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3k on the Green, July 2012

27th July 2012 Results Possibly a record turnout of 48 for this month’s blast along the side of the Clyde, augmented by the demented – yes, my namesake Grim “Definitely No Relation” Orr was out for his first crack at the lunchtime lope. The race continues to attract some real whippets, with Andrew Mackenzie’s winning

Goatfell Hill Race 2012

19th May 2012 Results | Photos | More Photos The Adventure Show were on Arran to film this year’s Goatfell race, and presenter Deziree Wilson was also running – fast, as it turned out! Es Tresidder and Jasmin Paris took the top trophies on a fab day for racing – started cool, sun came out

3k on the Green

27th April 2012 Event website | Results I was looking for a Whizzy race and with no Whangie to Whizz around then this one was an obvious replacement. It’s now got its own website (see link above) and seems to have found a regular slot on the last Friday of the month rather than arriving

Nigel Barge 10k

(Simultaneous reports again!) 24th March 2012 Results Somewhat ironically, our final Winter League race was held in glorious spring sunshine – ideal conditions for running. And this was the race that had been disturbed from its midwinter torpor to avoid ice-induced postponement! With the real flyers having been in action at Clydebank and Alloa last

McAndrew Road Relays 2011

1st October 2011 Results | Photos Westerlands men had assembled a full team (or a team of fools?) for this long-established event, but heads were down at the start. Niall’s still beasting through brutal long tempo runs in preparation for the Dublin marathon, Chris had given blood instead of taking EPO, I had only slept

Devils Burdens 2012

21st January 2012 Results | Fastest Leg Times | Photos To the astonishment of many, not least themselves, Westerlands fielded 5 complete teams for the Burdens this year with no late call-offs, no-one running twice, and everyone turning up on time (just – Val!). Captainess Paula is a late addition to the New Year Honours

Milngavie run and social

Balloon Trouble Bursts JD’s Bubble! Wednesday night saw the Hutchinsons hosting their annual run and social event…well, the Hutchinsons minus John! Fiona put on a marvellous evening for 18 running Westies and 4 helpers, aided in no small part by Margaret’s sterling work in the kitchen. But first, the run – a "guess the time"

Saturday long run

7th January 2012 Route and stats on Garmin Connect This was one of the weekend long run options. Really a medium-long effort, it was knocked off at a good clip with the able assistance of Alasdair Miller and Alasdair Duke. Mr Duke had his trademark rucksack, and Mr Miller looked as unruffled as ever by

SHR Navigation Course

15th-16th October 2011 Like Hamilton and Paula last year, I signed up for the SHR Navigation Course this year and can heartily recommend it. Led by Bruce Poll and ably assisted by Dave Scott, it’s a good chance to brush up on your map and compass work, pre-race planning, and all in the context of

West District XCs, Irvine

10th December 2011 Results Another good turnout of running and cheering Westies for the annual mudfest in less-than-lovely Irvine. As expected, Shettleston and Inverclyde battled it out at the sharp end of the men’s race, while Niall and Tom fought for Westies supremacy. Niall took it on the final hill and held on until the