Lomonds of Fife

A Story Map A (0 km) The sun breaks through the cloud just in time for a 1pm start, with 6 Westies in a field of 88. B (0.1 km) An anxious first kilometre, as I attempt to run over the tarmac without letting my new Mudclaws touch the…

East End STAGs

I made my urban orienteering debut this Wednesday at the STAG Bridgeton Score event along with Ruth, Outi and Klass. During this time I learned the following: - I am not as good at reading maps as I thought. - It’s important to SLOW…

Creag Dhubh British fence jumping championship

20 Westies took park in the Creag Dhubh British fence jumping championships 2019. The course included 10 fence crossings with 2 laps of a shinty pitch and short hill run to help spread runners out. I was happy with my fence jumping. I vaulted…

Ben Rinnes 2019 (A Group Cut-Up)

Dufftown had not escaped the recent heatwave, every step on the race was hampered by the weight of the sun. Imagine, you’ve just finished your first big hill race, it’s been a tough day, you’re exhausted and then some skinny guy called…

Bog and Burn Update - One race to go

With one race to go this is a good time to look at some stats from the bog and burn series. 847 runners have ran at least one race (up > 10% on last year and still Caerketton to come). 238 women have ran at least one race. The most popular…

An Teallach 2019 ‘The Forge’

A place where things (or runnners) are heated in a furnace hammered into shape. It was a driech ‪Friday night‬. Low cloud, drizzle and a smattering of midges welcomed me to Badrallach campsite. A handful of Westies were hiding in the…

Alternative An Teallach 2019 Race Report

As a fledgling hill runner an egocentric dyslexic professional juggler I’m uniquely qualified to write a race report for the An Teallach Hill Race.   I've utilised John Cage's chance operations compositional technique to produce a non-linear…

An Teallach Hill Race 2019

“And the course,” said the organiser at the race briefing, briefly glancing over his shoulder at the murk above, “Well, just go where you want, it’s a hill race.” A worthy piece of advice, and one that was taken to heart. If nothing…

Meet the Westie - Graham Kelly

* What do you call the thing you change the TV channels with?  Yir finger. * Where did you grow up? Initially in Glasgow but also had a couple of years in Waterloo, Belgium (still trying to avoiding the growing up thing…

Tour of Fife

Racing the Tour of Fife is as much a vital component of my summer as Lord's, Mull and loafing in the garden reading PG Wodehouse. However, attending this year was not without sacrifice: it meant missing my favourite bog n burn (Maddy Moss) and…