Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Registration & Parking is at Graeme High School where all young athletes should report at 10.45am. 

The park is across the road from the school. Please arrive at the school in good time as car parking is very limited.
The Calderglen Harrier team for this years National Cross Country Championship in Falkirk is:

Under 13 Girls:     Helen Anderson, Megan Anderson, Louise Brown & Claire MacMillan
Under 15 Boys:     Drew Gordon and Craig Stewart

I will be there on Saturday as I am competing in the Senior race and will meet you at the Graeme High School.  I will pick up the numbers to issue as I need to declare who is racing.  In addition to this I have to make sure everyone gets the correct number and matching TIMING CHIP.

This is new this year and I will need to make sure everyone has the right chip and you will need time to attach it properly.  If anyone isn't going to make the race please let me know as I have to return unused chips (charged to the club £8 per chip) to declarations.

I have pre-registered all the above athletes.

The second race, u13 Girls, starts at 11:45am and declarations close at 11:15am

The third race, u15 Boys, starts at 12pm and declarations close at 11:30am

On the day please remember
Ø  Calderglen Harrier black & amber vest - remember this is essential (phone if you need to buy one)
Ø  Spikes or Trail trainers (i am running in spikes)
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 ASAP! 
PLEASE NOTE: I am bringing the club tent so would very grateful for help to put it up....please.

For those with sat nav the postcode is FK1 1SY for Callender Park,Falkirk.

Remember allow plenty of time to travel, find place and park.  I am leaving EK at 9am and will be leaving Falkirk after 4pm.  If anyone is stuck for lift please let me know there is enough cars going up.

Good luck & see you all on Saturday

Sunday, 17 February 2013


One young Harrier was in action over the weekend at the Glasgow Park Run in Pollok Park on Saturday morning. The nice weather conditions allowed our young Harrier, Marc McQuade achieve a PB over the demanding 5k run.  Marc's PB was 24:38 an improvement by 43 seconds!

Well done Marc you have made your coach proud.

Full results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/glasgow/results/latestresults/

Saturday, 16 February 2013


Fees are now overdue

To all Parents & Young Athletes,

Any queries on the fees please speak to me or Sarah.  In the meantime Sarah or I will collect due fees at any Wednesday training night from now.
Sports Club and Harriers fees are due on 1st Jan 2013

The fees are:-
Family £100.00 + Harrier Fee of £14, total of £114
Individual Intermediate £40.00 (18yrs to 21 yrs)
Individual Junior £30.00 (6yrs to 17yrs)

It is understood that this can be a financially difficult time of year but please renew by 31st Jan 2013.  If this is still a problem for anyone then please feel free to discuss privately with Sarah or I when you can renew your membership to see if we can work something out.

In addition the club pays an annual affiliation fee to Scottish Athletics for each athlete.  In 2012 the fee was £7 per young athlete and the total cost to the section was £595.  We are keen to ensure that the club continues to offer an affordable hobby for families however from 2013 we have decided to introduce an annual one off payment for the second and any subsequent young athlete members in the family to cover the cost of the affiliation fee.  This will ensure that we have sufficient funds to meet this cost going forward while allowing us to maintain the weekly training fee at £1 per family instead of £1 per child.   

To allow families to spread the various costs of the club fees, we are asking for the £7 per sibling to be paid by 1st April 2013.  Please speak to Sarah if you have any questions or concerns with this.

Thank you

Friday, 15 February 2013


On Sunday 17th March at Riccarton Campus, Heriot Watt University (it is situated to the west of Edinburgh near Currie, between the A70 and A71) the National Young Athletes Road Race Championships will take place.  This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Wednesday 27th February.  Race fees covered by club.

Under 13 Girls team from 2012 Championships
As the race is on the east coast to encourage you to do the race I am happy to hire a bus to take people through but I need a good number of young athletes to enter , I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 50 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  Our strongest age groups are under 13 Girls & Boys and Under 15 Boys. As well as individual prizes there is a team prize for each team of 3 young athletes in each age group.

The more Calderglen Harriers running makes all the better chance of success for the club and show the bigger clubs we have strong young athletes coming through the ranks.  So lets go for a record of high entries to the race, all working hard changing your running passion for glory!

Both U13 races cover 2800 metres (2.8k)
U13 Girls declarations close at 11am and race starts at 11.30am
U13 Boys declarations close at 11:15am and race starts at 11.45am

Both U15 races cover 4500 metres (4.5k)
U15 Girls declarations close at 11:30am and race starts at 12pm
U15 Boys declarations close at 11:55am and race starts at 12:25pm

Both U17 races cover 5700 metres (5.7k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:15pm and race starts at 12:45pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:40pm and race starts at 1:10pm