My First Marathon

Route: 46.7km from Clachan of Campsie to Clachan of Campsie, via 9 of the Campsies' most-loved peaks and Dumgoyne. Weather: long sleeves at the start, no sleeves at the finish Conditions underfoot: wet for a marathon, dry for the Campsies Support:…
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Devils Burdens 2021 – The Sunday night results show

Dear All,   The moment I'm sure you've all been waiting for has arrived. Just like the real burdens the results have taken a wee bit longer than ideal to get processed but nonetheless here they are. But before they are announced it…

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…