Bog and Burn Update

6 races down in the bog and burn and it’s time for probably the two toughest races of the series so I’ve taken a quick look at the standings. Currently only two people have completed all 6 races (both Westies). So the series is currently…

Whangie Whizz Photos

Thanks to Pete Mackie for the photos, he apologises if he didn't manage to snap everyone.

Red Moss Kips Extinction Rebellion 2019

A good group of Westies made the journey for the first of this season’s East Coast Bog n Burn races on Wednesday. It was a nice cool evening for running and there was one of those ‘strong fields’ in attendance. Fair midgey at the start…

Craighouse Parkrun 2019

Jura has many fine attractions and the Craighouse Parkrun is no exception. One of the loveliest 5k stretches of road in Scotland, with a wonderful welcome and fantastic feed at the end. So popular has this even become that the organisers…
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Skye Trail Ultra

It's very dark, sometime around 2am, I guess. Rain is falling steadily, as it has for most of the day. Alan and I are making our way along the narrow, rutted path toward Boreraig on the final long leg of the Skye Trail Ultra. Less than 24…

Scottish Islands Peaks Race 2019 - Smooth Sailing

“It’s a Blizzard Bag - a bright, orange brick covered in plastic – it’s very obvious,” said Ruth on the phone in Connel on Thursday night. “Well if it’s very obvious, how did they leave it on the bloody train?” snorted the…

Hill Round of Loch Lomond

Start and finish in Balmaha at the Tom Weir statue. Conic Hill (tourist and highest tops), Gualann, Binnean nan Gobhar (plus subsidiary tops Stob a Choin Duibh, Beinn Bhreac-trig), Beinn Uird, Ben Lomond, Cruinn a Bheinn, Cruachan (cross…

Ben Lomond Hill Race 2019

Results from the Ben Lomond Race 2019:     Pictures of Westies from the top of the steep climb/descent.  

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks – The marathon with mountains

Long race - Short report. 1000 people do it. English fell runners rattle on about it. Decent race. 3 Westies did it this year. Worth putting on the bucket list.