A Screel reel

A Screel reel Way down South to the Solway, the Westies came To Screel's roguish, rugged slopes , they attempted to tame And scanning the results of SHR , first race The standout performer was Niall McAlinden at 30.12 , a blistering pace We…
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Extravaganza 2019: Curlywee to Gallowee

For this year’s Extravaganza, a herd of very hardy Westies braved the wilds of Dumfries & Galloway to run a relay of 114.2km exactly from Newton Stewart Youth Hostel to the most Southerly point of Scotland. The 5.30am wake-up call meant…
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Screel

The Scottish Hill Racing entry says:- R    42    Screel Hill Race    18/04/2009    0:37:39    132.0% .........but what`s the tale behind it? Well, as a relatively new recruit to the running game in later life I seemed…

Trig Point Challenge Update

Download Latest PDF of the Trig-Point-Challenge Link Tracker https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/trig Spreadsheet for LMRT-trig-point-hunting-final   What is the Trig Point Challenge As some of you may know I am in Lomond…

Howarth Hobble - a hard day out

The Haworth Hobble is a 32 mile ultra run with about 4400ft of climb, this would be my first attempt and JD’s sixteenth. A low-key event that I probably wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for JD. Previously known as the Wuthering…
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IN THE DARK KILPATRICKS HANDICAP

John Hamer’s strategy of deliberately running slowly at Carnethy just to connive a good handicap worked a treat tonight (and NO, he didn't bribe me with his lovely gin!). He triumphed in a field of 19 runners and assorted helpers and hangers-on,…

Fetteresso Forest Marathon

When you tell people you’re doing the Fetteresso Forest Marathon they mostly respond with “Where’s that then?” When you tell them you doing it the day after running the Cross Country Nationals they look at you like your mad. Well…

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…