About us

We are a friendly group of runners from in and around Glasgow who like to have that extra challenge of running up and down a hill or two. Currently there are around 30 club members who run on the hills which means we all get to know each other. We take part in hill (fell in England, mountain in Europe) races around the UK with a particular focus on the Scottish Hill Runners championship, British championship, Devil’s Burdens Relay (Fife) and British Fell Relay championship. The club membership fee covers entry to the two latter relay races.

Our group training schedule consists of a hill session (venue varies) on Tuesday evenings and flat running in and around Glasgow Green on Thursday evenings. We also have ad-hoc training runs in the hills at weekends.

As is common amongst hill runners we enjoy the social side and organise an annual training weekend in the hills of Southern Scotland or Northern England in March and also a Christmas party and a tongue in cheek annual awards ceremony (this includes the much coveted stupidest Shet award).

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the group please get in touch with the current hill running captain, Peter Mackie, at hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk or telephone no 07824 838201.

We have plenty of space for and welcome new members of any ability. There is no need for any previous experience of hill running.

Hope to see you out on the hills!

A list of Shettleston Harrier runners who have run in Scottish hill races since 2005 can be found here: Club representation


Winter 2019

Please find below the latest training sessions being run over the winter.

Please get in contact with Malcolm Patterson, former Scottish national hill running coach, who leads the training sessions, direct on 07917 176969 or by e-mailing malcpat@yahoo.co.uk.

For Tuesday sessions, please aim to get to the meeting point for each session by 6.20pm ready to start the warm up at 6.30pm.

Thursday sessions are held at Glasgow Green. Please aim to be there for 6.20pm ready to start at 6.30pm.

The sessions are open to all (NB not just the hill runners – Thursday sessions are flat routes and everyone can benefit from Tuesday hill reps too). Sessions are run by Shettleston Harriers but open to all runners of all abilities and any club or none – please invite your friends too! Sessions are free so ditch the boot camp and come and join in!

Date Location Session
22 Oct Crownpoint Session with Shettleston at 7pm (30min continuous up and down on tarmac)
24 Oct Glasgow Green 90 secs x 14-16 on grass
29 Oct Tollcross Hill 7 x 3 min
31 Oct Glasgow Green Mile reps x 4-5 on tarmac
5 Nov Bellahouston Long/short hill x 5&4 (c2:50 min & 1 min)
7 Nov Glasgow Green 5km time trial, 2 x same lap on grass/tarmac
12 Nov Kelvingrove Hills x 8 (approx. 2 – 2:45 min)
14 Nov Glasgow Green 800m reps x 8-10 on tarmac
19 Nov Queens Park Hills x 9 (approx. 2 – 2:40 min)
21 Nov Glasgow Green Sustained run (up to 4 laps – 10km) tarmac
26 Nov Queens Park Hilly fartlek circuit (approx. 60 – 65 min)
28 Nov Glasgow Green 90 sec x 14-16 on grass
3 Dec Bellahouston Longer hills x 6 (approx. 3:45 – 5 min)
5 Dec Glasgow Green 5km time trial, 2 x same lap on grass/tarmac
10 Dec Kelvingrove Long/short hill 5×5 (c. 2min & 1 min)
12 Dec Glasgow Green Mile reps x 4 on tarmac (start every 8 min)
17 Dec Queens Park 3 loops x 3 hills – 9 x 2 min
19 Dec Glasgow Green 800m reps x 8-10 on tarmac
24 Dec No sessions – don’t eat too much!
2 Jan No sessions – don’t eat too much!

TUESDAY details:

BELLAHOUSTON (Week1): Meet at front entrance to leisure centre

KELVINGROVE (Week2): Meet on Kelvin Way just to the north (university side) of the bridge over the river:


QUEENS PARK (Week 3): Meet at park gates at south end of Victoria Road. Rail: Queens Park

Weeks 4 & 5:

CROWNPOINT: Meet at front entrance to track on Crownpoint Road

POLLOK PARK: car park by river near Pollok House. Rail: Pollokshaws West


TOLLCROSS PARK: Meet at front entrance to leisure centre

All sessions on tarmac apart from a few of the ones at Bellahouston, and Pollok.

THURSDAY details:

We meet at the front of the Humane Society House, above the footbridge over the River Clyde.

Location Map:

Glasgow Green

Apart from the session on 6/6, when we meet at Crownpoint track, also at 6.30:

Location Map:


Sessions at the Green are on a mixture of tarmac and grass, so bring trail shoes if its wet.


For those senior (and junior) runners keen to get involved in racing on the hills for the club, please find details of the 2019 championship race calendar and selected local below.

The club also organise the annual Goat Fell hill race on the Isle of Arran.

Anyone who is keen to get involved in any of the above, please contact hill captain, Peter Mackie by e-mail hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk  or telephone no 07824 838201.

Scottish Hill Runners Championship (6 race series, 1 remaining)

26 Oct    Meall a’Bhuachaille (Medium)

Details of the SHR Championship can be found at:  http://www.scottishhillrunners.uk

Club championship races (12 race series, 1 remaining)

26 Oct    Meall a’Bhuachaille (Medium)