The Clyde Trail

THE CLYDE TRAIL Jack Arnold – Bellahouston Harriers Kenny Taylor – Dunoon Hill Runners and Westerlands Cross Country Club Clyde, the aptly named mascot, was one of the stars of the recent Commonwealth Games held in our home city…

A beer mile ...

It’s taken a while to write this but recently, other things have been more important but anyway … The idea was not original but simple: ·         Turn up with 4x 330ml unopened containers…

It's Grim at the Breakers...

Those of you who attended my State Pensioner's Party at the Wee Curry Shop back in January may have dismissed my fancy-dress ravings at the end of proceedings. What, for example, was this Bay to Breakers race anyway? Confessions time: I was…

Ben Lomond Junior Fun Run 2012

As the saying goes, never work with children or animals... Well, I work with animals and at home made the mistake of letting the children outnumber us. Trying to get three kiddies dressed in running clothes, spare clothes for when they inevitably…

Halket in the rain

14 drookit ducks set out over an undulating 5.5 mile loop along narrow country roads from the Mure Hall in Uplawmoor. Yes, the annual meet-the neighbours beano, the village Gala Day, had rolled round again in a rainstorm. May I reassure any…

Grim's gala gallop

I'm sure that Johnston and Cap'n Chris never intended to include "fun runs" in Westy news, but us old yins have to find our fun where we can. The village where I grew Up(lawmoor) held its gala day today, with a tempting feature: a Fun Run round…

Killearn Hoolie 10k

All good intentions and that kind of thing, but maybe the definition of an early start was misinterpreted. After the umpteenth pint at a friends 40th birthday party in the Killearn Black Bull on the Saturday night I eventually made it home in…