27-28 MARCH 2010
The 2010 Westies Extravaganza took place in Spittal of Glenshee. Three teams of intrepid Westies set off at 8am from Gulabin Lodge, and raced 55 miles no holds barred in a clockwise direction. Blairgowrie was the turn-round southerly point, and in between we ran over Mount Blair, past Kirkton of Glenisla, through the Den of Alyth, popped in to the Bridge of Cally Hotel and up Strath Ardle before cutting over at Enochdu to An Lairig for the final descent down to Spittal of Glenshee. It was a great day out in super scenery, with great company. In the evening we enjoyed fantastic home-baking, soups and mains and the odd beer and whisky. On Sunday a few of us enjoyed a wander up Ben Gulabin behind the lodge, and rounded off a fine weekend with some reviving tea in the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel. A massive vote of thanks to everyone who helped put it all together – John, Fiona & Chris for their hours and hours of planing; all who brought along great home baking and food; and everyone there for their good company.