Lumphanan Detox 10k 2018

Take two spoonfulls of Lumphanan to avoid indigestion. Actually – it’s 10 you want, kilometres not spoonfulls - it’s the earliest UK race of its kind in the calendar year apparently. My Lumphanan’s been playing up over…

Irvine Marymass 10k 2014

Results A cool, grey evening in Irvine - ideal conditions for an evening 10k. Part of the Marymass Festival which meant an obligatory pre-race photo for those and the front of the crowd with the 'Marys'; four local girls wearing red sashes,…

Kirkitilloch 10K 2014

I was feeling a bit jaded after Ben Sheann and the thought of getting my arse kicked on a hot hillside didn't really appeal this week. I decided a road race would lift my spirits - forgive me Manny for I have sinned. This was not a night…

2nd 3rd - Glenlivet 10k 2014

Forget spending several hours plodding around the noisy capital, for road-racing excitement the Glenlivet 10k, 'home of the steady incline', was the place to be on Sunday. A bit of a family affair this one with my sister & brother running…

Nigel Barge 10k

Results After yesterday's 8-hour epic on the Mamores, I could bately walk, let alone run. But given that the Nigel Barge was the final Westies Winter League counter, I thought I should make the effort to hobble round. I didn't see any other…

Buchlyvie 10k 2014

Results This was a good race. It had Nick Nairn on the starting hooter. It had some road, then lots of muddy track, then some road to finish. Andrew Douglas won by almost five minutes. There was tea and cake aplenty. And pies. 

Jimmy Irvine 10k 2013

Results Sub-34, that was the resolution for 2013. Took me about 6 months to pull the finger out, get a race in my sights and work out how to go about getting it done. The Jimmy Irvine; flatish, local and one I'd done before – perfect. Going…

(Not So) Great Scottish Run 10k 2013

I should’ve seen it coming really. Performance depends on training and training is effort plus rest, that’s what they say. They say it because it’s true. Hell, that’s what I say, all the time as a matter of fact. The…

Bella Belter 10k 2013

Results | Photos [A slightly belated report on] The final race in the Tour of Clydeside; my first though. Three other Westies took part (I had the pleasure of meeting Robert, Arnis and Scott at the start line) and an ill Chris was on hand…

Brian Goodwin Memorial 10k

  I started off quickly, keen to get round the first bend (about 20ft) away from the start line before a crowd formed. Paul Sorrie of Shettleston quickly disappeared in to the distance at the front and I was soon passed by a dozen or so…