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Aonach Mor Uphill

I've been trying to beat Niall in a race for a while now, first it was Cyclists V Harriers where a number of runners took Niall the wrong way, only for me to then pop out in front, but somehow he still managed to get past me again and beat…

Wansfalling

Organised by Ambleside AC on 27 December each year, Wansfell is short, sharp and steep. Mum and I have been running this race for a few years, accompanied each year by a motley crew of extras. As you’d expect for a race covering 1329ft…

Chapelgill

Chapelgill hill has race 2.6km & 410m. I really couldn't be bothered with this race today. I felt so unfit and I didn't like my chances that I wouldn't come last. Also, it didn't help that it was 0.5 degrees with a wind chill of about -7!…

Anniversary Waltz

Thought i'd give a little post-race report on the Anniversary Waltz wot took place over the weekend.   It were right hard.   Got passed by a Carnethy type on the climb to High Spy.  Bugger! Got passed by two Bog Trotters on the…

Kentmare Horseshoe 2016

The Westies fly the flag (again) at the Lake Districts ‘The Kentmare Horseshoe’ race. This race has been running for 41 years or is it 42. Anyway it has been around for a long time and so has the race organiser Pete Bland, who has…

Lakes weekend

Motivated by the horrendous weather reports for Scotland on the weekend, James and I headed south on Saturday morning for warmer pastures. The plan was to recce the Borrowdale race route on Saturday and then do the Skiddaw race on Sunday. There…

Jura

Results It's a long, tough and very rough race, but one of those weekends that reminds you why you love hill running... nuff said.  

Helensburgh Games hill race

Results Saturday and it's the Helensburgh Highland games race as don't fancy a long trip to Skye and Gargunnock is too much on tracks for my taste. One source says 12 noon start the other says 1pm but trust me this race doesn't start until 2pm…

Jura 2014

Results Another fabulous Jura weekend made all the more wonderful with a week having elapsed from the pain of all that up and down stuff. It began at the Tayvallich Inn for some of the Westie contingent, with a pleasant drink in the evening…

Dollar

Dollar Hill Race A hard first ascent. Passed by virtually everyone on the way up. Didn't catch any westies on the way back down. Pumped by the auld yins once again. Very impressive performance from the old man of the club.  Well done Brian…