Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Juniors are back....Wednesday 7th April

Confirmation is yes we are back tomorrow night,  Wednesday 7th April.

1st session is 6.15pm to 7.15pm for 11 and under

Meet at: Decking area at the back of the Sports Club
Pick up: please collect your child on foot from decking area prompt at 7.15pm.

2nd session is 7.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 to 17 year olds

Pack B meet at: Decking area at the back of the Sports Club

Pack C meet at:  Next to the park benches at left hand corner on cricket pitch if looking from back of Sports Club

Pick up: please collect your child on foot from decking area if in Pack B and next to park benches at left hand corner on cricket pitch if in Pack C at 8.30pm.

Parking: The Sports Club is introducing a new way of using the club car park for members and parents to make easier for parking and drop off/picking up of your children.
If you intend to stay in Calderglen Country Park whilst your son/daughter are training please either park your car in Colonsay Field which is accessible first left just as you enter the Park. Or as an alternative park your car in the Zoo car park further along from Sports Club. Otherwise just use the Sports Club car park as quick drop off.
This is a new system for all so please have patience for it to bed in.

I have put a messages out on our Facebook page with more information.  

If you know any Harrier parents please spread the word.

Richard and on behalf of John and Frances

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Group Training suspended due to January Lockdown

 Following the announcement by the First Minister on Monday 4th January the instruction is from 00:01 on 5th January to midnight on the 31st January is to stay at home and only travel for essential purposes e.g. work, food shopping, care giving etc. This is being made a legal requirement and will be enforceable in law.

Further to this our governing body Scottish Athletics have advised all clubs in Scotland that under 11s aren't affected by this change and anyone 12 years and over can exercise outdoors with one other person from one other household but you must follow the physical distancing rules.  However as a further measure Scottish Athletics "STRONGLY recommend that ALL formal Club and Group activity is suspended from 00:01 on 5th January 2021 to midnight on the 31st January 2021".

Therefore Calderglen Harriers have decided that ALL training sessions are cancelled with effect from today, Tuesday 5th January.  This decision has been taken to comply with the new government directives and will be in force until further notice or at a time when restrictions are amended.

This instruction is applicable to ALL Calderglen Harrier athletes regardless of age or ability. This decision has been taken to protect all athletes, coaches and volunteers given the current transmission rate of the new strain of the virus. We will keep you informed of any further changes but in the meantime, please do all you can to stay at home and stay safe.

From

Richard Lawton, Covid Coordinator and Calderglen Harriers Committee

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Juniors are back....Wednesday 4th November

Yes we are back tomorrow night.  

We will meet in the committee room just next to toilets in Sports Club. So if the kids come in and wash their hands with the hand sanitiser and make their way into the committee room.

1st session is 6.15pm to 7.15pm for 11 and under

2nd session is 7.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 to 17 year olds.

I have put a message out on our Facebook page.  If you know any Harrier parents please spread the word.

Richard and on behalf of John and Frances

Monday, 26 October 2020

TRAINING CANCELLED WED 28 OCTOBER

 UPDATE........TRAINING CANCELLED WED 28 OCTOBER.....

Further to the extension of the 16 day reset into this week by the Scottish Government, the EK Sports Club remains closed.
Therefore another week there will be no training for the juniors. Also there is personal issues effecting our coaching and volunteers which has added another level of difficulty to provide a safe training environment.
So we will wait and see the impact of the Scottish Government's new tier system has on the EK Sports Club and junior Harrier training sessions.
If we can we will try to be back on Wednesday 4th November still at the new times we have been operating, 6.15pm to 7.15pm for 11 and under and 7.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 to 17 year olds.
I will put this on the junior blog and if you know any other Harrier parents please spread the word.
I know its not news people want to hear but I hope you understand as you leave the coaches in charge with the most precious people in your lives. Safety first.
Any further updates I will let you know
Richard and on behalf of John and Frances

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

SCOTTISH ATHLETICS VIRTUAL EVENT

Please click on link to the Senior Harriers blog post on this event.

http://calderglen.blogspot.com/2020/10/scottish-athletics-virtual-event.html

Our governing body Scottish Athletics are doing a virtual running event for all age groups starting from under 11s and upwards.  If your son or daughter wanted to do it then let me know as it is club entry only.

So,  your son or daughter will need to join Scottish Athletics as you need a SA number to enter. When joining enter Calderglen Harriers as their club.  If your son or daughter are members already make sure their membership is still in date and not expired. If expired you will need to renew online.  See link to Scottish Athletics membership page....

https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/

Please let me know if your son or daughter wish to be entered and let m know either via Facebook or email so I can ask our Event Organiser to enter them.

Thanks

Richard

TRAINING CANCELLED WED 14 AND 21 OCTOBER

Since the announcement by the FM last week I was waiting to see if there was any changes to outdoors for the juniors. On the plus there is no change and we can carry on as usual.

However our club house, EK Sports Club, has no income if no one is using the bar or booking the hall and the FM announcement has led to the EK Sports Club being shut for 16 days with a view to re-open on Monday 26th October.
With no EK Sports Club open we don't have a safe indoor place to meet, no toilet facilities and no access to first aid. The external lights of the EK Sports Club are off and so there is an increased level of darkness around the area which we don't feel comfortable with to meet the juniors at start of a session.
So the plan is to be back on Wednesday 28th October still at the new times we have been operating, 6.15pm to 7.15pm for 11 and under and 7.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 to 17 year olds.
I know its not news people want to hear but I hope you understand as you leave the coaches in charge with the most precious people in your lives. Safety first.
Richard and on behalf of John and Frances

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

COVID-19 restrictions update - Facemask/covering mandatory

Our facility operator, East Kilbride Sports Club, has notified us that the wearing of a face mask/covering is mandatory at all times within the club.

It can only be removed if you are sitting at a table in the bar areas.

So when we meet in the gym area prior to Wednesday session you need to wear a mask.

Richard

COVID-Coordinator (Calderglen Harriers)