Alva Dust Fest

Last Saturday I attended the Alva Games Hill Race, part of the BOFRA championship series. 89 runners started and finished the senior race, in a pretty stacked field (no chance of me snatching a cash prize). The course is a short (2.6km) and…

Kilpatricks Kaper 2022

Another smooth and successful iteration of the Kilpatricks Kaper happened last Wednesday.   96 runners went up the hill, 96 runners came down the hill. All seemed to have a good time. It was a Westies win-win with Tom and Ellen storming…

Dumyat Hill Race 2022

A good crew of Westies travelled up to Stirling University on Wednesday night for the Dumyat Hill Race. Evening sunshine, dry conditions underfoot, a strong field and plenty of friendly faces - what more could you ask for on a Wednesday night? I’m…

Høgruta i Jotunheimen- The Norweigian Haute Route

I kept repeating to Vilde, my Norwegian friend and well-appreciated organiser of the following proceedings, that Norway is ‘just the same’ as Scotland. This came with the caveats of it being 10 degrees colder, and therefore snowier, in winter…
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Chapelgill Hill Race

  I’m not that competitive, so what I generally look for in a race is a nice route taking in some gentle climbs, new hills, and a distance that means I can justify stopping for lunch halfway through. Chapelgill is not this. It…

Time Trial 7th Feb Results

  Pl. Name Gender Predicted Time Chip Time Pre. Time Dif. Handicap 1. Melissa Williams f 30:00 25:22 4:38 25:22 2. Gillian Irvine f 30:00 27:54 2:06 27:54 3. Rachel Findlay-Robinson f 23:00 21:59 1:01 28:58 4. Ellen…

Alpine Division Update

Westies Alpine division checking in for the real race news you have all been waiting for. Yes it's the start of the skimo season (for all those needing a reminder of this exotic pursuit please consult an earlier exemplar https://westerlandsccc.co.uk/les-diablerets-3d/)…
Montane Spine

The Montane Spine Race 2022 – A Plodder’s Tale

Edale, Sunday 9th January 7:55 am I am standing at the start of the Montane Spine race. Daylight is slowly making its way through the drizzle of this grey morning. I cannot quite believe my attempt of the Spine is actually about to happen.…