Selkirk Grace (Feel da burns REMIX)

Some hae speed on track not peaks And some are hill, not trail-fit But we hae speed on flat and steep. So, Feel the burns, we’ve nailed it. Results to follow...

Stirling & Kilmarnock

What happened? Stirling – 4 laps of a golf course in the posh part of town. Kilmarnock – 3 laps of the fields by the Ayrshire Athletics Arena Who was there? Stirling – James C, James B & Niall Kilmarnock – James C, Scott &…
Poet Laureate

A rally call to run XC championship

Where have the young, fast ,ambitious Westies gone ? Are they unfit, fear defeat or lacking in form Unwilling to test themselves ,on the X Country course Where there’s no hidden place on those muddy floors This racing is different, difficult…

Xmas & New Year Runaround

It was in the balmy days of summer that JD and I agreed to run the Tour de Helvellyn, a 38 mile, 2000m, run in the Lake District held on the shortest Saturday of the year. JD pulled out early with a dodgy knee but Dave (I’ve not trained for…
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Aonach Mor Uphill

I've been trying to beat Niall in a race for a while now, first it was Cyclists V Harriers where a number of runners took Niall the wrong way, only for me to then pop out in front, but somehow he still managed to get past me again and beat…

Callander Crags

Photos of Callander Crags https://www.facebook.com/pg/westerlands/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2850467265015713  

Tilli 10k 2019

The second year running of this perfectly-formed 10k and the word is clearly out – evidenced by the stacked field in attendance. I’d woken up on Saturday morning in Aberdeen with a bit of a cold which I resolved to ignore and maintain…

Christmas Handicap 2019

On the traditional Saturday after Christmas a stalwart band of Westies braved the wet and wind to stage the annual fancy dress handicap race. The conditions were predictably challenging so only the connoisseurs of this classic event were persuaded…

Santa Clauses are Coming to Town

I arrived at the 2019 Tobermory Santa Dash well-prepared, having borrowed a premium, drag-minimising Santa onesie from Andrew Fulwood. Most of the other competitors had no choice but to wear the inferior two-piece garments, with a smattering…

Cyclists vs Harriers 2019

The Cyclist Vs Harriers Cross Country Race is held in Irvine, famous for being my birthplace and not much else. Due to the recent rain, as previously mentioned in Toms Trossachs report, it was deemed to be “a year for the runners”. I think…