Trig’s Trek

Saturday 1 NovemberNearly 80 friends and family of Simon Triger went up Ben Nevis in memory of Simon. It was a lovely site, as we all snaked up the north side of the Ben, in one of Scotland's glorious wintry days. In fresh snow we gathered…

Westies Saturday & Sunday Runs

Saturday. As noted by Captain Charlie, the pre-dinner Saturday run is Ben Venue. Meet at the usual place for 12pm lunchtime.Sunday. A hangover busting gently does it wee run will kick off in the West End at 11am. Meet outside the Tennis club…

Manor Water 2006

A record field of 90+ for the Manor Water race last Saturday. The weather was bright, with plenty of sunshine making it feel almost like summer. After a slightly longer journey time than anticipated my race prep was pretty rushed, not helped…

a good old mourne

entered the mourne mm with mate tam. stop. forgot my sandwiches. stop. forgot to train. stop. almost had my spork confiscated at customs. seriously. did not win. stop. got a good suntan though!

Stuc a’Chroinic

Stuc a Chroin was a killer. Just under 4 hours - as Blair predicted. Nevertheless, I am pleased that I managed the complete the race with 3 vets and super vets still behind me (2-10minutes). I think it was something like 15 miles. I never knew…

East Kilbride 10k

1983Six miles of boredom through East Kilbride. Along boring roads, through boring underpasses and roundabouts. The cracks in the paving stones were very interesting though. Weather was damp with a fairly cold wind.There was a slight lack of…

Ben Lomond

1988 Conditions: immaculate though slightly down market due to the lack of high winds, snow, sleet, rain etc.What a battle: White v Bennet v P Rother(wumman). What heights Westerlands is rising to! T Donohue wasn't there but we were miserable…

Loch Ossian – Things that go bump in the night

Westies XXXth rated visit to Loch Ossian got off to a flying Friday start with Captain Charlie demonstrating how to do a whole bottle of single malt in a oner, and wreaking havoc along with a certain Archibald Cameron.Saturday's driechy conditions…

Grudge Match 1989

The Great Annual Grudge Match and piss up somewhere beyond Milton 1989As no runner seems to have enough energy left to express themselves in a literary manner it is left to a mere has been to produce words of wisdom. Stop press: the Campbell…

Scottish National Masters Cross Country

7th February 2009, IrvineDavid Riach, Don Reid and myself were the Westies 'team' at Irvine on Saturday. Stunning sunny weather, with snow-clad Arran in the background.1. Robert Quinn, 31:1229. Chris Upson, 35:0152. David Riach, 36:3481. Don…