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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 &…
Poet Laureate

A rally call to run XC championship

Where have the young, fast ,ambitious Westies gone ? Are they unfit, fear defeat or lacking in form Unwilling to test themselves ,on the X Country course Where there’s no hidden place on those muddy floors This racing is different, difficult…

Xmas & New Year Runaround

It was in the balmy days of summer that JD and I agreed to run the Tour de Helvellyn, a 38 mile, 2000m, run in the Lake District held on the shortest Saturday of the year. JD pulled out early with a dodgy knee but Dave (I’ve not trained for…
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Aonach Mor Uphill

I've been trying to beat Niall in a race for a while now, first it was Cyclists V Harriers where a number of runners took Niall the wrong way, only for me to then pop out in front, but somehow he still managed to get past me again and beat…