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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 running scene is gradually opening up again with the opportunity for athletes to compete in head to head competition with Covid safeguards in place. For example, the number of competitors in an event may be limited or athletes start in waves according to predicted times. Members of Cambuslang Harriers have recently participated in and performed well on the track, road and hills. Under 23 Gavin Smith, who is USA bound to take up an athletics scholarship there, smashed his 1500M personal best by 5 seconds to record the excellent time of 3.49.34 at the British Milers Event in Manchester. […]
12 Cambuslang athletes lined up for the BMC 800M and 3,000M events at Linwood Stadium on Friday 4th June. U23 Chris McLew recorded an excellent personal best of 1.53.99 while Laurence Heyes and under 17 Lewis Roddis were fractionally outside their pbs with respective times of 2.2.95 and 2.9.94. In the 3000M U23 Gavin Smith continued his fine vein of form to record 8.25.33 thus smashing his lifetime best by 15 seconds. 3 other athletes made even more spectacular improvements of 32, 37 and 63 seconds with U23 Andrew Carey (9.3.61), U20 Aaron Grew (9.7.52) and fellow U20 Zak Povey […]
Spare a thought for Moira Stewart who clocked an Olympic Marathon qualifying time of 2.29.28 on Sunday in Prague but will miss out on a place in the Czech team as 3 other rivals have clocked faster times. The Cambuslang qualified athlete was only 10 seconds off the final Olympic place which went to an athlete who had competed the previous week on a potentially faster course in Austria. Having narrowly missed out on an Olympic Marathon qualifying time by 9 seconds 8 weeks previously and knowing beforehand that one Czech lady (2.28.16) had already done the qualifying time on […]
With the relaxation of Scottish Government Covid restrictions across Scotland except for those living in the Glasgow and Moray areas the Stirling Monument Mile Classic Event took place on Friday 21st May. 19 Cambuslang athletes across the different age groups participated in this popular event. The Central AC organisers put on 27 graded races to accommodate the large number of entrants with athletes being placed in appropriate races according to their pb or estimated mile times. Our members who were either attempting to post a personal best time or to record their first time at this classic distance were pleased […]
In the absence of head-to-head competition due to Covid restrictions the Scottish Students Cross Country Championships took the form of a virtual 8K event. 3 Cambuslang Harriers signed up for the competition with the U20 duo of Andrew Carey and Keir Crawford representing Glasgow University and Kieran Cooper St Andrews University. Andrew who has been progressively increasing his weekly mileage surpassed himself to record the excellent time of 25.37 which gave him individual silver along with team gold. Kieran achieved 6th place with his time of 26.44 while Keir (29.56) was 10th. There was an added bonus for Keir when […]
thanks to all who took part and helped out and came along to support the club 5kTT on 10th April, staggered starts due to restrictions, results below Cambuslang Harriers Consolidated 5K Time Trials 10th April 2021 Position Name Time 1 Gavin Smith 14.48 2 Kevan Harvey 15.26 3 Richard Carr 15.47 4 Zak Povey 16.04 5 Aaron Grew 16.22 6 Ruairidh MacGregor 16.29 7 Ian Hodge 16.32 8 Lewis Roddis 17.00 9 Iain MacDonald 17.02 10 Mark King 17.25 11 Callum Ferguson 17.35 12 Iain Nichol 17.38 13 Kenny Finlayson 18.29 14 Mark Finbow 18.32 15 Brian Campbell 18.48 16 […]
Moira Stewart who in recent years has won individual silver and bronze senior ladies Scottish Cross Country Championship medals representing Cambuslang Harriers made a spectacular marathon debut on Easter Sunday in the Swiss Athletics Marathon at Belp. She finished 3rd lady clocking 2.29.39 which was tantalisingly only 9 seconds away from an automatic Olympic place in the Czech Republic team. The race was staged by Swiss Athletics to help some of their athletes and a few non Swiss guests record an Olympic qualifying time. A small field of 18 men and 5 women including pacemakers set out on a flat […]
Our first foray into the world of podcasts. What better way to kick us off than with a recording from our Keeping Connected sessions with the renowned Stevie Wylie. Stevie chats to Iain Reid about training, racing and a few funny stories…
The first Virtual Road Event of 2021 dovetailed with the customary January Inter District Event between athletes from the East, North and West Districts. Normally selection for the Inter District Competition is based on performance in the preceding December District Races. However, due to the cancellation of live races on account of the Covid 19 lockdown, the Inter District scoring for the 6 different age groups was to be based on the top 15 eligible counters in the virtual event, male and female, from each of the 3 Scottish Districts. A healthy entry from club members across Scotland was therefore […]
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 […]
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