Tuesday, 13 December 2011


To all Parents & Young Athletes the below message is from our Club Treasurer Russell Couper.  Any queries on the fees please speak to me, Richard, and will feedback to Russell. In the meantime I will collect due fees at any Wednesday training night from now.

Sports Club and Harriers fees are due on 1st Jan 2012
The fees are:-
Family £94.00
Ordinary £58.00
Intermediate £30.00 (18yrs to 21 yrs)
Junior £16.00 (6yrs to 17yrs)
This is the combined fee for Family and Ordinary.

It is understood that this can be a financially difficult time of year but please renew by 31st Jan 2012 at the latest. If this is still a problem for anyone then please feel free to discuss privately with me when you can renew your membership to see if we can work something out. Russell Couper.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Megan leading Louise to the finish
After a week of extreme weather the Junior Harriers were faced with cold & dry racing conditions in Irvine this afternoon.  With a few call offs, 5 brave Harriers took part to test themselves against the rest of the young athletes within the West of Scotland.

The first race of the day was the Under 13 Girls who had the luxury of being the first runners on the course so parts of the course were still firmer on foot and less muddy.  The Under 13 Girls were represented by sisters Megan & Helen Anderson and Louise Brown.

In a field of 66 runners all the girls did really well to complete the 3.2K course and maintained good form throughout. Megan was the first Harrier over the line in a time of 15:41, followed very closely by Louise in 15:42 and the trooper of the day was Helen.  She has only recently returned to running/training and doing a cross country without spikes completed the course in a respectable 17:43.  If she maintains this level of determination and training I am positive she will be up running alongside Megan and Louise next year.

The next race was the Under 13 boys and Harrier stalwart Drew Gordon was doing this event for the second time and even though it didn’t feel like at the time he did a great race.  His time was 15:04, placing him 43 in a field of 48 runners and more importantly he achieved a PB of 1min 56secs against last year’s time of 17mins.  Well done Drew!

The final race the Harriers had young athletes competing was the u15 boys where Craig Stewart ran the race for the first time in this age category and stepped up to the bigger 4.4K route in a field of 46 runners and achieved a time of 22:35(43rd place).  Well done to Craig for continuing to do well.

On behalf of the Calderglen Harriers, I would like to thank all the young athletes and parents for making this another successful event. A lot of the young athletes this was their first time doing this event or cross country so hopefully valuable experience was gained by all which hopefully will lead us to future successes.

A full set of results will be available on the Scottish Athletics web site under fixtures then results soon. 

Friday, 9 December 2011


This Saturday sees us at Irvine Royal Academy for the West District XC.
The Calderglen Harrier team for this XC Championship is:

Under 13 Girls:        Helen Anderson, Megan Anderson, Louise Brown & Lynsey Thomson
Under 13 Boys:        Allan Woodhouse & Drew Gordon  
Under 15 Boys:        Craig Stewart, John Woodhouse

I will declare all Calderglen Harrier athletes, pick up the race numbers from registration and meet you at Royal Academy school, Irvine (postcode KA12 8SJ) for distribution

The first race, u13 Girls, starts at 12pm but please be there for 11:20am 

The second race, u13 Boys, starts at 12:15pm but please be there for 11:20am 

The fourth race, u15 Boys, starts at 12:50pm but please be there for 12:20am (see me on course for number distribution)

On the day please remember
Calderglen Harrier black & amber vest - remember this is essential (phone if you need to buy one)
Safety pins for pinning your number on your vest
Layers in case it's cold and waterproofs in case of wet weather
Wellies or spare shoes if planning to walk the course (also spare socks)
Food and drink for after your race
Spikes if you have them
If you can't make the race please let me know before I register the entrants on Saturday.  I have stated my mobile in the email and you know my email address. 

The journey from EK will take approx 45 mins so allow plenty of time to travel, find the school and park.


Monday, 5 December 2011


I have sent a newsletter by email to hopefully everyone detailing relevant information for the young athlete section.  Please take the time to read over it maybe with a mince pie and coffee or tea as you will see alot of work has gone into it.  If you never got a copy please see me at training.  I would like to draw your attention to a few key items.  There as follows:

Annual Club Christmas Handicap race incorporating a Kids fun run - is on this Sunday 11 December, starting at 11am so be there for 10.30am (fancy dress is optional)

NO weekly £1 fees are due between 1st December 2011 to 31st March 2012 but still register your name so we know you have attended

Last training session of 2011 is Wednesday 14 December 2011 and return on Wednesday 11 January 2012.

Annual Membership fee due to the East Kilbride Sports Club from 1st Jan 2012 and it is £16 for any child 6 yrs plus on 1st Jan 2012. Any member between 18 and 21 yrs come and ask me the 2012 fee for you.  Please see me or Sarah to take in fees.

See you all on Wednesday,

Annual Club Christmas Handicap Race / Fun Run

On Sunday 11th December the Calderglen Harriers will be holding their annual Christmas Handicap Race at 11am (be there for 10.30am) which incorporates a fun run for the junior section.  The young athletes will do either 1 or 2 laps of the course and festive fancy dress is optional .  Previous years the costumes have been Santas, the Hulk, a Ghostbuster, Christmas fairy and even Nuns.

As from previous years the race will be in cold conditions. So if you fancy joining us in this festive running event please come along and you may even get a treat at the end...........

Senior Harriers 2011...see any coaches!