Monday, 1 April 2019

SPRING BREAK

I had put this on FB and now  adding it to the blog in case people are not part of the FB group.   If you want to be added to the FB group please email me.

I told a few parents and the kids last week that attended training we are taking the school spring break off. This marks the end of winter with a rest and everyone to come break re-freshed ready to train for the club's Trail race on Friday 29th June.

So no training on the following Wednesdays, 3rd and 10th April, and we will return as normal on Wednesday 17th April.

Saturday session won't be on this week (6th April) as Coach Mark is doing the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 7th April and is making a weekend of it. So please join me in wishing Mark good luck and hope you have a good marathon.

Mark is planning to do a Saturday session on 13th April and will notify everyone on FB next week of further details.

Please pass this message onto anyone you know that attends the Harriers who might not be aware we are on a break.

Richard
 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scottish Young Athletes Scottish RR Championships - 17/03/19

Big finish to our winter season as we had 3 athletes battling out at the Scottish Young Athletes Scottish RR Championships at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingleston. It's was a  brand new location for this event and it looked like a very flat,made for speed,course.

Well done to everyone who ran the 3k course for under 13 athletes

60th, Lewis Moir, 11.15
79th, Aidian Hamilton, 11.39
96th, Kai Wheeler, 12.14

Link to results:

https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/44525-2/

ROUND THE LOCH 6k

This is a good development race to do and the coaches are encouraging all young athletes who are 13 years plus to enter the Round the Loch 6k at Strathclyde Park in Motherwell. This event is on Sunday 31st March and race starting at 10am.

The Round the Loch 6k short, fun event which attracts runners of all abilities, from club runners who prefer a shorter distance to those who just want to run for fun!

Why sign up for the Round the Loch 6k?
  • The field has a good spread of abilities, everyone is welcome!
  • The course is is almost as flat as a pancake
  • Watch the conclusion to the thrilling 10 Mile race after you have finished!
  • Each runner will receive a memento to celebrate participation in the event - the memento will be unveiled on our Facebook page closer to the day of the event
  • Transport links are excellent with M74 and M8 motorways both a short distance from the park. Motherwell and Airbles Train Stations are both also just about within walking distance of the Park.
Link to online entry: https://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/2bf

More race info: http://www.tomscottroadraces.com/

Sunday, 3 March 2019

WEEKEND ROUND UP 2 / 3 MARCH

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #212 - 03/03/19

3rd, Kai Wheeler, 8.10, 56th parkrun

137 runners in field

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

Saturday's training session was down at Strathclyde Parkrun for the endurance squad to test their early season form over 5k. The results are in:-

Strathclyde Park Parkrun 5k #441 - 02/03/19

54th, Patrick Saez, 22.09, 14th parkrun
56th, Aidian Hamilton, 22.13, 6th parkrun, Pb by 12 seconds
70th, Kai Wheeler, 22.38, 16th parkrun Pb by 24 seconds
226th, Lucy Saez, 27.38, 11th parkrun
266th, Lewis Knox, 28.42, 1st parkrun

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

Well done to everyone who ran. Good signs of early season performance with good times and several Pbs. Great run from Kai this weekend with a new 5k Pb and 2 seconds shy of equalling his Pb at Victoria Park Junior Parkrun.  Well done to Lewis for participating in his first parkrun and hopefully the start of many more to come.
 
Thanks to Coach Mark for looking after the squad on Saturday morning.
 
Richard

Monday, 25 February 2019

ROUND THE HOUSES 2K & 10K

This annual event hosted by Falkirk Victoria Harriers is on Sunday 14th April.

The first event of the day is the 2k run starting at 12 noon with entries only on the day

The main event is the 10k road race which is pre-entry only starting at 12.30pm. Online entry is https://www.entrycentral.com/RoundTheHouses

Any junior Calderglen Harriers must be 15 years of age or older on the day of the race to do the 10k.

Both races are fast & flat and good for getting good times.

Full race info is available at http://www.roundthehouses.org.uk/

Closing date for 10k is Wednesday 10th April.

Richard

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sun Always Shines on Falkirk (not always!)

Eve & Emma
At this year's National Cross Country Championships it was unusually warm which meant the course was nice and firm.  This meant rather than the usual tough slog in the mud it was fast and smooth for the athletes. However despite the lack of mud apart from the hill at the back of Callander House it still remained a tough event for all age groups from under 13s to Vets.
 
Its always hard getting the juniors to compete but today we had 5 young athletes representing the club in this crowning National event.  The roll of honour falls to Emma Hutton, Eve Lindsay, Lewis Moir, Aidian Hamilton and Max Jones.
 
This was always going to be a mental and physical test for these athletes as competing with peers from all over Scotland is a challenge that they meet and held their heads high.
 
Lewis & Aidian
The Scottish cross country season builds to this event and each district and national cross event gets longer and more difficult. Hence why you have to attend all training sessions and compete in as many cross country events in preparation.
 
The finishing times were Eve Lindsay 18:45 & Emma Hutton 18:47 for the under 13 Girls over 3.1k; Lewis Moir 13:41 & Aidian Hamilton 14:05 for under 13 Boys over 3.1k and Max Jones 17:34 over 4.1k
 
There is a range of photos the closed facebook page and thank you to all the parents for supporting their children, helping with the tent and if I have missed anyone I apologise.
 
 
Max
 
 

Friday, 22 February 2019

NATIONAL XC PREP

Frances and I are leaving EK just after 9am to set up the club tent in the usual spot which is to the right of the Callendar Park House.  The tent is black in colour. Help to put up tent would be appreciated.

Can everyone be at Callendar Park for 10am.

The athletes are:

Under 13 Girls: Emma Hutton & Eve Lindsay
Under 13 Boys: Lewis Moir & Aidian Hamilton
Under 15 Boy: Max Jones

All athletes are pre-registered and I will pick up the numbers.

The under 13 Girls race starts at 11am
The under 13 Boys race starts at 11:16am
The under 15 Boys race starts at 11:53am

Tonight - pack your bag with the clothes and food you need; and get an earlier night

On the day remember

Calderglen Harrier black & amber vest - essential. Ideally black shorts / trousers
Safety Pins for pinning your number on your vest
Layers in case its cold and waterproofs in case of wet weather (weather forecast saying sunny and dry at 12c!)
Spikes, Trail shoes or if nothing else road running shoes
Spare shoes & socks if planning to walk the course
Food & drink for after the race
If you can't make the race please let me know ASAP - my mobile is 07849 231343

All race info:
http://events.scottishathletics.org.uk/events/20713-17950-lindsays-scottishathletics-national-cross-country-championships

Remember allow plenty of time to travel, find place and park.

See you all tomorrow,
Richard