Highlander

Myself and James originally entered this way back in the winter but James decided to pull out due to being soft... Anyway luckily I spotted Iain doing some stuff on strava meaning he was back on dry land. He seemed keen to do the race, and I…

Low Alpine Mountain Marathon

17th/18th August 1996 Lochaber was the setting for this years LAMM and saw 323 teams (two and a half of which Westies) competing over the spectacular terrain of the Nevis Range. Continuing the LAMM tradition of unusual transport to the start,…

Meanwhile, up North...

... team Thurlbeck and Roper were competing in the Highlander Mountain Marathon 15 miles north of Ullapool in the area of Ben More Assynt, Conival, Canisp and Suilven: two days of competitive scampering over glorious countryside in the warm…

LAMM 2014

Absolutely stunning scenery and amazing weather about sums up the 2014 LAMM in Strathcarron.  The LAMM is always a superb event, which is guaranteed great organisation, good route choices, a very friendly atmosphere and swarms of midges. …

The mysterious case of the LAMM, the Westies team and the car (and yes, a proper LAMM report will follow)

It was wonderful to see the ever cheerful Rob McQuater and John Donnelly at the LAMM overnight camp.  Imagine my surprise the next day to see the sprightly (and still remarkably cheerful) figures of Rob and JD hopping out of a car, racing…

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class with Peter Harper That time of the year again, the first of the Mountain Marathons, and what better place than Glenfinnan for the Highlander Mountain Marathon.  I did the Highlander last year for…

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2013

Highlander Mountain Marathon 27 and 28 April 2013   A great crowd of Westies made the trip up North for the Highlander Mountain Marathon.  I paired up with Jo Armstrong (honorary Westie and ex-Lomond Mountain Rescue) to give it a bash…

OMM 2012

"I want to die." Seeing as it was only midday Friday and we were still in Glasgow, this was less than encouraging. Matt, my partner for the weekend, cut a forlorn figure slumped in the corner of a Partick tavern looking slightly dazed having…

LAMM 2012

Team Peplinski and Penderis on the B course.Well where to start with the LAMM. This was the fourth year that I have paired up with George Peplinksi (and yes, he keeps resisting the pressure to join Westies!). The LAMM is a different race, in…

Kinlochewe 2012 Highlander MM

The 2012 Highlander MM at Kinlochewe saw a good turnout of Westies, including Brian Brennan, Cameron Burt, Alan Gilkison and Susie Allison. I had originally entered with Paula, but after she injured her knee Keith Adams agreed to take her…