Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #272 (5k)

136th, Morgan Beaton, 30.53, 10th Parkrun

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #46 (2k)

16th, Ruby Byrne, 9.34, 7th parkrun 
17th, Ava Byrne, 9.36, 6th parkrun

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


On Wednesday I asked all coaches to inform their training groups that training on Wednesday 16th September is cancelled for ALL GROUPS.
Please spread the word to anyone who wasn't there on Wednesday last week and I will send an email out to all parents to ensure this messages gets to everyone.
Training will return as normal on Wednesday 23rd September at 6.30pm
Thank you


On Wednesday night, 9th September, it was brought to the clubs attention that parking on the main drive in the park can not continue as access is required for emergency vehicles to Torrance house and the Golf Club.
We appreciate parking is difficult on occasion but for our part if the Sports Club car park is full could we use the main zoo car park which is only 2 mins away.
All other sections and the Football facility have been spoken to about this and it has been noted the police have been in the park looking at the situation. It is the Harriers committees wish that none of our members get caught up in any follow up on this.
Thank you

Sunday, 13 September 2015


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #271 (5k)

52nd, Lewis Moir, 24:29, 6th Parkrun
139th, Morgan Beaton, 33:20, 9th Parkrun

The above is what the official results recorded for Lewis however this was not his true time.
His Mum informed me he had a great recording 23:20 on his watch in 36th place in windy conditions.  Lewis so delighted with his time he forgot to collect a token when he crossed the line in 36th.  The kind people are in the running community, the 2 men who finished behind Lewis confirmed their positions were 37th and 38th. A harsh lesson for Lewis and a note to all other parkrun runners make you get your token when you pass the line.

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #45 (2k)

14th, Kai Wheeler, 9.15, 16th parkrun
16th, Ruby Byrne, 9.27, 6th parkrun 
17th, Ava Byrne, 9.32, 5th parkrun

Sunday, 6 September 2015


Lewis in action
This was a busy weekend for the junior Harriers.  Not only did we have athletes taking part in the Victoria Junior Park Parkrun, we had Lewis Moir taking part in the Scottish Mid-Trail Championships in the under 11 age group on Saturday 5th September.
The Scottish Mid-Trail Championships were held in the Falklands Estate, Fife and Lewis was the only Calderglen Harrier representing any of the younger age group events.  The Senior section had large contingent of runners going through to contest in the Masters race.  Back to Lewis.
Both the under 11 and 13 age groups were running a 3k distance similar to our own Trail race, and I can only see from the results that Lewis recorded a great time of 13:55 placing him 9th in a mixed gender race in a field of 18 runners.  So well done Lewis and maybe next time you can encourage some of the other under 11 training group to take part.


To top that we now have regular Parkrun runners most weekends and this weekend never let the club down. We had 3 runners taking part in the Victoria Junior Park Parkrun and all got Pbs! Superb and you can't ask for anymore.  The size of the field of runners was 100 so a big well done to all.

Victoria Junior Park Parkrun #44 (2k)

6th, Ruby Byrne, 9.09, new Pb by 10 seconds, 5th parkrun 
7th, Ava Byrne, 9.11, new Pb by 11 seconds, 4th parkrun 
9th, Kai Wheeler, 9.12, new Pb by 2 seconds, 15th parkrun


Closing date is Tuesday 15th September if you want to do this event.

On Sunday 20th September in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire Leisure are hosting their annual running event which is a 10k race with runs for children over 1k and 3k.
1k Race
10am start, 1k road race (P5 - P7 Pupils)
3k Race
11:05am start, 3k chipped race (S1 - S4 pupils) 
To enter any of races you need to enter via the race entry site called q-buster.  See link below and the closing date is Wednesday 16th September.
This is a distance & event that Calderglen Harriers are capable of doing.  All your training is focused on improving your ability to run these distances and I am sure some of the young Harriers could get amongst the medal and prizes.
Consider having a go, as it can be a running goal to help focus your training and encourage your Mums & Dads to enter you and be your taxi driver.