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Cyclists V Harriers

You'd think that a cyclist would always beat a runner wouldn’t you? Well, providing they’re on their bike at least. Sunday saw 9 Westies put that theory to the test at the annual Cyclists V Harriers event at Irvine, hosted by Irvine…

The Power of the Wee Blue Shorts

Some say it’s the colour of the fabled Westerlands CC vest, some say it’s the magical tailwind that happened to be blowing on that day. All we know, is that it’s probably those wee blue shorts that propelled me to victory that one day…

Westies Alpine Division

Roddy and Leyre used to be west end residents, canal patrollers, persistent race goers and the Westies youngest European couple. Now they make up the entire Westies Alpine Division.. The Westies Alpine Division made their way to Les Gets for…

Trossachs Round Two

Whilst the bulk of the Westies headed for Milngavie and and an Orienteering extravaganza, the trial fiends headed for Callander. After the near debacle of Saturday at Killie and numbers being pinned on just in time I commanded messrs Fullwood…

A Cobbler jolly

The morning after the Westies Christmas Party, John ‘JD’ Donnelly, Jenn ‘Lady’s Captain’ Ruddick and I set out to tackle The Cobbler. Having seen the quality of prizes up for grabs the previous night, I put it upon myself to get a…
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Preston Harriers 10M Road Race

Unlike the hills, for a road race I reckon you want an unremarkable course - flat, minimal changes in direction, laps maybe and just enough scenery to avoid tedium. ‘Unremarkable’ because ‘boring’ is the wrong word. With nothing else…

Fife: Pros & Cons

I admit it, I’ve never had a lot of time for Fife. I can only guess this pre-set prejudice comes from a deep-set jealousy of the lack of midges and the fertile fields. Once across the new bridge you are surrounded by acres of lovely rolling…

The Unknown history of Archibald Speirs

Archibald Alexander Speirs was a Scottish Liberal politician. Archibald made his money in the drugs and people trafficking trade and was a prominent member of the Westray Boyz gang from Possil. However, what is not known about him is his…
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Tinto Hill Race

I’ve been excited about this hill race since my mum ran it in 2014. I arrived with loose plans to beat her time (50 mins), keep up with JD in a race for once and not disgrace Westerlands Cross Country Club with my poor downhill running. I…

Run GMC

Last weekend was meant to be one of the highlights of my racing season - the Grampian Mountain Challenge (GMC). Unfortunately, a recent injury meant that it was not to be. Determined not to let this get in my way, I turned up with my trusted…