Sunday, 17 February 2019

WEEKEND ROUND UP 16 /17 FEBRUARY

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #104 - 17/02/19

14th, Steven Cooper, 9.17, 23rd parkrun

159 runners in field

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

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

My hope is all the regular Parkrun attendees, anyone who attends the Saturday session and anyone that took part in recent races during the last 3-4 months 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 Calderglen Harrier young athletes. 

This event is on Sunday 17th March at Intl Building, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Newbridge, EH28 8NB.  Race fees as usual covered by club as it is a national event.

This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Monday 25th February. 

On the day I have a voluntary vacancy for a Team Captain as I can't be there to collect numbers and chaperone the young athletes. The wages are poor but the joy is the reward seeing the kids taking part and being happy. Please contact me if interested.

Age Groups Explained

Under 13 born during 01/09/2005 to 31/08/2007
Under 15 born during 01/09/2003 to 31/08/2005
Under 17 born during 01/09/2001 to 31/08/2003

Both U13 races cover 3000 metres (3k)
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 4000 metres (4k)
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 5000 metres (5k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:25pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:45pm and race starts at 1:15pm


Remember all athletes need to be registered with Scottish Athletics (see link for more info: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/) and have a club running vest (see Richard).
 

Sunday, 3 February 2019

THIS WEDNESDAY SESSION @ BRANCUMHALL

On Wednesday 6th February this week we have no access to the main hall we meet in.  It is the East Kilbride Sports Club AGM at 7.30pm and the hall has been booked to host this event.
 
So as an alternative we are holding a cross country session on the Branchumhall football pitches on Wednesday starting at 6.30pm and finishing at the earlier time of 7.30pm.
 
There is no indoor facilities so make sure your son / daughter are suitable dressed with layers they can take off if they get warm and make sure they have been to the toilet before they leave the house. Also if son /daughter have trail shoes or spikes then this might be more appropiate footwear but if not you can try in your normal running shoes.
 
Right next to the pitches is St.Leonards Primary School and I suggest you park you car in their car park and it is a short walk to the pitches.  The school address is Brancumhall, Calderwood, East Kilbride, G74 3YA. Depending on your commitments I suggest you just wait in the car for your son / daughter as it is a new location for the group.
 
I will be attending East Kilbride Sports Club AGM and the coaches at the session will be Frances Ferguson, John Mullen and Mark Saez.
 
Enjoy!
Richard