Tuesday, 19 June 2018

WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE TRAINING

Please note we NO ACCESS to our usual hall in the Sports Club on Wednesday 20th June.  We have agreed in advance a local scouts group are holding their annual AGM in the hall.
 
Please meet in the reception area of the Sports Club to allow the register to be taken and we will finish there as well.
 
Thank you
Richard

Sunday, 17 June 2018

WEEKEND ROUND UP 16 / 17 JUNE

Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #72 - 17/06/18

3rd, Max Jones, 8:13, 6th junior parkrun
9th, Steven Cooper, 8:50, 13th junior parkrun

Great run from Max & Steven today. Both top ten and Max got a podium position. Fantastic effort from Max chasing the 2nd place runner, only 11 seconds in it.

119 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #176 - 17/06/18

6th, Kai Wheeler, 8:19, 49th junior parkrun, 2nd in the JM 11-14 age group

88 runners in the field 

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria-juniors/results/latestresults/


Well done Max, Steven and Kai.  Good to see racing hard and producing good performances. Keep working hard and you will reap the rewards.

Richard

Saturday, 16 June 2018

POLLOK PARKRUN #486 - 16/06/18

Saturday's training session this week was in Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow taking on the Pollok 5k parkrun. To encourage people to train with purpose and attend Wednesday & Saturday sessions, every so often Coach Mark Saez volunteers to meet the juniors there for a warm up before the 0930 start or kick off as they say in some other sport that has a huge event going on right know.

The run at a Parkrun allows both coach & athlete to assess their fitness and improvement which comes from applying yourself, working hard and attending Wednesday & Saturday sessions regularly.

However today's session we only had 2 juniors, Lucy Saez (under 17) and Lewis Moir (under 13) and in support we had Lewis's Mum Lynsey and Grandpa Stuart and myself all taking part. Not really a junior session! Lewis's Gran Maud and Mark were our cheer leaders today.  Mark is in rest mode as he is running the Mens 10k in Glasgow tomorrow hoping for a sub 38 10k. Go for it Mark!

All 5 of us got ourselves to the start and after the all announcements we were off in the pouring rain. I started mid field after bumping into an old friend and too busy chatting so missed my start near the front as this parkrun has always had a crammed start even for today's 372 runners.

Not long after the first turn I heard wheezing in the background with a guy eventually passing with his rat or small dog with 3 inch legs going like the clappers and then a guy barging by me with a double buggy on a  narrow part of the route, the cheek!  Once we got up the hill the course opens up and everyone can spread out a bit.  At this point I passed Lucy who was running well and then I could see Stuart in the distance and slowly closing in on him. Towards the end of the first lap I passed Stuart and the wheezing dog had given up.  The poor thing was knackered and its owner was trying to get it to move faster but the dog was spent. Thank God quite humiliating had the dog beaten me!

Onto the second lap and I was committed to grinding it out and clearly no chance of catching Lewis on this occasion or maybe any occasion now. This lap was uneventful with an attempted fast finish from the last right turn I passed the runner in front who wasn't paying attention then I could hear him stepping up to get by me and he beat me by 1 second to the line. Results are:-

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #486 - 16/06/18
34th, Lewis Moir, 21:22, 23rd parkrun, Course Pb by 19 seconds
54th, Richard Lawton, 22:41, 63rd parkrun
61st, Stuart Waugh, 22:58, 52nd parkrun
123rd, Lynsey Moir, 25:26, 27th parkrun
161st, Lucy Saez, 27:07, 9th parkrun
372 runners in the field 

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/pollok/results/latestresults/

Friday, 1 June 2018

DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACES

Sunday 24th June 2018
Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston, West Lothian

http://www.lothianrunningclub.co.uk/trail-race/

This is an alternative style of running event to take part in and good practice if your taking part in our own Trail race on Friday 29th June.  You can enter on the day up to 30 mins before the race and this will cost you an extra £1 on the day or enter via Q Buster:
https://q-buster.co.uk/dechmont-trail-races-2018

2k Fun Run
@ 10:45am, cost 50p, Runners under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult

3.5k junior Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £8 (£6 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 12 to 16 years)

3.5k Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 16 years +)

10k Trail Race
@ 12pm, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 17 years +)

Sunday, 27 May 2018

WEEKEND ROUND UP 26 / 27 MAY

Discover Dunblane 2km Youth Race - 27/05/18


Kai in action
Kai Wheeler was in action at the Dunblane 2k Youth Race. Build as 2k race Kai's Dad said it as actually a 1mile race.  Despite that Kai put in gutsy performance being one of the youngest in the under 13 male category and finished in 6th in a time of 6:58.

Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #69 - 27/05/18

31st, Sophie Freeman, 10:38, 12th junior parkrun

106 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Tollcross Park 5k Parkrun #265 - 26/05/18

109th, Emma Mearns, 40:20, 3rd parkrun

114 runners in the field 

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/tollcross/results/latestresults/
 
 
Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #226 - 26/05/18

46th, Lewis Moir, 20:33, 22nd parkrun, Pb by 1min 13 secs

Massive well done to Lewis for a great time & Pb for himself and in the JM 11-14 age group. There was a number of Senior Harriers running this parkrun including myself who ran Pbs and being the only junior out of 8 Harriers Lewis was first Harrier home.
 
338 runners in the field 
 
 
Richard

Sunday, 20 May 2018

WEEKEND ROUND UP 19 / 20 MAY

Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #68 - 20/05/18

17th, Steven Cooper, 8:50, 11th junior parkrun

148 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Down By The River race in Cambuslang

Lewis Moir and Kai Wheeler were racing today at the local race in Cambuslang called Down By The River running a new 3k course.

Latest news......

In a strong field of 25 mainly Cambuslang Harriers juniors, Calderglen Harriers junior boys Lewis and Kai fought for their places and times.  Lewis was first Calderglen Harrier home in 11:42 placing 9th with Kai rapping up in 16th in 13:20.

Well done Lewis and Kai you had a tough field today and acquitted yourselves great. 

Richard

Sunday, 13 May 2018

WEEKEND ROUND UP 12 / 13 MAY

Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #224 - 12/05/18

199th, Lucy Saez, 26:41, 8th parkrun

387 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/results/latestresults/

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #481 - 12/05/18

246th, Brooke Conneff, 27:54, 15th parkrun

495 runners in the field 

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/pollok/results/latestresults/

Monklands Half Marathon, 5k and Primary School events - 13/05/18

Latest news in Kai Wheeler and Steven Cooper ran a junior event at the above running festival today. First Harrier home was Kai in 3:38 in 4th place with Steven just behind him finishing a fast 5th in 3:43.
 
Great running from all the juniors this weekend.  Lets try and get more of you out in the lead up to the club trail race at Parkruns. We will let you know the date of the next coach supported club parkrun. This weekend was at Victoria Park and we will choose a different parkrun venue.