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The Brack

A classic in the making.  It was a select (read "elite") group of runners who turned up on this sunny Saturday morning to see what all the fuss was about with this new race "the Barck", that everyone's been talking about. And select is…

Kinnoull Hill Race

   Kinnoull Hill Race, 2016 “Come along now”,  they all said……more later perhaps? Well the drive up to Perth was punctuated, if not entirely dominated by the dark clouds and precipitation. Yes it was…

The Anniversary Waltz,2016, Stair,Cumbria

Anniversary Waltz,2016, Stair,Cumbria. “There’s a lady whose sure all that…. Oh,come on, it does start at Stair – to – not sure it was going there…. Well in old money they put it at 11.5mls. 3,600ft. …

An Teallach

An Teallach race was over a week and a half ago so apologies for not posting this earlier. Ray Wilby organised this new race up one of our more iconic hills. To be honest it had been a few years since I last climbed An Teallach and I had grave…

Eildons 3 Hill Race,2015

Eildons  3 Hill Race,2015 Oh Greenyards,Oh Greenyards,how green is thy grass. Blimey,what now? It’s not a poetry competition,you know. You may just have a point. Steven & I took an early start for the journey to Melrose(makes…

Ben Lomond Photos

Photos from Ben Lomond Hill Race...

Norman's Law

Norman's Law hill race yesterday. My local race. A terrific, very social event in glorious weather. Pretty runnable trail-y ascent, with a genuine choice of descents. I don't know if it was the heat but, having climbed this a hundred times previously,…

TINTO 2014

Just a quick post to recognise the achievments of some Westies on Sat at a blustery but highly enjoyable Tinto race. Gordon McCaffrey got 1st v60, Gibby - 1st V70 and new kid on the block Deborah Stokoe got the 3rd senior lady prize and 4th…

Ochil 2000s

Results It was a much smaller crowd that turned out for the Ochil 2000s this year, with the three Davids (Riach, Dickson and Rodgers), John McInally and myself  representing Westies. The weather was perfect at the starting line - dry and…

Lomonds Of Fife

From the start to West Lomond it was fantastic.  A great runnable course, with a helpfully strong tailwind to assist with the climb up East Lomond.  Then turn, face into the exhilarating westerly, realise the sun was still shining,…