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…
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Sunday Morning at the Race Track

Last Sunday we went for a run A new route for me, ah such fun Straight up C-M-L, “Meikle Bin too?” What the hell We even caught glimpses of sun   Enjoying the sociable pace No need for a GPX trace Dodging the showers…
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Torridon Round

I've become increasingly frantic about Torridon for a while now. I must have seen it on TV when I was young as I seem to recall a false memory of one of the paths that circumnavigates the Am Fasarinen pinacles. Hailing from Southampton it's…

Tranter’s Round Running Report

Tranter’s Round Running Report by Paul and Drew 18 Munros / 64.8km / +6786m Drew - It goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult year for all, with the impact that COVID 19 has had on all our lives. Life as we knew it…

The Swiss Traverse 2020

I’d been thinking of a bigger trip in the mountains for most of the year. Having known I was going to have a few months off in summer, due to a change in jobs, I started mulling over some maps of the Alps during some slower days at work. Switzerland…