Sunday, 28 June 2015


Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #34 (2k)

11th, Ava Byrne, 9.22, 1st timer

14th, Kai Wheeler, 9:44, 11th Parkrun

After 11 junior Parkruns, Kai will got a blue wrist band to reward his particpation level in this organised event.  The blue wrist bands equals 11 runs or 22k, just a little over a half marathon that Kai has ran.  The next band is Green for 21 runs or 42k, full marathon...go for it Kai.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Our Trail race is on this Friday 26th June so as club we need............
Trail Race Entries
All the juniors who want to do the race can get an entry form on training night, fill it in, hand it in and you get to do the race for FREE.  There is official individual race prizes, age group and Team prizes.  Also the junior section have their own additional prizes to celebrate Harrier success in the event.
Junior Buffet @ Trail Race
Since 2013 we have put on a junior buffet for all the runners who do the 1k & 3k and due to the support from parents & coaches over the last 2 years supplying donations of sandwiches, cakes, sweets etc it has been a great success.  So we want to continue this tradition for the 2015 Trail Race.  Can you let Sarah know what food donation you are planning to bring to ensure we have enough for the all the kids.
Trail Race Volunteers
The Tail Race Director Russell Couper is looking for volunteers to help on the day.  If you are free please go the senior blog through this link and see how to add your name on the list in the article entitled Trail Race Roles.

Thank you for your time,


Hopefully you are all aware that the Calderglen Harriers are hosting their annual trail race on Friday 26th June 2015 at Calderglen Country Park. 
There are 2 races for the young athletes; the 1k for athletes born after 01/09/2005 and the 3k for athletes born between 01/09/1999 and 31/08/2005.  There are also 5k race for anyone born before 31/08/1999 and 10k race for anyone born before 27/06/1999.
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 Nike 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
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.


Route maps for the Calderglen Harriers Trail Races are now available to download. Please follow link to relevant blog report on Senior blog.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #262 (5k)

30th, Cameron Green, 20:30, 2nd time
62nd, Freya Kane, 23:44, 1st timer

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #33 (2k)

6th, Lewis Moir, 8.45, 10th Parkrun

Fantastic results guys.  Train hard and you will keep improving your times over 2k & 5k. Stick in and keep going.

Saturday, 20 June 2015


On Sunday 21st June, Calderglen Country Park are hosting a Family Day from 12pm to 5pm. 
Calderglen Harriers have been asked to host an athletics stand. If you are free please come along to support the club and enjoy the family day.

Sunday, 14 June 2015


12 Calderglen Harriers from the Senior and Junior section took part in Strathclyde and Victoria Park Parkruns over the 5k distance and the Victoria Park Junior Parkrun over the 2k distance.
From the junior section Louis Blake, Libby Currie (both from Richard's Training group) and Mark Phimister were the Harriers on the start line at Strathclyde Park.  Louis and Mark were rewarded with Pbs' and this was Libby's first time running the Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun.  At Victoria Park Junior Parkrun are solo Harrier was Kai Wheeler this weekend.
The results from the junior section were: 

Strathclyde Park Parkrun #261 (5k)

60th, Louis Blake, 22:59, new Pb
67th, Mark Phimister, 23:16, new Pb
80th, Libby Currie, 23:52, 1st timer

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #32 (2k)

18th, Kai Wheeler, 9:48

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Last ditch attempt to communicate to the mass.  Further to my email on Monday night,  training for the under 11s and u13s-17s is cancelled for Wednesday 10th June.
So if you child is coached by John or Richard you have a night off and we will see you all on Wednesday 17th June at 6.30pm.
Tonight, Wednesday 10th June, the under 9s are STILL ON.  Enjoy your training, be good for the coaches and bring a drink and a hat as it is very hot.

Sunday, 7 June 2015


The Parkrun phenomena continues to grow in the junior section.  This weekend we had 4 runners out and 2 were 1st timers at Strathclyde Park: Lucy & Patrick Saez.  Well done to both.  Good times set now the challenge to improve on these times by training hard.
Strathclyde Park Parkrun #260 (5k)

45th, Patrick Saez, 24:20, 1st timer
99th, Lucy Saez, 29:56, 1st timer

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #31 (2k)

14th, Kai Wheeler, 9.44, 9th Parkrun

16th, Rudi Jordan, 9.48, 12th Parkrun

Saturday, 6 June 2015


A belated congratulations to our training session on Wednesday 3rd June. It was a year ago on 4th June 2014 we started our new 90 minute training session of 6.30pm to 8pm.
Well done to all the young athletes who have been with us for a number of years and adapted to the additional 30 mins.  I hope you have it found beneficial to your running and fitness, certainly as a Coach I have.  It has allowed to me to improve my sessions and do different types of sessions. I am sure the whole coaching team would agree.
To the newer members the 90 minute session is only normal to you.  However I hope you are enjoying the sessions and continue to do so.