Monday, 28 February 2011

ATHelite Sale

All Calderglen Young Athletes get an automatic 10% discount on all products at ATHelite Running Supplies in Hamilton.

For this week only we have a Junior Footwear, Clothing & Accessories Sale with up to 50% off all these items. Available instore and online with free postage on all web orders.

Click on the link below to see all the items currently listed in the Junior Section plus much much more....

ATHelite - Junior Sale

Any questions - pop in & see us at 58 Cadzow Street, Hamilton or give us a call on 01698 422448.

Happy Running!!

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Callander Park in Falkirk lived up to its reputation as a bit of a mudbath for this years National Cross country Championships. With our young athelites kicking things off at 11:30 with the U/13s our only representative in this race being Drew Gordon running 3200 metres in a time of 18:13 a fine performance in the strength sapping conditions, well done Drew.
Next to run was our U/15 boys running 4000 metres. First Harrier home was Andrew McGurk 17:48 followed closely by Ian Rae (jnr) 17:52 then Paul Mullen 17:54, all very close and good team running. These are fine performances and with continued training and more race experience all of the above will become better and better and the club as a whole is very proud of their efforts in representing the Harriers.
Any of the other young athlites that are interested in competing in these type of events please feel free to ask any of the coaches how to get involved.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


On Sunday 20th March at Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock, Glasgow (postcode G46 7UG)the National Young Athletes Road Race Championships will take place.  This is a pre-entry race and I will need names and entry fees by Wednesday 2nd March

As the race is so local, I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 30 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  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 and cost is £3.50 per head
U13 Girls race starts at 12pm
U13 Boys race starts at 12:15pm
Both U15 races cover 4000 metres and cost is £3.50 per head
U15 Girls race starts at 12:35pm
U15 Boys race starts at 12:50pm
Both U17 races cover 5000 metres and cost is £4 per head
U17 Women race starts at 1:15pm
U17 Men race starts at 1:35pm
U20 Men/Women race starts at 2pm, covering 5000 metres and cost per head is £4.50

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

NATIONAL XC (FALKIRK) - Saturday 19th February 2011

The above event is the next race on the calender for the Young Athletes.  It will take place at Callendar Park in Falkirk (postcode FK1 1YR) . The list of young athletes entered are:
Under 13 Boys - Alistair Crawford, Drew Gordon, Craig Stewart. Race starts at 11.30am and is over a distance of 3,200 metres.
Under 15 Boys - Ian Rae, Paul Mullen, Andrew McGurk. This race starts at 12.00pm over a distance of 4000 metres.
Under 15 Girls - Lisa Stenhouse . This race starts at 12.15pm over a distance of 4000 metres.
Under 17 Girls - Emma Campbell . This race starts at 12.35pm over a distance of 4,800 metres.
Please arrive early to allow enough time for a warm up.
Please can you confirm with your coach on Wednesday that you are still competing.

Young Athletes - Fees for 2011

It has been decided that for 2011 the following fees will be charged for young athletes :

1. An initial payment of £15. This will give the young athlete membership of East Kilbride Sports Club. Calderglen Harriers are a member section of the sports club whose management committee have kindly allowed us use of the club for a nominal sum for a number of years to allow us to build up a young athletes section. However it is now not financially or legally viable to do continue with this.

2. From May onwards (but excluding December) a charge of £1 per young athlete for training. This money will also be used to subsidise the purchase of club merchandise (e.g. t shirts, waterproof jackets and vests). The committee of Calderglen Harriers is currently pursuing other sources of income which may help us with the development of the young athletes of our club.

3. The £15 fee does not apply to those who have a family membership of the sports club as this cost is covered within that fee.

4. If you have more than one child attending you can spread the cost over January to the first week in March. Cheques should be made payable to "Calderglen Harriers"  and an East Kilbride Sports Club application form needs to be completed.  Please put the name of the young athlete (s) on the reverse side of the cheque. Cash payment is also accepted.

5. We are continuing to build our members list and need to make sure that every athlete has completed a Calderglen Harriers registration form & East Kilbride Sports Club application form .  Please come and ask Richard Lawton for forms.

I am sure that you will all agree that even with these changes the club offers excellent training in terms of health and well being at a reasonable cost in comparison to other sports.

If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to ask myself or any coach/helper on a Wednesday night.