Carnethy 5 version 2

A race report from each Captain – we’re spoiling you… Things that were completely grim about this race The wind speed The purple tights of the man who wrestled me out of the way on the Carnethy scree section Katie’s broken…

Carnethy 5

“Mountain rescue have just radioed to say it’s too windy to stand on the top of South Black Hill so…. Good Luck” BANG!!!! And we’re off running the 49th Carnethy 5. It was the usual panicked sprint across the tussocks, all plans…

Meet the Westie - Leanne Cooke

* What do you call the thing you change the TV channels with? Remote control. * Where did you grow up? West Cork, Ireland. * Have you always been a runner? No. I graduated from a couch potato to a road runner when I was 23. * Why…
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Devils Burdens 2019

12 Westies teams were running at the Devils Burdens this year. YES 12… 70 Westies at one race! Mostly due to Jenn’s diplomatic, negotiating, logistics and administration skills there were no on the day disasters and all 12 teams finished…

Feel the Burns A race report from the back – not fast, not last.

It’s a fair old schlep to Selkirk so an early start on a Sunday morning was in order. The further east we progressed the clearer the sky became and a sunny winter run beckoned us on. Last year’s race was shortened by snow but the full course…

Inskip Half-Marathon 2018

It’s the race that I didn’t run that I think about the most.   Should I have followed those guys when they made a break? Maybe I could’ve picked up the ‘final effort’ pace a little bit earlier? I was surely being too conservative…
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Westies Southside Six Pub Run: Saturday 12 January 2019

The 5th addition of the Westies SS6 pub run took place today and another great day was had by all. 12 folk managed out; 5 folk having to call off due to either the winter bug that is hitting most folk or due to the call of family. Of those…

Photos from Callander Crags and Apres Races

Photo courtesy of Barbara MacLeod  

Wansfalling

Organised by Ambleside AC on 27 December each year, Wansfell is short, sharp and steep. Mum and I have been running this race for a few years, accompanied each year by a motley crew of extras. As you’d expect for a race covering 1329ft…

Central Lancashire New Years Half-Marathon 2019

I ran this race. It went well.   Thought I might be able to win for the first five miles, then realised I probably couldn’t.   I slowed down a bit in the second-half. Because I went too fast at first? Or did I get lazy…