Motivational words from John Mullen - Coach for u13 to u17 squad
This is added encouragement to take part in the Great Scottish Junior run.
In the last year and a half the club has increased to 1.5 hour training on a Wednesday. Mark Saez has introduced a Saturday morning training session. We introduced technical drills and got these demo’ed by Derek Hawkins (Scottish Marathon runner) and his dad Robert. All children now do dynamics and technical drills weekly as well as core strength work.
Richard Lawton and myself completed our UK Athletics (Coach in Running Fitness) level two badges in Jan 2016 and we now planned weekly sessions based around the curriculum and we have certainly seen results in our athletes technique and running style and improvements in speed and strength.
The next piece of the jigsaw should be some races. Some are already doing parkruns which is great, but why not all take a look at the link for the Great Scottish Junior Run and think about entering if your 15 years old or younger.
On Sunday 11th September Central AC held their annual 10k road race event which incorporated a 2k fun run to include junior athletes. The race was open to under 15s and below and Calderglen Harriers were represented by Lewis Moir from the under 11 training squad.
Lewis en route to finish
This is Lewis's second major race of the season and he was improved already from the last with attending Wednesday and Saturday club sessions and support from his Grandpa Stuart Waugh.
Lewis on podium
Lewis was 30th overall in a mixed field of age and gender of 107 runners. He was 3rd fastest finishing under 11 boy in a great time of 8mins 14 secs. Well done Lewis fantastic.