Gwyn takes on London

Gwyn has secretly run the London marathon, posting an amazing time of 2h 33 min 46 sec and finishing 122nd!! He did one bad thing and didn't run under the Westies banner, he was clubless..... Excluding that one miscalculation, well done Gwyn…

Random Japanese Marathon (Nagano)

Before I left Scotland in February I said to a few people that I was running a marathon in Japan and I'd write a race report.  So here it is, apologies for dirtying these pages with talk of road running.    I entered the Nagano…

Glencoe Marathon

So the Glencoe Marathon was entered earlier this year with all the usual great intentions..... Somehow though despite having some great training this year as well as some great events and races, long runs had been sidelined a little and with…

Fort William marathon

The inaugural Fort William marathon took place on July 26. I decided to turn up to tootle along the 26 miles and see what it was like, along with about 300 others. I've done a few marathons (on a mission to run an alphabet of marathons,…

Illinois marathon

Whilst it seems almost everyone has taken part in the London marathon, I had the "pleasure" last weekend in taken part instead in the Illinois marathon in Urbana-Champaign (my first marathon). Not to be mistaken with the Chicago marathon, this…

Islay Marathon

Since the club members who completed this seem too shy to write a report I thought I would put something up. 3 club members completed in the Islay Marathon on the 13th of April; Pauls, Murdo and Karine. While I think there was a slightly bigger…

Virgin London Marathon

Results 5 Westies completed yesterday's Virgin London Marathon, of whom I think only 2 were virgin London Marathoners. Conditions turned out to be hot and tiring, and my plan of running as slowly as possible, resulted in drifting just over 3…

Glencoe Marathon 2013

This was the 2nd year for this event and my 2nd time running it. I loved the race last year and set it as my only marathon for 2013.  Unfortunately due to a hamstring tear in August my training was condensed into the last 10 weeks. …

London Marathon 2013

Splits A fine way to spend a weekend in London. Near-perfect running conditions, with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. The spectators were present and noisy most of the way round. I had the dubious fortune of, at various points, running…

Kielder marathon

This was my first marathon and I wanted it to be a trail. It started at Leaplish waterside park in Kielder/ Northumberland. It rarely leaves the shores of Kielder water following the lakeside way. It has about 800ft of climb involving short…