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Westies Southside Six Pub Run: Saturday 12 January 2019

The 5th addition of the Westies SS6 pub run took place today and another great day was had by all. 12 folk managed out; 5 folk having to call off due to either the winter bug that is hitting most folk or due to the call of family. Of those…

Photos from Callander Crags and Apres Races

Photo courtesy of Barbara MacLeod  

Wansfalling

Organised by Ambleside AC on 27 December each year, Wansfell is short, sharp and steep. Mum and I have been running this race for a few years, accompanied each year by a motley crew of extras. As you’d expect for a race covering 1329ft…

Central Lancashire New Years Half-Marathon 2019

I ran this race. It went well.   Thought I might be able to win for the first five miles, then realised I probably couldn’t.   I slowed down a bit in the second-half. Because I went too fast at first? Or did I get lazy…
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On The Up: Aonach Mor 2019

As much as the thought of busting a gut legging it up the track under the gondola at Aonach Mor following the excesses of a Hogmany in Glen Nevis appealed, I decided I was going to be spectating and snapping for this one. Not enough inclines…
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Knockargety Night Race

It was the inaugural Knockargety Night Race on the 28th December, and as the start was a 5-minute walk from my parents' house in my home village, Tarland (Aberdeenshire), it seemed like a good opportunity to justify some festive overindulgence…
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What Were You Up To In 2018?

I was cheering in the Falkland Village Hall when it was announced that the Westies Men had won the Devils Burdens for the first time, that cheer was pretty good and then so was the cheer for the V60 Men repeating the feat a few minutes later…I…

Greenmantle Dash

A trio of Westies finest old 'Uns enjoyed a great wee race in Broughton, to open up their hill racing season. Murdo was just ahead of me & Andrew followed us in. Free beer, soup and plenty prizes were provided by Dick Wall…

The Handicap of Christmas 2018

The route was laid, all was ready in plenty of time but where were the runners? At one point it looked as if there might more supporters than runners but as 1pm approached 7 runners were ready to go: John Hamer in his ‘hula hula’ gear, Andrew…

Fourth at the First: Tilli 10k

What makes the brand-new Tilli 10k an excellent race?   The course is a fast, flat out-and-back with a long loop turn-around; one for a good time. The course is also an idyllic meander through the woods by the river if you’re…