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Durisdeer

7 Westies turned up for the Durisdeer Hill Race in difficult conditions with low cloud, rain and wind. Visibility was very poor which resulted in half the field making navigation errors and generally making a hash of things. A small field of…

Merrick Hill Race 2015

29 people were on the start line for this one, including Alan, who finished in fourth place. Last year's winner, Jim Haworth, was third, Owen was second, and I finished shortly ahead of him. First lady was Kerstin Leslie who knocked 10 minutes…

Newtonmore 10 miler

Saturday morning saw me making the hop up the A9 to Newtonmore and the annual 10 mile road race. The course is an out and back from the town out through Kingussie with a lot of the route being on the cycle track which not only gives pretty…

Creag Dhubh

So the offer of a weekend up at Chez Gorman, with a tough wee hill race sandwiched in between the compulsory alcohol consumption, proved too tempting to resist especially given how much fun it was when last there a couple of years ago. For those…

Bishop Hill

Sorry for the delay in posting but last Sunday three Westies went over to Fife to the Bishop Hill race .......two to take part and one to watch and take photographs. Don Reid and myself represented the club in what I always think is one of the…

NZ Masters

Most Kiwi's feel it has been a terrible summer so far but it seems quite good to me. Monday however was a lovely day for the masters hill race with a refreshing wind. A good trail up through the bush to 1800ft and then up in the tussocks to…

Meall a Buachaille

Headed off on Saturday morning to near Aviemore for the last SHR championship race of 2009 after having got home the previous night from London at midnight so wasn't looking forward to it. What I was looking forward to was meeting loads of hill…

Loch Katrine circumnavigation

Why? Ye canny ask that. Yes, this another Struthers monumental extravaganza of hill,trail,road walk a mere blip in the eye from Glasgow.It was either a) From Trossachs Pier by courtesy of The Sir Walter Scott cruising to Stronachlachar Pier…