Monday, 25 February 2019


This annual event hosted by Falkirk Victoria Harriers is on Sunday 14th April.

The first event of the day is the 2k run starting at 12 noon with entries only on the day

The main event is the 10k road race which is pre-entry only starting at 12.30pm. Online entry is

Any junior Calderglen Harriers must be 15 years of age or older on the day of the race to do the 10k.

Both races are fast & flat and good for getting good times.

Full race info is available at

Closing date for 10k is Wednesday 10th April.


Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sun Always Shines on Falkirk (not always!)

Eve & Emma
At this year's National Cross Country Championships it was unusually warm which meant the course was nice and firm.  This meant rather than the usual tough slog in the mud it was fast and smooth for the athletes. However despite the lack of mud apart from the hill at the back of Callander House it still remained a tough event for all age groups from under 13s to Vets.
Its always hard getting the juniors to compete but today we had 5 young athletes representing the club in this crowning National event.  The roll of honour falls to Emma Hutton, Eve Lindsay, Lewis Moir, Aidian Hamilton and Max Jones.
This was always going to be a mental and physical test for these athletes as competing with peers from all over Scotland is a challenge that they meet and held their heads high.
Lewis & Aidian
The Scottish cross country season builds to this event and each district and national cross event gets longer and more difficult. Hence why you have to attend all training sessions and compete in as many cross country events in preparation.
The finishing times were Eve Lindsay 18:45 & Emma Hutton 18:47 for the under 13 Girls over 3.1k; Lewis Moir 13:41 & Aidian Hamilton 14:05 for under 13 Boys over 3.1k and Max Jones 17:34 over 4.1k
There is a range of photos the closed facebook page and thank you to all the parents for supporting their children, helping with the tent and if I have missed anyone I apologise.

Friday, 22 February 2019


Frances and I are leaving EK just after 9am to set up the club tent in the usual spot which is to the right of the Callendar Park House.  The tent is black in colour. Help to put up tent would be appreciated.

Can everyone be at Callendar Park for 10am.

The athletes are:

Under 13 Girls: Emma Hutton & Eve Lindsay
Under 13 Boys: Lewis Moir & Aidian Hamilton
Under 15 Boy: Max Jones

All athletes are pre-registered and I will pick up the numbers.

The under 13 Girls race starts at 11am
The under 13 Boys race starts at 11:16am
The under 15 Boys race starts at 11:53am

Tonight - pack your bag with the clothes and food you need; and get an earlier night

On the day remember

Calderglen Harrier black & amber vest - essential. Ideally black shorts / trousers
Safety Pins for pinning your number on your vest
Layers in case its cold and waterproofs in case of wet weather (weather forecast saying sunny and dry at 12c!)
Spikes, Trail shoes or if nothing else road running shoes
Spare shoes & socks if planning to walk the course
Food & drink for after the race
If you can't make the race please let me know ASAP - my mobile is 07849 231343

All race info:

Remember allow plenty of time to travel, find place and park.

See you all tomorrow,

Sunday, 17 February 2019


Rouken Glen Park Junior 2k Parkrun #104 - 17/02/19

14th, Steven Cooper, 9.17, 23rd parkrun

159 runners in field

Link to results:


My hope is all the regular Parkrun attendees, anyone who attends the Saturday session and anyone that took part in recent races during the last 3-4 months will seriously consider this event.  If you can do a 5k parkrun and train twice a week you can do this.  This event is a development race for our Calderglen Harrier young athletes. 

This event is on Sunday 17th March at Intl Building, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Newbridge, EH28 8NB.  Race fees as usual covered by club as it is a national event.

This is a pre-entry race and I will need names by Monday 25th February. 

On the day I have a voluntary vacancy for a Team Captain as I can't be there to collect numbers and chaperone the young athletes. The wages are poor but the joy is the reward seeing the kids taking part and being happy. Please contact me if interested.

Age Groups Explained

Under 13 born during 01/09/2005 to 31/08/2007
Under 15 born during 01/09/2003 to 31/08/2005
Under 17 born during 01/09/2001 to 31/08/2003

Both U13 races cover 3000 metres (3k)
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 4000 metres (4k)
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 5000 metres (5k)
U17 Women declarations close at 12:25pm and race starts at 12:50pm
U17 Men declarations close at 12:45pm and race starts at 1:15pm

Remember all athletes need to be registered with Scottish Athletics (see link for more info: and have a club running vest (see Richard).

Sunday, 3 February 2019


On Wednesday 6th February this week we have no access to the main hall we meet in.  It is the East Kilbride Sports Club AGM at 7.30pm and the hall has been booked to host this event.
So as an alternative we are holding a cross country session on the Branchumhall football pitches on Wednesday starting at 6.30pm and finishing at the earlier time of 7.30pm.
There is no indoor facilities so make sure your son / daughter are suitable dressed with layers they can take off if they get warm and make sure they have been to the toilet before they leave the house. Also if son /daughter have trail shoes or spikes then this might be more appropiate footwear but if not you can try in your normal running shoes.
Right next to the pitches is St.Leonards Primary School and I suggest you park you car in their car park and it is a short walk to the pitches.  The school address is Brancumhall, Calderwood, East Kilbride, G74 3YA. Depending on your commitments I suggest you just wait in the car for your son / daughter as it is a new location for the group.
I will be attending East Kilbride Sports Club AGM and the coaches at the session will be Frances Ferguson, John Mullen and Mark Saez.