Whangie Whizz

Standing at the start of the Whangie Whizz I wondered how a midweek short sharp race fitted into the theory of "tapering" for a long race (I am heading to the Highland Fling on Saturday).I decided that whilst it might not be a "good"…

The Whangie Whizz

Another extremely slick Westies production by Dave and his multitude of willing helpers, another record turnout and what a blast of a race!! The trepidation of running out into a cool breezy evening was immediately forgotten at the off with…

The Two Breweries 2007

Another Two Breweries, another fine day and another superb event slickly managed by founder Westie, Bill Sheridan and his many supporters. This race is a classic, an 18 mile adventure across the rolling grandeur of the Borders landscape, and…

Criffel Hill Race

Oh Criffel, Oh Criffel, like Lydia Oh Lydia, you encyclopaedia of charms. Mnnnn. Needs some work, wouldn't you say? Has been some time since yon face has met the peat of Criffel. But we are being previous, and we have had previous, although…

Compton Down Challenge

Going Downs? There was a rare sighting of a (much) lesser yellow-breasted Westie bird on the on the North Downs near Newbury (Oxford) on Saturday 27th March, 1999. This particular old boiler was last seen on Ben Nevis, 1997; does this episode…

Ben Lomond

The race was won by Stuart Whitlie V40 of Carnethy in a time of 68.14. Stuart knew he had to build a good lead before the summit, over the other favorite in the race, fast descending Brian Marshall of HELP. Brian never managed to pull much back…

Cort-ma Law Hill Race

An increase in numbers from last year didn't come as a surprise to Don Reid, who suggested that adverse weather conditions seem to attract hill runners rather than perturb them. Considering the time of year when this race is held, one would…

The Two Breweries

Having heard lots about this 18 mile classic I was prepared for a hard run. So prepared that I drank a litre of peach energy drink in the morning - possibly an unwise move given the resulting queasy feeling during the early stages of the race.…

Ben Lomond Race

This years Ben Lomond race took a lot more work and planning due to the extra burden of putting on several junior races for the SAL championships as well. The Rowardennan area, due to the roughness of the terrain and the arboreal proliferation,…

Whangie Whizz

Quick report on yet another successful Westies production. Another record entry (121 senior entries + 8 under 15's), a muddier-than-ever trail, diverted because of the coos, one runner stretchered off with crocked ankle, fantastic weather again…