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…

Carnethy 5 Hill Race

11th February 2006ResultsBitterly cold and windy but generally dry for the 36th Carnethy Hill Race. The race was won by Rob Jebb in 48.50, with Angela Mudge first lady in 56.19. Summary of Westies results:16, Damon Rodwell, 54:5140, Luke Arnott, 59:0060, Chris…

Arran Half Marathon

1st July 2007After a lazy day on Saturday sitting on the summit of Beinn Ime, Ellie and I decided to head over to Arran on Sunday, and maybe possibly to jog round the Half Marathon.Luckily there were race buses to Blackwaterfoot so we reached…

Falkland Festive Trail Race

15th December 2007The first 100 registered runners were lucky recipients of free Santa suits. The race was won by Kenny Richmond in 33:47. I managed 9th place in 36:10. Ellie was 4th lady in 40:49, and Johnston was 37th in 41:20.Photos|Resu…

Durisdeer Dawdle

14th June 2008The British Championship cavalcade of superstar runners rolled into sleepy Durisdeer to hurtle round this circuit of rolling grassy hills at unbelievable speed.The start was the maddest of all mad starts. A kamikaze descent of…

Goats and sheep

Last night's run really sorted out the goats from the sheep. Only 5 hardy souls made the effort to complete the advertised 15.6km Kelvingrove Monument Run - myself, David, Dave, Katy and Elsie. The weather started out with painfully cold freezing…