Monday 23 October 2023

A new era, exciting news from our Running Club! Meet the New Co-Junior Coordinators

As the outgoing Past Junior Coordinator, I am pleased to announce husband and wife, Andrew and Lorraine Buchanan have volunteered to be the new Co-Junior Coordinators.  Lorraine is already a part of the coaching team having been volunteering as Coach Assistant for at least 2 years and at one time all their 3 children were members of the junior section with now only Sophie and Charlotte remaining. Andrew has youth coaching experience from coaching football teams and has been running for a long time so can bring knowledge and experience to the role.  Officially they take over on Wednesday 1st November but are currently taking charge with managing the team and athletes on a Wednesday.  Get to know your Co-Junior Coordinators:

Name: Andrew Buchanan

Joined club: 2014

Favourite race: Chester Marathon and Cross-Country races

Andrew Buchanan

Name: Lorraine Buchanan

Joined club: 2014

Favourite race: Chester Marathon and Brampton 10 miler

Lorraine Buchanan

Sunday 22 October 2023

West District Cross Country Training Session Saturday 28th October on WD XC Course

We have been informed by the West District Convenor that East Kilbride Athletics Club, who are the host club for the West District Individual Championships on Saturday 2nd December, are holding an open cross country session for all age groups starting at u11 and upwards.  The session will give runners and coaches a chance to check out the venue.

"Hi All

There will be an open Cross Country training session this coming Saturday 28.10.23 meeting at 11am. All are welcome to attend (check with your own coach re your suitability to attend). Please be warmed up and ready for session to start at 11:30am. Cross Country spikes should be worn.

The venue will be Kirkland Park, Strathaven. East Kilbride AC are hosting this year’s West District Cross Country Championships on this course and the session will be ideal for making you aware of the course you will be running at the West’s. Although the West’s only allow athletes from U13 upwards the training session will be for U11’s as well.

Parking for the training session will be at Strathaven Leisure Centre, Bowling Green Rd, Strathaven ML10 6DR.

The lead coach for the session will be Niall Walker (East Kilbride AC) and the session is 6-minute reps with a 2 minute recovery.

Under 11 & 13’s 2 reps

U15’s 3 reps

U17’s 4 reps

U20/Sen’s/Masters 5/6 reps

If any other info is required please email or myself at

Kenny Clements, EKAC”

On behalf of the Calderglen Harriers Committee


Sunday 29 May 2022

Junior 5k Langlands Time Trial, Wednesday 1st June

This Wednesday is the monthly Langlands Time Trial for juniors.  I have posted last months times on private club Facebook page so everyone knows their previous time. The idea is to see what progress you have made over the last month.

It will consist of usual warm up to Langlands from the club, the time trial and cool down back to club.

If there are some runners who feel the warmup is too long for them, this month we are going to try alternative start for them. However, I would like were possible runners start from Sports Club.

The new start is at the red post box at Langlands Place, off Langlands Drive. The nearest company is Socotec and their postcode is G75 0YF.

Please meet there for 6.45pm and the rest of the pack will run by and pick you up. Mums and Dads dropping your child can you wait with them until pack picks them up. It will be safer to pick up your child from Sports Club at 8pm rather than post box.

Everyone else 6.30pm at Sports Club.

This time trial is for any u13/15/17 athletes that are in the senior group coached by Frances and Graeme.

Sunday 22 May 2022

Club training, Wednesday 25th May

Just to let everyone know there is no junior training on Wednesday 25th May.

A number of coaches are taking part in 10k event.

We will return on Wednesday 1st June at 6.30pm

Sunday 15 May 2022

Calderglen Harriers Trail Race 2022

After an absence since 2020 our club trail race returns on Friday 24th June 2022.

To remind everyone and new members this is a big event for our club to help raise money, raise our profile, and get as many local people as possible to run in a local event regardless of age.

So, the races and age groups are: -

1k under 9s born after 01/09/12                              

Starts at 6.10pm

3k u12 born between 01/09/2009 and 31/08/2012    

Starts at 6.30pm

3k u15 born between 01/09/2006 and 31/08/2009    

Starts at 6.30pm

5k born before 31/08/06                                          

Starts at 7.00pm

10k born before 24/06/06                                        

Starts at 7.30pm

As in previous years all current paid up juniors’ members can enter for FREE. To do this, I need to know by Wednesday 15th June at the least if you wish to take part.  So please see me at training so I can tick another list that you are doing it or not doing it.

Once entered you will receive an email confirmation from Entry Central confirming your child has been entered.

I know a few people run for more than one running club if this is you see me to agree what club name you want to be entered under. The more that run as Calderglen Harriers will increase chances of team prizes.

More details can be found on our race Facebook page and our Entry Central page:

Hope this is clear but feel to contact regarding any questions.


Thursday 17 February 2022

Springburn Harriers XC event - Sunday 27th February

Morning all,

Frances received an email from Springburn Harriers who are holding their XC event on Sunday 27th February in Kirkintilloch with first event starting at 0930 through to last event starting at 1020.

Looking at the link on Q Buster there is events from Primary 1 through to S6 so a big age range which is unusual.

They still have spaces at this event and would rather they get filled then not.

So, building on the success of the LAAA XC at the weekend and hopefully increased people’s interest to race, please feel free to enter your son or daughter via the Q Buster link. The race fees are all £4 and closing date is Thursday 24th February.

Unfortunately, there will be no club representative from Calderglen Harriers able to act as a chaperone. Therefore, you will need to remain there to look after your son or daughter.

Good luck to anyone who chooses to do it, remember to wear your running vest and as always tell us how you get on. Even a nice picture is always good to see.


Wednesday 16 February 2022


Morning All,

We have taken a risk assessment and due to the high winds through the day and in particular after 4pm today, we have cancelled tonight’s training.

I put a brief post on our private junior Facebook, sent an email to all to this effect.

Kind Regards

Richard Lawton
Junior Coordinator