Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday sessions in March

Please note training will not be on for the following dates:

Saturday the 4th and Saturday the 18th. This is due to the Cambuslang 3k on the 5th and the National Road Running Championship on the 18th.



Sunday, 19 February 2017


Just a reminder the closing date for this race is Thursday 2nd March 2017.  If you want to do this then get your entry in, only 12 days to go....

Link to online entry:


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #13 (2k) - 19/02/17

15th, Steven Cooper, 8.58, 5th junior parkrun, Pb by 18 secs

Well done Steven on great Pb.

148 runners in the field.

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #11 (2k) - 05/02/17

2nd, Max Jones, 8.29, 2nd junior parkrun, Pb by 27 secs
15th, Steven Cooper, 9.16, 4th junior parkrun
51st, Emma Hutton, 11.24,  2nd junior parkrun, Pb by 1min 37 secs

154 runners in the field.

This month's club supported parkrun saw a trio of Harriers complete the Victoria Park Parkrun. Well done to all who did this and and the trio that did the junior parkrun at Rouken Glen Park.

Victoria Park Parkrun #164 (5k) - 04/02/17

50th, Chris McCarron, 21.15, 4th parkrun
69th, Fergus Kane, 22.24, 4th parkrun
105th, Patrick Saez, 23.50, 7th parkrun

312 runners in the field.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February Park Run

This Saturday sees a return to  Victoria Park
and I would suggest we meet at the gates for around 9 am.

This means the normal Saturday session will not be on.



Monday, 30 January 2017


The second race selected to help focus and develop our athletes is National Young Athletes Road Race Championships.  This is a championship event organised by our sporting body Scottish Athletics. 

The race criteria (apart from set age groups) is all athletes need to be registered with Scottish Athletics (see link for more info: and have a club running vest (see Richard).

The event is on Saturday 18th March at Battery Park, Eldon Street, Greenock, PA16 7QG.  This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Wednesday 1st March.  Race fees covered by club.

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. 

I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 20 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  Our strongest age groups are under 13 Girls & Boys 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 11am and race starts at 11.30am
U13 Boys declarations close at 11:15am and race starts at 11.45am

Both U15 races cover 4200 metres (4.2k)
U15 Girls declarations close at 11:30am and race starts at 12pm
U15 Boys declarations close at 11:55am and race starts at 12:25pm

Both U17 races cover 4900 metres (4.9k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:15pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:40pm and race starts at 1:15pm

We will have post training meeting about this to discuss.


Sunday, 29 January 2017


As part of our club development programme all the coaches want to bring a return to competitve running to help our young athletes develop & improve their running, bring focus to their training and working towards a goal. We will continue to do monthly supported club Parkrun events and in addition we will identify other race opportunities. 

So in March we have identified a few races witht the first being Down By The River races on Sunday 5th March 2017

This is the 11th year Cambuslang Harriers have hosted this event and the 3k race starts at 11:10am.
The race is open for 11 to 17 year olds.  Minimum age: 11 yrs on 05/03/2017, Maximum age: 16 yrs on 05/03/2017
This local race is suitable for our under 13/15/17 endurance runners in John's training squad.  Depending on your date of birth some of the under 11 endurance runners in Richard's training squad maybe eligible.

**Please note through Mark Saez (coach) we have been told that Cambuslang Harriers will register kids under 11. Please see me if you are interested & under 11**
There is a 10k race open to 16 year old plus. Minimum age: 16 yrs on 05/03/2017. The 10k race starts at 11am.  There will Senior Calderglen Harriers at this event as it is part of the senior Grand Prix competition.  So there will be people there to cheer all Calderglen Harriers on (I hope!).
See link to go direct to pay for a place.