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Another account of Arrochar Alps

The more I learned about the Arrochar Alps race, the more intimidated I was. Rough terrain, huge climbs, potentially tricky navigation and a usually tiny field of runners meant I’d pretty much written it off as a race I would never participate…

Arrochar Alps 2019

The end of June rolls around and it’s time for another jaunt in the Arrochar Alps... Things got off to a slightly shaky start on Friday night with a couple of issues in the marshalling team (Holly due to illness, Arron due to a cow / train…
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Craighouse Parkrun 2019

Jura has many fine attractions and the Craighouse Parkrun is no exception. One of the loveliest 5k stretches of road in Scotland, with a wonderful welcome and fantastic feed at the end. So popular has this even become that the organisers…

Scottish Islands Peaks Race 2019 - Smooth Sailing

“It’s a Blizzard Bag - a bright, orange brick covered in plastic – it’s very obvious,” said Ruth on the phone in Connel on Thursday night. “Well if it’s very obvious, how did they leave it on the bloody train?” snorted the…
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Ben Lomond Hill Race 2019

Results from the Ben Lomond Race 2019: https://protay.co.uk/ben-lomond-2019     Pictures of Westies from the top of the steep climb/descent.  
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Beinn Dubh, Dubh, Dubh, Push Pineapple Shake the Tree

Beinn Dubh, I hardly recognised you in such dry conditions! In fact, it was so dry that if someone like Finlay Wild turned up the record was in serious danger... oh wait that's exactly what happened. I wasn't in the mood for a race but can't…

Carnethy 5 version 2

A race report from each Captain – we’re spoiling you… Things that were completely grim about this race The wind speed The purple tights of the man who wrestled me out of the way on the Carnethy scree section Katie’s broken…
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Devils Burdens 2019

12 Westies teams were running at the Devils Burdens this year. YES 12… 70 Westies at one race! Mostly due to Jenn’s diplomatic, negotiating, logistics and administration skills there were no on the day disasters and all 12 teams finished…
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On The Up: Aonach Mor 2019

As much as the thought of busting a gut legging it up the track under the gondola at Aonach Mor following the excesses of a Hogmany in Glen Nevis appealed, I decided I was going to be spectating and snapping for this one. Not enough inclines…
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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…