The mist clears and the blue sky opens up over rolling hills, far into the distance. This is taken somewhere after Glensax and before the end, but I have entirely forgotten where.
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Westies Profile- Ella F

Meet Ella Foreman (She/her), current Women's Team captain, ex-roadie, mountain biker, hill runner and olive lover.
The mist clears and the blue sky opens up over rolling hills, far into the distance. This is taken somewhere after Glensax and before the end, but I have entirely forgotten where.

First time trial of 2024

Results for Feburary 2024 Time Trial Pl. Name Chip Time Handicap 1. Hadyn Murray 17:42 22:42 2. Clodagh Mangan 21:08 23:08 3. Ronnie MacEachen 23:25 23:26 4. Donald Waters 17:24 23:50 5. Drew Carr 16:43 24:30 6. Hamilton…

Strathpuffer 2024

This one had been on the to-do list for a while.   The format is simple, you start riding your bike around the woods outside Strathpeffer at 10am Saturday and keep on going until 10am Sunday, trying for as many laps in the process. Various…
Wiebke at the end of the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra in November 2023. She is holding up her medal and smilling.
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Westies Profile-Wiebke

Meet Wiebke, hill runner, trail runner, ultra runner and Westie of the Year 2023, among other great things.
Chris wearing a yellow Westies vest and blue shorts, running through a muddy patch on the Tinto race 2023.

Westies Profile- Chris

How and when did you get into hill running? In about 2010 a friend of mine suggested I try Ben Venue Hill Race. I did the race and found it a real struggle but persevered with hill running and eventually began to really enjoy it. When and…

Westie on Wheels

“Running was my first love and it will be my last” but………..cycling has been a blast this year. I loved the huge range of events and whole joyous atmosphere of the UCI World Cycling Championships in August. On the days of the road races,…
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Westies Profile- Gaby

How and when did you get into hill running? I got into hill running in 2020. I was training for my Mountain Leader qualification between lockdowns and realised I could double up a navigation practice in the Campsies with a run (navigating…

Two Races: Dale Head & Tinto

WHERE? Dale Head – The picturesque Lakeland finery of the Borrowdale Valley. Tinto – That ambiguous stretch of Scotland that isn’t quite the Borders and isn’t quite Lanarkshire. WHAT? Dale Head – A dash across a field,…
Runners and spectators standing in a field. There are misty hills in the background. It's a grey autumnal day.

My first FRA relay

Last weekend I took part in my first FRA’s (or, to use its proper name, the British Athletics Fell and Hill Relays) and it was also my first relay race. Two hundred and fifty teams representing clubs from all over the UK gathered in Braithwaite,…
The mist clears and the blue sky opens up over rolling hills, far into the distance. This is taken somewhere after Glensax and before the end, but I have entirely forgotten where.

Two Breweries Hill Race

Saturday 23 September 2023 I‘ve run for years but I’ve never thought it’s really possible, or that interesting, for me to put into words the experience of running a big race. Hence having never previously written a race report. All…