Cambuslang Harriers is a Scottish Athletics accredited running club
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Cambuslang Harriers Relay Teams
Cambuslang Harriers Relay Teams
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Cambuslang Harriers at the Sri Chinmoy 5k
Cambuslang Harriers at the Sri Chinmoy 5k
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Cambuslang Harriers take third place at the National Cross Country
Cambuslang Harriers take third place at the National Cross Country
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


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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 […]



The last few weeks have been a quieter time for members of Cambuslang Harriers.  The major event during this period has been the Scottish Masters Track Championships held at Dundee.  Although only 3 members participated, they lifted 5 medals between them.  M55 Chris Upson won double gold medals, M50 Mark Gallacher silver and bronze and M60 Dave Thom a silver medal.  Chris was victorious in both his 800 and 1500M races, Mark secured his bronze in the 800M with a pb and silver in the 1500M while Dave gained silver in the M60 5000M age group.  Meanwhile Cameron Smith, Jamie […]



Members of Cambuslang Harriers were involved in various track, trail, hill and road races at the weekend.  Gavin Smith and Chris McLew, assisted by team mate Jamie MacKinnon as pacemaker, filled the first 2 places in the A 1500M at the Livingston Open Meeting.   Gavin’s time of 3.48.01 trimmed his pb by 0.01 of a second while Chris clocked 3.55.86.  A persistent hamstring strain has unfortunately prevented Jamie, the current 1500M Scottish bronze medallist, from racing himself.  U15 and U17 year olds Euan Reid (5.24.32) and Chris Black (4.53.85) laid down useful markers at this distance while Under 11 Ewan […]



  Cambuslang member Chris Campbell not only climbed the 3 peaks of Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in succession but also cycled between all 3 Welsh, English and Scottish highest mountains.  His target was to accomplish this mammoth feat inside the time of 72 hours.  Starting in Wales at 2.30am on Friday 17th June he amazingly covered the 25.5 miles and 11,000 feet of mountain climbing and 450 miles of cycling with 17,500 feet of climbing mostly into a head wind inside a remarkable 67 hours.  Another way of measuring his 3 Peaks Self Propelled Achievement is to consider […]



Members of Cambuslang Harriers enjoyed considerable success in track, road, hill and triathlon competitions at the weekend.  Ryan Thomson made a significant breakthrough when clocking 13.54.74 for the 5000M in the premier heat of the British Milers Club Grand Prix at Watford.  His pb at the beginning of the year stood at 14.18 which he reduced to 14.11 and 14.01 in his 2 opening races of this season.  Going into the Watford event on Friday Ryan was confident he could break the magic 14 minutes barrier if the conditions were right.   The wind had fortunately eased by the time of […]


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Down By the River Races

The 2022 edition of the Down by the River Races was held on Sunday 6th March, results are now online. You can read the race report here.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the race. Hope to see you all again for the next edition of the Down by the River Races in 2023.

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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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