Sunday, 28 October 2018

Training rest due to Halloween

Just a reminder to athletes and parents training is off this Wednesday as its Halloween. I hope all athletes, young and older, enjoy Halloween and be safe. Saturday 3rd November training will be on as planned and Wednesday 7th November as usual.
Up and coming events in November
Saturday 10th November - Club 5k Parkrun @ Strathclyde Park be there for 9am to allow a warm up and as usual the event starts at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome and remember to register with parkrun as no barcode no time.
Saturday 24th November - Lanarkshire AAA XC Champs - all info on earlier blog post. Lets make this a club event to remember and everyone get involved, coaches, parents and athletes. I can bring club tent and maybe we can have hot drinks and food afterwards in the tent?  Something to think about.

Sunday, 21 October 2018


Lanarkshire Road Relays - 20/10/18

Under 11 Girls, 1.2k

Leg 1, Sophie Buchanan, 6.26, finished in 17th
Leg2, Anna Lindsay, 6.14, gained 1 place finishing in 16th
Leg 3, Zara Howell, 5.43, gained 2 places finishing in 14th

Overall team time was 18.23

Under 13 Boys, 2k

Leg 1, Aidian Hamilton, 7.10, finished in 6th
Leg 2, Kai Wheeler, 7.41, maintained 6th
Leg 3, Lewis Moir, 7.23, gained 2 places finishing in 4th

Overall team time was 22.14

Both teams did a great job yesterday representing the club in a local club championship. For the girls this was their first taste of competition in a club environment and all 3 coped well.  Hopefully this can be a positive start for the girls and keep progressing up the age groups in the future.  For the boys this age group is always very competitive with local rival East Kilbride AC and slightly further afield Cambuslang Harriers and Shettleston Harriers. However as Coach I was positive that the boys would run a good race with their individual recent performances, their metal was being tested and securing a fabulous 4th place, 1.05 minutes behind 3rd place team Shettleston Harriers.
Link to senior report for Lanarkshire Road Relays:

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #90 - 21/10/18

11th, Steven Cooper, 9.21, 19th junior parkrun

111 runners in field

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #194 - 21/10/18

7th, Lewis Moir, 7.58, 37th parkrun

98 runners in field

Link to results:

Sunday, 14 October 2018


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #89 - 14/10/18

1st, Aidian Hamilton, 7:57, 10th junior parkrun

118 runners in field

Link to results:

Strathcarron Trail Race - 2.5k - 14/10/18

4th, Kai Wheeler, 10:04

Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #245 - 13/10/18

46th, Kai Wheeler , 23:11, 14th parkrun

334 runners in field

Link to results:

Friday, 12 October 2018


Due to the school October week and people away for holidays during this time we have decided to have a rest this week for athletes and coaches and take a short break.
We will be back on Wednesday 24th October at 6:30pm as usual.
The following week is Halloween so we are asking now if anyone will be up training or all out trick a treating?
Let me know to gauge potential attendance.

Sunday, 7 October 2018


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #88 - 07/10/18

1st, Aidian Hamilton, 7:39, 9th junior parkrun, Pb by 10 seconds

Great performance by Aidian.  Over the last 2 months 5 consecutive sub 8 min runs on this course. Plus a Pb in the 5k Strathclyde Park Parkrun yesterday.

157 runners in field

Link to results:

Strathclyde Park 5k Parkrun #419 - 06/10/18

76th, Aidian Hamilton, 22:25, 4th parkrun, Pb by 15 seconds
332nd, Eve Lindsay, 32:00, 8th parkrun
353rd, Anna Lindsay, 33:24, 9th parkrun

409 runners in field

Link to results:

Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #244 - 06/10/18

106th, Kai Wheeler, 22:41, 13th parkrun

407 runners in field

Link to results:

Saturday, 6 October 2018


This years National short course XC will be held on the Lanark Race Course, Hyndford Road, Lanark, ML11 9TA on Saturday 10th November. 
Start times & distance are:
under 15 Girls, 12pm, distance 2k

under 15 boys, 12:15pm, distance 2k
under 17 women, 12:30pm, distance 3k
under 17 men, 12:50pm, distance 3k
Senior/Junior Women, 1:10pm, distance 4k
Senior/Junior Men, 1:35pm, distance 4k

This is the first of the straight/individual races for cross country. Cost is covered by club.

I need names by Wednesday 17th October which is 2 weeks as this is a club pre entry only.


Friday, 5 October 2018


Further to my last announcement about race entry decisions for relay races here is a list of Scottish Athletics National Championships and Lanarkshire Amateur Athletics Association (LAAA) Championships coming up for individuals.

Saturday 10th November - National Short Course XC Championships in Lanark (age groups u15/u17/u20 (Jun) + Masters/Sen)

u15 - born during 01/09/03 to 31/08/05
u17 - born during 01/09/01 to 31/08/03
u20 - born during 01/09/98 to 31/08/01

Further info on this event:

Saturday 24th November - LAAA Cross Country Championships in Coatbridge (all age groups u11/u13/u15/u17 + Masters/Sen/Jun)

Saturday 8th December - West District Cross Country Championships in Kilmarnock (age groups u13/u15/u17 + Masters/Sen/Jun)

Saturday 23rd February - National Cross Country Championships in Falkirk (age groups u13/u15/u17 + Masters/Sen/Jun)

Sunday 17 March - Young Athletes Road Races in Edinburgh
(age groups u13/u15/u17)

All these races you will require a Calderglen Harrier running vest, register to be a member of Scottish Athletics and I recommend running in spikes or trail shoes for cross country races.
Once entry forms become available I will notify young athletes and parents and if your child is interested let me know as I need to do a club entry.
Thank you


Weekend round up from last week.  Better late than never!

Another busy weekend with one of biggest events the Great Scottish Run and people still found time to do parkruns again Aidan Hamilton on double duty, 5k on Saturday and 2k on Sunday with a Pb and 1st place.  Keep up the good work everyone, participation and performance, brilliant.   There are pictures but are on our closed facebook page for our young members and parents to see. Richard.

Great Scottish Junior Run - 29/09/18

Lewis Moir, 11:05
Eve Lindsay, 14:00
Emma Hutton, 14:13
Anna Lindsay, 14:41

Link to results:

Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #87 - 30/09/18

1st, Aidan Hamilton, 7:49, 8th junior parkrun
8th, Steven Cooper, 8:40, 18th junior parkrun

143 runners in field

Link to results:

Victoria Park Junior 2k Parkrun #191 - 30/09/18

5th, Kai Wheeler, 8:38, 53rd junior parkrun

113 runners in field

Link to results:

Victoria Park 5k Parkrun #243 - 29/09/18

39th, Aidan Hamilton, 22:26, 3rd parkrun, Pb by 34 seconds

274 runners in field

Link to results: