Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Junior athletes on there marks for the 2013 Christmas Fun Run
Sunday 15th December saw a record entry of 28 junior Harriers taking part in the 2013 Calderglen Harriers Christmas Fun Run.  To make more fun of the event this year we introduced a new relay format with 7 teams of 4 athletes named after Santa's reindeers and we had Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Dancer, Prancer, Cupid and Dasher and a Secret Santa dip.  Again this year we wide range of runners with costumes.
We had, again, the Onesie brigade, the 118 118 runners, a clown, a professional footballer, a jester, and a few athletes sporting the traditional Christmas jumper.  All the runners tackled 1 lap of the Christmas Handicap route covering 0.8miles (1.3k) in perfect running conditions.
And the reindeer team that was victorious was Cupid.  Team mates Adam Stewart, Holly McAneny, Joseph Fegan and Gavin Herbertson all worked hard individually and collectively to be this year's first ever winning relay team.
This year 3 of our junior Harriers took on the seniors and did the full 4 mile (6.5k) course which consisted of 5 laps. The brave Harriers were Craig Stewart, Marc McQuade and Emma Lawton.  All 3 did brilliant with Craig Stewart finishing the Christmas handicap first 27:28 closely followed by 1st timer Marc McQuade finishing second in 28:14, Emma  finishing 6th in 27:06 3rd fastest time of the event.  Well done to all the junior trio.

See senior blog for report on the individual Christmas Handicap race with results.

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