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Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay 2018

A strong Westies contingent (and me) made their way to the Lake District for the annual Hodgsons Brothers Mountain Relays last Sunday. This is a four-leg race on the hills around Patterdale; a stunning course and, thanks to a strictly limited…
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I. AM. SPARTAN!

I. AM. SPARTAN ... You yell this at the start line, and you believe it as you think 'Yes, I WILL conquer all these daunting obstacles – I definitely am Spartan!' By the end you're more likely to be whimpering 'Thank God I got through…

Ben Resipol 2018

I left my flat on my own at 7.30 to make my way up to Ben Resipol, collecting runners along the way; Alistair & Dan in Partick, Sam at Crianlarich and Highland Hill Runner Ally Beavan in the lay-by by the Corran Ferry to make a full…
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Via di Annibale Sky Marathon

James asked me back in April whether I’d been keen to run in the Italian Alps. Any excuse to stock up on polenta and fine Barolo wine seemed good enough to me. A few months later Ally texted me about a visit to the Alps to come visit Leyre…

Scottish 4000s

Like all good ideas, my first thoughts of doing all the Scottish 4000ft peaks in a 1er happened in a pub after several glasses of "water". It was the pub in Glenmore Lodge and chat was about the old duathlon that followed the route. Fast forward…
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Arrochar Alps: One Race, Two Tracks, Three Points, Four Munros, Five Stars

Arrochar Alps: One Race, Two Tracks, Three Points, Four Munros, Five Stars   Picking up three points and a £100 fine just after Tarbet meant I was not in the best of moods arriving at the village hall on Saturday morning. During…
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Aravis Trail

Seeing as I evidently couldn’t cut it racing it Scotland a change was needed. This nominally involved me jumping on the back of Leyre’s good work in getting a 3-year contract in the Swiss Alps and moving over with an eye on taking on some…

Roddy & Ally go for a Run

This long awaited 3-part series was commissioned following a generally well-received pilot episode: ‘Roddy & Ally run the burdens leg 2’. Episode 1: SIPR – ‘Another Sorrdid Affair’ We gave it a good bash. The sailors; Brian,…

24 in 72

Hi all,   Good to see so many members out storming round the hills in the yellow and black in recent weeks.   Before I made up the numbers in hill running I played a little bit of rugby. One of my fellow players from those…