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Gwyn takes on London

Gwyn has secretly run the London marathon, posting an amazing time of 2h 33 min 46 sec and finishing 122nd!! He did one bad thing and didn't run under the Westies banner, he was clubless..... Excluding that one miscalculation, well done Gwyn…

Random Japanese Marathon (Nagano)

Before I left Scotland in February I said to a few people that I was running a marathon in Japan and I'd write a race report.  So here it is, apologies for dirtying these pages with talk of road running.    I entered the Nagano…

Glencoe Marathon

So the Glencoe Marathon was entered earlier this year with all the usual great intentions..... Somehow though despite having some great training this year as well as some great events and races, long runs had been sidelined a little and with…

Illinois marathon

Whilst it seems almost everyone has taken part in the London marathon, I had the "pleasure" last weekend in taken part instead in the Illinois marathon in Urbana-Champaign (my first marathon). Not to be mistaken with the Chicago marathon, this…

Meanwhile, up North...

... team Thurlbeck and Roper were competing in the Highlander Mountain Marathon 15 miles north of Ullapool in the area of Ben More Assynt, Conival, Canisp and Suilven: two days of competitive scampering over glorious countryside in the warm…

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class

Highlander Mountain Marathon 2014 B class with Peter Harper That time of the year again, the first of the Mountain Marathons, and what better place than Glenfinnan for the Highlander Mountain Marathon.  I did the Highlander last year for…

Islay Marathon

Since the club members who completed this seem too shy to write a report I thought I would put something up. 3 club members completed in the Islay Marathon on the 13th of April; Pauls, Murdo and Karine. While I think there was a slightly bigger…

Glencoe Marathon 2013

This was the 2nd year for this event and my 2nd time running it. I loved the race last year and set it as my only marathon for 2013.  Unfortunately due to a hamstring tear in August my training was condensed into the last 10 weeks. …

London Marathon 2013

Splits A fine way to spend a weekend in London. Near-perfect running conditions, with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. The spectators were present and noisy most of the way round. I had the dubious fortune of, at various points, running…

Kielder marathon

This was my first marathon and I wanted it to be a trail. It started at Leaplish waterside park in Kielder/ Northumberland. It rarely leaves the shores of Kielder water following the lakeside way. It has about 800ft of climb involving short…