Sunday, 23 April 2017


On the weekend of the 37th London Marathon there was 4 Scotland teams competing in the British Athletics Junior Road Race Champs also known as the Mini Mararthon. The teams were 2 U17 teams, women & men and 2 U15 teams, women & men.
I mention this as this year's U17 women's race was won by Erin Wallace who only trains down the road in Giffnock with Giffnock North running club. Fantastic achievment for her and I have had the pleasure training with Erin.  So if you want to be a good runner anyone can do it where ever you live in the UK.
Our very own junior champs were out running their local parkrun events.
Victoria Park Junior Parkrun #123 (2k) - 23/04/17

143 runners in the field today.

5th, Lewis Moir, 8:00, 27th junior parkrun

Link to results:
Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #22 (2k) - 23/04/17
158 runners in the field today.

44th, Emma Hutton, 11:03, 7th junior parkrun, Pb by 4 seconds

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


On Sunday 14th May North Lanarkshire Council Leisure Trust, Clubsportnl, are hosting their annual Half Marathon event.  The start and finish area, car parking and changing facilities for the events will be within St. Ambrose High School campus in Coatbridge.
Along side the main event this year they are hosting the Drumpellier 5k road race which will start at Lochview Family golf centre which is approx. a 5 minute walk from the school.  Both the Half Marathon and 5k will start at 10.30am prompt. There is no minimum age for the 5k event.
The children’s events will include a 100m toddler dash for children under 5 years old, a 400m dash for the Primary 1 to Primary 4 age group and a 1k fun run for Primary 5 to Primary 7. All participants will receive a medal, fruit and water on finishing.
Entry to the 5k will be £5.00 for those affiliated to Scottish Athletics Ltd and £7.00 for non-affiliated runners. All children’s races will be charged at £3.
The closing date for online and postal entries is Monday 8th May 2017. 

Link to more details:

Monday, 17 April 2017


Easter Trail Running Festival at Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
This is the 2nd year South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture hosted their Easter Trail Running Festival which took place on Saturday 15th April 2017.

The 5 Harriers out racing around Chatelherault Country Park on Saturday were Steven Cooper in the 1k event and Chris McCarron in the 5k event. In between there was a 3k event with Max Jones, Lewis Moir and Francis Santangeli running.

No official times yet but have been informed that Steven Cooper won the 1k in 4min 2 secs.  Fantastic! 

In the 3k Max Jones was 6th and his time was approx 13mins 17secs. No word on Chris, Lewis or Francis's results yet.

Strathclyde Park Parkrun #352 - 15/04/17

168th, Ashleigh Moir, 28:35, 2nd Parkrun

Well done Ashleigh for returning to do another parkrun.

278 runners in the field.


Rouken Glen Park Junior Parkrun #21 (2k) - 16/04/17

56th, Emma Hutton, 11:07, 6th junior parkrun, new Pb by 17 seconds

Well done Emma on your Pb.

97 runners in the field.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


Strathclyde Park Parkrun #351 - 08/04/17

30th, Chris McCarron, 20:36, 5th Parkrun, new Pb by 11 seconds
47th, Lewis Moir, 21:24, 15th Parkrun
77th, Patrick Saez, 23:04, 8th Parkrun
100th, Renee Conneff, 24:07, 8th Parkrun, new Pb by 41 seconds
147th, Lucy Saez, 26:02, 5th Parkrun
155th, Brooke Conneff, 26:18, 8th Parkrun
178th, Ashleigh Moir, 27:42, 1st Parkrun

Well done to the magnificent 7 juniors. Good times people are doing and a few Pbs. Keep it going until May when we do it again. Constant training, injury free and training hard will always get results. Keep it going Harriers.

283 runners in the field.


Friday, 7 April 2017


The next scheduled club Parkrun is Saturday 8th April and it will return to Strathclyde Park.

For any new members Parkrun is a free weekly time run held at various locations for people of all ages. The distance is 5k and there are also junior parkrun run events specifically for 4-14 yrs old only covering a distance of 2k.
Calderglen Harriers junior section are taking part in Parkruns to develop the kids and encourage competitiveness without feeling the pressure as it is a low key event for all ages and abilities. So Mum and Dad can do it to !

Please meet coach Mark Saez at the Watersports Centre at 8.45 am and the race is at 9:30am.

Remember you barcode....if you forget it you won't get a time!

This means there will be no Saturday session.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


I have a growing emporium of lost property that people left behind after training and never seem to claim it back.  I don't have the space to store in my house and so I have made a list.
I will display out tonight for everyone to look at and if it is yours please take it. Otherwise it is going in the bin.
Also people have kindly handed in old hoodies, jackets etc that there child has outgrown or if they have left the club.  They are free to a good home. So please take a look and if it could fit you please take away. I will display this tonight too.


Just a note as a few people asked. Junior Harrier training is on business as usual during the school spring holidays. So Wednesday 5th and 12th April please attend as normal.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017


As part of our racing development programme this would be a good low key running event for the junior section of Calderglen Harriers to participate.  Get your Mums & Dads to taxi you done there in the car and get a sugary treat at the cafe in Chatelherault visitor centre after the race.

This is the 2nd year South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are hosting their Easter Trail Running Festival on Saturday 15th April 2017 at Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton.
Registation will take place within the Gallery in Chatelherault
Opens at 9.00am & closes at 10.15am
10k start time: 10.30am (Adults)
5k start time: 10.40am (15+)
3k start time: 11.45am (Under 15s and under 12s)
1k start time: 12.15pm (5-9 years)

Entry fees     
10K - £12.00 (Adults)
5K - £8  (15+)
3k  - £4 Under 15s and Under 12s)
1k - £3 (5-9years)
Course details
All events will take place through the beautiful trails of Chatelherault Country Park, all events will start and finish on the grass area in front of the hunting lodge.
10k - 2 x 5k Laps (Through trails, undulating terraine)
5k - 1 Lap (Through the trails, undulating terraine)
3k - 1 lap on trails and grass
1k on trail and grass