Sunday, 20 December 2015


Seniors with a few juniors Christmas 2015
As part of Calderglen Harriers annual Christmas races, for the 3rd year the junior Harriers Relay Christmas fun run took place on Sunday 13th December with a record entry of 36 athletes. As normal the teams age and ability were mixed up to try make it as fair and open as possible to all who took part. We had 12 teams of 3 runners under the guise of festive names sporting a well drawn picture of the team name by in-house artist Melissa Lawton. 
This year we had Snowmen, Christmas Puddings, Christmas Trees, Bells, Stockings, Crackers, Naughty List, Brussel Sprouts, Candy Canes, Wise Men, Presents and Christmas Carols.
Due to weather conditions and road works closed off part of the route to traffic the decision was made to do a safer and shorter route. With a course inspection and a pre-race jog around the course the route was declared safe to run on with no ice underfoot and we were ready for the off. So the route took the usual start and ran up towards the observatory turning right onto a small trail route leading to the zoo car park.  From there running the far side of the car park then down to the bottom turning right onto the road leading back the start with a final left turn.  This route benefited the "Mini" Harriers (under 9s) and allowed the older ones to test their speed on a short course.
This year's winning team was Christmas Puddings who were Thomas Traynor (Leg 1), Lewis Moir (Leg 2) and Megan Anderson (Leg 3) who all received their Nike vouchers for coming first.
The other teams finished in the following order: Bells-2nd, Stockings-3rd, Crackers-4th, Christmas Carols-5th, Wise Men-6th, Naughty List-7th, Candy Canes-8th, Brussel Sprouts-9th, Presents-10th and Snowmen-11th.
For the first time this year all runners who took part received a red technical t-shirt to mark the occasion alongside a selection box and a secret Santa present.
A big thank you to all the parents for bringing their kids along and supporters who there to cheer them running in this winter weather.  The parents who volunteered to be marshalls around the course and to my family Team Lawton for pre, during and post race support to get this event going.
It is really appreciated. 
Could those with photos of the event please e-mail to me as I did not take any photos at the event.
Merry Christmas
See senior blog for report on the individual Christmas Handicap race with results.


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #284 (5k) - 19/12/15
26th, Richard Lawton, 23:21, 41st Parkrun

Coach out running today.  Hoped for a better time but it was windy!

130 runners in the field.

Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #58 (2k) - 20/12/15
4th, Lewis Moir, 8:21, 14th parkrun

65 runners in the field.  Well done Lewis and 3 seconds shy of your Pb.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


Hi there
Wednesday 16th December is the last session for 2015 and you a few weeks break over the festive period.
We will return as normal on Wednesday 6th January 2016 at 6.30pm to 8pm as normal.


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #283 (5k)
49th, Patrick Saez, 23:28, 2nd parkrun, Pb by 52 seconds

Well done Patrick for achieving this Pb.

Christmas Fun Run 2015...a seperate report is coming.....

Monday, 7 December 2015


Christmas Fun Run 2014
On Sunday 13th December the Calderglen Harriers will be holding their annual Senior and Junior Christmas Fun Run so time to get thinking of a costume!  Previous years the costumes have been Santas, the Hulk, a Ghostbuster, Christmas fairy and even Nuns!
This year, the Junior section is going to give a free special edition Calderglen Harriers t-shirt to everyone who pre-enters the Christmas Fun Run!  To do this, we need to submit the order to our clothing supplier in plenty time so we need to have entries for the race, along with the athletes t-shirt size, by Wednesday 18th November at the latest. (T-shirt sizes are age 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/13, small adult, medium adult, large adult).  Entries can be notified by e-mail or to Sarah at training. 
Following on the success of last year, the Junior section will be doing a Relay race.  Each team will cover 3 laps with prizes for the winning team.  However all is not lost, everyone will get a treat at the end and for those of you wishing to participate, we will have a Secret Santa.  Participation in the Secret Santa is not compulsory but those who bring something will get to pick a present.  Presents should be to the value of around £5, suitable for a boy or girl and wrapped.   We will do the lucky dip after the race.
Race Details
Junior Harriers (Relay Team)
Starts at 10.00am (arrive from 9:30am), Each runner does 1 lap (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap), which is 2.4 miles or 3.8k
Senior Harriers (Individual race):
Starts at 11am, Run 5 laps (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap), which is 4 miles or 6.4k
Hopefully some of the older more able junior runners will consider doing the 5 laps and challenge the "old" seniors. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015


Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #57 (2k) - 06/12/15
9th, Ava Byrne, 9.18, 10th parkrun

There was 44 runners in this event.   

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Christmas Fayre is being held on Saturday 5th December 11am-3pm in the Sports Club.
They are looking to raise enough funds to improve the seating in the function hall. 
They are asking for donations for prizes for the Tombola etc and would appreciate any bottles, bath goods or home baking. These can be donated anytime up till the date of the event and it would also be great if as many Harriers as possible could pop along on the day to support the event.
This is all about improving our facilities so lets see if we can help make it a success.