Cambuslang Harriers, since its formation in 1948, has become one of the premier cross country and road running clubs across all age groups in Scotland. We also have a very talented girls and ladies group who now regularly win major team honours.
Although we are a very successful club most of our members are in the club to run and train with like-minded individuals. They enjoy the company on training nights as they endeavour to improve their fitness and performance. We cater for anyone from the young athlete taking part in athletics for the first time to the older runner who just wishes to keep fit, and who may never wish to race competitively. Cambuslang Harriers also welcomes athletes with a disability, learning difficulties and those from ethnic minorities wishing to participate in athletics.
We are as a club affiliated to Scottish Athletics and adhere to their standards in terms of athlete development and with their code of conduct for all club members and volunteers.
We want you to share in the feel good factor that we as a club strive to create and to be aware of the benefits that running can bring to the health and wellbeing of all of our members.
Here is how we plan to do this for all of our junior and senior athletes:
• We aim to build on their athletic capability and nurture them to become the very best athlete they can be.
• Empower them to achieve their goals in a competitive environment.
• In line with Scottish Athletics and UK Athletics best practice, we take a long term view of our athletes and our coaching structure is designed to support this.
• Our volunteer team of coaches are all professionally trained and vetted.
Persevere is the club’s motto and to be inspired is the name of the game.
Competition is what we train for; building resilience and a real sense of achievement.
Cambuslang Harriers has a proud reputation of being a community-based club and also a high performing club where as Usain Bolt says, ‘running and training bring pain’. But this is balanced with the feel good factor and the sense of achievement you get when you take part and give of your best.
Club President, Cambuslang Harriers
Dear members and friends, with the announcement by the FM today it is clear we are in lockdown for the foreseeable future, although we await on an update from SAL as to what this means for sport. For now, this means that club activities are suspended and that meeting up for group sessions at the Rugby Club or elsewhere must stop until further notice. This is obviously very disappointing for us all. However, all is not doom and gloom. Here is what you can do: You can still exercise in a group of 2 only. We will publish on the […]
During the recent lockdown many people have either found running to be an enjoyable form of exercise or rediscovered their passion for running. With a pathway now set for easing restrictions you might be thinking about the ways to continue your running post lockdown. Most people join Cambuslang Harriers for the opportunity to run with like-minded individuals, to stay motivated, get fit and enjoy the social side of running in a group. Some people join because they want to take their running to the next level and take part in competitions. Whatever your goal you will be welcome at the […]
Members of Cambuslang Harriers returned to full scale competition at the West District Cross Country Championships which was held on the undulating golf course within Glasgow’s Alexandra Park. The event was not held in 2020 due to Covid Restrictions. Several athletes across the age groups were participating in cross country running for the first time having taken up running during lockdown. The wet conditions did not deter the harriers from putting in some very good performances. The programme kicked off with the young female relay event in which an under 13, under 15 and under 17 athlete all ran a […]
4 Cambuslang athletes lined up for the London Marathon. Ryan Thomson was on schedule for a 2 hours 18 minutes performance having reached halfway in the excellent time of 68 minutes and 42 seconds. However, unfortunately he suffered badly from strained calves in the second half of the race and ended up with a marathon debut time of 2.37.27. Nevertheless, the experience gained at racing this distance will stand him in good stead in any future marathon. Ian Hodge suffered a similar problem with his calves also seizing up albeit with only 3 miles to go but still came away […]
Cambuslang Harriers Head Coach and former Scottish Endurance Lead Coach Mike Johnston was appointed Convenor of the Scottish Road Running and Cross Country Commission at the recent Scottish Athletics AGM. His previous experience as National Coach and his wide knowledge of the Scottish endurance scene make him an ideal appointment for this role. Fiona Pollock, the club’s Welfare Officer, and Assistant Coach Pamela Stephen have been short listed for the Scottish Athletics Volunteer of the Year Award. Their nomination is well deserved for their longstanding and dedicated work with our younger athletes. The Scottish 10K Road Championship returned to […]
A number of Cambuslang athletes were competing in a variety of competitions in recent weeks. The prestigious Antrim Half Marathon enticed 14 of our runners to take the ferry over to Larne. Ryan Thomson had an invitation to take part in the elite race which had been won the previous year by Mo Farah. He took advantage of the opportunity to post the fast time of 65.52 thus slicing 31 seconds off his pb and putting him 3rd in the Scottish rankings for this season. Ryan was happy with his time but thinks there is more to come as his […]
Check out all of the latest pictures from Cambuslang's own roving photographer Colin Stephen.
Find out details of the latest training schedule as well as maps of all the Tuesday night routes for both the summer and the winter sessions.
New Club Kit
Check out the new club kit below from O’Neills, available to order now!
The 2020 edition of the Down by the River Races was held on Sunday 1st March at 11:00, results are now online
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the race despite the difficult conditions. Hope to see you all again for the next edition of the Down by the River Races in 2021.
Cambuslang Rugby & Sports Club,
Regular club runs leave from the clubhouse in Cambuslang on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, for more details see our training page.
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