Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Due to the current severe weather we have had so far today I have decided to cancel tonight's training.
There is likely to be alot of tree debris around Calderglen Country Park, I know train services have been cancelled so home time for parents might be a nightmare, rush hour on the roads might be worse and I don't anyone risking themselves to get their son or daughter to running if delayed getting home from work.
Also I don't want to put any young athletes or coaches at risk in this weather tonight. 
Saturday session still planned to be on and any changes Mark will communicate through Facebook group. 

Please spread the word.  See you all next week

Thank you and stay safe.



I need names by Wednesday 19th September at training at the very latest as this is pre-entry. A simple yes or no is good enough for me.

Any questions from athletes or parents please ask any of the Coaching team including myself, Mark, John or Frances.


This year's West District XC relays Championships will take place at Sports Scotland Centre, Burnside Road, Largs, KA30 8RW on Saturday 13th October.

14/09/18-NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Scottish Maritime Museum, Beach Park, 6 Gottries Rd, Irvine, KA11 8QE

Young Females race starts at 12:30pm
Young Males race starts at 1:05pm

Distance is 2.5k per leg

Lap 1 need a under 13
Lap 2 need a under 15 or 13
Lap 3 need a under 17 or 15

3 athletes from one club are a team and there is team prizes as well as individual.

Junior Endurance Section will cover race cost to help encourage participation.


You have to run in a club vest and need cross country spikes or trail shoes.

Sunday, 16 September 2018


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #85 - 16/09/18
3rd, Aidan Hamilton, 8:00, 7th junior parkrun

141 runners in field

Link to results:

Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #241 - 15/09/18
94th, Aidan Hamilton, 23:00, 2nd parkrun

400 runners in field

Link to results:

Aidan Hamilton has been increasing his participation and performance for a number of weeks doing a variety of parkruns.  This weekend he was on double duty with the 5k on Saturday and 2k today.  Both good times that he has put down and I am sure there is more to come.  The Rouken Glen parkrun would have been extra challenging as the Giffnock North big guns are back and always provide tough competition.  I know the coach and how hard they work at training always putting an extra gear.  Well done Aidan.
Cumbernauld 10k and 1k races - Sunday 16 September

From facebook group and text updates today we have 4 junior runners out competing in the various races today at Cumbernauld.
First out and first home Steven Cooper was 1st Primary 6 in the 1k race. This was quickly followed by the Primary 7 1k with Kai Wheeler achieving a brilliant bronze in 3rd place.
Last but not least 2 of the clubs under 17 Women, Lucy Saez and Ashleigh Moir competed and completed their first 10k with great results.  Lucy was 2nd under 20 female in 57:20 and Ashleigh was 3rd under 20 female in 57:35
It is really nice to be reporting on the success you are all having from working hard in training and applying yourself in parkruns and races.  This is proof we can participate and perform as Calderglen Harriers.  Keep up the good work and it will only get better.

Sunday, 9 September 2018


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #84 - 09/09/18
1st, Aidan Hamilton, 7:54, 5th junior parkrun

A quiet weekend for races and parkruns. One lone Harrier was out this weekend finishing another 1st place at Rouken Glen parkrun.  After achieving this 2 weeks ago Aidan Hamilton did it again only 5 seconds shy of his Pb.
Participation and performance. Fantastic result.

156 runners in field

Link to results:

Sunday, 2 September 2018


North Ayrshire Athletics Club (NAAC) 2k 2018

19th, Ben Buchanan, 8:41
50th Zoe Hutton, 9:55
55th, Emma Hutton, 10:14

97 runners in field

Link to results:

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #83 - 02/09/18

23rd, Zoe Hutton, 9:50, 31st junior parkrun
35th, Emma Hutton, 10:34, 30th junior parkrun 
176 runners in field

Link to results:

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #416 - 01/09/18

76th, Aidan Hamilton, 22:40, 1st parkrun

388 runners in field

Link to results:

Well done all runners this weekend especially Emma & Zoe on double duty to day at Rouken Glen parkrun then NAAC 2k this afternoon.

Participation and performance. Always do your best.


Sunday, 26 August 2018


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #82 - 26/08/18

1st, Aidan Hamilton, 7:51, 5th junior parkrun
7th, Steven Cooper, 8:54, 17th junior parkrun

Aidan 1st overall and 2 seconds shy of his Pb and top ten finish for Steven. Participation and performance. Fantastic results for both boys.

145 runners in field

Link to results:

Saturday's training session this week was running at the weekly, timed free 5k parkrun at Strathclyde Park. This type of session is good for all levels as it assess your level of fitness and your speed endurance over 5k. Then if you want to improve and get better you attend Wednesday & Saturday training sessions, apply yourself and push yourself to the limits and always do your best. Participation and performance.

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #415 - 25/08/18

21st, Chris McCarron, 19:48, 13th parkrun, Pb by 48 seconds
30th, Lewis Moir, 20:56, 25th parkrun, close to Pb
70th, Max Jones, 23:03, 3rd parkrun, Pb by 8mins 15 secs!
96th, Kai Wheeler, 24:01, 12th parkrun
166th, Lucy Saez, 27:44, 10th parkrun
176th, Zoe Hutton, 28:20, 1st parkrun
183rd, Emma Hutton, 28:39, 1st parkrun

 342 runners in field

Link to results:

Well done to all 7 Harriers that participated and performed at yesterday's parkrun and Saturday's training session. With the pending Cross Country season in October and a few big road races in September this time is crucial to start improving your fitness and endurance to take part in these events.
A big thank you to Coach Mark for meeting everyone down at Strathclyde Park to co-ordinate the session.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


L to R: Olivia, Mackenzie, Eve, Sophie & Lewis
First night back after my 2 weeks and I was pleasantly surprised with the big turn out plus some new recruits.  Well done everyone who attended and hope this turns into another good season for you all.

I had the pleasure of rewarding some of the junior athletes with their performances from the club Trail race in June. 
Junior Section Trail Race Performance Awards 
The following young athletes were 1st Calderglen Harrier home in their age groups.  This year all Performance Award winners will get EK Shopping Centre voucher.

1st Calderglen Harrier home in their age groups
Sophie Buchanan, Under 9 Female, 1k
Eve McAlpine, Under 12 Female, 3k
Lewis Moir, Under 12 Male, 3k

Olivia McAlpine, Under 15 Female, 3k
Mackenzie Lamont, Under 15 Male, 3k

Christopher McCarron, Under 17 Male, 5k

Well done to all the young athletes and their performances in the races and here is to a good 2018/19 season.