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National Masters Cross-Champs 2018

McCaffrey Triumphs as Young Turks Falter Dean Park in Kilmarnock is the cross-country course of legend. Mud and glaur, endless undulations and a stormer of a hill make it a trail not for the faint hearted. Holding the race on a gloomy Saturday…

Dunbartonshire XC Champs

17 Westies made the journey down to Balloch Castle Park for the Dunbartonshire XC Champs.  The Guys ran a stormer with 2nd 3rd and 4th places and picking up 1st male team. Gordy McCaffrey also did us proud with another 1st V60 prize.  The…

West District XC Relays

As a first timer to this cross-country stuff, I can’t say I was all that into it on Sunday morning. Having the day before trudged 16km over wet and boggy fields in Manor Water, the idea of trying to drag myself through 4km of the wet and…

Scottish Short Course XC Champs 2015

A bracing introduction to the XC-season last Saturday. Two lung-busting, strength-sapping, full-on laps of the big field at Bellahouston Park. It’s the Scottish Championships so all the fast guys and gals of road & middle-distance…

Eridge 10, Tunbridge Wells

Eridge 10, Tunbridge Wells, 2015 If you have missed the previous missives from Eridge (why?),Eridge is organised by Tunbridge Wells Harriers set in an historic deer park near Tunbridge Wells,Kent.  Billed as run on ancient woodland on…

West District X-C Championship

The West District Championships on Saturday had all that cross-country should have: atrocious weather and lots of mud.  The weather was proper cross-country weather: driving rain and a biting wind.  Pat, Sharon, Leanne and I huddled…

DAAA XC Champs 2014

Results The 2014 DAAA XC Champs were held in the beautiful setting of Balloch country park.The weather was perfect, the views from the castle down on to Loch Lomond were  amazing and the conditions underfoot good. We…

West district XC Relays

Results The first XC race of the season saw 6 Westies forming 1 Guys team and 2 ladies in a partial ladies team as Claire unfortunately was too ill to run. Niall led off the men with Don JQ and Dave C completing the team effort. The girls were…

Scottish Athletics National Masters C.C.C.,Hawick 1.2.14

  National Masters C.C.C., Hawick,1.2.14 You’ve gotta say……”It’s not fair”.What?  Oh, just to be contentious from the start. You will have seen the results, heard all the anecdotes, so that’s…

East Kilbride XC mudfest

The inaugural East Kilbride AC open xc races proved to be one for connoisseurs of xc courses that involve running round the perimeter of farmers fields collecting mud on the soles of your shoes along the way!! Some would argue that this is proper…