Wednesday Night Run – Garscadden

My first Westies run for a while, due to work and my social life getting in the way of running. About 15 Westies showed up for a run with a good chunk of off-road over Castle Hill and through Garscadden Woods.I'm not too sure about the route…

pentlands skyline

thought i would get this one in early before chris got wind of the results.the race officials recorded me as finishing in 76th place over 1 hour fifteen minutes behind the winner, but this paints a picture of an ill prepared runner, low on fitness,…

Half-Ben

On Sunday I gate-crashed a little Lochaber hill race, otherwise known as the Half-Nevis. Out of the 53 entrants 34 wore Lochaber colours with a good mix of abilities. I wonder how Lochaber can draw so many members (over 120) from such a small…

Westerlands versus Hunters Bog Trotters

1985 Weather: cool for running, terrible for recording results.Donohue shows brilliant form to dispose of most of the HBT and Westerlands athletes. A Campbell is now very familiar with with the heels of Nike spikes and Puma road racers. Is there…

Stuc a’Chroin

1989 Oppressively hot day but didn't take it easy and not a drop to drink. Legs wobbled free well before the end. Quality Westies turn out. Isabel cajoled into attending by promise of company from Carnethy social runners. Westies outnumbered…

Ochil Traverse

Saturday 1st February 200313.25 miles, 4925ft (with the ladies finishing the run on a slightly shorter route with slightly less climbing: 11.5 miles, 4330ft) Stirling Uni, Dumyat, Menstrie, Myreton Hill, Colsnauer Hill, Bengengy Hill, Craighorn,…

Scottish National Masters Cross Country

7th February 2009, IrvineDavid Riach, Don Reid and myself were the Westies 'team' at Irvine on Saturday. Stunning sunny weather, with snow-clad Arran in the background.1. Robert Quinn, 31:1229. Chris Upson, 35:0152. David Riach, 36:3481. Don…

Jack Crawford Springburn Cup

With a combination of precision timing and a little help from Cat, I managed to complete the Callander Crags Hill race and make my way back through to Glasgow and compete in the Jack Crawford Springburn Cup!Filled with lactic acid, my legs were…

Praise for Westerlands founder Bill Sheridan – Westerlands Cross Country Club

Introduced by the Rt Hon. Big Al Campbell our founder Bill Sheridan photographed last year The Honourable William Sheridan (THWS, or Sir to his close friends) was elected as an honorary life member of Westerlands Cross Country Club at…

Club Song

Listed below are the lyrics of the Westies club anthem, written by The Rt Hon. Big Al Campbell. The Westies Flag (Sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree) The Westies Flag is flying high Black and gold against the sky To its black letter…