Friday, 20 October 2017

LANARKSHIRE AAA ROAD RELAY

We have 2 teams entered this year, an under 11 Boy team and under 15 Girl team.  The teams are:

Under 11 Boys: Francis Santangeli, Ben Buchanan & Kai Wheeler
Under 15 Girls: Brooke Conneff, Renee Conneff & Freya Kane

The under 11 Boys race starts at 11:50am.

The under 15 Girls race starts at 12:45pm.

Can everyone be there for 11am to allow me to pick up numbers and declare running order. Also gives people time to get organised and warm up before race. We will meet at the Visitor Centre and the address is Townhead Road, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 1RX.

We need 2 volunteers to help support the race so we have Andrew & Lorraine Buchanan, Les Kane and myself to offer our services. When we get there tomorrow we can find out if they need more than 2 and the duties.  Myself, Andrew & Lorraine Buchanan are running in the senior event which starts at 1.30pm.

NATIONAL SHORT COURSE XC (KIRKCALDY) U15/U17/U20s

This years National short course XC will be held for the first time in Kirkcaldy on Saturday 11th November.

Start times & distance are:

under 15 Girls, 11:30am, distance 2k
under 15 boys, 11:45am, distance 2k
under 17 women, 12pm, distance 3k
under 17 men, 12:20pm, distance 3k
under 20 women, 12:40pm, distance 4k

This is the first of the straight races for cross country. Cost is covered by club.

I did send an email to parents of athletes who have eligible son or daughter on 17th October

I need names by Wednesday 25th October as this is pre entry only.

Richard

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WEST DISTRICT XC......A DAY AT THE RACES

 

Lucy in good form on Leg 3
 

Eve after turning point
The first cross country championship of 2017/18 season had a welcome return to the Hamilton Park Racecourse last being there in 2013. The weather  forecast was to be dry and thankfully the weather forecasters were right. This meant the middle part of the course was firm underfoot but the start and end of course was like a quagmire of mud as the horses don't race on these sections of the course. This year was another first for our junior endurance section returning to this event after a 2 year absence last taking part in 2014.
 
During this period the club has been developing with longer training sessions, regular drill work, Parkrun participation, increasing age group to join club, 2 regular training sessions (Wednesdays & Saturdays) which is a minimum for all other clubs, performance and development training groups and coach education.  The relays for the juniors are always hard to recruit from my point of view as you need all 3 age groups involved u13/15/17 which is a juggling act if one person decides to pull out or take part can have domino effect in organising the entry forms for teams.  Despite this we entered 2 Girls teams and 1 Boy teams.
 

Olivia after turning point
First out on the course was the under 13 girls were we had Olivia Hendry for team A and Eve Lindsay for team B. Both girls are 1st year under 13s and acquitted themselves well over the 2.5k course.  First and quickest female Harrier of the day was Olivia in 12.53 followed by Eve in 13.34. Next up for leg 2 was the Conneff sisters, Renee & Brooke, who were not phased about running the same leg. Renee was first back in 13.08 followed shortly by Brooke in 13.45 and this left the leg 3 runners to complete the relay. Normally this leg is primarily for under 17s but you can have an under 15 so you are up against experienced and strong runners. As the rest of the teams did both Freya and Lucy put in a good shift against the other clubs. Surprisingly Lucy ran a great leg and was second fastest female Harrier with a time of 12.55 with Freya, only being an under 15, completing her race in 13.06.  Team A's overall time was 39.07 and Team B 40.14. Next up the boys.
 

Patrick at start of leg 2
There was a few call offs with the boys and some persuading to encourage participation giving us 1 complete team. First up was Lewis Moir who had a plane to catch to the sun so was under orders to get round quick to get to the airport on time! This was Lewis's first cross country in this age group so he didn't know how he would fair amongst his peers. Lewis got round in 11.18 with training partner Patrick Saez taking the baton for leg 2. Patrick has had a good season and coming back to full fitness with a great time of 11.41 and taking on the last section of the relay was Louis Blake who like the girls race was up against some stiff competition. There was some confusion with Louis starting and he ended up going before Patrick returned so the officials don't have a time he left but only when returned. His official time was 8.49 but in real terms likely to be 11.49. These mistakes happen and this one of many reasons we encourage people to race to understand how the event goes on the day.
 
Overall great return for the junior endurance section to Scottish Athletics National Championships and the club goal is we continue this as the club and young athletes continue to develop.
 
Richard
 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

WEST DISTRICT TEAMS AND RUNNING ORDER

The teams are list here:

  Girls AGirls B
u13Leg 1Olivia HendryEve Lindsay
u15/13Leg 2Renee ConneffBrooke Conneff
u17/u15Leg 3Freya KaneLucy Saez

    Boys A Boys B
u13 Leg 1 Lewis Moir  
u15/13 Leg 2 Patrick Saez  
u17/u15 Leg 3 Louis Blake  


I need to declare these teams and running order in advance and collect your numbers, if anyone is no longer able to run, then please let me know this evening preferably and certainly by first thing tomorrow morning. 

As I said in the earlier blog we have 2 Young Female teams and 1 Young Male team running but have capacity for another team of 3 Young Male Athletes.

So if you want a run, please let me know this evening and I will update the teams.

This is a club event with juniors and seniors running, the weather is anticipated to be like today so lets see what Calderglen Harriers can do!

Richard




TEAMS FOR WEST DISTRICT XC RELAY

Teams for the XC relay on Sunday will be selected from the following names.

The plan is to meet at the main stand for 10:15am in Hamilton Park Racecourse (ML3 0DW). The 1st race is the Girls at 11.30am then the boys at 12:05pm. Can you remember to bring Calderglen Harrier vests and spikes/trail shoes.

Young Female entrants: Olivia Hendry, Eve Lindsay, Renee Conneff, Brooke Conneff, Freya Kane, Lucy Saez and Ashleigh Moir

Young Male entrants: Lewis Moir, Patrick Saez, Louis Blake, Ewan Tracey,  Fergus Kane, Chris McCarron


Will be running 2 Young Female Teams and 1 Young Male Team and there is option for a 2nd Young Male Team.

Anyone that wants to run let me know ASAP.

Anyone listed above that cannot race let me know asap.

Teams and running order will be posted later today (Saturday)

Monday, 2 October 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 30 SEPT / 1ST OCT (part 2-GSR)




It was a fine Saturday morning for the Great Scottish Run (2.5k) in Glasgow city centre.We met up for 9am and proceeded to go for a warm up round the course. Racers were then called into pens depending on age (9-11) and (12-15). The call went out for the more serious  runners to be at the front. The gun went off and it was a  frantic dash along George Square before heading off into the Merchant City , along Argyle Street before heading back to George Square. 
 
There was some fine performances from the Harriers and hopefully we can build on this. The results were as follows:

Patrick 10.42
Fergus 11.27
Kai  11.42
Lewis 11 43
Ben 11.53
Freya 12.34
Lucy 12.59
Sophie  13.14
Anna 14.06
Ashley  14.08
Eve 14.34
Emma 14.52

Link to results page: http://greatscottishrun.com/results/
 
Thanks Mark for the report and good performances from all with big improvements from athletes from last year.

Richard

LANARKSHIRE AAA ROAD RELAY

The Lanarkshire Road Relay Championship will take place within Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge on roads which are not open to traffic.The event takes place on Saturday 21st October. Details are as follows:

Race Start Time Age Group Distance
11.30 Under 11 Girls 3 x 1200 metres
11.50 Under 11 Boys 3 x 1200 metres
12.10 Under 13 Girls & Boys 3 X 2000 metres
12.45 Under 15 Girls & Boys 3 x 2400 metres
13.30 *Under 17 Men & Women 
13.30 Senior Men 4 x 4000 metres
13.30 Senior Ladies 3 x 4000 metres

* U17 men/women will not be allowed to run in Senior Men’s/Women’s teams.

Please note if you wish your child to be entered for this race I need names by Wednesday 11th October or make a comment on closed FB page post.

Mums & Dads, any family members:  LAAA state every club must provide a minimum of 2 officials / volunteers. Failure to do so will result in your club entries being declined. Let me know if you can.

Please see Richard at the club.

WEEKEND ROUND UP 30 SEPT / 1ST OCT (part 1)

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #45 - 01/10/17

Well done to Olivia for achieving Pb.

16th, Olivia Hendry, 9:21, 2nd junior parkrun & Pb by 10 seconds

102 runners in the field

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/


The Great Scottish Junior run was on Saturday 30th September. Photos and report pending.....

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

XC AND ROAD RUNNING DATES

This time of year is very busy as it is the start of Cross Country and road racing championships. So over the next weeks & months there will be a constant request for young athletes to take part in races.  So to start looking ahead and putting the dates in the calendar here are dates & what details I have about races. As closer the race is and I will get more details to pass on.

1. West District XC Relay Championship, Sunday 15th October, Hamilton racecourse, (u13/15/17)

2. Lanarkshire AAA Road Relay Championship, Saturday 21st October, Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge (u11/15/17)

3. National XC Relay Championship, Saturday 28th October, Cumbernauld, (u13/15/17)

4. National Short Course XC Championship, Saturday 11th November, Kirkcaldy, (u15 & u17)

5. Lanarkshire AAA XC Championship, Saturday 25th November, Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge, (u11/15/17)

6. West District XC Championship, Saturday 9th December, Irvine, (u13/15/17)

7. National XC Championship, Saturday 24th February 2018, Callander Park, Falkirk (u13/15/17)

8. National Young Athletes Road Championships, Sunday 18th March 2018, Battery Park, Greenock, (u13/15/17)

Any athlete that is my training group will only be eligible to do the 2 under 11 races organised by Lanarkshire AAA. So there is limited races for this age group so bear in mind about deciding to run.

All the events are open to the older age groups coached by John & Mark. We recently split this group into a Performance Group & Development Group. Mark is coaching the Performance Group and all the athletes in this group should be racing unless you have a good excuse!  The Development Group is coached by John and this is optional to race but I would like everyone to try a race. Remember running is a solo sport so only you can push yourself to get better. Applying your training and practice racing is all part of your training.

Richard

NATIONAL XC RELAYS (CUMBERNAULD)

This National XC relays will take place on Saturday 28th October at Cumbernauld Park, Cumbernauld, G67 3JG .

Start times are 12pm for Young Female race and 12:40pm for Young Male Athletes.

Distance is 2.5k per leg

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.

The race is same format as as the West District XC relay race coming up. The only difference this is the National and includes all clubs in Scotland that choose to compete not just clubs in the West of Scotland.  So everyone doing the West District XC relay race please put your name down for this race and anyone else who is available.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR Scottish Athletic REGISTRATION IS UP TO DATE.

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

I need names & SA numbers by end of training session on Wednesday 11th October as this is pre entry.

Richard

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

WEST DISTRICT XC RELAY

One week to go to deadline....

This year's West District XC relays will take place at Hamilton Park race course on Sunday 15th October.

Young Females race starts at 11:30am
Young Males race starts at 12:05pm

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.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR Scottish Athletic REGISTRATION IS UP TO DATE.

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

I need names by Wednesday 27th September as this is pre-entry.

Richard

Monday, 18 September 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 16/17 SEPTEMBER

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #43 - 17/09/17

Well done to Sophie & Emma and in especially Sophie for achieving another Pb within a week of the last.

36th, Sophie Freeman, 9:42, 3rd junior parkrun & Pb by 13 seconds
62nd, Emma Hutton, 10:53, 17th junior parkrun

Cumbernauld 1k races - 17/09/17

Steven Cooper was 3rd Primary 5 boy and Kai Wheeler was 3rd Primary 7 boy Good runs for both boys. Photo on closed FB page.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

LATEST ATHLETE NEWS

Posting information about up and coming events and other activities is always good. However it is good to update on what are athletes are doing outside the club in terms of running. So if you have any running news please let me know by email.
 
Both Lewis & Ashleigh Moir have been running in the central belt of Scotland recently.  Lewis is returning to full training after an injury period and did some tester runs.
 
First up was the Perth 5k parkrun on Saturday 2nd September.
 
70th, Lewis Moir, 22:14
182nd, Ashleigh Moir, 26:48
 
333 runners in the field
 
Today, Sunday 9th September they ran the Stirling 2k event.
 
Lewis completed the run in 8:06 (time now corrected) placing 16th overall out of 74 runners and 7th in the under 13 age group. Ashleigh completed the event in 9:16 and placed 37th overall.
 
Well done both for continued devotion and passion for running.
 
Richard



 

WEEKEND ROUND UP 9/10 SEPTEMBER

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #42 - 10/09/17

Well done to Sophie & Emma for great performances.

36th, Sophie Freeman, 9:55, 2nd junior parkrun & Pb by 23 seconds
52nd, Emma Hutton, 10:34, 16th junior parkrun & Pb by 4 seconds

192 runners in the field

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Sunday, 27 August 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 26 / 27 AUGUST

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #370 - 26/08/17

179th, Anna Lindsay, 30:45, 1st parkrun @ Strathclyde
180th, Eve Lindsay, 30:45, 1st parkrun @ Strathclyde

242 runners in the field

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/strathclyde/results/latestresults/


Bothwell Scarecrow Festival - 26/08/17

A big well done to Kai Wheeler who ran the 5k event at this local festival. The race was open to anyone 8 years old plus. Kai finished 2nd overall in a time of 21:57 on an up and down course.

Link: http://www.bothwellscarecrowfestival.co.uk/funrun/

Well done Kai.

THE SCOTTISH MID-TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reminder - Closing date is this Tuesday 29th August

The Scottish Athletics Mid-Trail Championships will be held on Saturday 2nd September in Fife and online entry is available. 

Fife AC have kindly agreed to host the championships for Scottish Athletics, with Strathmiglo as the start/finish location for races for all age groups.  There are medals on offer from U15 through to U20/Seniors/Masters.
 
The U20/Senior/Masters race for men and women is over 10K with the U15 and U17 mixed gender races over 5K. For the U11 and U13 races, the distance is 3K.
 
There are U11 and U13 development races, too, but these are not part of the Scottish Championships as Fife AC host their ‘Festival of Trail Running’ and welcome all standard of athletes from beginners in this discipline to Scotland internationals.
 
Entries are now open online via the EntryCentral website:
 
All athletes in club from the under 11s in Richard's training group through the older athletes coached by Mark & John are capable of doing this event. If your son or daughter can do Calderglen Harriers Trail race then they are physically able to do this. Great opportunity for the younger runners to get to do a new age group race and for all runners to learn their craft of running. Practice racing makes you better runner and racer.
 
Again if anyone needs a Harrier vest recycled or new let me know by email or on closed FB group.
 
Richard

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

PARKRUN ROUND UP 19 / 20 AUGUST

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #369 - 19/08/17

All the Conneffs we running this weekend. Not be outshone by sister Renee who did the Paisley 3k,  Brooke did Strathclyde parkrun with her Mum Kay.  Brooke had great run, running close to her 5k Pb.

71st, Brooke Conneff, 26:59, 11th parkrun

380 runners in the field

Link to results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/strathclyde/results/latestresults/


Well done to Brooke for great performance steady training and hardwork paying off now.

Richard


PAISLEY 3k

The Paisley Squad
Today there were many Harriers racing either the 10k or 3k in sunny Paisley. There were over 1160 finishers of the 3k race this year.
 
This led to a crowded & hectic start line with runners competing from many different running clubs, football teams & individuals. The race winner was a fantastic time of 9.30 but most importantly there were many Harrier Pbs.
 
First over the line was myself in a time of 10.47 with a Pb of 1.20. Next up was great runs from Patrick (11.04) & Kai (11.46) who have both been running well recently. Then came Ben (12.06), Lucy (13.10), Renee (13.18) & Ashleigh (14.27). 
 
Well done to everyone & keep training well.
 
Christopher McCarron  
 
Thanks Chris for your debut report on the blog.
 
Richard
 
 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

TRAINING RETURNS TONIGHT

Training will resume tonight, Wednesday 16th August at 6:30pm to 8pm

Remember fees are due from 1st August if you pay cash or cheque.  The people on standing order can you renew your standing orders for 1st August and 1st September payments.

We look forward to seeing you all then.
 
Richard

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS NEARLY BACK

2 week countdown to club returning to business as usual.

Training 2 nights a week. Initial dates and there after same time and day.

Wednesday 16th August 6.30pm to 8pm.

Saturday 19th August 10am to 11:15pm

Hope everyone is ready for coming back and working hard...

Richard

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

PAISLEY 3k

Mark put a mention on Facebook that next club run is the Paisley 3k on Sunday 20th of August which starts at 12:15pm
 
More info can be found on Facebook searching on "Paisley 10k Road Race with Fun Run" or http://www.renfrewshireleisure.com/paisley10k 
is the website address and click on box marked Sign up on left hand side.
 
If you have entered let Mark know so he can make arrangements to meet up before the race starts.
 
If anyone wants a recycled club vest or a new one let me know.
 
Richard

WEEKEND ROUND UP 29 / 30 JULY

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #136 - 30/07/17

Well done to Lewis & Kai for great performances steady training and hardwork paying off now.

3rd, Lewis Moir, 7:53, 30th junior parkrun

11th, Kai Wheeler, 8:22, 42nd junior parkrun

125 runners in the field

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria-juniors/results/latestresults/

Sunday, 16 July 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 15 / 16 JULY

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #34 - 16/07/17

32nd, Emma Hutton, 10:51, 14th junior parkrun

127 runners in the field.

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Another parkrun by Emma and improved time, excellent running.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 8 / 9 JULY

Rouken Glen Park 2k Parkrun #33 - 09/07/17

30th, Emma Hutton, 11:10, 13th junior parkrun

81 runners in the field.

Link to results:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Well done Emma for keeping your training going on the club summer break. Anyone who continues there own training over the holidays will feel a big benefit when you return instead of doing nothing.

Do nothing, nothing happens. Do something, something happens. Work hard and do your best, there is no limits!

Friday, 7 July 2017

SATURDAY SESSION - 8TH JULY

Unfortunately Mark has taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's session due initial low demand and a few call offs.  Mark has notified Saturday regulars by text and this mention is for back up.
 
The Saturday session will return on 15th July subject to numbers.  Please always keep an eye on the blog at all times.
 
Remember as an alternative you can go out and do an easy 30min - 40 min run yourself, 5k Parkruns at Strathclyde and Pollok Park at 9.30am.  On Sunday is the junior 2k parkruns again at 9.30am at Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock and Victoria Park, Glasgow.
 
On Behalf of Mark Saez,
 
Richard

Monday, 3 July 2017

SUMMER BREAK 2017

Wednesday sessions
 
Wednesday 28th June was our last training session before our summer break. 

The Wednesday night training will resume on Wednesday 16th August at 6:30pm
 
Saturday sessions
 
Mark will start the Saturday sessions again on Saturday 8th July at 10:00am .
 
A well deserved break for the young athletes, parents and coaches.  For everyone who is going on holiday please enjoy yourselves and come back injury free (that includes the coaches!) 

We look forward to seeing you all then and I hope you all enjoy your summer break.
 
Richard

Saturday, 1 July 2017

FINAL CALDERGLEN 1k/3k RESULTS

The final results for the 2017 Trail Races are available (1k, 3k, 5k, 10k). Click on this link to see them along with all previous years'.

Links: http://www.calderglenharriers.org.uk/TrailResultsHome.html 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

FINAL CALL....TRAIL RACE SUPPORT 2017

The schools have finished today for another year and to start the break on a high get your kids to enter the Trail race which is this Friday, Friday 30th June.

So as a club we need your young athlete and parent 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. Last chance....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. Anything is appreciated such as rolls, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits or any buffet type food. Please note NO TRIFLES, JELLY OR ICE CREAM!
 
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
http://calderglen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/trail-race-roles.html and see how to add your name on the list in the article entitled Trail Race Roles.

Thank you for your time,
Richard

Sunday, 18 June 2017

WEEKEND ROUND UP 17 / 18 JUNE

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:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

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:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria-juniors/results/latestresults/

Monday, 12 June 2017

DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACE 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.
 
 
Richard

Sunday, 11 June 2017

TRAIL RACE SUPPORT 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
http://calderglen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/trail-race-roles.html and see how to add your name on the list in the article entitled Trail Race Roles.

Thank you for your time,
Richard

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
Richard

Monday, 5 June 2017

DECHMONT LAW TRAIL RACE - JUNIOR EVENTS

Sunday 11th June 2017
Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston, West Lothian http://www.lothianrunningclub.co.uk/trail-race/

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:
https://q-buster.co.uk/dechmont-10k-3'5k-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

WEEKEND ROUND UP 3 / 4 JUNE

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:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/results/latestresults/

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:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roukenglen-juniors/results/latestresults/

Thursday, 1 June 2017

DUNBLANE HYDRO 2k ROAD RACE

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:

Results: https://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1pO/

Website: http://dunblaneroadrace.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/dunblaneroadrace/

Monday, 29 May 2017

CLUB SUPPORTED PARKRUN - SAT 3RD JUNE

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:http://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/ 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.
 
Richard