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Manor Water, 2013

Manor Water, 2013 Results I managed to convince the rest of the family that sheep dog trials are really exciting and that the scenery is just mind blowing. Add forecasts of a golden autumn day and they were easily up for it. Now to the race: A steady climb with a beautiful downhill run back

Stirling 10k, 2011

Results Kilometer 7: Cold conditions, light rain. Bertie Rooster struggles to keep up his 4 minute pace. No sign of Peter to help him out. Difficult to avoid puddles and other runners! Anyway, why would a care free bachelor-about-town undertake such an adventure? What a weekend… Friday night, I went out with colleagues until 3am.

Amsterdam marathon 2011

Sunday, 16th October 2011 It has been long enough since my first marathon in Chicago 2005 to forget all the pain. I just remember from 2005 that, apart from not having done enough running in preparation, I started much too fast, so that I lost a lot of time towards the end of the race

Helensburgh Half

Results After reading all the interesting reports about last weekend’s adventures, I feel a bit silly to post this one on a rather straightforward road race. However, someone has to run it … So, how was it? Rainy and flat, but nice. Finished in 1:34:39 just shy of a new PB. Not sure any other

Trail des Cretes

18-19 June 2011, St Paul de Jarrat, France Race info | Photos I thought that it would be nice to visit the Pyreenes during my stay in France and found some time ago this interesting two day hill race. So, why not give it a try. This was my first two day event and I

Stuc a’Chroin 5000

Saturday, 30th April 2011 Results The weather could not have been any better for a run in the hills. There were four other Westies: John Hamer, Cameron Burt, Scott Mitchell and David Rogers. The first part of the race along the forest track was good warm up for what was waiting. As a first timer,

Hugh Wilson Memorial 10k 2010

After missing the Grudge Match last week (Arrived 90 minutes late by accident) I thought that it was time to see if the Monday reps and Wednesday runs have made any impact on my running. Therefore, I decided to give the East Kilbride 10k on Sunday a try on a beautiful sunny but very cold

Glasgow parkrun #104

8 January 2011 My third parkrun in the last month and still not on the proper course! The last two runs I blamed my hangover for the slow times. However, this time there was no excuse. I felt well preprared when I drove through the snow to Pollok park. With Chris Upson, Niall Mcalinden, Cat

Glasgow parkrun #108

05 February 2011 Results After some very wet and stormy nights, I expected a tough parkrun this morning. However, to my surprise it wasn’t that bad at all. A few puddles and twigs, but nothing really problematic. And again dry. I was very tired, but felt I should get out for a run, since I