Høgruta i Jotunheimen- The Norweigian Haute Route

I kept repeating to Vilde, my Norwegian friend and well-appreciated organiser of the following proceedings, that Norway is ‘just the same’ as Scotland. This came with the caveats of it being 10 degrees colder, and therefore snowier, in winter…
Montane Spine

The Montane Spine Race 2022 – A Plodder’s Tale

Edale, Sunday 9th January 7:55 am I am standing at the start of the Montane Spine race. Daylight is slowly making its way through the drizzle of this grey morning. I cannot quite believe my attempt of the Spine is actually about to happen.…

Xmas Handicap 2021

  After evading all sorts Covid regulations to make it to Mugdock from la belle France Roddy Cunningham, of the Westies Alpine Division, was awarded a far too generous handicap handing him a comfortable victory; although…

Winter League

So the Winter League has kicked off with a fabulous victory over the Shetts at the Grudge Match but it's not too late to get in race for the precious Plophy (Plate/Trophy). Fixture  Date  Details  Shetts Grudge Match  Saturday…

Grampian Mountain Challenge 2021

Courtesy of Harrison. “You signed up for a mountain marathon, in November, in the Cairngorms. What did you expect?” I was told these words around the heating element at the mid-way camp of GMC, a two-day orienteering challenge, this year…

Go Big or Go Home – Glen Clova Half-Marathon 2021

I’d had a decent block of training behind me, but I’d missed two and half weeks to the cold. I was feeling good, but it had been a busy week. I was fit, but I didn’t know how fit. But I wanted to win and thought I might be able to. I…

Wild Westie Wednesday Wanderings

Disclaimer : Any exaggerations in this report are fully intentional. On the 3rd May 2021, in a new study,  Glasgow was named as the rainiest city in the UK. On Wednesday 27th October 2021 Glasgow lived up to it's soggy reputation. As…

Meall a Bhuachaille

Boring but true: I like logical thinking, good planning and evidence-based decision-making. So it’s a bit confusing that despite an extensive evidence to the contrary, I ran the first 20 minutes of the 2021 Meall a Bhuachaille Hill Race as…