Saturday was a tough day for some. Had it not been for Don Reid’s wise counsel I could still be languishing somewhere in glen ample, pondering the futility of a winter’s training.

However, it was a mighty, mighty day’s work for several Westies, who shrugged off the claggy, damp, difficult conditions.

Sam was third overall, Ruth second female, Manny first V50 and Don first V60. Terrific.

More detailed reports promised in due course.

Mr Wild finished first in 2.11.22

3 Sam Alexander 2.23.22

19 Manny Gorman 2.38.40

21 James Callender 2.39.50

25 Iain Stewart 2.41.45

38 Ruth Crewe 2.51.10

69 Marc Roper 3.04.49

91 Me 3.19.04

95 Don Reid 3.20.14

116 Owen O’Neill 3.35.59

134 Matthew Bull 3.44.32

Andrew Fullwood was unfortunate to be timed out after the cut-offs were shortened due to the difficult conditions.