Sunday, 11 November 2018


Attention please a quick turn is needed for this.

We are now taking entries for the West District Cross Country Championships, which will be held at Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Queens Drive,Kilmarnock KA1 3XF on Saturday 8th December, first race starts at 11.30am.

There are cross country races for age groups U13, U15, U17, U20 and seniors/masters.

Your membership with Scottish Athletics needs to be paid up to date to enter this event.

Closing date for entries is Monday 19th  November, no late entries will be accepted.

Please let me know at training, via facebook or email.

Link for more info

Link to join Scottish Athletics


Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #197 - 11/11/18

2nd, Kai Wheeler, 8.18, 54th parkrun

97 runners in field

Link to results:

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #424 - 10/11/18

26th, Patrick Saez, 22.19, 13th parkrun
37th, Kai Wheeler, 23.02, 15th parkrun, Pb by 28 seconds
75th, Freya Kane, 24.48, 8th parkrun

275 runners in field

Link to results:

Well done to Patrick, Kai and Freya for attending this month's Saturday session Parkrun event and to Mark for being the responsbile adult turning up to support.  This is great running from all runners and good way to monitor your progress in fitness and running improvement.  Please more juniors go along and get involved in doing this club event or even when its not.

Well done to Kai for being on double duty with 2 parkruns.  Great result in both a Pb and 2nd place. Maybe this is Kai going through a purple patch.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018


On Sunday 16th December Calderglen Harriers will be holding their annual Senior and Junior Christmas Fun Run in Calderglen Country Park.  Junior event will start at 10am.  So now is the time to get thinking of a costume which is optional.

Juniors Xmas squad 2017
All pre-entered junior runners for Christmas Fun Run will receive a free special edition Calderglen Harriers t-shirt. So in order for this to happen I would like cooperation from athletes and parents in terms of your availabity to take part and runner t-shirt size.

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 Wednesday 28th November at the latest. (T-shirt sizes are age  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 and be unisex, suitable for anyone 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 Richard know.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Training back on Wed 7 November

Just a reminder to athletes and parents now that Halloween is over the treat of training is back on this Wednesday. Please see up and coming events we are looking for availabilty of all runners.
Up and coming events in November
Saturday 10th November - Club 5k Parkrun @ Strathclyde Park be there for 9am to allow a warm up and as usual the event starts at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome and remember to register with parkrun as no barcode no time.
Saturday 24th November - Lanarkshire AAA XC Champs - all info on earlier blog post. Lets make this a club event to remember and everyone get involved, coaches, parents and athletes. I can bring club tent and maybe we can have hot drinks and food afterwards in the tent?  Something to think about.


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #92 - 04/11/18

30th, Emma Hutton, 9.52, 33rd junior parkrun, Pb by 1 second
43rd, Zoe Hutton, 10.15, 35th junior parkrun

170 runners in field

Link to results:

Well done Emma, a Pb is a Pb no matter how big or small.  Just shows every second counts when you run through the line. The difference of not a getting a Pb, a podium position, individual or team medal or qualifiying for another race.