Wednesday, 7 December 2016


On Sunday 11th December the Calderglen Harriers will be holding their annual Senior and Junior Christmas Fun Run so time to get thinking of a costume!  Previous years the costumes have been Santas, the Hulk, a Ghostbuster, Christmas fairy and even Nuns!
Last year we introduced for the juniors a free special edition Calderglen Harriers t-shirt and it was a success so we are doing again this year.

So for all PARENTS & YOUNG ATHLETES who read the blog for every child pre-entered for the Christmas Fun Run will get a free special edition Calderglen Harriers t-shirt.

To do this, we need to submit the order to our clothing supplier in plenty time so we need to have entries for the race, along with the athletes t-shirt size, by Friday 18th November at the latest. (T-shirt sizes are age 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/13, small adult, medium adult, large adult).  Entries can be notified by e-mail or to Sarah at training. 
Following on from previous years, the Junior section will be doing a Relay race.  Each team will cover 3 laps with prizes for the winning team.  However all is not lost, everyone will get a treat at the end and for those of you wishing to participate, we will have a Secret Santa.  Participation in the Secret Santa is not compulsory but those who bring something will get to pick a present.  Presents should be to the value of around £5, suitable for a boy or girl and wrapped.   We will do the lucky dip after the race.
Race Details
Junior Harriers (Relay Team)
Starts at 10.00am (arrive from 9:30am), Each runner does 1 lap (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap), which is 2.4 miles or 3.8k
Senior Harriers (Individual race):
Starts at 11am, Run 5 laps (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap), which is 4 miles or 6.4k
Hopefully some of the older more able junior runners will consider doing the 5 laps and challenge the "old" seniors. 

If any young athlete wants to do the senior fun run then please let me know ASAP.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Parkrun-Saturday 3rd Decemember

It was another great day for racing on Saturday with the weather cold but sunny. We had a total of 12 junior harriers and several adults competing. It was the usual fast start with the strongest runners completing the course in just under 18 minutes. First to cross the line from Calderglen was Chris in a time of 21:04 and the closely followed by Fergus in 21:03 and then Patrick in 21:17. A short while later we had Lewis in 22:23, Freya in 22:56 and Aiden 23:49. The next batch of runners included Megan in 24:00, Renee 24:48, Lucy 25:54, Brooke 26:11 and Morgan 32:27

I couldn't see Callum's time on the site.

Overall we had 7 PBs and everyone else ran well and were close  to their fastest times. We are going in the right direction and the additional Saturday training session seems to be getting results.

Here is a link to the full results


Monday, 28 November 2016


The next scheduled Parkrun is Saturday the 3rd of December and it will be Strathclyde Park again. We will meet at the Watersports centre at  08.45 am and the race is at 09:30

This means there will no Saturday session



Thursday, 17 November 2016


This event will take place on Saturday 19th November at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge (enter the park from Blair Road, opposite the derelict site where the old St Ambrose High School, Blair Road  Coatbridge, ML5 2EW).

The under 11 Girls start at 12pm

Emma Hutton is running this 1.2k race

The under 11 boys start at 12:15pm

Lewis Moir and Kai Wheeler are running this 1.2k race

The under 13 boys start at 12:45pm

Scott Barr and Fergus Kane are running this 2.5k race

The under 17 men start at 1:20pm

Callum Osterburg is running this 5k race

Please arrive no later than 1130am. All athletes please wear Calderglen Harrier running vest as other clubs competing will do the same.  Frances Maxwell will be there to collect numbers and meet & greet all Harriers on the course.

Our 2 volunteers for the event are Mark Wheeler & Chris/Debbie Hutton. Very greatful for stepping up and volunteer I am sure all the kids will be pleased so they can run.

Important Travel Information
Due to the continuing road works on the M8 M73 M74 the M74 will be closed between J5 Raith  and J4 Maryville the diversion route may have an  impact on people travelling from south of the M74 and those from Glasgow. I would suggest allowing more time to get to the course and find an alternative route.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


This event will take place on Saturday 19th November at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge (enter the park from Blair Road, opposite the derelict site where the old St Ambrose High School, Blair Road  Coatbridge, ML5 2EW). All the races are "head to head". Ages as at 31 August / 1 September 2016. Details are as follows:

Age group
Race 1
U11 Girls
1200m (1 small lap)
Race 2
U11 Boys
1200m (1 small lap)
Race 3
U13 Girls
2500m (1 large lap)
Race 4
U13 Boys
2500m (1 large lap)
Race 5
U15 Girls
3700m (1 small + 1 large lap)
Race 5
U15 Boys
3700m (1 small + 1 large lap)
Race 6
U17 M
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
U17 F
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
Sen/Vet Ladies
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 7
Sen/Vet Men
10000m ( 4 large laps)

Age groups are u11 (9 & 10 yrs), u13 (11 & 12 yrs), u15 (13 & 14 yrs), u17 (15 & 16 yrs) and everybody else is Senior.

Volunteers: The race organiser states that all clubs need to provide a minimum of 2 volunteers and failure to do so will result in club entries being declined.  So if you can volunteer please see Richard.

If you intend taking part in this race give your name to Richard  BY EMAIL or AT TRAINING BY  Wednesday 9th November at the latest.

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Fun In The Mud Kimarnock Cross Country Festival
Ayrshire Athletic Arena, 13/11/16

u11, 1.3k cross country course

32nd, Lewis Moir, 5.53
37th, Kai Wheeler, 5.57

58 runners in the field.

Provisional results

Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #102 (2k) - 13/11/16

13th, Ava Byrne, 9.04, 39th junior parkrun

124 runners in the field.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


As our winter training progresses the autumn weather kicks in with lowering temperatures leading us to a cold winter 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 21 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. Alternatively leave a note on the blog.