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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 returned to full scale competition at the West District Cross Country Championships which was held on the undulating golf course within Glasgow’s Alexandra Park. The event was not held in 2020 due to Covid Restrictions. Several athletes across the age groups were participating in cross country running for the first time having taken up running during lockdown. The wet conditions did not deter the harriers from putting in some very good performances. The programme kicked off with the young female relay event in which an under 13, under 15 and under 17 athlete all ran a […]
4 Cambuslang athletes lined up for the London Marathon. Ryan Thomson was on schedule for a 2 hours 18 minutes performance having reached halfway in the excellent time of 68 minutes and 42 seconds. However, unfortunately he suffered badly from strained calves in the second half of the race and ended up with a marathon debut time of 2.37.27. Nevertheless, the experience gained at racing this distance will stand him in good stead in any future marathon. Ian Hodge suffered a similar problem with his calves also seizing up albeit with only 3 miles to go but still came away […]
Cambuslang Harriers Head Coach and former Scottish Endurance Lead Coach Mike Johnston was appointed Convenor of the Scottish Road Running and Cross Country Commission at the recent Scottish Athletics AGM. His previous experience as National Coach and his wide knowledge of the Scottish endurance scene make him an ideal appointment for this role. Fiona Pollock, the club’s Welfare Officer, and Assistant Coach Pamela Stephen have been short listed for the Scottish Athletics Volunteer of the Year Award. Their nomination is well deserved for their longstanding and dedicated work with our younger athletes. The Scottish 10K Road Championship returned to […]
A number of Cambuslang athletes were competing in a variety of competitions in recent weeks. The prestigious Antrim Half Marathon enticed 14 of our runners to take the ferry over to Larne. Ryan Thomson had an invitation to take part in the elite race which had been won the previous year by Mo Farah. He took advantage of the opportunity to post the fast time of 65.52 thus slicing 31 seconds off his pb and putting him 3rd in the Scottish rankings for this season. Ryan was happy with his time but thinks there is more to come as his […]
Cambuslang athletes performed well in the Scottish U20 and Senior Track Championships at Grangemouth Stadium. Jamie MacKinnon (3.56.05) repeated his senior bronze medal performance of 2019 when taking 3rd place in a tactical race. Although Chris McLew in the 800M (1.53.5) and Fraser Stewart in the 5000M (14.37.76) were just outside the medals in 4th spot they nevertheless had the consolation of setting personal best times. U20 Aaron Grew posted a promising debut time of 15.52.34 to finish 5th in his age category while Ryan Donnelly doubled up in the 800M an 5000M events and set a pb of 2.09.08 […]
A number of Cambuslang Harriers headed down the Clyde Coast to compete in the Dunoon 10K on the Saturday and in the Scottish Masters 10000M Track Championships at Greenock on the following day. A host of excellent individual performances ensured that the club did not come away empty handed. Newcomer Lesley Blackwood who only joined the club during lockdown made an impressive debut when she finished first lady in a personal best time of 39.34 seconds. Lesley’s target was to break 40 minutes and accordingly planned to run at just under 4 minutes per kilometre pace. However, after 2K […]
With the easing of Covid restrictions members of Cambuslang Harriers have welcomed the opportunity to participate once again in a number of events on track and on road. Gavin Smith and under 20 runners Aaron Grew and Zak Povey competed in the 3000M in the Stirling University Open Graded Meeting. Gavin finished well ahead of the field in a time of 8.31.61 with Aaron taking 4th place in 8.55.29, a personal best by 9 seconds, while Zak was 7th in 9.41.98. Under 17 Lewis Roddis won his 800M heat with a gusty drive to the line to post an outdoor […]
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 […]
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