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A handicapping analysis

Introduction According to Wikipedia, a handicap race is "a race in which horses carry different weights, allocated by the handicapper". On March 4th 2020 18 Westies ran the In The Dark Handicap from the Kilpatrick gasworks (55.927112,…

Crevasse Bars

Crevasse Bars After the Westies weekend in the Lakes a couple of people asked me about the Crevasse Bars I made. They are my attempt to save a couple of quid and improve upon commercially available bars. How they compare to energy…

In the dark handicap

We had 18 runners compete at In The Dark Handicap tonight. First timer Graeme Hall won the handicap with 35:45. Graeme Hall 00:35:45 00:35:45 Ella Peters 00:39:06 00:35:06 Holly Barwick 00:39:27 00:36:27 Emma McCahill 00:40:44 00:37:44 Joe Waite 00:40:51 00:30:51 Tim Martin 00:41:17 00:31:17 Jenn Ruddick 00:41:19 00:38:19 Tom Finch 00:41:36 00:34:36 Andrew Fullwood 00:42:01 00:42:01 Paul Turner 00:43:40 00:41:40 Nick Domminney 00:44:39 00:42:39 hugh mcgregor 00:45:05 00:36:05 Ian Steele 00:45:48 00:43:48 Euan Smith 00:46:25 00:37:25 Chris Furse 00:46:34 00:39:34 Ian Woodman 00:48:52 00:46:52 John Quinn 00:50:48 00:46:48 Melissa Williams 00:52:56 00:52:56 Thanks…

Road Relays

It was the 50th anniversary of the Allan Scally Relays last Saturday and 11 Westies took part. It was what is commonly known as a road relay. So I thought it would be helpful to tell the Westies about my experience and some tips I picked up…
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Somaliland Marathon

It’s 06;25am, and there are about 35 of us shuffling nervously around at the Start/Finish line in the national stadium of Somaliland. The majority are locals, but there are about 10 international runners, of whom most are based in the…
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Sunny Seville

There are many ways to travel around Seville. The metro below, and trams and busses up top transport the masses. There are boats ferrying tourists up and down the Guadalquivir River which meanders through the city centre. Many locals prefer…

My first Carnethy 5

15th February 2020   ‘Hey, can you guys be around on Saturday afternoon near the Pentlands?’ said the wind to the hailstones. ‘Sure. What time?’ they said. ‘Can you make it 2pm?’ ‘You can count on us. Is there…

Birds at the Burdens

This year’s revamped Devil’s Burdens saw a record (probably) 13 Westerlands Teams assembled. 30 Westie Women ran, with female Westie numbers further bolstered by two girl-dogs, two girl-babies and three girl-spectators. Leg 1 saw a stellar…