Teas All Round

The Tea Round is a circa 30 mile run, with up to 12000ft of ascent, in the Lake District starting and finishing at the door of the George Fisher shop in Keswick. The route is based upon the hill tops that can be seen from the Abraham’s Tea…

Lairig Ghru: This Is Not Happening

The alarm went at 4.50. I rolled out of bed and stood up. Tired, slight sore throat, mild blocked nose, feel like s*it. This is not happening. C’mon, you can sleep on the drive up, bit of breakfast and you’ll be brand new.   Gave…

Summer league #1: Lang Craigs Results

Exciting stuff as 29 Westies, 10 volunteers, 1 dog and 10,000 midges gathered for the first Club Race of the Summer League. James Bowden (1st overall) won the coveted prize of 1 x Yellow Melon and 1 x book JD's pal was trying to get rid of,…

Obituary for Andy Freer

It was with great sadness that the club received news of the death of one of its past members. Andy Freer died suddenly on 12th April, aged 75 years. Andy joined Westerlands during the running boom in the mid-1980s and remained a member for…

WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!

The excitement of returning to the hills for group runs was slightly tempered by hold ups in traffic and big black cloud hanging over Cort-ma Law looking like it was heading for Dumgoyne as I made my way to Strathblane last night. But the weather…

My First Marathon

Route: 46.7km from Clachan of Campsie to Clachan of Campsie, via 9 of the Campsies' most-loved peaks and Dumgoyne. Weather: long sleeves at the start, no sleeves at the finish Conditions underfoot: wet for a marathon, dry for the Campsies Support:…
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Devils Burdens 2021 – The Sunday night results show

Dear All,   The moment I'm sure you've all been waiting for has arrived. Just like the real burdens the results have taken a wee bit longer than ideal to get processed but nonetheless here they are. But before they are announced it…

WESTIE  BURNS NIGHT 2021 – Toast Tae The Laddies

WESTIE  BURNS NIGHT 2021  Toast Tae The Laddies Christine Menhennet   I thank you, Mr Calder, for your fine toast to the lassies; so fine it was, that it restored in me a mere moos’s tail hair of faith in the Westie male spirit…
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Furthermore on the Westies Winter League

An announcement at the AGM Left us full of intrigue Andrew told us of his creation A virtual Winter League - But I had an injured knee And not so very fit Oh what the heck, what's to lose So lets just go for it - In the midst of a…