Entries by Steffan Gorgas

Sunday Run: Tannoch – Dumgoyne -Strathblane

The four of us – Karine, Cameron, Stanley and myself – met up at Loch Tannoch on clear and frosty Sunday morning. When we set off at 10 there was still plenty of icy patches, but that was soon going change. Marvelously warm sunshine provided a super backdrop to what was going to become a highly

My Junfrau Marathon

I stumbled across the Jungfrau Marathon site one January evening looking for races in the Alps, similar to another multi-day race I had done a couple of times – Defi d’Oisan. The pictures on their site looked amazing and I had been in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland a few times previously so knew that

Westies triumph at Two Inns hill race

Results Five brave Westies runners travelled to the inaugural staging of the Two Inns hill race. The others who stayed away probably did so following some awful weather forecasts. However, given the effort that goes into staging such a long race and given that this is an area of dramatic scenery I thought this is

Manor Water Race Report

The last in this years summer league races was held in near ideal autumn conditions. The rolling Peebleshire hills dressed in autumn colours with blue sky and sunshine made this race one to remember. 60 usual suspects started and finished. Second place in Mannie’s summer league was still up for grasp and hence the contenders

Westies Borders Weekend

A good turnout for Saturday’s Two Breweries reccie was not only the result of an outstanding weather forecast but also a reflection of the significance of this forthcoming event. As expected, logistics proved no problem whatsoever and after meeting in Broughton we quickly loaded up and feerried the lot to Traquair. Weather was indeed perfect:

Stuc a’Chroinic

Stuc a Chroin was a killer. Just under 4 hours – as Blair predicted. Nevertheless, I am pleased that I managed the complete the race with 3 vets and super vets still behind me (2-10minutes). I think it was something like 15 miles. I never knew I could do that even on a flat road.

Merrick Hill Race

An awfull weather forecast plus days of heavy rain promised less than ideal condition for this little known and little attended gem. It should have been blowing a gale and raining buckets, but no: the forecast was wrong and the weather ideal. Perfect visibility, some good sunshine and ideal temperatures. Apart from the fact the


On Sunday I gate-crashed a little Lochaber hill race, otherwise known as the Half-Nevis. Out of the 53 entrants 34 wore Lochaber colours with a good mix of abilities. I wonder how Lochaber can draw so many members (over 120) from such a small community and make them turn out to races. Anyway, forecast was

devils burdens relay 2008

the day kicked off with a great performance by stage one winners (to be confirmed) steffen gorgas and vice captain, scott ‘legend’ mckendrick. this unassuming pair of 30-1 outsiders quietly went about their business like a pair of comic book snipers, picking off the opposition one by one and after 150 yards found themselves at