Sunday, 30 June 2013


Wednesday 26th June was the last training session before our short summer break. 

A well deserved break for the young athletes, parents and coaches.  For everyone who is going on holiday please enjoy yourselves and come back injury free (that includes the coaches!) 

The Wednesday night training will resume on Wednesday 31st July at 6:30pm

We look forward to seeing you all then and I hope you all enjoy your summer break.



Team Calderglen Harriers before the race
Another evening of fine racing from the Calderglen Harriers Young Athletes Section  showing that they might be junior to the seniors but displaying some fine mature performances after weeks of hard work and effort in training.  This year we had mild and dry conditions on Friday night and all the Young Calderglen Harrier athletes looked very professional warming up for their races on the cricket pitch with coach John Mullen and wearing their Harrier vest  / yellow t-shirts amongst the many other club colours.

To begin with I thought the whole night was excellent.  After my rallying cry for food for Friday's buffet, it was great that all the parents worked together to put on tremendous buffet for all the 1k & 3k runners (a first for the Young Athletes Section).  So a big thank you to all Parents and Coaches.  I felt a positive buzz of enthusiasm in the atmosphere amongst the Harrier runners and great signs of camaraderie & friendship.  As I was manning my 5k registration post in the clubhouse I started hearing the 1k results and was pleased to hear we got 1st & 2nd in 1k...what a way to start.  Then I got to see the 3k runners finishing their race with Emma starting off with a fantastic sprint finish achieving an impressive 6th place overall.  Shortly after Emma, the rest of Harriers were coming through thick and fast all showing great grit and determination to run their best...fantastic!  See the list of award overhaul below.

Richard celebrating after completing the 10k
Brilliant night and I felt very proud to be a Coach and Junior Coordinator of this section.  Well done to all the young athletes who took part in Friday's races and if you didn't, come and join the party next year!

Young Athlete Section Trail Race Performance Awards 
The following young athletes were 1st Calderglen Harrier home in their age groups

Lana McDougall, Under 9 Girl, 1k
Evan Hughes, Under 9 Boy, 1k

Lucy Saez, Under 11 Girl, 3k
Marc McQuade, Under 11 Boy, 3k

Emma Lawton, Under 13 Girl, 3k
Lewis Harris, Under 13 Boy, 3k

Megan Brady, Under 15 Girl, 3k

Trail Race Team Prizes

1k BoysTeam Prize
Evan Hughes, Patrick Saez & Fergus Kane

3k Under 13 Girls Team Prize
Emma Lawton, Kate Kane & Megan Anderson

3k Under 15 GirlsTeam Prize
Megan Brady, Morgan Beaton & Anne Craig

The Ewan Murray Memorial Award 2013 (1st Calderglen Harrier home in 3k)
Emma Lawton

A full set of results is available on the Calderglen Harriers website and senior blog.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Hopefully you are all aware that the Calderglen Harriers are hosting their annual trail race on Friday 28th June 2013 at Calderglen Country Park.  There are 2 races for the young athletes; the 1k for athletes born after 1/9/2003 and the 3k for athletes born between 1/9/1997 and 31/8/2003.  There are also 5k and 10k races for anyone born before 31/8/1997.The races are open to anyone so as well as encouraging all young athletes to participate, we would also encourage friends and family to join in too.  Entry forms can be downloaded from the Calderglen Harriers website or are available at our Wednesday night training sessions.  Please note that entry is FREE to all Calderglen Harriers Young Athletes who are fully paid up members.
Prizes are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners (male and female) in the 1k race and there are prizes for the top 3 under 13 runners and under 15 runners in the 3k (male and female).
In addition to these prizes, and in recognition of the hard work put in by each of our young athletes this year, the Young Athletes section will award Sports Direct vouchers  to the 1st male and 1st female young Harriers home in the following age categories*:
1k –     1st male and female
3k –     1st under 11 male and female**
            1st under 13 male and female
            1st under 15 male and female
5k -      1st under 17 male and female
Good luck everyone!
*To be eligible for the prize, the young athlete must be a registered member of the Calderglen Harriers section on the day of the race.
**this age group is not recognised in the official race prizes although athletes under 11 are eligible for the under 13 prize      
Please note that these prizes are not part of the official prizes for the race and are being funded by the club funds raised through our Wednesday night training sessions.  Prizes will be given to winners as soon as possible after the results have been scrutinised to ensure there are no errors in prize allocation.

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Calderglen Sports Hub is proud to announce its launch.
Family Open Day - Sunday 23rd of JUNE, 10am until 2pm
Venue: Calderglen Community Sports Hub, East Kibride Sports Club
Come along and sample various sport and physical activity at the HUB
All ages welcome
For more information on this event contact

Sunday, 9 June 2013


One young Harrier was in action on Saturday morning running his 19th Parkrun at the Glasgow Park Run in Pollok Park. The supberb weather conditions allowed Marc McQuade to run the demanding 5k route in 24:37 just beating his Dad!  Well done to Marc & Owen.

Full results:

Any other Parkrun runners let me know your result.


Saturday, 8 June 2013


Sunday 9th June 2013

Dechmont Law Trail Race (Livingston) :
Please see link above for further relevant information

Registrations, Entries, Changing and Parking at Deans Community High School, Livingston, EH54 8PS

2k Fun Run
10:45am, cost 50p, Runners under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult

3.5k Junior Trail Race
10:30am, cost £4 for Scottish Athletic members (age 11 years to 16 years old)

10k Trail Race
11:15am, cost £5 for Scottish Athletic members (age 17 years plus)

Some of the senior Calderglen Harriers will be at this event as it is one of the Grand Prix races (internal club competition)

Hopefully see some junior Harriers at the race tomorrow.