another british medal for the pot

scott mckendrick laughed in the face of the team gb selectors who once again overlooked him for the old school mile event... do they still hold this???... in china and instead turned his attention west, recording a trophy winning performance…

Goatfell

17/5/03After Ian Murray had called off his latest marathon training session on the west highland way due to bad weather I thought that I would have a go at the Goatfell Hill Race. It was the 50th anniversary of the race and my mother informed…

Goatfell

Some photos from Goatfell 2001

Golf Slope

After JD contrived to alter the pre-arranged club run (again!), we saw a split in the ranks last night, with Westerlands Running Club deciding to do their own thing ... and fair enough too, it's a free world!The rest of the club continued on…

Rostrevor to Newcastle Relay

22nd March 1997 Well done to the Westie squad that headed over to Ireland at the weekend for the Rostrevor to Newcastle Relay. It was deceptively warm and sunny at the race start in Rostrevor as the fourteen teams, four of which Westies, set…

Kirkintilloch Olympians 12.5km Road Race

A quartet of Westies turned up to Kirkintilloch today for this 12.5km road race, a strange distance but a very enjoyable one. The route was a loop of the undulating countryside just outside Kirky. It all looked lovely in the bright sunshine…

Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon

Well if the rumours are true and this is going to possibly be the last running of this great race, then at least it went out with a bang weatherwise! Basically perfect running conditions of cool and crisp, dry sunny weather. From a marshal…

Guisborough Three Tops

9 miles / 1600ftWell done to all who took part in the Posties Pat mud race at Dumbarton. I opted for The Guisborough Three Tops which takes in the spectacular Roseberry Topping, - also known as the "Matterhorn of Teeside".The race started on…

Autumn Leaves Fell Race

Diggle nr Oldham. Saturday 2nd October.10 miles / 1250ft.The name of the race was a lot more picturesque than the reality... more Autumn mudbath.I wouldn't advise anyone attempting this race unless their car is fully equipped with GPS navigation.…

Cupar 5

Cupar 5-mile road race. 26-Feb-05.Not the most exciting course. 2.5 miles out along a quiet country road, and 2.5 miles back. Sandy Bennett was fastest runner pushing a baby buggy.1. K Clark, East Kilbride, 26:092. M Bell, C of E, 26:173. B…