Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers will be hosting a running seminar open to all clubs on Preparation for the Cross Country Season and Peaking for your Target Race. The two guest speakers are Freya Ross and Mark Pollard with Mike Johnston chairing and there will be the opportunity to ask questions. Freya is a multi Scottish Champion on country, road and track, GB Internationalist and a Commonwealth, European and Olympic Representative. Mark is a double winner of the Scottish Senior Cross Country Championship and coach to Johnny Glen, Scottish U20 Cross Country Champion and GB Internationalist, and to Josh Kerr, the U20 European 1500M Champion. Therefore, given their experience and achievements this should be a worthwhile and instructive evening just prior to the cross country season. The seminar is being held on Friday 2nd October at 7.15pm in Cambuslang Sports Club, Langlea Road, G72 8HG. Tickets are priced at £2 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. There is a limited number of tickets available on a first come first served basis. If you wish to reserve your ticket with payment being made on the night please email email@example.com
Another reminder to all club members that the club’s AGM will be held at 8.00pm after training on Tuesday 9 October 2012. ALL MEMBERS across the age groups are invited to attend. It is YOUR club, so please make the effort to attend. New committee members are always welcome, the addition of young athletes to the committee in the last year has been particularly welcomed.
Hoping to see you all there on Tuesday,
Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers hosted a well attended running seminar on Friday evening at the Cambuslang Rugby and Sports Club. The main speaker was Ron Hill, a former triple Olympian, world record holder on road and track and European and Commonwealth Games Marathon Gold Medallist. Ron who is just a few weeks short of his 74th birthday has not missed a single day’s training since December 1964 which is an amazing record. The former Olympian was there to pass on the benefits of his experience to a captive audience and to sign a new clothing contract between the harriers and Ronhill Sports/ OSC.
Ron was ably supported by two of Scotland’s top distance runners – Bobby Quinn and Claire Gibson. Bobby has won multi Scottish titles on road, track, country and hills while representing Great Britain in all of these disciplines and in spite of now being a veteran over 45 he is still a force to be reckoned with in Scottish athletics and on the UK veteran scene. Claire is a Scottish champion, Commonwealth Games representative and UK internationalist over 800 metres. The seminar which was organised by Own Reid and chaired by Mike Johnston, the national endurance coach finished with a lively and entertaining question and answer session.
The action switched the following day to the Strathclyde Parkrun over a distance of 5K around the loch side. Ron was fitting in his daily run before heading back to Manchester and was joined by around 30 Cambuslang Harriers. Ron finished in a very creditable time of just over 25 minutes and was pleased with his performance. At the end of the run he posed for photos with our runners and signed autographs too. It was fitting that the first male and female runners home were club members Charlie Thomson and Katie Bristow. The local harriers were also successful in the different age awards with David Robertson first male under 17, Drew Pollock and Niamh Brown first male and female runners under 14, Dave Thom first male over 50 and David Fairweather first over 65.
The local harriers continued on their winning way on the Sunday at the Scottish Road 10K Championships held at Stirling. New member Wegene Tafese won the individual title and Kerry Wilson the over 35 award and with Stuart Gibson in 6th position the club secured silver team medals. Alex Lamond did the female section proud by finishing 2nd under 20.
The cross country and road season is fast approaching and the harriers are keen to recruit new members from the age of 12 upwards. Training is held at the Cambuslang Rugby and Sports club on Langlea Road at 7.00 pm prompt. Further information and contact details can be found on the Ronhill Cambuslang’s Harriers website.
These races are run on accurate 10k and 3k routes. The 10k race is an out and back flat, fast and traffic free route along the River Clyde walkway. Full details are on the formRHC-10K-AND-3K-2012
Please forward pre-entries by 25th February 2012 to: Michael Hendry, 83 Langlea Avenue, Cambuslang Glasgow G72 8AN (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cheques made payable to: Ron Hill Cambuslang. Changing and entries on the day from 9:00am -10:20am at Cambuslang Rugby and Sports Club, Langlea Road Cambuslang, G72 8HG where all race numbers will be distributed. Course start and finish is a gentle 1.5 miles warm-up / warm down away from the Sports Club. In the case of extreme weather conditions the races will be switched to be XC races so please bring spikes just in case.