COVID KILPS CAPER

COVID KILPS CAPER – Sunday, April 5th 2020 Our Lady Captain suggested that I write this report for those of you who currently cannot get out to the Kilpatrick Hills, or for that matter, any hills. It was a thoughtful suggestion on Jenn’s…

Cioch Lhess is Mhor

Dingwall seemed closer than the last time I went up there. It was like I hardly even glanced at my car before I found myself up at the Cioch Lhess start line. I had mixed emotions about my condition at the start of the race. Partly I felt…
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Cioch Mhor 2020

When my alarm went off at 11.15 the last thing I wanted to do was get out of my sleeping bag. Leaving work at 5 on Friday and cycling to Dingwall seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean it was, but stopping for pints in Pitlochry, shots…

High Cup Nick

I signed up for this race in a fit of hill-racing enthusiasm during what is now known as the “pre-Carnethy-5-in-2020” era and was full of regret and nerves on the journey there. I needn’t have worried. Mum got us off to a great start,…
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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…