Obituary for Andy Freer

It was with great sadness that the club received news of the death of one of its past members. Andy Freer died suddenly on 12th April, aged 75 years. Andy joined Westerlands during the running boom in the mid-1980s and remained a member for…

WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!

The excitement of returning to the hills for group runs was slightly tempered by hold ups in traffic and big black cloud hanging over Cort-ma Law looking like it was heading for Dumgoyne as I made my way to Strathblane last night. But the weather…

My First Marathon

Route: 46.7km from Clachan of Campsie to Clachan of Campsie, via 9 of the Campsies' most-loved peaks and Dumgoyne. Weather: long sleeves at the start, no sleeves at the finish Conditions underfoot: wet for a marathon, dry for the Campsies Support:…
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Devils Burdens 2021 – The Sunday night results show

Dear All,   The moment I'm sure you've all been waiting for has arrived. Just like the real burdens the results have taken a wee bit longer than ideal to get processed but nonetheless here they are. But before they are announced it…

WESTIE  BURNS NIGHT 2021 – Toast Tae The Laddies

WESTIE  BURNS NIGHT 2021  Toast Tae The Laddies Christine Menhennet   I thank you, Mr Calder, for your fine toast to the lassies; so fine it was, that it restored in me a mere moos’s tail hair of faith in the Westie male spirit…
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Furthermore on the Westies Winter League

An announcement at the AGM Left us full of intrigue Andrew told us of his creation A virtual Winter League - But I had an injured knee And not so very fit Oh what the heck, what's to lose So lets just go for it - In the midst of a…

More on the Westies Winter League

The space in the bed next to me is empty when I wake up. I must have slept it. I doze for a while then shuffle downstairs for breakfast. There’s a serious-looking A4 brown envelope on the kitchen table. I open it and peek inside. The door…

Winter League 2020-21 – Covid Compliant

When I designed the Winter League it was a list of things that I thought only I could complete, and I was right. Nobody else has managed to complete every challenge so that means that I must be the winner. Don’t panic John Quinn! I thought…

Pete Bland

Westerlands Cross country club would like to express their sadness at the news that Pete Bland passed away on the 28th of November after contracting Covid. Pete was a well loved and respected figure in the hill and fell running community all…

3k on the green

There was a 3k on the green race last Wednesday (25th November). Entry was down on the usual numbers due to the level 4 coronavirus restrictions with only myself and James Bowden toeing the line. With no marshals available it was down to runners…