Friday, 30 March 2012

£1 fee for Wednesday 4th April 2012

Further to my announcement on Wednesday night, , we will re-commence the collection of £1 per athlete/family from Wednesday 4th April until Wednesday 28th November 2012.  There will be no fees charged in December.

The weekly £1 fee will be used to build funds for the Harriers to subside race entries, equipment and activities for the Young Athletes. 

I would be obliged therefore if as of Wednesday 4th April your child has their fee to hand in when registering their name on the register list.

Please note any young athlete's parents who are members of the Calderglen Harriers or any other sporting sections of the East Kilbride Sports Club and have a family membership are not required to pay the weekly £1 fee.

Thank you

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Easter training arrangements

Over the school Easter holidays there will be a change to the usual coaching whilist the young athletes are on their Easter break from school.

Frances & Susan's group
Cancelled and will resume on Wednesday 18th April at 6:30pm

Richard's and John's groups
On as normal over the next 2 weeks, Wednesday (4/4 & 11/4) at 6.30pm

See you all on Wednesday,

Sunday, 18 March 2012


Six Harriers were out competing in the National Young Athletes Road Race Championship held Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock and were bathed in Spring sunshine weather.  The first to compete were the now regular Under 13 trio of Girls Megan Anderson, Helen Anderson, and Louise Brown and joined today by Hannah MacLeod making her race debut for the club.  The field of 82 girls ran the big loop of 2.5K route within the grounds of the park and all showed their consistency and strength in running over long distances.  First home was Megan Anderson (68) in a time of 11:47, quickly followed by debut runner Hannah MacLeod (72) with 11:55, then Louise Brown (73) 11:58 and Helen Anderson (75) with a time of 12:08.
In a smaller field of 68 runners, next up in the same age category was Drew Gordon who is always up for a race and consistently does his best no matter the challenge did the 2.5K route with a final battle with a Law & District athlete and finished  in a time of  11:56 (66).  Personal / course best best 51 seconds. 
Finally we ended up with only having 1 Under 15 Boy Craig Stewart running and he continued to do well in his first year in this age category.  He ran a 3.7K route which consisted of 1 small loop and 1 big loop the under 13’s did.  As like Drew, Craig had a battle at the end with a Kilmarnock athlete and was award the same time of 14:31 finishing 52 out of a field of 61.
These are good performances and with continued training, more race experience and some of the current u11s and u13s changing categories on 1st September the Harriers will be fielding more teams with experience and talent to improve on times and places for Cross Countries in October and the National Young Athletes Road Race Championship in 2013.  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, Richard, John or Francis & Susan how to get involved. 
Official results on Scottish Athletics website
Thanks to Kenny MacLeod (Hannah's Dad) for the photographs.

Thursday, 15 March 2012


The Calderglen Harrier team for this RR Championship is:

Under 13 Girls:     Helen Anderson, Megan Anderson, Louise Brown & Hannah MacLeod 

Under 13 Boys:     Drew Gordon  

Under 15 Boys:     Alistair Crawford and Craig Stewart

I will be there on Sunday and will meet you at the Pavilion which is in the park next to the swing park.  I will pick up the numbers from the Pavilion and issue.

I have pre-registered all the above athletes.

The first race, u13 Girls, starts at 12.15pm and declarations close at 11:45am

The second race, u13 Boys, starts at 12.30pm and declarations close at 12pm

The fourth race, u15 Boys, starts at 1pm and declarations close at 12:30pm

On the day please remember
Ø  Calderglen Harrier black & amber vest - remember this is essential (phone if you need to buy one)
Ø  Safety pins for pinning your number on your vest
Ø  Layers in case it's cold and waterproofs in case of wet weather
Ø  Spare shoes if planning to walk the course (also spare socks)
Ø  Food and drink for after your race
Ø  If you can't make the race please let me know. 
Sadly no club tent as it is getting used at an event the Senior Harriers are doing also on Sunday.

For those with sat nav the postcode is G46 7UG for Rouken Glen Park,Giffnock.

Remember allow plenty of time to travel, find place and park. 

Good luck on Sunday