Monday, 30 January 2017


The second race selected to help focus and develop our athletes is National Young Athletes Road Race Championships.  This is a championship event organised by our sporting body Scottish Athletics. 

The race criteria (apart from set age groups) is all athletes need to be registered with Scottish Athletics (see link for more info: and have a club running vest (see Richard).

The event is on Saturday 18th March at Battery Park, Eldon Street, Greenock, PA16 7QG.  This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Wednesday 1st March.  Race fees covered by club.

My hope is all the regular Parkrun attendees and who attend the Saturday session will seriously consider this event.  If you can do a 5k parkrun and train twice a week you can do this. 

I hope that we can fill the field with Calderglen teams in all the age groups as we have over 20 young athletes in the club who could do this race.  Our strongest age groups are under 13 Girls & Boys and Under 15 Girls. As well as individual prizes there is a team prize for each team of 3 young athletes in each age group.

Both U13 races cover 2500 metres (2.5k)
U13 Girls declarations close at 11am and race starts at 11.30am
U13 Boys declarations close at 11:15am and race starts at 11.45am

Both U15 races cover 4200 metres (4.2k)
U15 Girls declarations close at 11:30am and race starts at 12pm
U15 Boys declarations close at 11:55am and race starts at 12:25pm

Both U17 races cover 4900 metres (4.9k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:15pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:40pm and race starts at 1:15pm

We will have post training meeting about this to discuss.


Sunday, 29 January 2017


As part of our club development programme all the coaches want to bring a return to competitve running to help our young athletes develop & improve their running, bring focus to their training and working towards a goal. We will continue to do monthly supported club Parkrun events and in addition we will identify other race opportunities. 

So in March we have identified a few races witht the first being Down By The River races on Sunday 5th March 2017

This is the 11th year Cambuslang Harriers have hosted this event and the 3k race starts at 11:10am.
The race is open for 11 to 17 year olds.  Minimum age: 11 yrs on 05/03/2017, Maximum age: 16 yrs on 05/03/2017
This local race is suitable for our under 13/15/17 endurance runners in John's training squad.  Depending on your date of birth some of the under 11 endurance runners in Richard's training squad maybe eligible.

**Please note through Mark Saez (coach) we have been told that Cambuslang Harriers will register kids under 11. Please see me if you are interested & under 11**
There is a 10k race open to 16 year old plus. Minimum age: 16 yrs on 05/03/2017. The 10k race starts at 11am.  There will Senior Calderglen Harriers at this event as it is part of the senior Grand Prix competition.  So there will be people there to cheer all Calderglen Harriers on (I hope!).
See link to go direct to pay for a place.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #10 (2k) - 22/01/17

3rd, Lewis Moir, 8.30, 25th junior parkrun
16th, Steven Cooper, 9.28, 3rd junior parkrun

192 runners in the field.

Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #111 (2k) - 22/01/17

15th, Kai Wheeler, 9.15, 38th junior parkrun

136 runners in the field.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Weather looks ok for this week so training returns as normal on Wednesday 18th January at 6.30pm
See you all then.

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #9 (2k) - 15/01/17

10th, Max Jones, 8.56, 1st junior parkrun
25th, Steven Cooper, 9.38, 2nd junior parkrun
65th, Holly Cooper, 12.06, 2nd junior parkrun, Pb by 22 seconds
90th, Emma Hutton, 13.01, 1st junior parkrun

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


I have been monitoring the weather today to assess if we should go ahead with training tonight.The weather forecast states there will be sleet and snow showers coupled with strong / gale force winds with cold temperatures in strong wind.
I was looking forward to getting back to training tonight so it has with reluctance John and I have made the decision to cancel the training.
We will be back on next week, Wed 18th January at 6.30pm and for those that do the Saturday session with Mark should be on as normal on Sat 14 Jan.  All parents have Mark's number if there child attends that session.
See you all next week.

Monday, 9 January 2017


Happy New Year to all young athletes, parents, coaches and parent helpers at Calderglen Harriers.
Lets have a fantastic 2017 with more training, more racing, all the help and support we can get and make 2017 an enjoyable, successful and fun year for the young athletes.
Training back to normal on Wednesday 11th January at the usual time of 6:30pm to 8pm

For those that never took up the option to pay membership fees through standing order, fees are now due and should be given to Sarah on Wednesday.


Sunday, 8 January 2017


This weekend the junior Harriers were spreading themselves far taking part in a variety of events.

First we had the January club parkrun session at Victoria Park in Glasgow. We 4 runners tackling the 2½ laps covering 5k. This is a fast & flat course so always produces good times.

Victoria Park Parkrun #160 (5k) - 07/01/17

76th, Patrick Saez, 22.35, 6th parkrun
98th, Freya Kane, 23.22, 5th parkrun
165th, Kai Wheeler, 26.06, 7th parkrun
280th, Lucy Saez, 29.56, 4th parkrun

393 runners in the field.


Junior Great Edinburgh Winter  - 07/01/17

Lewis Moir ran the 2.5k event placing 26th out of 124 boys in his age-group in a new pb of 11 min 1sec.

Chris McCarron ran the 5k event in 21:51 achieving 172nd place.


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #8 (2k) - 08/01/17

2nd, Lewis Moir, 8.02, 24th junior parkrun, Pb by 14 seconds
12th, Steven Cooper, 9.14, 1st junior parkrun
85th, Holly Cooper, 12.28, 1st junior parkrun

175 runners in the field.


Victoria Park junior Parkrun #109 (2k) - 08/01/17

23rd, Kai Wheeler, 9.28, 37th junior parkrun

155 runners in the field.


7 runners out over the weekend with 2 running in 2 events. Great enthusiatic way to start 2017.


Thursday, 5 January 2017

January Parkrun

This Saturday sees a change in venue and we will be attending the one based in Victoria Park. The race starts at 9.30 am and I would suggest we meet around 9:00 at the start line. I've never been to this one but i've been told it's a fast course.

I enclose a link to the website for further


Wednesday, 4 January 2017


Despite the rest & low key festive training I hoped for a good turnout for last Saturday's parkrun at Strathclyde Park. We had an encouraging 5 junior Harriers in the last parkrun of 2016.  There was a head wind on the way back which seem to effect everyones performance.  First to cross the line from Calderglen Harriers was Chris in a time of 21:40,  closely followed by Fergus in 22:04, Patrick in 24:13 and just behind was Freya Kane in 24:18. A short while later Renee Conneff completed the line up in 26:01.
Well done everyone and keep it going. 2017 is the year for Pbs and all round improvement.

Here is a link to the full results