While some Westies were doing their utmost to prop up the UK’s ailing brewing industry (and succeeding, judging by the photographs), others found themselves in Callander for Race #2 in the Trossachs Night Trail Series.

Conditions were perfect: cool and damp, and the route was all combinations of twisty, turny, rocky, leafy, rooty, uppy, downy, a little bit levelly, slippy, very slippy, not quite so slippy, and muddy with a couple of hundred metres of steep tarmac (ugh!) thrown in just for good measure. A terrific race with the added thrill of not really knowing where you were at any particular point. Or where anyone else was. Or why…

The race was won by some chap from Shettleson – I forget who – with some cracking Westies performances rewarded at the prizegiving: Val winning 2nd woman and first F50, Heather 3rd F, Ian 3rd M50, and Brian 2nd M60 (Gordon McCaffrey where were you?)

Many thanks to Angela Mudge for putting on a brilliant event.

1    25.33    Robert Simpson    Shettleston    M

14    31.25    Ian Thurlbeck    Westerlands    M50
15    31.50    Catriona Buchanan    Ochil HR    F

17    32.14    Marc Roper    Westerlands    M50

21    33.08    Val Houston    Westerlands    F50

26    33.56    Christopher McKiddie    Westerlands    M

31    34.47    Don Reid    Westerlands    M50
32    34.51    Heather Simpson    Westerlands    F

43    37.10    Brian Brennan    u/a (that’s what it says Brian)    M60

45    37.42    Gordon Bulloch    Westerlands    M40

68    46.01    Carol Martin    Westerlands    F40

Full results, organiser’s report, and details of the next race here:

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