SVHC Christmas Handicap

Results | Photos My 51st race in my 51st year. I'd not run the Scottish Veteran Harriers Christmas Handicap before. The last 2 times I'd thought about it, the race had been iced off. I didn't know the route, but Peter Rudzinski helpfully told…

Calderglen Handicap

There was a great turnout for Don Reid’s romp round lovely Calderglen and, unlike last year, fine weather. Eileen & Gerry Reid helped out by marking the course and our own Drew & Margaret were on time-keeping duties. Fine handicapping…

Simon Triger Dumgoyne Handicap

Results We had 15 runners, and a close finish with the first 3 runners arriving back within 30 seconds.  Ian Thurlbeck did enough to win the handicap and hold off the challenge from Peter Harper and Gregor Stewart, who were barrelling down…

Christmas Handicap 2012

Photos As usual, a motley bunch of Westies surfaced around Carbeth for the annual Christmas Handicap. Some of us traditional (i.e. unimaginative or just plain lazy) folks just appeared in traditional (i.e. classic) running costume. The remainder…

Croftamie Handicap

29th August 2012Full handicap results | Route on Garmin ConnectA good turnpout of 8 Westies, including Leanne Cooke, who won the handicap by 3 seconds on her debut run for the club.The route was made slightly more interesting with a section…

Simon Triger Memorial Dumgoyne Handicap

ResultsOn a warm sultry evening, most people's times were down on my estimates, no doubt due to the sweltering heat...Not so young Alastair Graves, who marked his Dumgoyne debut by starting last, finishing first, and posting a scorching time…

Chatelherault Handicap Race

Including helpers (Drew and I) and non-racers (Elizabeth & Neil) there was a healthy turnout of around 20 for this trail run round Chatelherault Country Park. Poor Drew had to endure an hour of horrendous hailstones to set the trail, though…

In The Dark Handicap Race

There was a great turnout of @20 Westies last night. Despite dire weather forecasts it wasn't actually that bad. John Hutchinson's protests of lack of fitness duped the handicapper and he strolled to victory and his bottle of "Champion"…

Westies Christmas Handicap

Results | RouteGrey, mild, muddy conditions for this year's Westies Christmas Handicap. The Flemings plus friends made up almost one third of the field. Johnston stole the show with the most hideous fancy dress of recent years in his golden…

a trip to calderglen

For those of you who (like me) think of East Kilbride as a maze of roundabouts (as it generally is!), Calderglen Country Park comes as a delightful surprise. Don "Corleone" Reid had arranged a nice short handicap trail race through the glen,…