Subida Fuente “El Paco”

I'd registered for this trail race (13.3 km / 350m ascent) during a miserable week in Glasgow, where I'd returned from all of my morning runs completely drenched, and hadn't really thought about how difficult it would be to run under the stifling…

Yarra River Trail Race

G'Day Westies! Here in Melbourne there is a 4km sand track circuit round which lycra clad Aussies run .... round and round and round and ....... after a few days of this the Wild Westie in me went mad and I ventured further afield, managing…

Calderglen 10K Trail Race

Given the number of hill races on this weekend it wasn't a surprise that there were only three Westies running in last night's Calderglen 10K Trail Race. This was my first time running this one and I met Don at the start who described the course…

Mugdock Trail Race

Results | Route mapWesties vs Glasgow Uni Hares & Hounds trail race at Mugdock Country Park. The route is 10.8 km, and follows scenic trails through woodland and along part of the West Highland Way. Ellie, John Hutch and myself marked out…

Tour of Clydeside: Garscube Gallop

With legs well and truly gubbed from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's races, Chris and I jogged up to Thursday's 5K trail race around the familiar stomping ground of Garscube woods behind Dawsholm Park. The route is reassuringly undulating and…

Aberfeldy Games Race

What a long drive for a piddly short race! However, temptation was too great and the journey was sort of justified by a pre-race cycle around to Loch Tay. With ear plugs in place to dampen the furious Bagpipe noise, I set off within a field…

Cashel Trail Race

Photos | Activity on Garmin Connect | RouteThe Cashel Trail Race follows a 7km figure-of-8 route on scenic forest trails on the eastern side of Loch Lomond.A quality field of 15 runners turned up for the race. Peter Devenport was first to finish,…

Deerstalker 10k (and a bit)

The Deerstalker 10k is not your normal race – for a start it is not 10km long! I did the first Deerstalker event along with Drew a good few years ago but for one reason or another it took until this year for a return visit.…

Haworth Hobble

Quite literally my 10th go at this 32 mile trail race in Bronte country was indeed a “hobble”. Compared to last week’s High Peak effort, it was a case of from the ecstasy to the agony. After an hour…

Hit the Pad, dad!

The change of start time from 2pm to 10am halved the entry to around 20 hardy souls, braving the ploughed-up muddy farmer's field, the drizzle, and sundry "kye" (that's cattle to youse toonies!). Only 4 club vests in evidence, if you count my…