Sunday, 27 March 2011

Junior Pollock Off-Road Duathlon - Sunday 17th April

Anyone looking to try a new event / new challenge?    
The Pollock Off-Road Duathlon for juniors, organised by Jude Austin for Fusion Triathlon Club, is taking place on Sunday 17th April at Pollock Park.  It is a perfect introduction to Duathlon for juniors. It is designed to be fun and rewarding for youngsters starting out in multi sport activities.
TriStars (Age 8):
400m run, 600m cycle (1 lap green plus from and to transition to trail), 200m run.

TriStars 1 (Age 9-10):
750m run, 1.8km cycle (3 laps of green with ride through transition), 400m run

TriStars 2 (Age 11-12):
750m run, 3km cycle (2 laps of blue and green with ride through transition), 750m run

TriStars 3 (Age 13-14):
1500m run (2 laps 750), 4.5km cycle (3 laps of blue and green with ride through transition), 750m run.

Youth (15-16):
1500m run (2 laps 750), 6km cycle (4 laps of blue and green with ride through transition), 1500m run (2 laps 750m).

Details of can be found at and entries can be made via .  Good Luck to everyone who enters and please let me how you get on.  Richard Lawton

Harriers on the Run........

There has been a number of junior Harriers flexing their running skills outside of club races with good results.  The most recent was Alistair Crawford (last running in the National YA Road Race Championship) and long term club member Ewen Murray. 

On Saturday 26th March, both young athletes took part in the BB Cross Country race at the Garscube Estate representing the Glasgow Battalion.  At junior level, Alistair finished in a credible 11th place which led to his team being 1st overall and at senior level Ewen was 2nd in his race.  Glasgow Battalion's Seniors team added to the success of the day and came 1st and 2nd overall.

Earlier this month on Friday 4th March there was a number of young athletes representing their Primary schools at the EK Primary School Cross Country race.  Primary 6s ran 1K route and Primary 7s ran 1.5K route.  From the results there was clearly all round good effort with a few notable performances highlighting emerging talent to be developed. The roll of honour:

Primary 7 Boys - Allan Woodhouse (1st), Jonathan Anderson (6th), Ryan McPartland (8th) and Mark Kelly (9th)
Primary 7 Girls - Nicole Sharpe (4th), Lynsey Thomson (5th), Susan Woodhouse (9th), Lauren Butler (15th), Megan Anderson (36th) and Jasmin Reid (77th)

Primary 6 Boys - Mark McKenzie (3rd)
Primary 6 Girls - Kate Kane (4th), Anna Fegan (19th)

Well done to all the young athletes you did yourself and your school proud. Lets see this emulated on the field for the Calderglen Harriers.

Thank you to Steven Crawford and Lynne Woodhouse for informing me about these events.

Monday, 21 March 2011


Well done to the Under 13 boys trio of Alistair Crawford, Craig Stewart and Drew Gordon for representing the Harriers yesterday at the National Young Athletes Road Race Championship. For the 2nd year in a row this event was held Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock.

With a field of 57 boys in this 2.5K route it was won by Josh Kerr (Edinburgh) in a time of 8:47 and our Harrier's trio competed well to show the good progress they are making in the training sessions.  Alistair Crawford was the first home with a time of 10:34, Craig Stewart was next in a time of 11:10 and following on from his last outing at the National Falkirk Cross Country, Drew Gordon put in another strong steady performance and achieved at time of 12:47. 

Due to several injuries and other commitments other Harriers had to pull out of their races so all please get better so you are ready for your next race!

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 athletes that are interested in competing in these type of events please feel free to ask any of the coaches how to get involved.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


The above event is the next race on the calendar for the Young Athletes. It takes place at Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 7UG.  The list of young athletes entered are:

U13 races are over a distance of 2500 metres (2.5K)

U13 Girls: Lynsey Thomson, Caitlin Campbell and Amy Mulholland.  Declarations close at 11:30am and the race starts at 12pm.
U13 Boys: Paul McMonagle, Alistair Crawford, Drew Gordon, Craig Stewart and Greg Mulholland.  Declarations close at 11:45am and the race starts at 12:15pm.

U15 races are over a distance of 4000 metres (4K)

U15 Boys: Ross Paterson, Andrew McGurk and Paul Mullen.  Declarations close at 12:20pm and the race starts at 12:50pm

U17 races are over a distance of 5000 metres (5K)

U17 Women: Emma Campbell.  Declarations close at 12:45pm and The race starts at 1:15pm

Please note: Male and Female Changing is at Woodfarm Pavilion,Berryhill Drive, G46 7AA

Please arrive early to allow enough time for a warm up and collect your number.
Good Luck to all who have entered.