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Jimmy Irvine 10k 2018

[With apologies to WH Murray.]   Standing atop the hill in Bellahouston Park, the wind swirling the leaves around our legs, the rain falling in quantities sufficient to sink even the most buoyant of spirits, it seemed that the universe…

GUHH 5-Mile Road Race

A grand total of 7 Westies turned up for the Glasgow University Hares and Hounds 5-Mile Road Race on Saturday. All interest was focussed on the semi-elite end of the field with the long running rivalry between Grim and Struthers being re-kindled.…

Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon 2016

The most irritating sort of disappointment? The avoidable sort. Once you’re at the start line of the race what’s going to happen is going to happen – you’ll get the result that whatever training you’ve done warrants.…

That's More Like It - Glasgow Uni 5M Road Race

Foul weather greeted all those attending the 2015 5M Road Race. I didn’t enjoy myself at last year’s race (no form, no fitness) but this year I’d had a good run of consistent mileage, along with a week’s rest prior to…

2nd 3rd - Glenlivet 10k 2014

Forget spending several hours plodding around the noisy capital, for road-racing excitement the Glenlivet 10k, 'home of the steady incline', was the place to be on Sunday. A bit of a family affair this one with my sister & brother running…

Jimmy Irvine 10k 2013

Results Sub-34, that was the resolution for 2013. Took me about 6 months to pull the finger out, get a race in my sights and work out how to go about getting it done. The Jimmy Irvine; flatish, local and one I'd done before – perfect. Going…

Alloa Half Marathon

Results  Race HQ for the Alloa Half is the Leisure Bowl. Innocuous enough from outside, but home to such delights as the Vibro-Gym, indoor bowls and a cafe where the pre-race air was thick with the aroma of bacon butties. More bacon than…

(Not So) Great Scottish Run 10k 2013

I should’ve seen it coming really. Performance depends on training and training is effort plus rest, that’s what they say. They say it because it’s true. Hell, that’s what I say, all the time as a matter of fact. The…

Bute Highland Games 10k

They say that if it rains at the Bute agricultural show the week before the Highland games then the weather will be fine for the games. It chucked it down last week at the show and we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for the games yesterday. As…

Bella Belter 10k 2013

Results | Photos [A slightly belated report on] The final race in the Tour of Clydeside; my first though. Three other Westies took part (I had the pleasure of meeting Robert, Arnis and Scott at the start line) and an ill Chris was on hand…