Sunday, 22 April 2018


Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #64 - 22/04/18

34th, Emma Hutton, 10:51, 28th junior parkrun

116 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #168 - 22/04/18

5th, Kai Wheeler, 8:47, 47th junior parkrun (double duty!)

115 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #402 - 21/04/18

21st, Chris McCarron, 20:36, 11th parkrun, Equalled his Pb from almost 1 year ago!

140th, Kai Wheeler, 26:51, 11th parkrun (double duty!)

341 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Pollok Park 5k parkrun #478 - 21/04/18

202nd, Brooke Conneff, 27:55, 14th parkrun

277th, Ava Byrne, 29:59, 2nd parkrun

441 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Sunday, 15 April 2018


Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #63 - 15/04/18

19th, Steven Cooper, 9:26, 9th junior parkrun

138 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #167 - 15/04/18

8th, Kai Wheeler, 8:59, 46th junior parkrun

133 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Well done to Steven & Kai, keep up the good work.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #62 - 08/04/18

2nd, Lewis Moir, 7:54, 34th junior parkrun
25th, Sophie Freeman, 10:24, 11th junior parkrun

104 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Falkirk Victoria Harriers 2k fun run - 09/04/18

11th, Max Jones, 8:11
14th, Steven Cooper, 8:23

No official results or times available from Falkirk Victoria Harriers

Monday, 2 April 2018



Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #61 - 01/04/18

21st, Sophie Freeman, 10:37, 10th junior parkrun
22nd, Emma Hutton, 10:41, 27th junior parkrun

64 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Chatelherault Trail Race

On Saturday 31st March South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are hosted their Easter Trail Running Festival at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton. We had 3 Harriers running at this growing event with Chris McCarron and Emma Hutton in the 5k and Steven Cooper in the 1k.
Congratulations to Steven Cooper winner of the 1k event.  A further congratulations goes Chris McCarron who was 4th in the 5k event with Emma Hutton crossing the line in 31:10 to complete a trio of great results.

South Lanarkshire Primary School Cross Country

A few weeks ago the local South Lanarkshire primary schools held their annual local cross country events with the top 10 runners going through to represent their town at the county event competing against 3 areas.  Lewis Moir ran the qualifying event and took silver in the Primary 7 boys race.
On Wednesday 28th March Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton played host to this county level event.  Roving reporter Lynsey Moir, Lewis's Mum,  reported it was a tough course, wet and very cold however Lewis ran a great race to win individual bronze in the Primary 7 boys race and team gold medal prize.
Further congratulations to any other Harrier running in Primary & Secondary cross country events as I know a few mentioned to me in passing they had competed.

Friday, 30 March 2018


I had put this on FB so in case people are not part of the FB group, I have added to blog. If people do want added to the FB group please email me.
Just a reminder with the schools finished now for Easter/Spring break the Harriers are still training as normal through this holiday period. Hopefully see some of you over Easter and the ones that are going away on holiday have a nice time.
On behalf of the Junior Coaching & Support team, happy Easter to all.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #60 - 25/03/18

4th, Steven Cooper, 8:30, 8th junior parkrun, Pb by 14 seconds

3rd in his age group and squeezed out of 2nd place by 1 second!
(every second counts)

92 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Sunday, 11 March 2018


Its been a while since the weekend round ups where on the blog.  Lewis Moir's Mum sent me an update on his performance at the Victoria Park Junior Parkrun.  So if any of the young athletes or Mums or Dads want to inform me of races you have taken part over a weekend then drop me line by email or FB with details.

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #163 - 11/03/18

2nd, Lewis Moir, 7:32, 33rd junior parkrun, Pb by 17 seconds

2nd in his age group and squeezed out of 1st place by 7 seconds!

88 runners in the field

Other key stats from Team Moir Garmin, Lewis ran his fastest mile of 6:02 and his fastest 1k of 3:38.

Looks good for Lewis and the other under 13 boys for the Young Athletes Road Race in Greenock next Sunday when they run the 2.5k course.

Link to results:

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sports Club Closed Wednesday Night due to Weather

In addition to my communication cancelling the junior session, I have been informed by Suzanne Burleigh, Bar Manager at Sports Club, that the club will be closed tonight. She advised there's been red weather warnings so they don't want to take the risk of anyone getting stuck at the club. 


Tuesday, 27 February 2018


The Sports club sent an email to all on members on the email distribution list on Monday 26th February. 

As part of a number of applications for financial support, East Kilbride Sports Club is undertaking consultation with 1) sports club members and 2) members of the public about the sports club's activities. 

This is an important opportunity, particularly for members, to share their view on how sports club goes forward. 

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey by Monday 5th March.

Sport Club Members Survey: and

Members of the Public Survey:




In light of the pending weather over the next 24 hours the forecasted temperature during training could be as low as minus 5c with heavy snow showers & breezy forecasted throughout the day tomorrow. I am cancelling the session. The weather could be too cold for some if not dressed correctly and the areas we use around Calderglen Country Park could be dangerous underfoot or we all get caught in one of these sudden snow blizzards, so we'll be cautious and give you all A NIGHT OFF!
Mark will let everyone know about the Saturday sesssion as there is a big senior club race on that day which both Mark & I are racing.
I have put this message out on email and facebook group page. Please spread the word.

Sunday, 25 February 2018


Two Calderglen Harrier juniors ran in this year's National Cross Country Championships.  Here is the low on the day and race from Lewis Moir.
On Saturday 24th February I participated in the Lindsays National Cross Country event in Callendar Park Falkirk.  The weather conditions were good as it was cold but sunny.  I was taking part in the U13 boys 3k race and although I was the only Harrier in my event it was good to have the company of Skye Mulholland who was running in the U15 girls event.
The start line was really crowded with 181 boys participating.  The race began and after a short distance we were straight into the first hill where I got spiked in the leg but I was determined to keep running and get myself out of the crowd and into my own space.  The race consisted of 2 smaller laps where everyone started to settle down into their own pace and then 1 larger lap.  The ground was mainly hard with some soft muddy patches and there was three challenging hills.
I was pleased with how I ran on the day and I finished in 97th place out of 181 boys in a time of 13mins 34secs.  It was a challenging race with a great atmosphere and I would encourage all other Harriers to participate in the future.

By Lewis Moir

As mentioned Skye Mulholland was racing in the U15 girls race running a distance of 4.1k.  Skye is carrying an enduring injury on both knees just now so her enforced period of rest was not ideal race preparation. However after a family holiday she turned up on the start line to test herself amongst the rest of the Scottish girls in her age group. She completed her first race and first for the club on a hard course with a bit of luck having good weather.  Skye enjoyed the race and was 110th place out 133 girls in a time of 19mins 45secs.

Well done Skye


Some of the juniors took part in this 3k event last year so if you are looking for an early road race with spring round the corner and that its 5 mins from East Kilbride then give it a try.  Racing is another form of training and good to develop & improve a young athletes running, bring focus to training and working towards a goal. 

Down By The River races on Sunday 4th March 2018 is the 12th 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 04/03/2018, Maximum age: 16 yrs on 04/03/2018
This local race is suitable for our under 13/15/17 endurance runners in Mark & John's training squads.  Depending on your date of birth some of the under 11 endurance runners in Richard's training squad maybe eligible.

There is a 10k race open to 16 year old plus. Minimum age: 16 yrs on 04/03/2018. The 10k race starts at 11am. 

See link for all details:
See link to go direct to pay for a place. 
Closing date Thursday 1st March. 

Friday, 9 February 2018


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.  This event is a development race for our athletes as they don't compete in races out of choice and need to learn their race craft.  Lets get alot of you out there to create a more supportive and club atmosphere in a competition.

This event is on Sunday 18th March at Battery Park, Eldon Street, Greenock, PA16 7QG. This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Wednesday 28th February.  Race fees as usual covered by club as it is a national event.

I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 25 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  Our strongest age groups in terms of numbers of athletes are under 13 Girls 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 11:50am and race starts at 12.20pm
U13 Boys declarations close at 12:05pm and race starts at 12.35pm

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

Both U17 races cover 4900 metres (4.9k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:20pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:45pm and race starts at 1:15pm

I spoke to the athletes from John & Mark's squad at Wednesday night training to let them know about this race and to have a think about it.

Remember 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).

Monday, 29 January 2018


1 week to go, only have 1 person running. Come on need some more names.
Saturday 24th February 2018

The above event is the next race on the calender for the u13 and upwards. It will take place at Callendar Park in Falkirk (postcode FK1 1YR) . Details are:

Under 13 Girls, starting at 11am, distance 3.1k
Under 13 Boys, starting at 11.16am, distance 3.1k

Under 15 Girls, starting at 11.32am, distance 4.1k
Under 15 Boys, starting at 11.53am, distance 4.1k

Under 17 Women, starting at 12.15pm, distance 6k
Under 20 Women, starting at 12.15pm, distance 7.5k

Under 17 Men, starting at 12.50pm, distance 6k
Under 20 Men, starting at 2:25pm, distance 7.5k

I need a response by Wednesday 7th February (3 weeks today) to let me know that you want to run.  I can be told at training, email or facebook through our group page.
Please ensure you have current Scottish Athletics membership.  The club will pay your entry fee.
If you are entering athletes need to wear the Calderglen Harrier running vest.  They can be bought for £12. If you need one please see me ASAP in case we need to order your size.

I suggest a next week at training (Wednesday) all athletes in John and Mark's squads we have a group chat with all coaches and athletes on doing this event.

Thank you

Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Quick note to say we are back on tomorrow night as usual, 6.30pm to 8pm.


Sunday, 21 January 2018


As our winter training progresses the autumn weather gets colder 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 12 exclusive 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.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Hi folks,

We have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's training (Saturday 20th January) due to weather conditions.

Hopefully training will be back as normal next week. Fingers crossed.

Please pass on the message to any parents or young athletes you know. I will put this message on our Facebook secret group page and send around email.

Thank you,

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Sports Club Closed Wednesday Night due to Weather

Further to cancelling tonight's junior session. The East Kilbride Sports Club annouced on their Facebook page the club is closed again tonight (Wednesday 17th January) due to weather conditions.

Hopefully the Saturday junior session will be on and Mark will confirm this.

Thank you,

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Hi folks,

We have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's training (Wednesday 17th January) due to weather conditions.

Please pass on the message to any parents or young athletes you know. I will put this message on our Facebook secret group page and send around email.

Thank you,

Friday, 5 January 2018


With the everyone slowly getting back to normal this week in terms of work and the schools back next week, its time to return to club training again.

This weeks coming sessions are:

Saturday 6th January at 10am to 11:15am and
Wednesday 10th January at usual time from 6:30pm to 8pm

See you all at training,