Wednesday, 22 November 2017


This years West District XC Championships will be held in Irvine on Saturday 9th December.

Race details are:

Under 13s
Girls start at 1130 and race over 3.2k
Boys start at 1145 and race over 3.2k

Under 15s
Girls start at 1200 and race over 4k
Boys start at 1220 and race over 4k

Under 17 & 20s
Women start at 1240 and race over 5k

Under 17s
Men start at 1330 and race over 6.4k

Under 20s
Men start at 1330 and race over 8k

I need names by Wednesday 22nd November as this is pre entry only.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Hi Folks
This Saturday is the Lanarkshire XC and this year it was an online entry so I am not fully aware who is doing the event.  Also the race organiser still needs the club to put 2 volunteers forward to help support the race.
Can anyone that has entered and parents stay back after training tomorrow night for 5 mins to organise who will volunteer and to get the names of who is racing.


The deadline has passed now for anyone wanting to do the Christmas fun run and get a free t-shirt.  However if anyone missed this first deadline you can still enter up to Wednesday 29th November (that's next week folks) but you won't get a t-shirt.
If this applies to you then please give Sarah your name at training. After this final deadline we will be sorting the teams and running order so very important to get your name to enjoy this festive fun.


Friday, 17 November 2017


On Sunday 3rd December Calderglen Harriers will be holding their annual Senior and Junior Christmas Fun Run. So now is the time to get thinking of a costume which is optional.
We are hoping to continue with giving all juniors a free special edition Calderglen Harriers t-shirt. So to make this happen everyone needs to pre-enter the race and turn up on the day.
We need to submit a clothing order to our supplier in plenty of time and have all young athlete entries for the fun run with athletes t-shirt size by Friday 17th November at the latest.  T-shirt sizes are 7/8, 9/11, 12/13, small adult,  medium adult and large adult. Entries can be notified by email or to Sarah on Wednesday nights when everyone registers their attendance.
The Junior Endurance section will be doing a Team 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 luck y dip after the race.
Race Details
Please note a change to this year. We will meet in the Sports Club bar as there is another event booked in the hall.
Junior Harriers (Relay Team)
Starts at 10am (arrive for 9:30am), each runner does 1 lap (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap) and the team total distance is 2.4 miles or 3.8k
Senior Harriers (Individual race)
Starts at 11am, each runner will do 5 laps (0.8 miles / 1.3k per lap) and the total distance is 4 miles or 6.4k.
I expect some the the young athletes in John and Mark's training squads will consider doing the 5 laps and challenge the "old " seniors or even do both events!  if an young athlete wants to the senior event please let me know so I can pass names onto Alan.
Thank you,

Sunday, 12 November 2017


Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k - 12/11/17

Under 20 Junior Harrier Morgan Beaton recently moved up to the senior Harriers training sessions and has been using these to help prepare for her first 10k which was the Jimmy Irvine Bella 10k in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. Morgan crossed the line on 1:01:56. Great time to set for first 10k and a time she will beat in 2018.


Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #150 - 12/11/17

8th, Kai Wheeler, 8:36, 44th junior parkrun

117 runners in the field

Link to results:

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #50 - 05/11/17

Well done Emma for achieving a Pb.

26th, Emma Hutton, 10:12, 20th junior parkrun,  Pb by 5 seconds

Sunday, 5 November 2017


This event will take place on Saturday 25th November at Drumpellier Park in Coatbridge (enter the park from Blair Road, arriving near Blairhill railway station & car park). All the races are individual. Ages as at 31 August / 1 September 2017. 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 Men
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
U17 Women
5000m (2 large laps)
Race 6
Sen/Vet Ladies
7500m (3 large laps)
Race 7
Sen/Vet Men
7500m (3 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 or Veteran.

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.

Race Entry

This year everyone needs to enter the race themselves. You can enter the race via Q-Buster using the code laaaxc. Entries close on Tuesday 21st November.