Monday, 31 October 2016


The inaugural junior Parkrun event started at Rouken Glen Park on Sunday 30th October at 0930. This event is for (4-14 year olds) only. 

There was 199 runners in the field which is brilliant for a first time event focused on junior runners. More amazingly there was only 11 club runners in the field with 188 non club runners. Just shows you there is an appetite for kids to run and experience the sport for the first time. Long may it continue.

Great results from all Harriers. Patrick has set his benchmark high for next time, great effort from our girls and unofficial Harrier Ben Buchanan.

Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #1 (2k) - 30/10/16

2nd, Patrick Saez, 7.54, 2nd junior parkrun
35th, Lucy Saez, 9.39, 1st junior parkrun
117th, Brooke Conneff, 12.39, 2nd junior parkrun

I need to mention to Andrew Buchanan's son Ben.

18th, Ben Buchanan, 9.03, 1st junior parkrun (we will get him into the club)

199 runners in the field.


Pollok Park Parkrun #403 (5k) - 29/10/16

373, Anna Lindsay, 37.55, 1st parkrun
373, Eva Linday, 37.55, 1st parkrun

400 runners in the field.

Well done to both girls for coming out and doing the Parkrun. Small steps lead to bigger things.



Sunday, 23 October 2016


Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #100 (2k) - 23/10/16

7th, Lewis Moir, 8.22, 22nd junior parkrun

Saturday, 22 October 2016


On Sunday 13th November, Kilmarnock Harriers & A.C. are hosting their annual Cross Country Festival. 
The location basis is the Ayrshire Athletic Arena and declarations start at 11am with first race at 12:30pm. Races for under 11s to Seniors/Vets. Race fees are £4 up to and including u17s. 
All junior Harriers in under 11 squad (Coach: Richard) and under 13-17 squad(Coach:John) are able to do this event.  It is a low key local running festival and good event to have a go at competing.
See link for further details:

Friday, 21 October 2016


We are intending to take part in Parkruns and the 1st will be on Saturday 5th November at Strathclyde Park.The start time is 09:30 and the plan is to meet at the watersports car park at 08:45

You will need to be registered and further details can be found on the Parkrun website.



**Major news for all mini & junior Calderglen Harriers**
There is a new junior Parkrun event starting at Rouken Glen Park on Sunday 30th October at 0930. This event is for  (4-14 year olds) only. 
The course is a 2 lap, anti clockwise course, which starts in front of the clock archway. It follows the broad path up and round to the left then passes the skatepark on the right, before turning left at the gateway and left again before the pavilion towards the centre of the park. There is then a right turn past the playpark and then left again back to the start point for the second lap. The second lap repeats the first but finishes before the start point on the path to the right, beside the large tree.
This is a great new weekly regular local event for all mini & junior Calderglen Harriers to do wither you are a beginner, experienced or fun runner. As Nike would say it "Just Do It".
Coach Richard

See link for more details:

Monday, 3 October 2016


Harrier Junior Squad post race
It was a cold but sunny when we met up at George Square. We had a warm up around part of the 2.5k course and thanks to Stuart Waugh for helping out with this. The groups were split into two based on ages of 9 to 11 and 12 to 15. The runners were asked to go into relative pens depending on their age. Tension was high and there wss alot of jostling for position.  At one point the compare (Radio Scotland's own Bryan Burnett) had to restore order!!. The older group set of first and quickly followed by the younger ones. It only seemed a matter of minutes before the first runners started to come through. There was fine performances from the Harriers and the times were as follows:
Aidan Howell in action
Chris McCarron 10:24
Lewis Moir 11:05
Patrick Saez 11:08
Fergus Kane 11:43
Freya Kane 11:57
Ava Byrne 12:46
Aiden Howell 13:31
Francis Santangeli 13:40
Lucy Saez 13:54
Eve Lindsay 16:05
Anna Lindsay 16:05
Emma Hutton 16:07

It was a great day and hopefully we can build upon this.
Thanks Mark for the report.