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The best race (report) of the year?

And it has only just turned February. I travelled down to Yorkshire to take part in the Rombalds Stride, which is a grand tour of the Ilkley moor, plus surrounding hillocks. The race was marketed as a long distance walk organised by local scouts,…

Lairig Ghru

In 1684 (or thereabouts), the entire Westies club was almost wiped out in an ill-fated social run across the Lairig Ghru. Or so the story goes. Ask Muffy, she knows. My own experience was less dramatic, but it doesn't take much to imagine what…

Vitrified Fort

Another Winter league race for Lochaber, 5 miles 350 meters, with 1 more race to go in 2 weeks time. A lovely drive through from Kingussie to Fort William on Sunday morning, mainly Lochaber runners other than a few add ons. I was pleased…

Strathkinness to Blebocraigs 2012

Strathkinness to Blebocraigs 2nd May 2012 Race info including results and course map Having been garrisoned to the Kingdom of Fife of late, I’ve been a bit out of the Westy loop, so was delighted to see this wee race taken…

Razorback Ridge Run

Before I left Grim gave me a 'Rain Maker'. It seemed innocent enough: a bit of hollowed out wood, some stones inside to make rain summoning rattles and a few carvings on the outside to for authenticity. Harmless ....or so I thought. Now, after…

Yarra River Trail Race

G'Day Westies! Here in Melbourne there is a 4km sand track circuit round which lycra clad Aussies run .... round and round and round and ....... after a few days of this the Wild Westie in me went mad and I ventured further afield, managing…

Calderglen 10K Trail Race

Given the number of hill races on this weekend it wasn't a surprise that there were only three Westies running in last night's Calderglen 10K Trail Race. This was my first time running this one and I met Don at the start who described the course…

Crieff 10k, 2010

Ye canny whack it. Tough wee trail race, last round of Scottish Open, out for dinner, final of the World Cup with 90 yr. old Dad and we're both still standing - just about.Yes, a tough little blighter of a race, or was it just me? A belter really.…

Tour of Clydeside: Garscube Gallop

With legs well and truly gubbed from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's races, Chris and I jogged up to Thursday's 5K trail race around the familiar stomping ground of Garscube woods behind Dawsholm Park. The route is reassuringly undulating and…

Aberfeldy Games Race

What a long drive for a piddly short race! However, temptation was too great and the journey was sort of justified by a pre-race cycle around to Loch Tay. With ear plugs in place to dampen the furious Bagpipe noise, I set off within a field…