West Districts XC 2018

Chris McKiddie: Is this the right turnoff? no, it's the next Kilmarnock turnoff. No, the one after that. The third one. Yep. Is that where we're going? Yes but we can't go that way. The other way. no, that way. In that field. the muddy…

A Cobbler jolly

The morning after the Westies Christmas Party, John ‘JD’ Donnelly, Jenn ‘Lady’s Captain’ Ruddick and I set out to tackle The Cobbler. Having seen the quality of prizes up for grabs the previous night, I put it upon myself to get a…

Fife: Pros & Cons

I admit it, I’ve never had a lot of time for Fife. I can only guess this pre-set prejudice comes from a deep-set jealousy of the lack of midges and the fertile fields. Once across the new bridge you are surrounded by acres of lovely rolling…

The Unknown history of Archibald Speirs

Archibald Alexander Speirs was a Scottish Liberal politician. Archibald made his money in the drugs and people trafficking trade and was a prominent member of the Westray Boyz gang from Possil. However, what is not known about him is his…

Run GMC

Last weekend was meant to be one of the highlights of my racing season - the Grampian Mountain Challenge (GMC). Unfortunately, a recent injury meant that it was not to be. Determined not to let this get in my way, I turned up with my trusted…

Run - G(rampian) M(ountain) C(hallenge)

After a long week of commuting, a day (and night!) of graduation celebrations, and the remnants of a head cold, a weekend in the hills was all I craved. Luckily, Tom had had the early forethought to enter us in the Grampian Mountain…
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Scans from the Westies archive

We have a selection of documents from the Nineties: Westies Newsletters (PDF) 1996-97 Dec - Jan 1996 Oct - Nov 1997 Apr - May 1997 Aug - Sept 1997 Jun - Jul 1997 April - May 1998 Jan - Feb Advert Glengoyne Gallop Scotland…
Alex Berry

Never Mind The Trossachs, Here's The Westies

The Forth Inn was hoaching at registration for the now well-established Trossachs Trail Series. Sure enough, a record 173 runners were on the start line for the first in three races, over a 5.5mile course. The preceding days had been (relatively)…

FRA 2018

The normal revelry of the HBMR didn’t materialise this year; mainly due to the subdued Mr Gorman opting for OJ instead of his normal tipple (his mood might have been affected by the service he received throughout the weekend). The FRAs were…

Conic Hill Club run

What a great evening I had yesterday out on a Westies club run for the first time in a long while. There was a great turn out on a fine night with the full moon trying to shine through. I was quite apprehensive, even more so when I discovered…