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What Were You Up To In 2018?

I was cheering in the Falkland Village Hall when it was announced that the Westies Men had won the Devils Burdens for the first time, that cheer was pretty good and then so was the cheer for the V60 Men repeating the feat a few minutes later…I…

HBT Grudge Match 2012

HBT proved once again willing to accept our challenge to a Grudge Match, this time to the top of Ben Ledi and back.  Following a stringent selection process ("Breathing?  Yep, you're in"), fifteen yellow vests containing the finest…

Criffels

Another great day on the hills. The ground was nearly dry just some sticky mud on lower slopes. 1 Johnie Bland Borrowdale 51.32 2 Graeme Bartlett Carnethy 52.38 3 Gavin Bland Borrowdale 54.13 5 Ronnie W 54.42 13 Nicola Davies Borrowdale 60.13 47…

Cort-ma Law

It was beautiful conditions for a hill race... last week. The weather for the 2006 Cort-ma Law hill race was horrible; but that didn't stop 46 runners from competing. Before the start there was high drama on several counts. If it wasn't the…

Calderglen Downpour Dash

Yes, it was supposed to be the Calderglen Handicap, but by common consent we turned it into a more "normal" race, due to the monsoon like conditions. I had laid out lots of blobs of flour half an hour before in only light rain, but…

Narnain Boulder Dash

In time honoured Westies style, after less than 10 days gentle jogging after being off with injury for months, I did this brilliant club race. There was nothing brilliant about my run except a) I did it, b) it was a beautiful night, c) I had…

Calderglen Handicap

Results | PhotosThe first Calderglen handicap race went really well with 22 runners turning out. JD had done a great job marking the course and with my family marshalling the road crossings, there was no major navigational gaffs (unlike the…

Ben Ledi Grudge Match

19th July 2009A major fire in Callander caused some chaos and confusion for the 2nd running of the Ben Ledi Grudge Match between Westies, HBT and Ochils. Cars were being abandoned and runners were getting an extra 3-mile warm up. In the end…

Dumgoyne Handicap Race

I headed up to Strathblane determined to be the first recipent of the Simon Triger Trophy. Bounding along the water board road, silly big grin from cheek-to-cheek and at one stage taking off my vest to display my impressively, impeccable abs,…

Arrochar Alps 2009

What a beast of a race! This resurrected long classic lived up to its billing as a SHR Championship counter this year by providing a brutal course, testing conditions and fantastic Westies hospitality. 100 runners started out, 73 finished in…