy Hill Race for others to enjoy, I headed to the north east for the Newcastle Cyclone – a 100 mile cycle sportif. Based at Newcastle Falcons rugby ground there were 3

Scottish Islands Peak Sleepathon

Amidst the stories of chaos and carnage round the Mull of Kintyre, ours was a pleasant wee stroll in comparison. Gordon Pryde and I managed a creditable 4h 59m for the Ben More hill leg from Salen. The wind helped us along the drudgery of the 4 mile road leg early on, and a good

Melantee Hill Race 2009

Where wuz you all??!! Especially you Westies Women! It was left to a small but select band of Westies men to uphold the honour of the black and gold at this crazy little upstart of a race in Fort William. The 3 hour drive through road works and caravans, spying the gorgeous mountains all around