Friday, 9 February 2018

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

My hope is all the regular Parkrun attendees and who attend the Saturday session will seriously consider this event.  If you can do a 5k parkrun and train twice a week you can do this.  This event is a development race for our athletes as they don't compete in races out of choice and need to learn their race craft.  Lets get alot of you out there to create a more supportive and club atmosphere in a competition.

This event is on Sunday 18th March at Battery Park, Eldon Street, Greenock, PA16 7QG. This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Wednesday 28th February.  Race fees as usual covered by club as it is a national event.

I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 25 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  Our strongest age groups in terms of numbers of athletes are under 13 Girls and Under 15 Girls. As well as individual prizes there is a team prize for each team of 3 young athletes in each age group.

Both U13 races cover 2500 metres (2.5k)
U13 Girls declarations close at 11:50am and race starts at 12.20pm
U13 Boys declarations close at 12:05pm and race starts at 12.35pm

Both U15 races cover 4200 metres (4.2k)
U15 Girls declarations close at 11am and race starts at 11:30am
U15 Boys declarations close at 11:25am and race starts at 11:55am

Both U17 races cover 4900 metres (4.9k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:20pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:45pm and race starts at 1:15pm

I spoke to the athletes from John & Mark's squad at Wednesday night training to let them know about this race and to have a think about it.

Remember the race criteria (apart from set age groups) is all athletes need to be registered with Scottish Athletics (see link for more info: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/) and have a club running vest (see Richard).

Monday, 29 January 2018

NATIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIPS (FALKIRK)

1 week to go, only have 1 person running. Come on need some more names.
Saturday 24th February 2018

The above event is the next race on the calender for the u13 and upwards. It will take place at Callendar Park in Falkirk (postcode FK1 1YR) . Details are:

Under 13 Girls, starting at 11am, distance 3.1k
Under 13 Boys, starting at 11.16am, distance 3.1k

Under 15 Girls, starting at 11.32am, distance 4.1k
Under 15 Boys, starting at 11.53am, distance 4.1k

Under 17 Women, starting at 12.15pm, distance 6k
Under 20 Women, starting at 12.15pm, distance 7.5k

Under 17 Men, starting at 12.50pm, distance 6k
Under 20 Men, starting at 2:25pm, distance 7.5k

I need a response by Wednesday 7th February (3 weeks today) to let me know that you want to run.  I can be told at training, email or facebook through our group page.
 
Please ensure you have current Scottish Athletics membership.  The club will pay your entry fee.
 
If you are entering athletes need to wear the Calderglen Harrier running vest.  They can be bought for £12. If you need one please see me ASAP in case we need to order your size.

I suggest a next week at training (Wednesday) all athletes in John and Mark's squads we have a group chat with all coaches and athletes on doing this event.

Thank you
Richard

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

TRAINING ON WEDNESDAY 24 JAN

Quick note to say we are back on tomorrow night as usual, 6.30pm to 8pm.

Richard

Sunday, 21 January 2018

CALDERGLEN HARRIERS HATS




As our winter training progresses the autumn weather gets colder you could benefit from keeping yourself warm and maximising your body heat during training nights. Then look no further than a Calderglen Harrier commemorative hat. In 2014 Calderglen Harriers had their 30th anniversary and as part of those celebrations we got commemorative hats for members.  I have a final stock of 12 exclusive commemorative hats which are available at a cost of £3.
 
If you looking for a Christmas stocking filler for your loved one(s), any new members to the club, existing members looking to renew their well worn hat or any other family or friends wish to purchase such a fetching hat then just speak to Sarah or I on Wednesday training nights.
 
Richard

Friday, 19 January 2018

SATURDAY TRAINING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Hi folks,

We have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's training (Saturday 20th January) due to weather conditions.

Hopefully training will be back as normal next week. Fingers crossed.

Please pass on the message to any parents or young athletes you know. I will put this message on our Facebook secret group page and send around email.

Thank you,
Richard

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Sports Club Closed Wednesday Night due to Weather

Further to cancelling tonight's junior session. The East Kilbride Sports Club annouced on their Facebook page the club is closed again tonight (Wednesday 17th January) due to weather conditions.

Hopefully the Saturday junior session will be on and Mark will confirm this.

Thank you,
Richard
 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

WEDNESDAY TRAINING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Hi folks,

We have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's training (Wednesday 17th January) due to weather conditions.

Please pass on the message to any parents or young athletes you know. I will put this message on our Facebook secret group page and send around email.

Thank you,
Richard