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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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