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.

Please get to the meeting point ready to start the warm-up at 6.30pm prompt. May 3rd at the slightly later time of 7pm.

The sessions are for anyone (and NB not just the hillrunners – Thursdays are flat routes, and everyone benefits from hill reps anyway!!).  Sessions are run by Shettleston Harriers but open to all runners of all abilities and any club or none – please invite your friends too!

NB: Tuesday sessions from May 3 to June 7 are in conjunction with the sessions for juniors.

May 3

Alexandra Park

12-14 x 1-2min hills

May 5


Mile rep x  3-5 on tarmac (8min turnaround)

May 10

Queens Park

“Gates of Hell”: 12 x hill to gate continuous

(c .10k c. 47-55min)

May 12


Paarlauf 30min  mix of 300 /600m efforts

May 17


9x 1.45 – 3min hills

May 19


14 x 90secs on grass

May 24


All do Kilpatricks Race tomorrow!

May 26


 Sustained run (5 -10km)  tarmac

May 31


Hill x 5 (4.40-5.30mins, c 4m recov)

June 2


5km time trial.  On grass and tarmac

June 7

Clachan of Campsie

“Staircase” c 6 x 4min up to Cortmalaw

June 9


Mixed pace 6min> 5>4>3> 2> 1 (1min jog)

June 14

Gleniffer Braes

1-3 x 5.30min hill + 1 x 7min hill

June 16


14 x 90secs on grass

June 21


“ascending” reps on path (3min up, 90secs jog down x 5-6)

June 23


UpnDoon the Clyde – 3x4mins , 4 x 3mins

June 28


1 x 3.30 – 4min + 1-5 x 3min

June 30


Tempo – Sprints – Tempo

TUESDAY meeting points:

CATHKIN BRAES:  Fernbrae Meadows Car Park, Fernbrae Ave. Rail : Burnside (1mile away)


CLACHAN OF CAMPSIE:  Crow Road car park.  https://what3words.com/autumn.safely.spotted

Gleniffer Braes(Paisley): Braemount car park on the right hand side of Braehead Road (the road which leads up to the golf club), (Map Ref: NS 473606). Rail: Paisley Canal (2miles).  Location Map

Kilpatricks: Limited parking on road by gas substation (Map Ref: 471732). But NB: better to park at Bowling Club off Mount Pleasant Drive and jog up.  Rail:  Kilpatrick

Location Map   https://what3words.com/diner.either.profiled

Linn Park:  Meet at the car park across from the clubhouse, at the top of Simshill Road.   Location Map.  Rail: Cathcart or Muirend.

Mugdock: car park by river on Clober Road – on right as you head north from Milngavie centre, just before Industrial Estate (Map Ref: 551752). Rail: Milngavie

Location Map            https://what3words.com/moss.eagle.pink

POLLOK PARK:  On the grass in front of the Burrell Gallery. Rail:  Pollokshaws West


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

All Tuesday sessions are off-road, so trail shoes with good grip are recommended.

THURSDAY details:

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

Location Map:


Sessions at the Green are on tarmac paths, or else on firm flat grass. So suitable for all weathers (just about)!


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;

April adventures for the hill runners

Action from Dumyat Hill Races

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