Wet Wednesday

Only 6 hardy Westies (including new guy Martin) turned up at the Strathblane War Memorial for this Wednesday's run, presumably everyone else was away at Kinnoul. The rain was getting heavier as we prepared to set off and once out on the hillside…

Bog'n'dog on whangie

A good group of westies, sorry i didn't count but there must have been10 or more of us, turned out for one of the last wednesday night hill runs this year, baring full moon runs or a trial of ronnies hills only regime. A wet and boggy run around…

LangdaleChristmasPud 10k 2007

Well good readers. It has been a long time since I have graced the pages of this august body, but I feel impelled to regale you with tales of daring do in deepest darkest Engerland.Lynne, Rani and I fared south in search of adventure this weekend…

APRIL CURRY NIGHT AND RUN

There was a good turnout for the run up Donut Hill and the crags from Overtoun Hill and for the curry afterwards. The weather had cleared for the run giving us great views over the Firth of Clyde, even if it was a bit chilly on top. Plenty of…

CORT MA LAW RUN AND CURRY NIGHT

Hanging about the Crow Road car park the omens didn't look good as it was wet and windy and Nigel seemed to have already left us all behind. However the Westies crew are not easily put off and @ 15 or so of us, and a few latecomers, headed up…

Stronend Wed Night Run

Approx 14 Westies (and Jason's dog) made the trek over the campsies to Culcreuch Castle near Fintry for this nice blast up and down to Stronend. This was about 12 more than last time I was there with Chris, so was a great improvement.I felt…

Carnethy 5 Hill Race

There was a great turnout of 24 Westies for the classic gem of a race that is the Carnethy 5 Hill Race. The weather was kind to us and more akin to a spring day than mid-February. Almost 500 runners took part and they were led home by Rob Jebb…

Turnhouse Hill Race

A new race in the Pentlands organised by Andy Kitchin to raise funds for orienteering. It was a lovely evening for 60 runners and a geat turnout of Westies - Manny, Don, me, Murdo, Jacques, Donald, Val, Cat, Katherine, Elsie. The route was excellent,…

john o' groats to lands end cycle

(well almost!)On Tuesday myself and walking pal Francis cycled into Lands End 12 days after leaving John O' Groats. Francis cycled the whole continuous lot, totting up a fraction under 1200 miles, as we took the scenic route, compared to the…

Loch Ness Marathon

I travelled up to Inverness on Saturday for this well-organised Sunday race, along with my friend Andre who was running it for the second time, and my girlfriend Cheryl who had kindly agreed to provide support, logistics, and to drive back on…