Road Relays

It was the 50th anniversary of the Allan Scally Relays last Saturday and 11 Westies took part. It was what is commonly known as a road relay. So I thought it would be helpful to tell the Westies about my experience and some tips I picked up…
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Somaliland Marathon

It’s 06;25am, and there are about 35 of us shuffling nervously around at the Start/Finish line in the national stadium of Somaliland. The majority are locals, but there are about 10 international runners, of whom most are based in the…
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Sunny Seville

There are many ways to travel around Seville. The metro below, and trams and busses up top transport the masses. There are boats ferrying tourists up and down the Guadalquivir River which meanders through the city centre. Many locals prefer…

My first Carnethy 5

15th February 2020   ‘Hey, can you guys be around on Saturday afternoon near the Pentlands?’ said the wind to the hailstones. ‘Sure. What time?’ they said. ‘Can you make it 2pm?’ ‘You can count on us. Is there…

Birds at the Burdens

This year’s revamped Devil’s Burdens saw a record (probably) 13 Westerlands Teams assembled. 30 Westie Women ran, with female Westie numbers further bolstered by two girl-dogs, two girl-babies and three girl-spectators. Leg 1 saw a stellar…

Burns the Feel

19 January 2020 Results: 268 started Westies: 201) Audrey Ayres - 02:32:19 190) Andrew Fullwood - 02:28:03 184) Julia McClure - 02:25:47 143) Emma McCahill - 02:15:06 125) Chris Furse - 02:12:16 118) Romy Beard - 02:10:36 105)…

Selkirk Grace (Feel da burns REMIX)

Some hae speed on track not peaks And some are hill, not trail-fit But we hae speed on flat and steep. So, Feel the burns, we’ve nailed it. Results to follow...

Stirling & Kilmarnock

What happened? Stirling – 4 laps of a golf course in the posh part of town. Kilmarnock – 3 laps of the fields by the Ayrshire Athletics Arena Who was there? Stirling – James C, James B & Niall Kilmarnock – James C, Scott &…