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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.
Members of Cambuslang Harriers took part in a Covid19 planned 3k Cross Country training event having carefully risk assessed this in light of current National guidance in Tollcross Park while Moira Stewart represented the Czech Republic in the World Half Marathon Road Championships in Poland. The necessary health and safety precautions, such as athletes registering their details in advance, having their temperature taken just prior to the run and being set off in 5 waves of small groups at 30 second intervals, were put in place by Des Dickson, Dave Thom, Ritchie Carr, Fiona Pollock and Mike Johnston. The athletes […]
Over the last 2 months there have been some opportunities for Cambuslang athletes to participate in several races which had the necessary and crucial health safety precautions in place. Grant Sheldon, Fraser Stewart and new member Jamie Traynor racing in England and Moira Stewart in Bratislava and Prague took their opportunity to post fast times. Grant ran a superb 13.51 for a 5K podium road race for elite athletes which ranks him first in Scotland for this distance in 2020. Fraser and Jamie ran well in the Barrowfield Podium 10K to record 31.49 and 33.09 respectively which was a 25 […]
I hope you are well and keeping safe. As we have said, it is important to keep in touch and keep connected during the lockdown. Great to see some taking the advantage of taking part in the virtual runs. We are looking to our juniors and seniors to take part if you can in the Scottish Athletics 15min or 30min run over the coming weekend. Our juniors are invited to do the 15mins, so let’s see you out there and giving it a go, and do not worry about your time, taking part is the goal. We said we would […]
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 […]
I hope everyone is continuing to keep safe and well. I know these are really unsettling times for all of us so it is even more important that we look after our wellbeing and fitness. As from today in Scotland we can now exercise twice per day so come on all juniors and seniors let’s see you up your game! Keeping connected is the club theme at present and history was made this week when the committee met online using Zoom. To keep us all in touch we are planning a series of on line info chats on wellbeing, exercise […]
We’ve been benefiiting from some fine weather this week, with blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine…perfect for early morning, mid afternoon and evening runs during this lockdown. To keep our spirits high, this week we have had the opportunity to run for 15min – a little bit of fun in the sun. We as a club continue to support the NHS and key workers on a Thursday night and the Whats App group discuss a broad range of issues to keep people sane through banter and chanter. I look forward to seeing how many junior and seniors have taken part in […]
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. As we have been saying these are really unsettling times for us as individuals and for our loved ones. However, it is the good news that helps along with our exercise schedules to build our resilience and make us smile. So this week feel proud of being part of a club that cares for both each other and our health and care workers. We have seen the red and white out clapping on a Thursday night and this week who could not feelproud when we read the fantastic story of Tony McCutcheon […]
To all members of Cambuslang Harriers. You will by now be aware of last night’s announcement of new restrictive measures on everyone. You will no doubt be thinking what last night’s announcement means first of all for you, your family, work or studies and then running. As a club member he first thing to do is look after your health and wellbeing, and comply with the instruction issued last night. Secondly, we still have the the opportunity to run albeit, on your own. Coaches have provided their groups with training plans so keep these going. Use your Garmin and Strava […]
Important news With the challenge of the Coronavirus the health and wellbeing of all of our members at both junior and senior level and amongst the coaching staff is even more important than normal. As a club we continue to follow the professional advice from the Government, Health Protection Scotland and of course Scottish Athletics. News update. We have just been advised this evening (Monday) that the Rugby Club will close from 16 March until 30 March 2020. What does this mean? This means that our Tuesday and Thursday night training days are postponed for this week. The coaching team […]
Cambuslang Harriers defied the odds to put on their annual Down by the River 10K and 3K road races on Sunday 1st March. Course director Owen Reid had been regularly monitoring the route which is run mainly on the Clyde Walkway in the weeks leading up to the event. Although Scotland had experienced its highest February rainfall in 30 years the course was water free on the Saturday. However, persistent heavy rain during the night had led to flooding on the furthest out section of the course. While the flooding did not affect the 3K course the 10k route was […]
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