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 (numbers are steadily increasing) 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 Shett award).

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the group please get in touch hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk

We have plenty of space for and welcome new members of any ability. There is no need for any previous experience of hill running. Don’t worry when the hills get steep even the top runners start walking.

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


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

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!

December sessions

Please get to the meeting point ready to start the warm up at 6.30pm prompt.



Type of session (subject to change)

Dec 7


Longer hill x 6 (approx 3.45 – 5mins)

Dec 9

Glasgow Green

Tempo – Sprints – Tempo

Dec 14


Hills x 8 (approx 2 – 2.45 mins)

Dec 16

Glasgow Green

5km time trial. 2 x lap on grass/tarmac

Dec 21

Queens Park

Hills x 9 (approx 1.50-2.40mins)

Dec 23

Glasgow Green

6-5-4-3-2-1 efforts

Dec 24-Jan 3


no sessions – don’t eat too much!

Jan 4


Reversing loop on path/grass, 8 x 3min

Jan 6

Glasgow Green

90 secs x 14 on grass

BELLAHOUSTON:  Meet in car park, behind leisure centre, at gate to park

KELVINGROVE:  Meet at park gates at Park Circus

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

GLASGOW GREEN: Meet at the front of the Humane Society house, above the footbridge over the Clyde


For those senior (and junior) runners keen to get involved in racing on the hills for the club we will be focusing on these races for 2022

Devil’s Burdens Hill relay, Lomonds of Fife – Jan 29th

Scottish Hill Runners Championships – complete 4 to get a coveted SHR mug!

Sat 9th April Clachnaben (Medium)
Sat 30th April Stuc a’ Chroin (Long) (Race Date TBC)
Sat 4th June Trotternish (Long)
Sat 2nd July Durisdeer (Medium)
Sat 16th July Meall a’Ghiuthais (Short)
Sat 1st October Yetholm Shepherds Show (Short)

Durisdeer will be the Scottish counter in the British Championship – the four races are –
Sat 9th April Seven Sevens (Long) (N Ireland)
Sat 18th June Buckden Pike (Short) (England)
Sat 2nd July Durisdeer (Medium) (Scotland)
Sat 17th September Black Mountains (Long) (Wales)

Sun 2nd October Hodgson Brothers Mountain relay, Lake District

British Fell & Hills Relays, Pentlands – October (TBC)

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

Please contact hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk

Recent news items from the hill runners;

Joe’s 300 Campsie peaks in 2021

Quality & Quantity….a weekend roundup from the hills

British Fell Relays 2021 – good to be back

Run out of one brewery, stagger into the second…..

A welcome return to hill racing

Devil’s Burdens (virtual) Relay 2021

British Fell Relays 2021, Tebay