Saturday 22 October 2005

Scottish National XC Relays

22nd October 2005, Cumbernauld Park
Men: 4 x 4000m, Ladies: 3 x 4000m, 240ft of ascent
Results  |  Imac Images (men)  |  Imac Images (ladies)
Edinburgh Southern won the ladies' race - Hayley Ovens 15:13, Marbeth Shiell 15:42, Susan Ridley 16:09
Central AC won the men's race - Alastair Hay 13:15, Ross Houston 13:58, Alasdair Anthony 13:28, Robert Russell (reigning Scottish double XC champion) 12:52
Westies managed to field 2 teams, finishing 58th and 88th out of 90:
A) Chris Upson 15:14, Swaz Fraser 17:02, Gibson Fleming 16:53, Roderick Fleming 16:55
B) Blair Millen 18:15, Jason 19:14, Drew Turnbull 21:37, Ian Struthers 21:06
Profile of the course Start of the ladies' race Heather Calderwood Heather Calderwood Marbeth Shiell starting Leg 2 Alasdair Anthony finishes Leg 3 with a massive lead Robert Russell starts Leg 4 Robert Russell cruises to victory with the fastest individual stage Robert Russell making it look easy Chris on Leg 1 Chris on Leg 1 Swaz enjoying himself too much Scott McKendrick Michael Diver Swaz running with style Swaz approaching the finish Swaz approaching the finish Gibson Fleming approaching the finish Roderick Fleming approaching the finish Ian Struthers in the race not to be last

Monday 17 October 2005

FRA Relays, Alva

16th October 2005
Dark Peak won the men's race. Carnethy won the ladies'.
Profile of Leg 4 Adrian Davis and Adam Ward - fastest vets on Leg 3 Steffen and Swaz starting Leg 3 Angela Mudge and Lyn Wilson - fastest ladies on Leg 3 Jill Mykura and Lucy Colquhoun - fastest ladies on Leg 4

Sunday 16 October 2005

Dunbartonshire Cross Country Relays

15th October 2005, Garscube, Maryhill
4 x 4000m - Men
3 x 4000m - Ladies
Westies fielded 3 teams:
A) Chris Upson 15:14, Blair Millen 17:30, Steffen Gorgas 16:16, Archie Cameron 17:55
B) Drew Turnbull 20:50, Andy Freer 20:18, Ian Struthers 20:54, Dave Calder 17:54
Ladies) Catriona Bark 18:17, Muffy Calder 19:34, Liz Horton 19:57
Steffen Gorgas Steffen's sprint finish

Sunday 9 October 2005

Pentland Skyline

9th October 2005
16 miles / 6900ft
Pretty unpleasant weather for the Pentland Skyline. Cold and windy, with squally showers. The worst section was from Turnhouse to West Kip running into a strong westerly with heavy rain. Thankfully it stopped raining for the return leg.
The race was won by Joe Symonds, with Stewart Whitlie 2nd and Simon Peachey 3rd. Jill Mykura was 1st lady.
I finished 11th in 2:52:22 behind Suart Simpson and Bruce Smith. I just managed to sneak back in front of Luke Arnott on the climb to Allermuir near the end. Other Westies runners, in no particular order, were Steffen Gorgas, Swaz Fraser, Dave Rogers, John Donnelly and Martin Reid.
Count the hills!! 16 of them! Climbing East Kip
Photo courtesy of Carnethy Hill Runners

Saturday 8 October 2005

West District XC Relays

8th October 2005 - Dam Park, Ayr
3 x 4000m ladies
4 x 4000m men
The men's race was won by Cambuslang, with Kilbarchan 2nd and Inverclyde 3rd.
The fastest men's time was 12:33 by Mark Pollard of Inverclyde.
The ladies' race was won by City of Glasgow, with Kilmarnock 2nd and Giffnock 3rd.
The fastest ladies' time was 15:22 by Michelle Sandison of Shettleston Ladies.
Westies A
25th of 44 teams
Chris Upson 14:30, Trevor Richens 16:15, Don Reid 15:57, Dave Calder 15:58
Westies B
Blair Millen 17:14
Westies Ladies
13th of 18 teams
Catriona Bark 18:10, Muffy Calder 19:29, Liz Horton 19:22
Ladies Start Fastest lady - Michelle Sandison winning Leg 1 in 15:22 Trevor Richens Don Reid Dave with strangely deformed right foot Dave Calder Dave's big sprint finish Dramatic sky Dam Park Dam Park Dam Park

Monday 3 October 2005

Lock 27 Time Trial

3rd October 2005
2.9 miles / 140ft
The monthly Westies Time Trial blast round Kelvindale attracted a healthy turn out.
I clocked 16.43, with Nigel Scott 2nd fastest in 16.45.
Captain Charlie Campbell logged the times and worked out the handicaps.
Profile of the route

Sunday 2 October 2005

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay

2nd October 2005
Photos at Borrowdale Fell Runners
Won by Borrowdale for the 10th year in a row!!
The Westies team finished 25th in 4:32:34
Leg 1: Luke Arnott, Johannes Courtial, 1:27:07
Leg 2: John Donnelly, David Rogers, 0:42:48
Leg 3: David Riach, Chris Upson, 1:16:21
Leg 4: Steffen Gorgas, Murdo MacLeod, 1:06:18
Leg 3 profile The Start - Alan Ward of Dark Peak leading the field Steve Bottomley of Pudsey & Bramley Luke walking his dog Phil and Jim Davies winning Leg 1 Clayton A - Simon Thompson and Paul Thompson working hard Steve Bottomley of Pudsey & Bramley Clayon Vets - Ian Greenwood and Gary Wilkinson Mark Horrocks & Andy Black of Wharfedale being chased by Steve Jackson of Horwich Mark James and Andy Spenceley of Carnethy Colin Eades and Gillian Godfree of Lothian Luke Arnott plus dog Dave Rogers searching for the checkpoint on Leg 2 Me on Leg 3 Steffen on Leg 4
Last 3 photos courtesy of Borrowdale Fell Runners