Sunday 29 January 2006

Bellahouston 4k Cross Country

29th January 2006
Results  |  SAL Report  |  Imac Images
Fantastic sunny spring-like weather for the Bellahouston 4k Cross Country. The men's race saw a rare defeat for Scottish Cross Country champion Robert Rusell who finished 4th, with Simon Plummer of Woodford Green taking the 2006 title. No surprises in the ladies' race with Freya Murray of Edinburgh Southern winning comfortably, and Carnethy's Lyn Wilson finishing 2nd. I just about managed not to come last, finishing 73rd of 105 runners!
Profile of the route Action from the men's race Action from the men's race Chris First 4 ladies at end of 1st lap - Freya Murray leading Freya Murray winning the ladies race Lyn Wilson - 2nd lady - followed by Catriona Morrison Lesley Chisholm - 4th lady Helen Stuart finished 5th Kate Jenkins on 1st lap Kate Jenkins finished 10th

Saturday 28 January 2006

Devil's Burdens Hill Relay

28th January 2006
5 miles / 1500ft
Results| SAL Report| Cat's Report
Westerlands fielded a record 7 teams in this popular start of the season hill relay. The men's first team finished 7th and I think the ladies' first team finished 2nd. Carnethy men were first overall, and Carnethy also won the ladies' team prize. I ran Leg 1 with Damon, who totally trashed me on the run up East Lomond. We handed over in 6th place, Manny picked us to 5th, David & Jon dropped one place on Leg 3, and Fraser got pipped by Lothian Mixed just before the finish line on Leg 4. Damon and I jogged round the rest of the course after handing over. A reasonable day for it. Clear on the hill. But quite cold and rainy for the later teams finishing.
Profile of the route Becky Carlyle and Helen Murray - Lothian mixed team - fastest ladies on Leg 1 Rod and Scott Westies en masse Westies sprint finish to Leg 1 Katherine Kirk on Leg 2 Andrea Priestley on Leg 3 Steffen on Leg 3 Trevor on Leg 3 Bruce Smith on Leg 3 Angela and Jill on Leg 3 Angela and Jill on Leg 3 Angela and Jill on Leg 3 Trevor descending West Lomond

Monday 16 January 2006

Nepal 2005

Here's a gallery of photos I took before and during the Everest Sky Race in April 2005, that I've only just got round to putting on a webpage. The race itself wasn't remotely enjoyable, but the Everest region is a fantastic place to visit, with awesome scenery and wonderful runnable trails.

Because the Everest Sky Race was such a truly awful experience, I decided to go back in 2006 to try to eradicate the memory. Photos from 2006

Thame before the race Cho Oyu from Gokyo Everest from Kala Pattar The final morning at Tengboche

Devil's Burdens Recce Run

15th January 2006
As preparation for the Devil's Burden Relay on January 28th, nine of us jogged round most of the route on Sunday. The team consisted on myself, Trevor, Steffen, David, Fraser, Murdo, Cat, Val and Val.
Trevor and Steffen Cat and David Climbing West Lomond Back in Falkland
More photos here

Saturday 14 January 2006

Jack Crawford 10k

14th January 2006
With 30ft of ascent!
A nice enough day for a jog along by the canal at Bishopbriggs. Not the hilliest course but you certainly feel those two climbs over the bridges. Thanks to Fiona McKie and Benny McLaughlin for taking some of the photos.
Westerlands results:
28. Fraser Dalziel, 36.17
34. Chris Upson, 36.43
133. Catriona Miller, 42.40
176. Muffy Calder, 45.01
184. Blair Millen, 45.17
343 runners
Profile of the route Canal scene before the race The Leaders 1st Westie - Fraser Chris trying to keep Fraser in his sights Catriona Blair and Muffy discussing race strategy Fraser showing the pain Chris at the finish Cat Muffy Westies Team

Sunday 8 January 2006

Chatelherault Sunday Run

8th January 2006
About 13 miles
9 of us went for a run this morning from the Water Sports Centre at Strathclyde Loch up around Chatelherault Country Park. The other runners were Blair, Trevor, Hamilton, Alan, Drew, Donald, Cat and Hilary. A very fine cold frosty day.
Avon Bridge from Old Avon Bridge Railway Bridge across Avon Water Green Bridge across Avon Water Fairholm Bridge across Avon Water You're havin' a larf - Trevor, Hamilton and Blair Cat, Hilary and Alan ignoring the Danger signs Drew and Donald on White Bridge The Mausoleum Team Photo Clyde Reflections Clyde Sunset Another Clyde Sunset