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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.
This year’s West District Cross Country Championships were held on a hilly Balloch course made even more challenging by the persistent rain which poured down on the runners thus making the course slippery in places. All who ran and all coaches and supporters in attendance deserve a medal for braving the monsoon elements. The Cambuslang senior and masters men along with the under 17 men were certainly in the medals. The senior men lifted their 3rd successive team title, the masters men their 5th successive team gold and the U17 men gained their 4th team silver in a row. The […]
The Lanarkshire Cross Country Championships was moved from its traditional Coatbridge venue to Kirkland Park in Strathaven. The new undulating course promoted by East Kilbride AC was a welcome change from the flatter Drumpellier Park trail. In spite of several absences across the 5 year age groups Cambuslang Harriers lifted 4 individual gold medals, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals in addition to 3 team victories and 1 runner up spot . The under 11 girls and then the under 11 boys kicked off the racing programme. These championships offer one of the few opportunities during the winter season for […]
Eleven members of Cambuslang Harriers were originally selected to represent the Scottish Masters Team in the British and Irish Cross Country International at Aintree Race Course. Unfortunately due to injury M35 Iain MacCorquodale and M45 Stevie Wylie did not make the starting line. However the remaining 9 Cambuslang athletes made their presence felt in helping their respective age groups win medals. Running in the W40 category Jacqueline Etherington although happier on the road and track was the 2nd Scottish counter in the bronze winning team. There was a double bonus for the M35 team when Stuart Gibson finished 2nd in […]
Members of Cambuslang Harriers travelled to Kirkcaldy to participate in the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships. The up and down muddy course was to be a test of stamina. There were races for the under 15 boys and girls, under 17 men and women, the under 20, senior and masters women and the same age groups for the men. Competition in all age groups was fierce and medals were hard to come by. However, M40 Ben Hukins managed to pick up the bronze medal in his age group in a gutsy late sprint to the line. In the under […]
Brian McCausland has kindy published a profile of David Cooney, both as a runner and as a Team manager, highlighting the club’s rise and success over 4 decades, on his excellent scottish athletics website http://www.anentscottishrunning.com/ with quotes from club stalwarts such as Stevie Wylie, Robert Gilroy, Jamie Reid, Iain Reid and Kerry Liam Wilson.
The weekend of 26th and 27th October was a busy one for members of Cambuslang Harriers who were competing at Cumbernauld, Leeds and Frankfurt in Germany. In the Scottish Masters XC Relay the O40 quartet of Stuart McGeachy, Stevie Wylie, Robert Gilroy and Jamie Reid and M50 trio of Chris Upson, Mick O’Hagan and Colin Donnelly secured worthy team silver medals. It was pleasing to have Robert compete in his first national competition for almost 2 years due to a prolonged injury. The senior men A squad of Stuart Gibson, Craig Jardine, Iain MacCorquodale and Fraser Stewart put in a […]
Cambuslang Harriers Men and Women enjoy a field day at the West District Cross Country Relay Championships
Junior, senior and masters athletes of Cambuslang Harriers travelled to Kilmarnock to participate in the West District Cross Country Relays on Saturday 12th October. Senior and masters men teams comprised of 4 runners, 3 for their female counterparts and 3 athletes, one under 13, 15 and 17, were required for the young male and female teams. It was a very successful day for the seniors and masters as the senior and masters men won double gold and the female masters took the bronze medals. This was the first senior men team victory since 2012 while the masters men continued their […]
The main domestic event of the weekend was the Great Scottish Run which offered 2 races namely at 10K and the Half Marathon. The Half Marathon incorporated the Scottish Championships and the Cambuslang Harriers trio of Stewart Gibson, Fraser Stewart and Kevan Harvey packed well to take the bronze medals behind Shettleston Harriers and Fife AC. Only 31 seconds separated the 3 sub 70 minutes Cambuslang athletes with Stuart (69.08) only 5 seconds outside his pb, Fraser’s time of 69.39 was a 46 seconds pb and Kevan on the same time made an impressive debut at this distance. The club […]
Cambuslang Harriers had a good representation at the Scottish Masters Cross Country Trial for the forthcoming British and Irish Masters Cross Country International. The trial was held over an undulating course in Tollcross Park and athletes were competing for Scottish selection in 5 year age group bandings from the ages of 35 to 75. Athlete selection for the various Scottish age group teams is based partly on performance in the trial race and also on results in other recent events. A number of Cambuslang athletes looked to have gained automatic selection by finishing in the first 2 places of their […]
Apologies for the report being a week late, webmasters fault, not Dave Cooneys. Cambuslang’s Grant Sheldon was one of the pre race favourites to lift the Scottish Men’s 10K Road Championship at Stirling having been victorious in 2017 and runner up in 2019. The quality of the assembled field of over 600 runners was enhanced by the inclusion of teams from the English Midlands and Northern Ireland. Normally in this event a large group of athletes will run together for the first 3 to 4 kilometres before someone attempts a breakaway. However, this year Omar Ahmed, an Ethiopian running for […]
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