LAMM 2011 report v2

Turns out that there was more than one Westie at the LAMM this year... at least, if I am allowed to consider myself a lapsed/part-time Westie. Let my sorry tale be a warning to all. Always go to Wednesday night training. Not going to training…

LAMM 2011

A surprisingly sunny weekend in the North of Scotland - it must be the LAMM weekend again, and even the midges stayed away this year (well most of the time anyway). Besides some rain on the afternoon and evening of the overnight camp, the rest…

Dundonnell

We were prepared. We were keen. We'd trained hard(ish). We were ready. However, this being our first mountain marathon, our collective experience was precisely zero. What could possibly go wrong? With secrecy their watchword, the organisers…

LAMM 2010

I entered the LAMM some time ago with my friend Rachel Dearden after doing the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon with her last year. After dropping out of the OMM last year and leaving her to find a replacement last minute I knew I couldn't…

Kaweka Challenge

Billed as the highest mountain run in New Zealand, the Kaweka Challenge was an obvious choice to be my last run in the country for a while. The race covers 41km with 3200m of incline, and scales some spectacular scenery in the Kaweka range…

The OMM 2010

Dartmoor, a very long way from Scotland! Saturday morning started with blue skies and sunshine. We were the last pair to go (with only 50% Westie membership in this team) starting at 1140, still plenty of time to do 35 Km with 1200M of ascent…

What I learnt from my first mountain marathon

1. 4 years old is actually rather old for a pair of Innovates. If you make comments like 'I'll wear them til they fall to pieces', you're likely to end up regretting it. 2. Should the soles come off your shoes half way through Day 1 of a mountain…

OMM 2009

The other weekend saw my 10th time at the KIMM / OMM: 2008 – Borrowdale (“C” class) 2007 – Lowther Hills (“A” class) 2006 – Galloway…

Lamm 2009 - A report from an absentee Westie

The temptation of a trip to the North of Scotland proved too great and so it was off to fantastic sunshine (and freezing nights…) in Kintail to enter the B course of the 2009 LAMM. This being my first I had no idea what to expect, but…

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2009

4-5th July 2009This year I decided to enter the Scafell Class (which is the hardest pairs class) in the Saunders because it seemed like a good idea at the time, and for once I actually found someone else equally crazy and willing to give it…