Meikle Bin

With Iain Thurlbeck on holiday a nervous bunch of westies set off on a run up Meikle Bin. Thankfully we found the ride through the forest after 2.5 km (or is it the one after 2.4 km). We took the wrong gap in the forest down to the stream but…
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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…

Westies Wander The 3 Lochs Way

On a stunning spring day a bunch of fine Westies, young and old, sauntered round the 33 miles of the 3 Lochs Way, from Inveruglas through Arrochar down to Helensburgh and up and over to Balloch. We had a great time, great company, ice creams,…

Brack recce

Hi folks,   I've decided to run a recce of the brack race on Thursday 5th of May for all those interested in doing the race.    We'll leave at half 7 (19.30) from Ardgarten car park. Should take around 1.5-2 hours.     Let…

Wednesday's Wet Whangie

Whangie Wednesday, Westies! We wait, warm, while water whips windscreen wipers. Will we withstand? Wither? Withdraw? Why worry! Well, whyever? Warily, warriers wander westwards, Waterproofs withstand whirling wind. Waddle, wallow. Whoops! Who…

A chilly mid week Kilpatricks run

It was a smaller than usual turnout assembled for the mid-week run from the Old Kilpatricks gas works last night. No doubt the date clashed with some emergency xmas sitting-by-the-fire duties, or perhaps the Nebit race (looking forward…

Culcreuch Castle to Stronend

An intrepid party of six (arguably seven, or maybe five) Westies enjoyed an atmospheric mid-week outing in the hills above Culcreuch Castle. Ian T. led us on the new route in a manner suggesting he had some idea where we were going. After a…

Midweek Meikle Bin Meander

All the elements fell in place: an untracked route through the wilder side of the Campsies, a break in the rain, and a generous turnout of keen Westies. I counted 17 or so starters, and more or less the same number again at the finish! Ian's…

Overtoun delights

A star-lit night, torch light, wet trods, mud, rock scrambling. It can only be a Westies mid-winter Wednesday run. This one was from Overtune House, across to Doughnot Hill and then Lang Craigs. Numbers were hard to judge. There may have been…

First club run of 2014

The first club run of the year, a canter up Dumgoyne from Blanefield. Drawing inspiration, no doubt, from a combination of New Year resolutions and guilt over the seasonal excess of indulgence over training, more than twenty Westies turned out…