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…

Cort-ma Ladies

My favourite race of last year was the one I didn’t run. I approached my first race as a Westie marshal with some trepidation following receipt of David Roger’s legendarily detailed race plan. However, the reality was standing in the evening…

Cort ma Law 2018

It might not be the roughest counter in the Bog n Burn series (that’s got to be Ben Sheann), but Cort-Ma-Law is quite possibly the toughest. Definitely the longest and the course, even following the Indian-summer month we’ve been having,…
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SIPR, JURA & LAMM ft Porkpies

How many pork pies are too many? Well, the answer depends on who and when you ask. Ask Ally and he’ll probably stop at a meagre 6. Ask me on the other hand and you’ll get an answer close to 20. Excessive for one weekend you say? Well…

Yetholm: Cruise Control

That Manny Gorman and Gordon McCaffrey scored wins for Westerlands in the M50 and M60 categories in Saturday’s second SHR championship counter (12.8k/762 m) was not the great shock of the day. The main surprise, divulged during a journey where…

Isle of Jura Fell Race

13 Westies toed the start line at the 2018 Isle of Jura fell race. Being a first-timer I was unsure how to pace it, so I asked Ally MacInnes for the secret of Jura. He revealed: "don't even get started til the first pap". I set off quite…

Kilpatricks Kaper 2018

Everything must change so that everything can stay the same, like the feller said. (Or didn’t say? Discuss.)   New forestry plantations, utilities development and parking restrictions forced more than a few changes on this year’s…

Helvellyn and the Dodds

Listening to the dying embers of another dismal yet predictable England batting collapse as I drove south, the sight of cosy Threlkeld cricket club, nestled between the bustling A66 and the towering Clough Head, was enough to lift my spirits…