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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.
The latest Lindsays Virtual Road Challenge took place between Friday 8th and Monday the 11th of January. The new Covid 19 restrictions meant that all runs for the different age groups had to be solo efforts. 34 Cambuslang athletes had signed up for the event although in the end only 16 members participated due to the icy conditions prevailing at that time. This drop in numbers was reflected across Scotland as many runners opted out not wishing to risk injury on slippy roads and pavements. Our 16 brave athletes deserve credit for just getting safely round their chosen routes and […]
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 […]
Members of Cambuslang Harriers recently participated in two actual events and in one virtual event. All events followed current Scottish Government and Scottish Athletics’ guidelines. Entry to the 2 actual events were limited to 30 elite male and female athletes for whom separate races were held. The Cambuslang trio of Ryan Thomson, Gavin Smith and Jamie MacKinnon lined up for the Run and Become Sri Chinmoy 5K Road Race. In a star-studded field all 3 acquitted themselves well with Ryan clocking 14.32, Gavin 14.39 and Jamie 14.59. The following week both Gavin and Jamie competed in the Scottish Cross Country […]
Members of Cambuslang Harriers were involved last weekend in a Club 5K and in the Scottish Athletics Virtual 3K Run which was the qualifier for the Scottish Short Course Cross Country Event. The necessary health and safety precaution on the quiet and largely unused Shawfield circuit were again put in place by the club. As previously the 16 5K runners were arranged into smaller groups with staggered starts and the same principle was applied to the 13 under 15, 17 and 20 3K athletes present. Occasions such as this could not be held without the careful thought and planning of […]
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 […]
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