Friday, 29 June 2018


Can all junior Harriers doing the 1k and 3k aim to arrive at the club house for 5.15pm. Coach John Mullen will do his annual trail warm up. We have 3 young athletes from the club doing the 1k and a huge 22 Calderglen Harriers running the 3k across u12 & 15. 
 ** Remember your running vest if you have one or wear your yellow Harrier technical t-shirt** Like football all clubs will be running with their club vest.
Thank you

Tuesday, 26 June 2018


This year we are going old school and having a shorter break rather than our usual longer break. So listen up here are the details:-

Wednesday sessions
Wednesday 27th June will be our last training session before our 2 week summer break. 

The Wednesday night training will resume on Wednesday 18th July at 6:30pm
Saturday sessions
Mark will start the Saturday sessions again on Saturday 14th July at 10:00am .
A well deserved break for the young athletes, parents and coaches.  For everyone who is going on holiday please enjoy yourselves and come back injury free (that includes the coaches!) 

We look forward to seeing you all then and I hope you all enjoy your summer break.

Monday, 25 June 2018


The schools finish on Thursday 28th June this week and our annual club trail race is on Friday 29th June with first event starting at 6pm.

So as a club we need your young athlete and parent support............

Trail Race Entries
All the juniors who want to do the race can get an entry form on training night, fill it in, hand it in and you get to do the race for FREE.  There is official individual race prizes, age group and Team prizes.  Also the junior section have their own additional prizes to celebrate Harrier success in the event. Last chance....closing date for FREE entry is Wednesday 27th June at training.
Junior Buffet @ Trail Race
For the last 5 years we have put on a junior buffet for all the runners who do the 1k & 3k and due to the support from parents & coaches over this period it has been a great success. However due a change in food legislation we reluctantly took the decision not do a junior buffet.

Trail Race Volunteers
The Trail Race Director Jim Mearns is looking for volunteers to help on the day.  If you are free please go the senior blog through this link to get Jim's mobile number to call him to offer any help you can give.

Thank you for your time,


Sunday, 24 June 2018


Dechmont Law Trail Race - 24/06/18

Kai and Chris in action at the Dechmont Law 3.5k trail race.

Chris was 5th and Kai was 9th.

No times as yet.

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #409 - 23/06/18

32nd, Lewis Moir, 20:32, 24th parkrun, Pb by 45 seconds,
4th in Age Group JM11-14

Great run from Lewis.  Final hard run before the holidays and rewarded with a Pb.  270 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Wednesday 20th June - Time Trial for u11 training squad

7 weeks ago as part of the squads training they undertook a 2 lap time trial of the Christmas fun run route which measured 2.6k to  set a benchmark time.  This was again repeated on Wednesday's training to assess improvement over the last 7 week period of training.

1.3k Time Trial - 1 lap
Sophie Buchanan, 7.10, Pb by 2mins 38secs

2.6k Time Trial - 2 laps
Steven Cooper, 11.32, Pb by  12 seconds
Daisy Blake, 12.16, Pb by 13 seconds
Francis Santangeli, 12.28, Pb by 1min 56 secs
Anna Lindsay, 13.42, Pb by 2mins 17 secs
Zara Howell, 13.38, set benchmark time

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Please note we NO ACCESS to our usual hall in the Sports Club on Wednesday 20th June.  We have agreed in advance a local scouts group are holding their annual AGM in the hall.
Please meet in the reception area of the Sports Club to allow the register to be taken and we will finish there as well.
Thank you

Sunday, 17 June 2018


Rouken Glen Junior 2k Parkrun #72 - 17/06/18

3rd, Max Jones, 8:13, 6th junior parkrun
9th, Steven Cooper, 8:50, 13th junior parkrun

Great run from Max & Steven today. Both top ten and Max got a podium position. Fantastic effort from Max chasing the 2nd place runner, only 11 seconds in it.

119 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #176 - 17/06/18

6th, Kai Wheeler, 8:19, 49th junior parkrun, 2nd in the JM 11-14 age group

88 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Well done Max, Steven and Kai.  Good to see racing hard and producing good performances. Keep working hard and you will reap the rewards.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

POLLOK PARKRUN #486 - 16/06/18

Saturday's training session this week was in Pollok Park on the south side of Glasgow taking on the Pollok 5k parkrun. To encourage people to train with purpose and attend Wednesday & Saturday sessions, every so often Coach Mark Saez volunteers to meet the juniors there for a warm up before the 0930 start or kick off as they say in some other sport that has a huge event going on right know.

The run at a Parkrun allows both coach & athlete to assess their fitness and improvement which comes from applying yourself, working hard and attending Wednesday & Saturday sessions regularly.

However today's session we only had 2 juniors, Lucy Saez (under 17) and Lewis Moir (under 13) and in support we had Lewis's Mum Lynsey and Grandpa Stuart and myself all taking part. Not really a junior session! Lewis's Gran Maud and Mark were our cheer leaders today.  Mark is in rest mode as he is running the Mens 10k in Glasgow tomorrow hoping for a sub 38 10k. Go for it Mark!

All 5 of us got ourselves to the start and after the all announcements we were off in the pouring rain. I started mid field after bumping into an old friend and too busy chatting so missed my start near the front as this parkrun has always had a crammed start even for today's 372 runners.

Not long after the first turn I heard wheezing in the background with a guy eventually passing with his rat or small dog with 3 inch legs going like the clappers and then a guy barging by me with a double buggy on a  narrow part of the route, the cheek!  Once we got up the hill the course opens up and everyone can spread out a bit.  At this point I passed Lucy who was running well and then I could see Stuart in the distance and slowly closing in on him. Towards the end of the first lap I passed Stuart and the wheezing dog had given up.  The poor thing was knackered and its owner was trying to get it to move faster but the dog was spent. Thank God quite humiliating had the dog beaten me!

Onto the second lap and I was committed to grinding it out and clearly no chance of catching Lewis on this occasion or maybe any occasion now. This lap was uneventful with an attempted fast finish from the last right turn I passed the runner in front who wasn't paying attention then I could hear him stepping up to get by me and he beat me by 1 second to the line. Results are:-

Pollok Park 5k Parkrun #486 - 16/06/18
34th, Lewis Moir, 21:22, 23rd parkrun, Course Pb by 19 seconds
54th, Richard Lawton, 22:41, 63rd parkrun
61st, Stuart Waugh, 22:58, 52nd parkrun
123rd, Lynsey Moir, 25:26, 27th parkrun
161st, Lucy Saez, 27:07, 9th parkrun
372 runners in the field 

Link to results:

Friday, 1 June 2018


Sunday 24th June 2018
Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston, West Lothian

This is an alternative style of running event to take part in and good practice if your taking part in our own Trail race on Friday 29th June.  You can enter on the day up to 30 mins before the race and this will cost you an extra £1 on the day or enter via Q Buster:

2k Fun Run
@ 10:45am, cost 50p, Runners under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult

3.5k junior Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £8 (£6 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 12 to 16 years)

3.5k Trail Race 
@ 11:15am, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 16 years +)

10k Trail Race
@ 12pm, cost £10 (£8 for Scottish Athletic members)
(age 17 years +)