Sunday, 26 November 2006
Just been for a Sunday run in the Kilpatrick Hills with Steffen, Helen, Cat, Tom, Graham, Jason and Rani (the dog). The route took in the 3 trig point summits of Doughnot Hill, Duncolm and The Slacks.
Saturday, 25 November 2006
Approx 9.5km, 190m
Results - Senior Men |  Senior Women
Unbelievably wet and soggy conditions for Dunbartonshire Cross Country Championships at Kirkintilloch.
Finished 15th after a tussle with Helensburgh duo Damien Theaker and Paul Thompson on the final lap.
Sunday, 19 November 2006
Excellent 3-way "Grudge Match" between HBT, Westies and Ochils with 44 runners taking part. I'd guess that HBT probably won given that they had 8 runners in the top 10. Westerlands' highest placed runner was David Riach in 12th place.
Actually a higher quality field than your average Maddy Moss race, the route took the same steep start as Maddy Moss before breaking right up the hill and along a ridge to King's Seat. Pretty snowy and wintry above about 500m.
The race was won by Don Naylor, with Al Anthony finishing 2nd. First lady was Claire Ward, with Eilidh Wardlaw finishing 2nd in a spectacular dead-heat finish with Dave Calder that saw Dave using the old sliding headfirst downhill into a stonewall technique to stop himself.
Saturday, 18 November 2006
Just ran the Glasgow Uni Road Race with a stinking cold and chest infection. Thought it might help clear my nose and head, but not sure it did much good.
Started slowly and proceeded to go backwards the entire race, only making a brief effort to keep with 1st lady Helen Stuart as she stormed past on the first lap. After that took it easy, until a minor effort to pip Jim Thyne of HBT on the line. Dismally failed to get under 30 minutes, finishing in 30:00.
Looking back at the finish, I realised Dave Calder was only seconds behind. Next Westerlands runner was Hamilton Semple, followed by Archie Cameron, Grim Orr, Ian Struthers, Drew Turnbull and Andy Freer.
1. Chris MacKay, Geenock Glenpark, 25:03
2. Alastair Morrison, Dumbarton, 25:07
3. Iain Reid, Ronhill Cambuslang, 25:16
1. Helen Stuart, Bellahouston RR, 28:42
2. Iona Robertson, Bellahouston RR, 30:12
3. Shona McIntosh, Glasgow University H&H, 30:26