Seville Marathon: A Venus in Furs

A rough chronology of my thoughts this morning: Walking to Pasos De Las Delicias: OK, a bit of sniffle, a slight temperature, that’s fine, that’s fine, this is going to be good, this is going to be good. Start Line: [Excited Now.]…

Carnethy 5

“Mountain rescue have just radioed to say it’s too windy to stand on the top of South Black Hill so…. Good Luck” BANG!!!! And we’re off running the 49th Carnethy 5. It was the usual panicked sprint across the tussocks, all plans…

Feel the Burns A race report from the back – not fast, not last.

It’s a fair old schlep to Selkirk so an early start on a Sunday morning was in order. The further east we progressed the clearer the sky became and a sunny winter run beckoned us on. Last year’s race was shortened by snow but the full course…

Inskip Half-Marathon 2018

It’s the race that I didn’t run that I think about the most.   Should I have followed those guys when they made a break? Maybe I could’ve picked up the ‘final effort’ pace a little bit earlier? I was surely being too conservative…
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Westies Southside Six Pub Run: Saturday 12 January 2019

The 5th addition of the Westies SS6 pub run took place today and another great day was had by all. 12 folk managed out; 5 folk having to call off due to either the winter bug that is hitting most folk or due to the call of family. Of those…

Photos from Callander Crags and Apres Races

Photo courtesy of Barbara MacLeod  

Central Lancashire New Years Half-Marathon 2019

I ran this race. It went well.   Thought I might be able to win for the first five miles, then realised I probably couldn’t.   I slowed down a bit in the second-half. Because I went too fast at first? Or did I get lazy…
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On The Up: Aonach Mor 2019

As much as the thought of busting a gut legging it up the track under the gondola at Aonach Mor following the excesses of a Hogmany in Glen Nevis appealed, I decided I was going to be spectating and snapping for this one. Not enough inclines…

Greenmantle Dash

A trio of Westies finest old 'Uns enjoyed a great wee race in Broughton, to open up their hill racing season. Murdo was just ahead of me & Andrew followed us in. Free beer, soup and plenty prizes were provided by Dick Wall…

The Handicap of Christmas 2018

The route was laid, all was ready in plenty of time but where were the runners? At one point it looked as if there might more supporters than runners but as 1pm approached 7 runners were ready to go: John Hamer in his ‘hula hula’ gear, Andrew…