The Power of the Wee Blue Shorts

Some say it’s the colour of the fabled Westerlands CC vest, some say it’s the magical tailwind that happened to be blowing on that day. All we know, is that it’s probably those wee blue shorts that propelled me to victory that one day…

Parkrun # 326

  Parkrun  # 326 Members may well be checking for the REAL  report of the week-end …….only to get, What the……. Had neglected the parkrun of late, so time for a quick little tester. Saw Ellie on our…

Victoria parkrun #20

22nd March 2014 Results Back to Victoria Park for a full-on effort at the parkrun. Pleased to report that I survived uninjured and the emergency brakes work for loose dogs. 18.00 exactly, one second outside my parkrun PB from 4 years ago. …

Victoria parkrun #18

8th March 2014 Results We apologise for the long break in transmission.  This was caused by a torn calf muscle, incurred during the 2013 National XC.  Our engineers have been working tirelessly over the last 12 months to fix the problem. …

Glasgow Parkrun #251

Results The last time I ran the Glasgow Parkrun (apart from last week with the Baby Jogger) was way back in November 2012, when I finished 3rd in 17:25. This week it was cold and rainy. I set off reasonably fast, but without over-cooking it,…

P is for Parkrun

Three westies ran at Victoria Park this morning, Fiona, Stefffen and myself, with John taking on the task of chief funnel master. All three of us had good runs, all setting PBs on our first attempt on this circuit. Fiona was 91st, in 26:43 and…

Glasgow Parkrun #250

Results I arrived at Pollok Park with only about 10 minutes to get ready, put the buggy together, pump the tyres to 50 psi, and get Benjamin settled. Steven Prentice was also there with his Baby Jogger and Henry.  Steven offered some advice…

Falkirk Park Run 16/11

mild but overcast conditions for my second attempt at the Falkirk Parkrun on Saturday. Preparation was not ideal - a good swally on Friday night and last minute panic at the 10p portaloo in the park (be warned - Park bogs don't open until 10am…

Westies 1, 3 at Vicky Parkrun 5

Results Freezing cold rain greeted the 131 runners huddled by the ornate side entrance to Victoria Park. Michael Sweeney took off like a rocket at the start, leaving the rest of us floundering in his wake.  I settled into 2nd place briefly,…

Glasgow parkrun #227

Results Hadn't had a crack at the Pollok Park parkrun for a while so drove over in light drizzle looking forward to some racing. The light drizzle turned into spectacular rain about ten minutes before the start, which had the field of 300+ huddled…