We Kaim, We saw, We Conquered.

Veni, Vidi, Vici or for those who aren’t James. We Kaim, We saw, We Conquered. 28 Westies (I think, some didn’t put there club on the entry form) toed the start line of the 2019 Kaim hill race. The gun went off at 7 pm sharp and we were…

A Screel reel

A Screel reel Way down South to the Solway, the Westies came To Screel's roguish, rugged slopes , they attempted to tame And scanning the results of SHR , first race The standout performer was Niall McAlinden at 30.12 , a blistering pace We…
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Extravaganza 2019: Curlywee to Gallowee

For this year’s Extravaganza, a herd of very hardy Westies braved the wilds of Dumfries & Galloway to run a relay of 114.2km exactly from Newton Stewart Youth Hostel to the most Southerly point of Scotland. The 5.30am wake-up call meant…
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Screel

The Scottish Hill Racing entry says:- R    42    Screel Hill Race    18/04/2009    0:37:39    132.0% .........but what`s the tale behind it? Well, as a relatively new recruit to the running game in later life I seemed…

Meikle Bin

With Iain Thurlbeck on holiday a nervous bunch of westies set off on a run up Meikle Bin. Thankfully we found the ride through the forest after 2.5 km (or is it the one after 2.4 km). We took the wrong gap in the forest down to the stream but…

Trig Point Challenge Update

Download Latest PDF of the Trig-Point-Challenge Link Tracker https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/trig Spreadsheet for LMRT-trig-point-hunting-final   What is the Trig Point Challenge As some of you may know I am in Lomond…
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Westies Alpine Division Pt deux

On first inspection of Roddy and Leyre’s idyllic little country pad outside Geneva you’d be forgiven for thinking they’ve settled for a more relaxed version of the good life since leaving bonnie Maryhill behind. The chickens roam about…

Howarth Hobble - a hard day out

The Haworth Hobble is a 32 mile ultra run with about 4400ft of climb, this would be my first attempt and JD’s sixteenth. A low-key event that I probably wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for JD. Previously known as the Wuthering…
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IN THE DARK KILPATRICKS HANDICAP

John Hamer’s strategy of deliberately running slowly at Carnethy just to connive a good handicap worked a treat tonight (and NO, he didn't bribe me with his lovely gin!). He triumphed in a field of 19 runners and assorted helpers and hangers-on,…

Fetteresso Forest Marathon

When you tell people you’re doing the Fetteresso Forest Marathon they mostly respond with “Where’s that then?” When you tell them you doing it the day after running the Cross Country Nationals they look at you like your mad. Well…