COVID KILPS CAPER

COVID KILPS CAPER – Sunday, April 5th 2020 Our Lady Captain suggested that I  rite this report for those of you who currently cannot get out to the Kilpatrick Hills, or for that matter, any hills. It was a thoughtful suggestion on…

Cioch Lhess is Mhor

Dingwall seemed closer than the last time I went up there. It was like I hardly even glanced at my car before I found myself up at the Cioch Lhess start line. I had mixed emotions about my condition at the start of the race. Partly I felt…

High Cup Nick

I signed up for this race in a fit of hill-racing enthusiasm during what is now known as the “pre-Carnethy-5-in-2020” era and was full of regret and nerves on the journey there. I needn’t have worried. Mum got us off to a great start,…
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A handicapping analysis

Introduction According to Wikipedia, a handicap race is "a race in which horses carry different weights, allocated by the handicapper". On March 4th 2020 18 Westies ran the In The Dark Handicap from the Kilpatrick gasworks (55.927112,…

In the dark handicap

We had 18 runners compete at In The Dark Handicap tonight. First timer Graeme Hall won the handicap with 35:45. Graeme Hall 00:35:45 00:35:45 Ella Peters 00:39:06 00:35:06 Holly Barwick 00:39:27 00:36:27 Emma McCahill 00:40:44 00:37:44 Joe Waite 00:40:51 00:30:51 Tim Martin 00:41:17 00:31:17 Jenn Ruddick 00:41:19 00:38:19 Tom Finch 00:41:36 00:34:36 Andrew Fullwood 00:42:01 00:42:01 Paul Turner 00:43:40 00:41:40 Nick Domminney 00:44:39 00:42:39 hugh mcgregor 00:45:05 00:36:05 Ian Steele 00:45:48 00:43:48 Euan Smith 00:46:25 00:37:25 Chris Furse 00:46:34 00:39:34 Ian Woodman 00:48:52 00:46:52 John Quinn 00:50:48 00:46:48 Melissa Williams 00:52:56 00:52:56 Thanks…

Road Relays

It was the 50th anniversary of the Allan Scally Relays last Saturday and 11 Westies took part. It was what is commonly known as a road relay. So I thought it would be helpful to tell the Westies about my experience and some tips I picked up…
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Sunny Seville

There are many ways to travel around Seville. The metro below, and trams and busses up top transport the masses. There are boats ferrying tourists up and down the Guadalquivir River which meanders through the city centre. Many locals prefer…

My first Carnethy 5

15th February 2020   ‘Hey, can you guys be around on Saturday afternoon near the Pentlands?’ said the wind to the hailstones. ‘Sure. What time?’ they said. ‘Can you make it 2pm?’ ‘You can count on us. Is there…

Birds at the Burdens

This year’s revamped Devil’s Burdens saw a record (probably) 13 Westerlands Teams assembled. 30 Westie Women ran, with female Westie numbers further bolstered by two girl-dogs, two girl-babies and three girl-spectators. Leg 1 saw a stellar…

Burns the Feel

19 January 2020 Results: 268 started Westies: 201) Audrey Ayres - 02:32:19 190) Andrew Fullwood - 02:28:03 184) Julia McClure - 02:25:47 143) Emma McCahill - 02:15:06 125) Chris Furse - 02:12:16 118) Romy Beard - 02:10:36 105)…