Dumyat Hill Race 2022

A good crew of Westies travelled up to Stirling University on Wednesday night for the Dumyat Hill Race. Evening sunshine, dry conditions underfoot, a strong field and plenty of friendly faces - what more could you ask for on a Wednesday night? I’m…
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Chapelgill Hill Race

  I’m not that competitive, so what I generally look for in a race is a nice route taking in some gentle climbs, new hills, and a distance that means I can justify stopping for lunch halfway through. Chapelgill is not this. It…
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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…