Scottish 4000s

Like all good ideas, my first thoughts of doing all the Scottish 4000ft peaks in a 1er happened in a pub after several glasses of "water". It was the pub in Glenmore Lodge and chat was about the old duathlon that followed the route. Fast…

Skye Stunner: Glamaig

Another Saturday, another classic Scottish hill packed full of character and history. But if Arrochar is finishing a bottle of whiskey in under and hour, Glamaig is three shots of tequila in quick succession. Both are steep sure. But Glamaig's…

Arrochar Alps: One Race, Two Tracks, Three Points, Four Munros, Five Stars

Arrochar Alps: One Race, Two Tracks, Three Points, Four Munros, Five Stars   Picking up three points and a £100 fine just after Tarbet meant I was not in the best of moods arriving at the village hall on Saturday morning. During…
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Aravis Trail

Seeing as I evidently couldn’t cut it racing it Scotland a change was needed. This nominally involved me jumping on the back of Leyre’s good work in getting a 3-year contract in the Swiss Alps and moving over with an eye on taking on some…

Roddy & Ally go for a Run

This long awaited 3-part series was commissioned following a generally well-received pilot episode: ‘Roddy & Ally run the burdens leg 2’. Episode 1: SIPR – ‘Another Sorrdid Affair’ We gave it a good bash. The sailors; Brian,…

24 in 72

Hi all,   Good to see so many members out storming round the hills in the yellow and black in recent weeks.   Before I made up the numbers in hill running I played a little bit of rugby. One of my fellow players from those…

Cort-ma Ladies

My favourite race of last year was the one I didn’t run. I approached my first race as a Westie marshal with some trepidation following receipt of David Roger’s legendarily detailed race plan. However, the reality was standing in the evening…

Cort ma Law 2018

It might not be the roughest counter in the Bog n Burn series (that’s got to be Ben Sheann), but Cort-Ma-Law is quite possibly the toughest. Definitely the longest and the course, even following the Indian-summer month we’ve been having,…
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SIPR, JURA & LAMM ft Porkpies

How many pork pies are too many? Well, the answer depends on who and when you ask. Ask Ally and he’ll probably stop at a meagre 6. Ask me on the other hand and you’ll get an answer close to 20. Excessive for one weekend you say? Well…

Yetholm: Cruise Control

That Manny Gorman and Gordon McCaffrey scored wins for Westerlands in the M50 and M60 categories in Saturday’s second SHR championship counter (12.8k/762 m) was not the great shock of the day. The main surprise, divulged during a journey where…