Monday, 28 November 2016


The next scheduled Parkrun is Saturday the 3rd of December and it will be Strathclyde Park again. We will meet at the Watersports centre at  08.45 am and the race is at 09:30

This means there will no Saturday session



Thursday, 17 November 2016


This event will take place on Saturday 19th November at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge (enter the park from Blair Road, opposite the derelict site where the old St Ambrose High School, Blair Road  Coatbridge, ML5 2EW).

The under 11 Girls start at 12pm

Emma Hutton is running this 1.2k race

The under 11 boys start at 12:15pm

Lewis Moir and Kai Wheeler are running this 1.2k race

The under 13 boys start at 12:45pm

Scott Barr and Fergus Kane are running this 2.5k race

The under 17 men start at 1:20pm

Callum Osterburg is running this 5k race

Please arrive no later than 1130am. All athletes please wear Calderglen Harrier running vest as other clubs competing will do the same.  Frances Maxwell will be there to collect numbers and meet & greet all Harriers on the course.

Our 2 volunteers for the event are Mark Wheeler & Chris/Debbie Hutton. Very greatful for stepping up and volunteer I am sure all the kids will be pleased so they can run.

Important Travel Information
Due to the continuing road works on the M8 M73 M74 the M74 will be closed between J5 Raith  and J4 Maryville the diversion route may have an  impact on people travelling from south of the M74 and those from Glasgow. I would suggest allowing more time to get to the course and find an alternative route.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


This event will take place on Saturday 19th November at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge (enter the park from Blair Road, opposite the derelict site where the old St Ambrose High School, Blair Road  Coatbridge, ML5 2EW). All the races are "head to head". Ages as at 31 August / 1 September 2016. Details are as follows:

Age group
Race 1
U11 Girls
1200m (1 small lap)
Race 2
U11 Boys
1200m (1 small lap)
Race 3
U13 Girls
2500m (1 large lap)
Race 4
U13 Boys
2500m (1 large lap)
Race 5
U15 Girls
3700m (1 small + 1 large lap)
Race 5
U15 Boys
3700m (1 small + 1 large lap)
Race 6
U17 M
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
U17 F
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
Sen/Vet Ladies
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 7
Sen/Vet Men
10000m ( 4 large laps)

Age groups are u11 (9 & 10 yrs), u13 (11 & 12 yrs), u15 (13 & 14 yrs), u17 (15 & 16 yrs) and everybody else is Senior.

Volunteers: The race organiser states that all clubs need to provide a minimum of 2 volunteers and failure to do so will result in club entries being declined.  So if you can volunteer please see Richard.

If you intend taking part in this race give your name to Richard  BY EMAIL or AT TRAINING BY  Wednesday 9th November at the latest.

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Fun In The Mud Kimarnock Cross Country Festival
Ayrshire Athletic Arena, 13/11/16

u11, 1.3k cross country course

32nd, Lewis Moir, 5.53
37th, Kai Wheeler, 5.57

58 runners in the field.

Provisional results

Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #102 (2k) - 13/11/16

13th, Ava Byrne, 9.04, 39th junior parkrun

124 runners in the field.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


As our winter training progresses the autumn weather kicks in with lowering temperatures leading us to a cold winter you could benefit from keeping yourself warm and maximising your body heat during training nights. Then look no further than a Calderglen Harrier commemorative hat. In 2014 Calderglen Harriers had their 30th anniversary and as part of those celebrations we got commemorative hats for members.  I have a final stock of 21 commemorative hats which are available at a cost of £3.
If you looking for a Christmas stocking filler for your loved one(s), any new members to the club, existing members looking to renew their well worn hat or any other family or friends wish to purchase such a fetching hat then just speak to Sarah or I on Wednesday training nights. Alternatively leave a note on the blog.

Monday, 7 November 2016


Lanarkshire Cross Country team 2015
Sunday 13th November: Fun In The Mud Kimarnock Cross Country Festival, Ayrshire Athletic Arena, Kilmarnock – for all age groups from 9 years of age (on day of race ), if you want to do this it is personal choice and parents will need to take you to the event unless a group of athletes are doing it and parents can co-ordinate car lifts.  Check event out:
Saturday 19th November  Lanarkshire AAA Cross Country Championships, Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge – open to anyone who will be 9 and older (on day of race), looking for everyone to compete. 
**NEED 2 ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE TO RACE ORGANISER OR ATHLETES CAN'T RUN**   Speak to Richard to enter , entry deadline is Wednesday 9th November at training.
Saturday 3rd December: Club 5k Parkrun at Strathclyde Park, will confirm this date very soon.
Sunday 11th December: Club Christmas Fun Run Relay at Calderglen Country Park, for mini and junior harriers, be there for 10am with a 1030am start. More info coming soon.
There are a number of other events which can be found at the Scottish Athletics website:

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #102 (2k) - 06/11/16

7th, Kai Wheeler, 8.41, 35th junior parkrun
16th, Ava Byrne, 9.13, 38th junior parkrun

133 runners in the field.

Well done both runners. Especially Kai who only did the 5k parkrun at Strathclyde yesterday.

Saturday, 5 November 2016


Saturday 5th November was our first club supported Parkrun event for the junior Harriers. Although a cold morning the sun was shining on Strathclyde Park and a hard core squad of 11 turned up to test themselves against Parkrun's finest and each other. You can't be free advertising so as instructed most Harriers either had club vests or training T-shirts on to promote the club.

Team photo pre race
All club junior coaches were there in support and 3 of the parents were there Karen McCarron, Les Kane and Paul Kane who also ran the event. Les & Paul both help John regularly on Wednesday training nights. John opted to run to support his training squad and see how he fared amongst his athletes.  Richard and Mark were there in non running capacity as both were running the National Short Course Championship in Renfrew later in the day. Frances Maxwell took on the role of official photographer but by the end of the event her fingers had almost frozen off as it was sunny but cold.

The turnout and the results were impressive. So proud of all that turned up to run the best they could and duly some got Personal bests. No less than 6 Pbs from the junior Harriers and senior Harrier Julie Beveridge achieved a Pb.

Chris first junior Harrier home
245 runners in the field.

Strathclyde Park Parkrun #329 (5k) - 05/11/16

19th, Chris McCarron, 20:47, 1st parkrun
23rd, Lewis Moir, 21:17, 12th parkrun, Pb by 46 secs
26th, Fergus Kane, 21:37, 1st parkrun
35th, Patrick Saez, 22:11, 3rd parkrun, Pb by 1min 17 secs
45th, Freya Kane, 22:45, 2nd parkrun, Pb by 59 secs
67th, Kai Wheeler, 24:10, 6th parkrun, Pb by 5mins 19 secs
88th, Megan Anderson, 25:01, 1st parkrun
138th, Lucy Saez, 27:47, 2nd parkrun, Pb by 2mins 9 secs
146th, Brooke Conneff, 28:19, 5th parkrun, Pb by 24 secs

Missing times for Morgan Beaton & Renee Conneff (if you have them let me know).  I need to mention there was senior Harriers out yesterday who were:

9th, Julie Beveridge, 19:31, 85th parkrun, Pb by 4 seconds
29th, Jamie McMonagle, 21:49, 35th parkrun
33rd, Stuart Waugh, 22:07, 36th parkrun
36th, John Mullen, 22:12, 1st parkrun (coach for u13-17 squad)
109th, Paul Kane, 26:12, 1st parkrun (parent helper)

Kai with good running style racing to a Pb
The next club supported Parkrun event is likely to be Saturday 3rd December at Strathclyde Park.  Will confirm this date very soon. Link to more pictures coming soon.

Thursday, 3 November 2016


Following on from speaking to the under 11 & under 13-17 squads on Wednesday I want to further promote our club initiative to get the athletes involved in more running events. This is help further their training, develop experience running in a competitve environment and socialising as club out with training nights.
We are piloting taking part as a club in Parkruns and the 1st will be this Saturday 5th November at Strathclyde Park (5k distance). We chose this one as it is the only Lanarkshire based event.
The start time is 09:30 and the plan is to meet at the watersports car park in Strathclyde Park at 08:45.
Critical Information

Your child will need to be registered before their first run.  
Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it you won't get a time. 
See link: and go to section on front page that say "What does it cost to join in?" and click the word "register".
Club coaches John, Richard, Mark & Frances will be there to meet & greet Harriers at 0845. Lets promote the club! If you have a club vest, yellow training t-shirt or your Christmas Fun Run t-shirt from last year please were it.
Hopefully see some of you on Saturday.