Monday, 22 May 2017


4 runners, 4 Pbs and a 1st & 2nd finish...this is excellent performance from all 4 runners. Consistent training, regular parkruns, good attitude and motivation to do well will always pay off. Well done Patrick, Lewis, Emma and Kai.

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #26 - 21/05/17

1st, Patrick Saez, 7:42, 2nd junior Parkrun, Pb by 12 seconds

2nd, Lewis Moir, 7:51, 28th junior parkrun, Pb by 10 seconds

51st, Emma Hutton, 10:53, 9th Parkrun, Pb by 1min 4 seconds

154 runners in the field.

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #127 - 21/05/17

4th, Kai Wheeler, 8:10, 40th junior parkrun, Pb by 48 seconds

136 runners in the field today.

Link to results:

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


On Sunday 14th May North Lanarkshire Council Leisure Trust, Clubsportnl, hosted their annual Half Marathon event which now includes the Drumpellier 5k road race and children’s events for all age groups from under 5 years old to Primary 7.

Today we had Kai Wheeler running the Primary 5 to 7 event which covered the distance of 1k on the road. Kai raced to the finish in a time of 3.54 and finishing in 7th place.

Well done Kai.


With our own club Trail race only 7 weeks away on Friday 30th June, another local club Giffnock North ACC are hosting their annual running festival.  This year they are only hosting a 10k running event.  In preparation for taking part in the Trail Race and looking to do an alternative run to a Parkrun or your first 10k then this is the event for you.

Thursday 8th June 2017 (Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock)

Giffnock North ACC Festival of Running

10k Run: For 15 years and over and must be 15 years old minimum on the day, all finishers will receive a Dri-Fit t-shirt on completion of the run and the cost of the run is £12, £2 discount for Scottish Athletic members. 
New Race start time at 7pm
**There is no entry on the night for 10k**

If anyone wishes to do this race then you will need to be responsible and enter yourself or get a parent to help you with this. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017


12 Calderglen Harriers from the junior endurance section were representing the club over 3 parkrun events this weekend.  Fantastic spread of runners across the parkruns and good to see the depth of young athletes wanting improve their running through Parkrun events. A mixture of all ages from under 11 to under 17 and good performances from all. 
Next club supported parkrun event will move away from Pollok Park and likely to be at Victoria Park Glasgow on Saturday 3rd June .  So please note in diary and will confirm nearer the time.
Please keep this perfromance up everyone and now all roads lead to our club trail race on 30th June. Really proud of everyone. Go Harriers!

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #431 - 06/05/17

50th, Chris McCarron, 21:34, 6th Parkrun
51st, Patrick Saez, 21:37, 9th Parkrun
61st, Lewis Moir, 21:56, 16th Parkrun
70th, Fergus Kane, 22:23, 5th Parkrun
159th, Renee Conneff, 24:51, 9th Parkrun
260th, Brooke Conneff, 27:33, 9th Parkrun
316th, Ashleigh Moir, 29:13, 3rd Parkrun

493 runners in the field.


Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #355 - 06/05/17

62nd, Kai Wheeler, 23:30, 8th Parkrun, Pb by 40 seconds
69th, Ruby Byrne, 23:54, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde
83rd, Ava Byrne, 24:30, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde
251st, Emma Mearns, 36:56, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde

269 runners in the field


Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #24 - 07/05/17

72nd, Emma Hutton, 11:57, 8th Parkrun

173 runners in the field.

Friday, 5 May 2017


Further to the blog report about the supported club Parkrun for age 11 plus, the Parkrun organisation also have junior parkrun events for children age 4 to 14 running a 2k distance.  Like the 5k event your child needs to be registered and the difference is your child can run without adult supervision.

Please see links below to junior Parkrun events nearest to Calderglen Harriers for further info.

Rouken Glen in Giffnock

Victoria Park in Glasgow

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Its that time again were we undertake our monthly club supported 5k Parkrun for all athletes age 11 and upwards.  Anyone below this age needs to run with an adult which is Parkrun rules.

For newer members this club initiative is to get the athletes involved in more running events which will help further their training and develop experience running in a competitve environment and socialising as club out with training nights.

Critical Information

Your child will need to be registered before their first run.  
Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it your son or daughter won't get a time. 
See link: and go to section on front page that say "What does it cost to join in?" and click the word "register".

Where & When

This Saturday 6th May at Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow.
The start time is 09:30 and the plan is to meet at the Pollok Park start line opposite the Burrell Collection at 9am.
Club coach Mark Saez will be there to meet & greet Harriers at 9am. Lets promote the club! If you have a club vest, yellow training t-shirt or your Christmas Fun Run t-shirt from last year please wear it.
Remember due to this there will no Saturday training session at Calderglen.

Good luck to all and it would be great to see everyone there.

Sunday, 23 April 2017


On the weekend of the 37th London Marathon there was 4 Scotland teams competing in the British Athletics Junior Road Race Champs also known as the Mini Mararthon. The teams were 2 U17 teams, women & men and 2 U15 teams, women & men.
I mention this as this year's U17 women's race was won by Erin Wallace who only trains down the road in Giffnock with Giffnock North running club. Fantastic achievment for her and I have had the pleasure training with Erin.  So if you want to be a good runner anyone can do it where ever you live in the UK.
Our very own junior champs were out running their local parkrun events.
Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #123 (2k) - 23/04/17

143 runners in the field today.

5th, Lewis Moir, 8:00, 27th junior parkrun

Link to results:
Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #22 (2k) - 23/04/17
158 runners in the field today.

44th, Emma Hutton, 11:03, 7th junior parkrun, Pb by 4 seconds