Cambuslang Harriers is a Scottish Athletics accredited running club
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Members of Cambuslang Harriers witness the presentation of the AT Mays shield
Cambuslang Harriers are presented with the AT Mays' Trophy
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Cambuslang Harriers senior mens team at the ERRA 12 Stage Relays
Cambuslang Harriers at the ERRA 12 Stage Relays
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Members of Cambuslang Harriers at the club's Christmas handicap race
The club Christmas Handicap 2019
Cambuslang Harriers is a Scottish Athletics accredited running club
Who are Cambuslang Harriers?

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.

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Who do you cater for?

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.

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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 want all of our members to enjoy the fun of running, be it on the road, the muck and mud of cross country, or on the track, we do it all.
• 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.

Des Dickson
Club President, Cambuslang Harriers

Latest News & Events

Club update 4th Jan 2021

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 […]


Interested in joining Cambuslang?

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 […]



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 […]



Cambuslang athletes performed well in the Scottish U20 and Senior Track Championships at Grangemouth Stadium.  Jamie MacKinnon (3.56.05) repeated his senior bronze medal performance of 2019 when taking 3rd place in a tactical race.  Although Chris McLew in the 800M (1.53.5) and Fraser Stewart in the 5000M (14.37.76) were just outside the medals in 4th spot they nevertheless had the consolation of setting personal best times.  U20 Aaron Grew posted a promising debut time of 15.52.34 to finish 5th in his age category while Ryan Donnelly doubled up in the 800M an 5000M events and set a pb of 2.09.08 […]



A number of Cambuslang Harriers headed down the Clyde Coast to compete in the Dunoon 10K on the Saturday and in the Scottish Masters 10000M Track Championships at Greenock on the following day.  A host of excellent individual performances ensured that the club did not come away empty handed.    Newcomer Lesley Blackwood who only joined the club during lockdown made an impressive debut when she finished first lady in a personal best time of 39.34 seconds.  Lesley’s target was to break 40 minutes and accordingly planned to run at just under 4 minutes per kilometre pace.  However, after 2K […]



With the easing of Covid restrictions members of Cambuslang Harriers have welcomed the opportunity to participate once again in a number of events on track and on road.  Gavin Smith and under 20 runners Aaron Grew and Zak Povey competed in the 3000M in the Stirling University Open Graded Meeting.  Gavin finished well ahead of the field in a time of 8.31.61 with Aaron taking 4th place in 8.55.29, a personal best by 9 seconds, while Zak was 7th in 9.41.98.  Under 17 Lewis Roddis won his 800M heat with a gusty drive to the line to post an outdoor […]


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Down By the River Races

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.


How to Find Us

Cambuslang Harriers,
Cambuslang Rugby & Sports Club,
Langlea Road,
G72 8FH

Regular club runs leave from the clubhouse in Cambuslang on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, for more details see our training page.

For more information about how to join the club see our joining page.

For contact details of key people at the club see our contacts page.

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