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The Cioch Mhor Hill Race

Last Saturday a good number of Westies took part in the Cioch Mhor Hill Race. It was an interesting race, a lot of it very runnable, with stiles to get over and a river crossing as well. My Dad wrote a race report for the 2015 race so I was…
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Devils Burdens 2021 – The Sunday night results show

Dear All,   The moment I'm sure you've all been waiting for has arrived. Just like the real burdens the results have taken a wee bit longer than ideal to get processed but nonetheless here they are. But before they are announced it…
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Lairig Ghru Hill Race 2020

The Lairig Ghru Hill Race is badly named. I have no issues with the first half of the name. Right enough it follows the Lairig Ghru, but hill race? 640m in 43K?! It's a trail race. Putting the modest elevation aside, it's a stunning route, slicing…
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Cioch Mhor 2020

When my alarm went off at 11.15 the last thing I wanted to do was get out of my sleeping bag. Leaving work at 5 on Friday and cycling to Dingwall seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean it was, but stopping for pints in Pitlochry, shots…
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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…
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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…