Sunday, 18 June 2017


Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #30 - 18/06/17

21st, Olivia Hendry, 9:31, 1st timer
41st, Emma Hutton, 10:38, 12th junior parkrun, New Pb by 34 seconds

137 runners in the field.

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #131 - 18/06/17

6th, Kai Wheeler, 8:21, 41st junior parkrun

122 runners in the field

Link to results:

Monday, 12 June 2017


Steven & Lewis
On Sunday 11th June, Lothian Running Club held their annual trail race festival at Dechmont Law which is a hill in Livingston, West Lothian and its the highest hill in the area boasting views of Arthur's Seat and the Pentland Hills.
They had a range of trail races for all age groups and abilties from 10k, 3.5k and 2k fun run.  Today we had 4 athletes from the Junior Endurance section running in both trail race events. First up was Lewis Moir and Steven Cooper in the 2k trail race. This event had 41 runners of mixed age, gender and ability. Lewis won the event in swift time of 9.15 followed by Steven in 9.46 finishing in 4th overall.
Max in action
Next was teenagers Ashleigh Moir and Max Jones who were contending the trails over a 3.5k distance. In a field of 18 runners, Max was first Harrier home in 14.50 finishing just outside top ten in 11th with Ashleigh finishing her race in 17.12 in 15th place and 2nd in her age group.
Well done to all 4 Harriers and good preparation for our club 3k race on Friday 30th June.

Sunday, 11 June 2017


Our Trail race is Friday 30th June, less than only 3 weeks to go, so as a club we need your support............
Trail Race Entries
All the juniors who want to do the race can get an entry form on training night, fill it in, hand it in and you get to do the race for FREE.  There is official individual race prizes, age group and Team prizes.  Also the junior section have their own additional prizes to celebrate Harrier success in the event. Closing date for FREE entry is Wednesday 28th June at training.
Junior Buffet @ Trail Race
Since 2013 we have put on a junior buffet for all the runners who do the 1k & 3k and due to the support from parents & coaches over the last 4 years supplying donations of sandwiches, cakes, sweets etc it has been a great success.  So we want to continue this tradition for the 2017 Trail Race.  Can you let Sarah know what food donation you are planning to bring to ensure we have enough for the all the kids.
Trail Race Volunteers
The Trail Race Director Russell Couper is looking for volunteers to help on the day.  If you are free please go the senior blog through this link and see how to add your name on the list in the article entitled Trail Race Roles.

Thank you for your time,

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017......SAVE THE DATE......

Calderglen Harriers annual Trail Race event is on Friday 30th June with first race starting at 6pm.

This is a big event for the club and for the Junior Endurance section to show off their months of training.

Forms are available on Wednesday training nights.  As usual all paid up members can enter for free by completing a form and returning to Sarah. (if not sure if your currently up to date with your fees then check with Sarah). 

The forms will be on the table that Sarah sits at to take the register and fees.
1k is for anyone born after 01/09/2007
3k under 12 is for anyone born between 01/09/2004 to 31/08/2007
3k under 15 is for anyone born between 01/09/2001 to 31/08/2004
5k born on or before 31/08/2001
10k born on or before 30/06/2001
Please support your daughter or son's club.

Thank you

Monday, 5 June 2017


Sunday 11th June 2017
Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston, West Lothian

This is an alternative style of running event to take part in and good practice if your taking part in our own Trail race on 30th June.

Also another chance to see the juniors and seniors together in action.  Some of the senior Calderglen Harriers will be at this event as it is one of the Grand Prix races (internal club competition)

You can enter on the day up to 30 mins before the race and this will cost you an extra £1 on the day or enter via Q Buster:'5k-trail-races-11th-june-2017

2k Fun Run
@ 10:45am, cost 50p, Runners under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult

3.5k junior Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £8 (£6 for Scottish Athletic members) (age 11 to 16 years)

3.5k Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members) (age16 years +)

10k Trail Race
@ 12pm, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members) (age 17 years plus)

Sunday, 4 June 2017


Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #181 - 03/06/17

Fantastic to see the results with junior and senior Harriers at the same event. Excellent way to unite the club and show to the running community we have good runners of all ages.  The seniors had their final chance to to run this event for crucial points in the Grand Prix and the juniors ran another supported club parkrun under the watchful eye of Coach Mark Saez.
14 Harriers ran Saturday's parkrun event and 6 of these were made of from the ranks of the Junior Endurance section.  Kai Wheeler and Lucy Saez both smashed their 5k times to bits.  Kai was 6th Harrier home and 1st junior in 21.33 and Lucy was 4th junior in 25.36. Freya Kane and Patrick Saez both got 7 second Pbs. Newcomer to the club Ashleigh Moir achieved her first Pb over 5k.
Great to see so many from the Junior Endurance section taking advantage of this initiative that we started and benefits can clearly be seen. 
Keep it going everyone we are going in the right direction.  Really proud and chuffed.
64th, Kai Wheeler, 21:33, 9th parkrun, Pb by 4mins 33 seconds
88th, Patrick Saez, 22:28, 10th parkrun, Pb by 7 seconds
100th, Freya Kane, 23:15, 6th parkrun, Pb by 7 seconds
156th, Lucy Saez, 25:36, 6th parkrun, Pb by 4mins 20 seconds
169th, Renee Conneff, 26:20, 10th parkrun, 1st time on this course
205th, Ashleigh Moir, 27:57, 5th parkrun, Pb by 1min 56secs

293 runners in the field today.

Link to results:

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #28 - 04/06/17

57th, Emma Hutton, 11:12, 11th junior parkrun

154 runners in the field.

Link to results:

Thursday, 1 June 2017


A shout out to Steven Cooper and Max Jones who made the journey at the weekend, Sunday 28th May,  to Dunblane 2k road race.
This is an annual spectacular running event in celebration of Dunblane’s sporting achievements and part of the Dunblane Road Race which incorporates the Youth 2km race for young athletes aged nine to fifteen followed by an adults 12km race. 
In a field of 86 runners both runners did really well.  Max Jones was the first Harrier home in 6:51 finishing in 29th overall and Steven Cooper finished the race in 7:10 in 38th position.
Well done to both and finishing in the top 50% of the race.

More Info:




Monday, 29 May 2017


Its that time again were we undertake our monthly club supported 5k Parkrun for all athletes age 11 and upwards.  Anyone below this age needs to run with an adult which is Parkrun rules.

For newer members this club initiative is to get the athletes involved in more running events which will help further their training and develop experience running in a competitve environment and socialising as club out with training nights.

Critical Information

Your child will need to be registered before their first run.  
Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it your son or daughter won't get a time. 
See link: and go to section on front page that say "What does it cost to join in?" and click the word "register".

Where & When

This Saturday 3rd June at Victoria Park, G14 9NW near Scotstoun in Glasgow.
The start time is 09:30 and the plan is to meet at the start line at 9am.
Club coach Mark Saez will be there to meet & greet Harriers at 9am. Lets promote the club! If you have a club vest, yellow training t-shirt or your Christmas Fun Run t-shirt from last year please wear it.
Remember due to this there will no Saturday training session at Calderglen.

Extra incentive, Juniors vs Seniors!

Some of the senior Harriers are running this parkrun event as part of the seniors Grand Prix internal competition. So if you fancy the challenge come along and get racing and training tips at the end from them.

Good luck to all and it would be great to see everyone there.

Sunday, 28 May 2017


Well done to Lewis, Ashleigh and Emma for their parkrun results. Great results for Lewis doing the parkrun doubler and getting a Pb over 5k and podium position at the 2k event just shy of his Pb.

Victoria Park Parkrun 5k #180 - 27/05/17

30th, Lewis Moir, 21:34, 17th parkrun, Pb by 45 seconds
180th, Ashleigh Moir, 29:53, 4th parkrun, first time @ Victoria Park

244 runners in the field

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #128 - 28/05/17

3rd, Lewis Moir, 7:52, 29th junior parkrun

112 runners in the field

Link to results:

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #27 - 28/05/17

39th, Emma Hutton, 11:10, 10th junior parkrun

127 runners in the field.

Link to results:

Monday, 22 May 2017


4 runners, 4 Pbs and a 1st & 2nd finish...this is excellent performance from all 4 runners. Consistent training, regular parkruns, good attitude and motivation to do well will always pay off. Well done Patrick, Lewis, Emma and Kai.

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #26 - 21/05/17

1st, Patrick Saez, 7:42, 2nd junior Parkrun, Pb by 12 seconds

2nd, Lewis Moir, 7:51, 28th junior parkrun, Pb by 10 seconds

51st, Emma Hutton, 10:53, 9th Parkrun, Pb by 1min 4 seconds

154 runners in the field.

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #127 - 21/05/17

4th, Kai Wheeler, 8:10, 40th junior parkrun, Pb by 48 seconds

136 runners in the field today.

Link to results:

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


On Sunday 14th May North Lanarkshire Council Leisure Trust, Clubsportnl, hosted their annual Half Marathon event which now includes the Drumpellier 5k road race and children’s events for all age groups from under 5 years old to Primary 7.

Today we had Kai Wheeler running the Primary 5 to 7 event which covered the distance of 1k on the road. Kai raced to the finish in a time of 3.54 and finishing in 7th place.

Well done Kai.


With our own club Trail race only 7 weeks away on Friday 30th June, another local club Giffnock North ACC are hosting their annual running festival.  This year they are only hosting a 10k running event.  In preparation for taking part in the Trail Race and looking to do an alternative run to a Parkrun or your first 10k then this is the event for you.

Thursday 8th June 2017 (Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock)

Giffnock North ACC Festival of Running

10k Run: For 15 years and over and must be 15 years old minimum on the day, all finishers will receive a Dri-Fit t-shirt on completion of the run and the cost of the run is £12, £2 discount for Scottish Athletic members. 
New Race start time at 7pm
**There is no entry on the night for 10k**

If anyone wishes to do this race then you will need to be responsible and enter yourself or get a parent to help you with this. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017


12 Calderglen Harriers from the junior endurance section were representing the club over 3 parkrun events this weekend.  Fantastic spread of runners across the parkruns and good to see the depth of young athletes wanting improve their running through Parkrun events. A mixture of all ages from under 11 to under 17 and good performances from all. 
Next club supported parkrun event will move away from Pollok Park and likely to be at Victoria Park Glasgow on Saturday 3rd June .  So please note in diary and will confirm nearer the time.
Please keep this perfromance up everyone and now all roads lead to our club trail race on 30th June. Really proud of everyone. Go Harriers!

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #431 - 06/05/17

50th, Chris McCarron, 21:34, 6th Parkrun
51st, Patrick Saez, 21:37, 9th Parkrun
61st, Lewis Moir, 21:56, 16th Parkrun
70th, Fergus Kane, 22:23, 5th Parkrun
159th, Renee Conneff, 24:51, 9th Parkrun
260th, Brooke Conneff, 27:33, 9th Parkrun
316th, Ashleigh Moir, 29:13, 3rd Parkrun

493 runners in the field.


Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #355 - 06/05/17

62nd, Kai Wheeler, 23:30, 8th Parkrun, Pb by 40 seconds
69th, Ruby Byrne, 23:54, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde
83rd, Ava Byrne, 24:30, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde
251st, Emma Mearns, 36:56, 1st Parkrun @ Strathclyde

269 runners in the field


Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #24 - 07/05/17

72nd, Emma Hutton, 11:57, 8th Parkrun

173 runners in the field.

Friday, 5 May 2017


Further to the blog report about the supported club Parkrun for age 11 plus, the Parkrun organisation also have junior parkrun events for children age 4 to 14 running a 2k distance.  Like the 5k event your child needs to be registered and the difference is your child can run without adult supervision.

Please see links below to junior Parkrun events nearest to Calderglen Harriers for further info.

Rouken Glen in Giffnock

Victoria Park in Glasgow

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Its that time again were we undertake our monthly club supported 5k Parkrun for all athletes age 11 and upwards.  Anyone below this age needs to run with an adult which is Parkrun rules.

For newer members this club initiative is to get the athletes involved in more running events which will help further their training and develop experience running in a competitve environment and socialising as club out with training nights.

Critical Information

Your child will need to be registered before their first run.  
Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it your son or daughter won't get a time. 
See link: and go to section on front page that say "What does it cost to join in?" and click the word "register".

Where & When

This Saturday 6th May at Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow.
The start time is 09:30 and the plan is to meet at the Pollok Park start line opposite the Burrell Collection at 9am.
Club coach Mark Saez will be there to meet & greet Harriers at 9am. Lets promote the club! If you have a club vest, yellow training t-shirt or your Christmas Fun Run t-shirt from last year please wear it.
Remember due to this there will no Saturday training session at Calderglen.

Good luck to all and it would be great to see everyone there.

Sunday, 23 April 2017


On the weekend of the 37th London Marathon there was 4 Scotland teams competing in the British Athletics Junior Road Race Champs also known as the Mini Mararthon. The teams were 2 U17 teams, women & men and 2 U15 teams, women & men.
I mention this as this year's U17 women's race was won by Erin Wallace who only trains down the road in Giffnock with Giffnock North running club. Fantastic achievment for her and I have had the pleasure training with Erin.  So if you want to be a good runner anyone can do it where ever you live in the UK.
Our very own junior champs were out running their local parkrun events.
Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #123 (2k) - 23/04/17

143 runners in the field today.

5th, Lewis Moir, 8:00, 27th junior parkrun

Link to results:
Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #22 (2k) - 23/04/17
158 runners in the field today.

44th, Emma Hutton, 11:03, 7th junior parkrun, Pb by 4 seconds

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


On Sunday 14th May North Lanarkshire Council Leisure Trust, Clubsportnl, are hosting their annual Half Marathon event.  The start and finish area, car parking and changing facilities for the events will be within St. Ambrose High School campus in Coatbridge.
Along side the main event this year they are hosting the Drumpellier 5k road race which will start at Lochview Family golf centre which is approx. a 5 minute walk from the school.  Both the Half Marathon and 5k will start at 10.30am prompt. There is no minimum age for the 5k event.
The children’s events will include a 100m toddler dash for children under 5 years old, a 400m dash for the Primary 1 to Primary 4 age group and a 1k fun run for Primary 5 to Primary 7. All participants will receive a medal, fruit and water on finishing.
Entry to the 5k will be £5.00 for those affiliated to Scottish Athletics Ltd and £7.00 for non-affiliated runners. All children’s races will be charged at £3.
The closing date for online and postal entries is Monday 8th May 2017. 

Link to more details:

Monday, 17 April 2017


Easter Trail Running Festival at Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
This is the 2nd year South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture hosted their Easter Trail Running Festival which took place on Saturday 15th April 2017.

The 5 Harriers out racing around Chatelherault Country Park on Saturday were Steven Cooper in the 1k event and Chris McCarron in the 5k event. In between there was a 3k event with Max Jones, Lewis Moir and Francis Santangeli running.

No official times yet but have been informed that Steven Cooper won the 1k in 4min 2 secs.  Fantastic! 

In the 3k Max Jones was 6th and his time was approx 13mins 17secs. No word on Chris, Lewis or Francis's results yet.

Strathclyde Park Parkrun #352 - 15/04/17

168th, Ashleigh Moir, 28:35, 2nd Parkrun

Well done Ashleigh for returning to do another parkrun.

278 runners in the field.


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #21 (2k) - 16/04/17

56th, Emma Hutton, 11:07, 6th junior parkrun, new Pb by 17 seconds

Well done Emma on your Pb.

97 runners in the field.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #351 - 08/04/17

30th, Chris McCarron, 20:36, 5th Parkrun, new Pb by 11 seconds
47th, Lewis Moir, 21:24, 15th Parkrun
77th, Patrick Saez, 23:04, 8th Parkrun
100th, Renee Conneff, 24:07, 8th Parkrun, new Pb by 41 seconds
147th, Lucy Saez, 26:02, 5th Parkrun
155th, Brooke Conneff, 26:18, 8th Parkrun
178th, Ashleigh Moir, 27:42, 1st Parkrun

Well done to the magnificent 7 juniors. Good times people are doing and a few Pbs. Keep it going until May when we do it again. Constant training, injury free and training hard will always get results. Keep it going Harriers.

283 runners in the field.


Friday, 7 April 2017


The next scheduled club Parkrun is Saturday 8th April and it will return to Strathclyde Park.

For any new members Parkrun is a free weekly time run held at various locations for people of all ages. The distance is 5k and there are also junior parkrun run events specifically for 4-14 yrs old only covering a distance of 2k.
Calderglen Harriers junior section are taking part in Parkruns to develop the kids and encourage competitiveness without feeling the pressure as it is a low key event for all ages and abilities. So Mum and Dad can do it to !

Please meet coach Mark Saez at the Watersports Centre at 8.45 am and the race is at 9:30am.

Remember you barcode....if you forget it you won't get a time!

This means there will be no Saturday session.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


I have a growing emporium of lost property that people left behind after training and never seem to claim it back.  I don't have the space to store in my house and so I have made a list.
I will display out tonight for everyone to look at and if it is yours please take it. Otherwise it is going in the bin.
Also people have kindly handed in old hoodies, jackets etc that there child has outgrown or if they have left the club.  They are free to a good home. So please take a look and if it could fit you please take away. I will display this tonight too.


Just a note as a few people asked. Junior Harrier training is on business as usual during the school spring holidays. So Wednesday 5th and 12th April please attend as normal.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017


As part of our racing development programme this would be a good low key running event for the junior section of Calderglen Harriers to participate.  Get your Mums & Dads to taxi you done there in the car and get a sugary treat at the cafe in Chatelherault visitor centre after the race.

This is the 2nd year South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are hosting their Easter Trail Running Festival on Saturday 15th April 2017 at Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton.
Registation will take place within the Gallery in Chatelherault
Opens at 9.00am & closes at 10.15am
10k start time: 10.30am (Adults)
5k start time: 10.40am (15+)
3k start time: 11.45am (Under 15s and under 12s)
1k start time: 12.15pm (5-9 years)

Entry fees     
10K - £12.00 (Adults)
5K - £8  (15+)
3k  - £4 Under 15s and Under 12s)
1k - £3 (5-9years)
Course details
All events will take place through the beautiful trails of Chatelherault Country Park, all events will start and finish on the grass area in front of the hunting lodge.
10k - 2 x 5k Laps (Through trails, undulating terraine)
5k - 1 Lap (Through the trails, undulating terraine)
3k - 1 lap on trails and grass
1k on trail and grass

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Pollok Park Parkrun #425 (5k) - 25/03/17

45th, Lewis Moir, 21:41, 14th parkrun, new Pb by 1 min 6 seconds

Well done Lewis

406 runners in the field.


Top performances for all JM10 athletes at Pollok parkrun, Glasgow

Lewis to date is sitting 14 out of 365 runners.

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #17 (2k) - 19/03/17

4th, Lewis Moir, 8:01, 26th junior parkrun, new Pb by 1 second (every second counts!)

56th, Emma Hutton, 11:25, 5th junior parkrun

Well done Lewis & Emma.

124 runners in the field.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Saturday 18th March

Just to confirm the session will be on at the normal time (10:00 to 11:15)


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Saturday 18th

Just to confirm the additional training session will be on at the usual time ( 10:00 to 11:15)


Sunday, 12 March 2017


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #16 (2k) - 12/03/17

73rd, Emma Hutton, 12:01, 4th junior parkrun

Well done Emma.

180 runners in the field.


Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #117 (2k) - 12/03/17

12th, Ava Byrne, 9:04, 41st junior parkrun.

Well done Ava.

133 runners in the field.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


This is one of the races on the list of development races for April 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 2nd April 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:

More race info:

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Saturday 1st April - Club parkrun (5k) @ Strathclyde Park
Sunday 2nd April - Round The Loch 6k @ Strathclyde Park
Saturday 15th April - Easter Trail Running Festival @ Chatelherault Park

These races are development events to encourage all athletes to work towards a goal and train accordingly.  The whole coaching staff are supportive to runners of all abilties and these are optional events.

Further information will be posted on the blog regarding above events.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Club - Seniors & Juniors
Five Junior Harriers took part in Cambuslang's 3k Down By The River race. It was a good day for running with the sun coming out in March making it that bit warmer for all of us.

Junior Harrier Team
Kai in the home stretch
The field for 2017 had 28 runners mainly from Cambuslang Harriers with a few other local Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire clubs.  With the 3k starting after and finishing before the 10k I never saw how everyone got on but everyone seemed happy with their performance and time.
The first Harrier home in 5th place was Chris McCarron in 11:56 then with a bit of gap the rest of the Harriers came in like buses. Patrick Saez was 12th in 13:02 closely followed by Kai Wheeler in 13:07 and 13th place.  Finally the rest of pack came in with his first race as a Calderglen Harrier, young Ben Buchanan was 18th in 13:42 and the only young woman of the day running from the club was Lucy Saez finishing in a great time of 14:36.
Well done to all, please be champions and encourage your fellow runners in your training groups to take part next year.
There is lots of pictures from this race on the club facebook page which may have some pictures of the juniors.

Saturday, 4 March 2017


Tomorrow is the Down By The River 3k.
The race starts at 11.10am.  The race organiser Cambuslang Harriers have stated that the registration desk will close at 10.15am. So make sure you are there in time to pick up your number or register if not done so.
Can all the juniors Harriers that are doing the race be at the start of the race for 10.30am as we are going to try to organise a club picture of Senior (doing 10k) & Junior Harriers.  Ideally I want everyone to run in a club vest.  Next best option if you have a yellow club training t-shirt. Good way to promote club.  Remember the race start is about 1 mile away from Cambuslang Sports Club.
Good luck to everyone and see you tomorrow.

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.